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

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Victoria and Stefano’s wedding is gorgeous: their style is city chic; they married in Manchester and made their day personal by enlisting friends and family to help – but they didn’t stress about details and focused more on creating an amazing party atmosphere. As Victoria says, “Don’t get carried away paying a fortune for tiny details which may look pretty but go unnoticed! Invest your money in the things that people will remember – the food, drinks and dancing!

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Photographer James Tracey told me a little about the day. “I loved shooting Vicky and Stefano’s brilliant, relaxed wedding. What stands out for me as the photographer was that the wedding featured guests and family from all over the world (with Stefano’s family coming over from Italy), yet everyone partied and celebrated together! It was a so much fun from Jager bombs during the bridal preparation, to the hilarious marriage service followed by a brilliant reception all the way through to the night time party with the incredible Brass Funkeys performing live and making the dancefloor literally bounce! A truly awesome wedding.