Let’s start this week on a high, shall we? Gorgeous Katherine and Nick’s wedding at Cleatham Hall has everything: the most amazing bouquet, a breathtaking dress and the loveliest of details to share with you. It’s fabulous and the perfect pick me up for all of our Mondays!!
Katherine’s interview is ace – don’t miss it at the end of the blog post if you’re getting married this year. I love her words of wisdom: “Stay true to both your styles and choose the things that you like . Everyone says ‘it will always come together ‘ when you are at your most stressed times with planning and they are so right. After the day, you’ll have no idea why you were so worried.”
Wedding photographer’s website:
“From the moment we met Richard and Christine we knew they were the photographers for us. They were so warm, friendly and honest. Our engagement shoot- although nerve wracking – produced such stunning images and we are overjoyed with our wedding images.
The confetti shot was shared with us the evening after the wedding via social media and we were both overwhelmed by how much they had captured the mood of the day.”
Kazooieloki are based in north Lincolnshire – discover more from them here:
Cleatham hall was completely unknown to me until Nick suggested it after doing some googling. We headed to an open day and both loved the intimate and classic feel-surrounded by such beautiful grounds. I loved that it wasn’t too polished which made it feel more relaxed and full of memories.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Love,laughter,family,friends, classic, rustic, vintage and rock and roll.
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Recommendations from friends and partners of Cleatham Hall.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Choose and spend money on only the things that matter to you both and not what you think matters to everyone else.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Choosing quality photographers, florists, venue, the dress and hair and makeup .
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Vista print saved us a fortune although we did miss the date off of our evening do invites.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I only went to one shop for fear of being overwhelmed by choice. After trying on a multitude I narrowed it down to 2 dresses. When I returned I saw one of the same designers had another dress which I fell in love with. Unfortunately, it was a tiny size and I couldn’t get it on . The amazing assistant unpicked the whole dress and pinned it so I could try it and I fell in love with it immediately.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Ronald Joyce and Tickled Pink
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
I wore Vivienne Westwood Melissa shoes and my jewellery was all sentimental (such as my late grandma’s bracelet and my wedding band was her eternity ring ).
And what did the groom wear?
A navy tweed style 3 piece suit with a red check and burgundy tie and oxblood brogues.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
A beautiful Spanish red fish tail lace dress also from tickled pink.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Both professional! My fantastic hair dressers from Barringtons Jackie Bruton and Maddison Withers. And my make up was the very talented Natalie Kate Hodge
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Kelly Waller from the Florist at Marshall ‘s Yard in Gainsborough is such a lovely lady and incredibly talented. We went for rustic and wild with blues and lots of foliage
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
No as it was already so beautiful we didn’t want it be too busy and take away from the venue.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
I did the table plan using a multi frame picture frame and decorative craft paper-it was slightly stressful but definitely worth it. Also the favours were tiny envelopes with ‘bee mine’ a tiny doodle of a bee and sunflower seeds inside. My mother in law filled and tied the cofetti cones which massively saved a job.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
A mixture of plain cupcakes decorated with fresh berries and lemon cupcakes with a ‘naked sponge cake decorated in the same way for us to cut. The cakes all had gypsophelia on them too. All made by a very clever friend Catherine Gibbons
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
David heathcote dj is a partner at Cleatham Hall.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Eventhough we’ve been together over 8 years, it does feel even better and I can’t for the life of me explain why!
Photography: Kazooieloki www.kazooieloki.co.uk
Makeup: Natalie Kate MUA http://www.nataliekatemakeupartist.com
Hair: Barringtons https://www.facebook.com/barringtonshair
Bridal Gown: Tickled Pink www.tickledpinkbridal.co.uk
Flowers: The Florist Marshalls Yard www.thefloristmarshallsyard.co.uk
Venue: Cleatham Hall www.cleathamhall.com“