Today I am delighted to share a beautiful vintage inspired Manor House Wedding with a Rosetta Nicolina Dress.
Images of the day were captured by Mark Pugh Photography.
Mark Pugh specialises in Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism, Bridal Film Portraits and Landscapes.
His photography is reserved for discerning clients who appreciate the need to document emotive imagery.
He is based in the Vale of Belvoir in Nottinghamshire.
I had a chat with beautiful Bride Louise…
How we met
“We met on a double date with some friends, and have been together for 12 years on the date of our wedding day.”
“David proposed on Christmas Day and presented me with a Pandora gift bag that, in place of a Pandora charm, contained an engagement ring.”
“The choice of our venue was obvious.”
“We chose our venue because of the special connection it had to the family.”
“Upon looking into David’s (The groom) family tree we found out that Admiral Beatty (an Admiral in the British royal navy in world war one) had lived at Brooksby Hall and had an affair with his servant.”
“The result of this affair was David’s grandad Jack Shaw.”
“Jack sadly passed away and our family was given special permission for Jack to be buried in the grounds of Brooksby church (which is a short walk from Brooksby Hall) so we knew this venue was a must for our special day.”
Wedding Plans and Theme
“I thought I would never find my dream dress after visiting so many bridal shops and not seeing anything that really caught my eye.”
“One day I went to yet another bridal shop to get out of the rain and luckily for me they had an appointment cancellation, so they were able to see me there and then.”
“More or less straight away I spotted “my dress” on a mannequin and after trying it on I knew this was the dress for me.”
“The theme of our wedding was a simple, yet elegant vintage style.”
“The decor was very simple as the venue was beautiful and did not require further decoration.”
“There were a few quirky aspects to our wedding day, as we wanted it to be fun and give our guests a few surprises.”
•The cake – made by the bride. Bride had been making cakes as a hobby for years (and taken orders), so she decided to make her own wedding cake, which looks every bit as stunning as one made by a pro.
Four-tiered fruit cake encased in shimmering ivory icing and bordered with a chocolate brown ribbon.
A posy of roses was placed on the top with a few more flowers placed around the cake, with some edible lace draped from the top of the cake to the bottom to provide the perfect finishing touch.
•Bridesmaids dresses: Apparent creativity runs in the family as the brides mother designed and created the bridesmaids elegantly fitted satin dresses in three different complementary colours; chocolate brown, gold and mocha.
•Video Message Room in the evening for the guests to leave the couple messages.
This service was provided by Mark Pugh and included fancy dress/props for the guests to use.
View the Wedding Guest Message FILM
•The young bridesmaids carried personalised teddy bears into the church instead of flowers
•The adult guests each had a shot of black Sambucca to toast the Best Man’s speech
To end the perfect day each guest were given a Wish Lantern to launch off into the night sky.
Thank you so much to the M.P Team for sharing this beautiful Manor House Wedding.
The colour palette of the Big day is stunning with complimentary colours of chocolate and cream to match the sash on the Brides gown.
I also love the creativeness of the Bride and family through making the amazing cake, and also the Bridesmaid gowns adding their own personal touch to the day.
Ceremony: Brooksby Church (St Michael & All Angels)
Reception: Brooksby Hall
Bride’s shoes by: Vintage Lace – NEXT
Bride’s ring: Given as a family gift for Louise’s 18th Birthday by Grandma (her wedding ring).
Groom’s ring: Clearwater Diamonds
Groom attire: Greenwoods
Wedding Invitations: Hand-made by the bride and groom
Venue Stationery: Provided by Brooksby Hall
Table Accessories: Provided by Brooksby Hall
Catering: Provided by Brooksby Hall
Wedding cake: Designed and made by the bride
Hair Stylist: Lisa at Ruby Red in Melton Mowbray
Make-up Artist: Carla Burton
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Hand-made by the brides mother
Florist: Ann Hughes (retired florist from Melton Mowbray)
Little bridesmaids: had hand-made Teddy bears to carry around on the day instead of flowers
Little bridesmaids dresses: BHS
DJ: Prince Conker
Transport: Austen Seven (The grooms father classic car)
Gifts for guests: Chief bridesmaid and both mums – afternoon tea at Stapleford Park. Hand-made teddy bears for little bridesmaids.
Adult guests each had a shot of black Sambucca to toast the Best Man’s speech.
Photography and Video Guest Message service provided by: Mark Pugh
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