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Vibrant florals and classic English styling for a Thornton Manor wedding, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (13)

Kate and Gary’s gloriously colourful Thornton Manor wedding, with Rachel Joyce Photography

Happy weekend everyone! What are your plans for today? I’m heading home after a lovely calligraphy workshop and concert in Manchester last night… I’m ready for cat and boyfriend snuggles and a hot chocolate or two! Today I wanted to share a gloriously colourful and luxe wedding with a whimsical look – the blooms are vibrant and lush, and Kate’s stunning dress is insanely beautiful (and a little different, which I just love!)

Vibrant florals and classic English styling for a Thornton Manor wedding, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (3)

Images are by lovely English Wedding Directory member Rachel Joyce Photography, and flowers are by the Flower Lounge in Didsbury – Kate told me Sian and the team at Flower Lounge were incredible and the flowers were amazing – “I’m obsessed with fresh flowers and really wanted them to be colourful and stand out which I think they definitely did!

Vibrant florals and classic English styling for a Thornton Manor wedding, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (22)

Our happy couple’s choice of venue was the magnificent Thornton Manor, which Kate had loved since she’d looked around it with a friend – there was nowhere else she and Gary could imagine getting married. Their day was fun, colourful and relaxed – and blessed with glorious August sunshine!

Vibrant florals and classic English styling for a Thornton Manor wedding, images by Rachel Joyce Photography (23)

 

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.racheljoycephotography.co.uk

We found Rachel Joyce Photography online, and were really pleased we did!

Incredible photos and lovely people!

Seeing our wedding photos for the first time just brought the whole day back.


Facebook: racheljoycephotographer
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/racheljoycephot/
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Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Blogs, online and recommendations

Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?

Emmy Designs
Invitations, table plan and table names

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

Yes!
Watters gown from Adele Howarth-Winstanley Bride
Adele was amazing and so helpful

Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

Watters gown from Adele Howarth-Winstanley Bride

Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!

Kate Spade earrings
Adele Howarth-Winstanley Bride – Custom made veil using Watters lace

And what did the groom wear?

Groom’s attire
Massimo Dutti
Navy blue 3 piece suit

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

Ralph Lauren
Navy, one shoulder, draping

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?

Professional! A friend who works for MAC make up

 

General styling – did your venue need much decoration?

Not really – its already so beautiful. The fresh flowers on the tables just added to the room.

The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?

Amphora Café in Sale
3 layers – chocolate sponge with coffee, chocolate sponge with vanilla and chocolate sponge with Ferrero rocher/nutella

Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:

To not stress about tiny details as we barely got time to notice them on the day.

Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:

www.racheljoycephotography.co.uk
http://www.didsburyflowerlounge.co.uk
http://emmydesigns.co.uk
https://www.ahwbride.com

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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