Three big ticks of approval: art deco? very lovely indeed. Pimms? Yes please! (it’s been a long day already… hee!) ice cream? Go on then, mine’s a vanilla with two flakes (see above). Seriously though – this wedding ticks all the boxes for a lovely couple, gorgeous details, unique and photogenic venue… and some fantastic special touches.
Sarah and Rich got married at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe back in July. The lovely pics are courtesy of wedding photographer Emma Billsborough – who will always, always be “ElmoBilbo” in my head, thanks to twitter. (Some handles just stick!)
I love the sleek lines of the wedding venue, the seaside location and the vintage ice cream lady – how cool is she?!
“We got married in Lancaster, where we had met at university, with the ceremony taking place at the chaplaincy on the university campus. It was amazing to arrive at the chaplaincy and see it transformed with flowers and decorations and full of our families and friends. We were married by a chaplain who we both knew from our time at university and family and friends provided the music and readings making it a really personal and special occasion.
The reception was at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe, a perfect seaside and relaxed venue. We had hired a vintage ice cream van and so on arrival guests were greeted with Pimms and ice cream, a great way to begin the reception.
The art deco architecture of The Midland made a stunning backdrop for photos and we even braved the wind on the seafront to get some outdoor shots. We tried to add some personal touches to the reception venue, with our favourite album covers for table names and hand-made biscuits for favours. The rest of the day went so quickly, catching up with friends and dancing into the evening.
It was our perfect day.
What really stands out in your memory as being a fabulous wedding day moment?
There are too many! Getting married in the place where we first met, arriving at The Midland hotel to Pimms and ice creams, my nephew getting stuck in his highchair during the best man speech, and an impromptu guitar sing along when the DJs speakers blew.
What one piece of wedding day advice would you give?
Relax and enjoy the day. However much there is to do in advance and however planned the day is once it begins there is nothing more you can do but enjoy it. Anything unexpected that happens will be a memorable moment and something which makes the day unique!
My wedding dress is from Essense of Australia – I’m not very good at describing the style! Bought from The Wedding Centre, Marlow (Buckinghamshire)
My necklace and earrings were a present from my nan, and I wore a tiara which matched the beads on the dress from Alison Burgess Couture in Stockport.
The groom, best man and ushers’ suits were all from Moss Bros. The cravats for the groom and best man were made from the same material as the bridesmaid’s dresses to bring everything together.
Recommended wedding suppliers
Wedding Flowers by Catherine (Lancaster) Bouquets were stunning and the reception and cake flowers fitted the feel and theme of the day perfectly.
Sunset Ices – Vintage ice cream van www.everyday-is-like-sundae.co.uk
Emma B Photography – Photos really captured the story of our day, we love them.
Emma Billsborough on Pinterest pinterest.com/elmobilbo
Emma’s own wedding photography blogpost includes the line, “we had a lot of fun being poo-ed on by seagulls in between shots.” (worth a read!)