Suzy and Rob initially planned their wedding for August, but their love of fairy lights meant the date didn’t fit their theme! To create a setting suitable for the sparkle of their beloved fairly lights, the wedding was moved to December.
Whirlowbrook Hall was Suzy and Rob’s dream venue. This attractive hall is set in stunning grounds hidden away from the rest of the World. The perfect setting for a glittering winter wedding. The hall has a beautiful oak ceremony room, whilst the other rooms have neutral tones, allowing it to be styled to suit any theme.
The dress, Penny, by Augusta Jones, stole Suzy’s heart the moment she put it on. A simple satin A-line bridal gown. Suzy added a thin crystal belt to add a little bit of sparkle. The shoes were Vera Wang satin bow in ivory. A lucky find on eBay! Although, Suzy admits to switching to flat shoes and even wellies for part of the day! To make her outfit complete, Suzy purchased a beautiful shawl from a local shop in Bawtry. Suzy’s hair was loosely styled with plaits and a simple, but elegant flower hairpin. Her make-up, a natural colour palette, with a hint of gold. Her eye make up was offset by a little touch of smouldering grey and a bold lip colour.
The bridesmaids wore navy, accessorised with shawls accentuating Suzy’s attire. In keeping with the relaxed theme of the wedding, Suzy was keen that her bridesmaids chose their own style of dress. Suzy and Rob chose to really personalise the gifts they gave each bridesmaid. Bridesmaids were presented with an individual charm bracelet, with charms reflecting the bride (a snowflake) and groom (a dinosaur!), and a few other charms that were picked especially for each bridesmaid.
The groom, was dressed in charcoal grey (Moss Bros) coat and tails, with a white cravat. In keeping with the theme, the groomsmen each had a frosty blue cravat.
Suzy and Rob’s first date was at the cinema watching Jurassic Park. There were hints of this through the ceremony, with Suzy’s reading of Edward Monkton’s “The Lovely Love Story”. The Vow’s were a captivating mix of love (Suzy’s) and humour (Rob’s), perfect for creating a relaxed and joyful atmosphere on their day.
Suzy chose flowers to fit the wintery theme, with simple gypsophilia and white bourvardia tied with silver satin ribbon for the bridesmaids . Suzy’s bouquet was white aziatic lillies, bouvardia, eryngium offset with snow covered pinecones and gypsophilia. The snow-like gypsophilia gave a wintery feel to the bouquet.
The venue mute in it’s backdrop was dressed to glisten, with laterns, snow covered pine cones and a white aisle runner. Dark blue organza dressed the chairs and provided a wintery back drop to the flickering light. The wedding breakfast and reception glimmered with twigs covered in snow set in moss filled vases. Extra pine cones were scattered on the tables to complete the theme. The sweet table, a Bride DIY from friend Carla Pocock, was filled with sweets matching the colour scheme. The cake, beautifully crafted by Suzy’s mum (who had been learning sugar craft), reflected the relaxed theme, incorporating both Dinosaurs and snowflakes, it matched the fun shimmering feel of the wedding. Other food choices included, bakewell slices, served following the ceremony and chip butties for the evening!
With Rob being a drummer in a band, the entertainment and amazing music was high on his to do list. Rob found Greg Bish Blueprint on the internet and gave the nod of approval. The Band played a set of rock, with some classics and more contemporary songs mixed in. The first dance was a song by Lifehouse, called “You and Me”, which Suzy and Rob are lucky enough to have seen being performed live.
Suzy and Rob, chose another Rob, their photographer, because of his creative approach to capturing the day. Nothing defeated him, including facing gale force winds on the engagement shoot, tripping over a rock and fog that photobombed the pictures of the day. Rob captured spectacular shots of the day. The photo’s effortlessly capture the relaxed and fun style of the wedding. As well as a photographer, Tom (the photographer’s brother) was enlisted as a videographer. Suzy said “the two were so helpful and they worked together really well. We certainly wouldn’t have had the shots that we did if they weren’t both there.”
Suzy and Rob chose the perfect way to end their glittering winter wonderland wedding, with sparklers. This finale is a testament to Suzy’s commitment to create a wedding perfect for them. And those who know her will know why – Suzy is scared of sparklers!
Suzy and Rob really enjoyed planning their glittering winter wedding and said “couples shouldn’t be afraid to do something different. The dinosaur aspect of ours really made people smile. Make your wedding personal to you”
If you want to see more of Suzy and Rob’s wedding have look at this little clip Tom made especially for Creative Wedding Co.
You can see the full video here: https://www.facebook.com/hitchedproductions
Photographer: Red Snapper Photography, Videographer: Hitched Productions, Venue: Whirlowbrook Hall, Brides Gown: Emily Bridal Wear, Veil/Headpiece: Angles Bridal Boutique, Florist: Orchis Floral Design, Venue Styling: Simply Seated, Cake: Helen Walker, Brides Mum, Groom and Grooms men attire: Moss Bros, Meadowhall, Hairdresser: Beau Hair, Make-up Artist: Face 2 Face by Amanda