Today I am excited to share a gorgeous Yorkshire Manor House Wedding with copper, ivory and leafy green detail.
Lucy and Dan were married at Falcon Manor in a beautiful celebration with their family and friends.
Images were captured by Kirsten Platt Photography.
Kirsten is a full time Wedding photographer based in Clitheroe, Lancashire travelling too wherever a wedding may take her.
She loves what she does, capturing the essence of a Wedding Day, and believes each story is unique.
I hand over to Bride Lucy…
How did you meet?
“I met Dan at work. He was funny, clever, interesting, and different to any other man I’d met. I was totally captivated.”
“Within five days of meeting, Dan arranged our first date, picking and booking the restaurant himself.”
“He got me so drunk that I missed my mouth with my wine glass and poured my (fifth) drink all over myself!”
“Over the next couple of days we met one another’s family. Within five months of meeting we’d bought a house.”
“Two mortgages, a degree, and seven years later, we’re still drinking wine, and he’s still the same true gentleman!”
Tell us about the Engagement…
“The Engagement happened in Florence, Italy, at Belmond Villa San Michele – a former 15th century monastery, with a façade attributed to Michelangelo.”
“Voted as one of Europe’s most beautiful hotels. There was a pianist, champagne, a sunset, a candlelight dinner, and an unparalleled panorama over Florence and the Chianti hills beyond.”
“All of this whilst being in a private area of the gardens which Dan had hired out for the evening. Romantic bliss!”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“Our wedding planning journey was relatively short in comparison to some, as tends to be the case with us!”
“We had nine months between the engagement and getting married; exactly seven months between booking the venue and the wedding day itself.”
“Coming from a design based profession, I knew that I wanted to create most of our own details, and personalise our day as much as possible.”
“We made our own invitations, programmes, menus, drinks vouchers, place settings, table plan, table numbers, table centrepieces, welcome sign.. pretty much everything to be honest!”
“We put a lot of ourselves into our day to make it as special as possible.”
“We had to be very organised with our time, and so we allocated specific tasks to be done during specific weekends. We enjoyed the process, and making things together was something that we’d never really done before.”
What was the theme / colour palette of your Big Day?
“Copper, ivory and leafy greens.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The Wedding Ceremony, without a shadow of a doubt.”
“We wrote the ceremony ourselves, and chose poems for family and friends to read that reflected us as a couple.”
“Sitting down together to write our own vows was such a lovely opportunity to reflect upon why we were getting married in the first place.”
“The process really helped ground us, and we became even closer for it.”
“I expected to feel ridiculously nervous prior to walking down the aisle, but on the contrary, I had never felt so calm and collected about anything!”
“I read my vows to Dan with pure joy and happiness. It felt like one of the most intimate moments of my life, shared by my closest friends and family. It was simply perfect.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Enjoy the process. The whole Bridezilla thing takes the stress of planning a wedding too far.”
“Rather than play into the tired stereotype, think of planning the wedding as ‘a storm in a teacup’. Letting go of perfection is one of the most challenging aspects of planning a wedding.”
“No matter how well organised you are, make peace with the fact that you cannot control every aspect of the big day.”
“Resist the temptation to catastrophise – if your dream of an outdoor wedding is compromised by a looming thunderstorm, your wedding is not ruined. Always have a plan B.”
Venue – The Falcon Manor – Settle
Photographer – Kirsten Platt Photography – Clitheroe
Wedding Dress – Amelia’s Bridal Boutique – Clitheroe
Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Donna Morgan – New York
Suit Hire – Simpsons Menswear – Skipton
Wedding Cake – Samantha Cheema – Burnley
Florist – Catkins Florist – Settle
Copper Candle holders – BR Copper Fixtures
Rings – Walkers Jewellers – Huddersfield
Stationery – Bride & Groom
Hair & Makeup Artist – Beauty in Bloom – Silsden
Jazz Band – Chris Pearson Duo – Colne
Evening Band & DJ – Vicky & The Big Combo – Colne
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