Winter wedding at Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall is perfectly suited to winter weddings. Janine and Christopher’s wedding was no exception. They got married in the early day’s of January so the venue was still holding all it’s festive cheer. The winter sun was out in all it’s glory creating the most romantic backdrop for many of their wedding photographs.
Janine got ready on the morning of her wedding day in the Lodge at the top of the drive to Samlesbury Hall. It was an absolute pleasure to witness so many happy moments. The bridesmaids were all laughing continuously! It was also really since to see the super star make up artist Sonara Parker work her magic too. Even Janine’s daughter, who was the pretty flower girl had make up applied too, although it looked like the brushes tickled her face.
As Christopher waited patiently at the top of the aisle in the little chapel at Samlesbury Hall Janine made the short walk down the drive. It was quite cold but all the girls were wrapped in the most amazing fur shawls. They looked perfect with their pastel dresses and served a warming purpose too. As Janine made her way to the Hall the guests were watching in awe. Her dress looked amazing as it glistened in the sun.
As the sun was beaming through the windows during the ceremony it made the room feel so warming. Tessa, their daughter and gorgeous little flower girl walked down first with a cute little sign making everyone aware of the brides arrival. Janine’s father walked her down the aisle before giving her away to his new son-in-law. He had them all in stitches during the ceremony. It was so nice to see how close they all are as a family.
Although it was the 2nd January, the bride and groom were keen to make the most of the beautiful weather so following the ceremony all the guests made their way outside for reception drinks and confetti throwing. I always love this part of the day as all the guests are so happy to congratulate the newlyweds and there is always lots of real emotion.
Janine and Christopher had chosen to have the banqueting layout for the wedding breakfast. The room looked absolutely amazing as the three long tables flowed from the top of the room. They had put so much thought into the table plan as each branch represented a family name. Keeping within the theme everyone had a crown to wear for the magnificent feast. You could tell all the guests felt excited by this memorable day. During the speeches they also had games of pass the parcel including forfeits for some of the guests. This included singing and dancing. Such a great idea to get everyone involved in the fun and laughter of a wedding day.
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