Elanor & Tom’s beautiful Oak Tree wedding, with Hannah Hall Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

Heartfelt, romantic, joyful… this wedding from The Oak Tree of Peover is everything. Elanor and Tom look amazing, the venue is beautiful, there are moments that make me grin and some which put a happy tear in my eye. Plus oodles of colour and so much personality in this brilliant and stunning wedding day. Images are by the inimitable, utterly wonderful Lake District wedding photographer Hannah Hall, who gets a glowing review from our gorgeous newlyweds! (Keep scrolling to see!)

Wedding photographer’s website

Hannah Hall Beddoe. https://hannahhallphotography.co.uk

Wedding photographer review

Hannah was an absolute superstar, we can’t thank her enough. We both find having our photos taken very awkward and uncomfortable and from the first meeting she put us completely at ease. She has captured the day exactly as it happened, including some magic bits we didn’t get to see. We love them so much that we purchased a digital frame so we can see them all the time in our home and plan to order prints when when we move into our new home soon. We’ve had so many compliments about her from the day, she became a part of the family and was an absolute pleasure to be around. Her style is absolutely beautiful and vibrant and the photos are gorgeous and more than we could have hoped for. If we could do it over again she is the first vendor we would book, in a heartbeat.

Your best moment or memory

Walking down that aisle is a moment neither of us will forget. All that stress and hard work just melted away and it was just perfection in the moment. Pure happiness to finally be marrying each other after 15 years together.

Tell us anything you did differently – we love hearing about NEW traditions (or none at all!)

We both chose not to have a hen/stag do, neither of us enjoyed the idea of it and preferred to celebrate together with each other on the day. Other than that we were fairly traditional!

Venue name + review

The Oak Tree of Peover. What a beautiful venue. It was the first venue we went to view and nothing compared after we had seen it, we knew this was the place. The team were so open and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Everything surpassed our expectations on the day and they were a fab team to work with.

Tell us a little about your outfits – both of you!

As a plus size bride I found dress shopping very daunting. I did a little research and found The Bridal Suite in Southampton who specialise in plus size bridal dresses and booked an appointment. First dress I tried on was the one, I tried on so many but kept coming back to this one and I still think it was the right decision, I love it and felt so beautiful on the day. I can’t thank them enough for turning what could have been a very stressful thing into an absolute pleasure.

Tom got his wedding suit from Moss Bros. It was his first time being measured for a custom suit which he found a little awkward but it was worth it as he loved it and got our wedding date embroidered to the inside as a lovely reminder.

Florist name + review

Flossie’s Weddings dressed our venue and supplied flowers. They are just masterful at what they do. On our first appointment we had very little idea what we wanted, we just knew we wanted colour and relaxed vibes. From that they created this beautiful wonderland of colour from the flowers to the table settings, absolutely gorgeous and a fantastic team.

Cake maker name + review

Cake made by a friend of the family (Adam).

Any crafty projects or homemade styling touches?

With working as a nurse and a teacher we didn’t have time to do DIY or crafty projects to help, we would have loved to, as I love to craft, but it just wasn’t viable at the time unfortunately

First dance song? Playlist recommendations?

David Choi – I can get used to this. He was a small YouTube artist when we first got together 15 years ago and Tom used to send me his videos when we got home from 6th from college to let me know he was thinking of me. So although no-one else knew who he was it was a very personal first dance for us and meant a lot.

Hair + makeup name + review

Rebecca Anderton – absolute legend. Again I’m not someone who is used to having hair and makeup, especially done by someone else. She put us all at ease from the trial run and made sure we were happy and comfortable at each step, she knew that I didn’t wear a lot of makeup and just listened and did something beautiful. My maid of honor said it was like having her sister do her hair and makeup. Her and Hannah (photographer) really became part of the bridal party in the morning and were so good at keeping everyone calm and relaxed.

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 November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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