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winter warmer. berry hues for a winter wedding at heskin hall – anna & tom

February 22nd, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

A Romantic Winter Wedding at Heskin Hall (c) Marie Cooper Photography (30)

Today’s real wedding couple decided to harness the magic of the festive period by getting married a week before Christmas Eve.

There are so many beautiful details here if you’re planning a winter wedding – burgundy lips, faux fur stoles and a classic Christmas-inspired colour scheme of berry, evergreen and hints of gold. Plus, Heskin Hall’s open log fires, elegant chandeliers and Chesterfield sofas make the perfect cosy winter venue.

With photography by Marie Cooper Photography.

A Romantic Winter Wedding at Heskin Hall (c) Marie Cooper Photography (45)

anna says: We got engaged a year before our wedding while we were in Edinburgh for a few days away. Tom surprised me with a stay in one of my favourite places, The Witchery, on the Royal Mile. He proposed by the fire in our suite.

A Romantic Winter Wedding at Heskin Hall (c) Marie Cooper Photography (18)

We were married on Saturday 17th December 2016. We chose this date because my dream was to have a Christmas wedding and a week before Christmas Eve seemed the perfect date – all of the anticipation in the air!

The ceremony was at my parish church, St. George’s Church in Maghull, as we wanted a traditional Catholic ceremony. Our reception was at Heskin Hall in Chorley, as it’s a lovely Tudor house with log fires, Chesterfields, chandeliers and twinkling lights. We thought it was perfect for a Christmassy setting.

A Romantic Winter Wedding at Heskin Hall (c) Marie Cooper Photography (52)

We chose a Christmas theme for our wedding due to the time of year. We wanted it to be super-cosy and for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves.

Colour-wise, we chose berry shades, dark greens and gold to reflect traditional Christmas colours.

A Romantic Winter Wedding at Heskin Hall (c) Marie Cooper Photography (27)

I chose a long, flowing champagne-coloured dress. I thought that a warmer shade would suit the time of year more. It had a full skirt with a lace bodice, some subtle sparkles and lace sleeves. I chose a long veil to complement the dress.

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Classic Sparkle: Sottero & Midgley For A Real Wedding In The North West – Janine & Andrew

July 19th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Today we are in Chorley to celebrate the wedding of Brides Up North Featured Suppliers Janine and Andrew of Itsy Mini Glass Bottles.  Their big day, shot by wedding blog favourite India Hobson Weddings, was a creative and classy affair, with just a touch of twinkle!

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Janine says:  Our wedding, on the 30th March 2013, was held at Shaw Hill Golf Club in Chorley; a location that was only 30 minutes from our home town. As soon as we visited the venue, we fell in love with the building, it’s surroundings, the staff and more importantly – the food.

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As soon as we got engaged, we couldn’t wait to get the planning underway and were eager to set a date. Once we decided on the venue and date, Andy created us a little website to inform guests of the main details, just for a bit of fun and to get everyone excited. The site is still live.

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We decided to go with Easter bank holiday weekend because it’s generally pleasant weather around the end of March / start of April…or so we thought. Two days before our wedding the snow was still falling! Despite panicking slightly, I knew the day would be amazing whatever the weather decided to do on the day.

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Luckily for us, the sun was on our side from first thing in the morning of the wedding and it decided to stay that way. Needless to say, everyone was smiling as a result! I could not have wished for better weather; it was absolutely glorious.

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Picking my wedding dress was amazing, it was probably one of my most favourite parts of the preparations. I decided to go with a Sottero and Midgley dress from The Confetti Box in Eccles, Manchester. The colour scheme of our wedding was Midnight Blue, so our bridesmaids wore Dessy dresses from Alison Burgess Couture in Stockport. 

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Andy and I pretty much knew exactly what we wanted in terms of flowers, and once we met Kate from Kate’s Fabulous Flowers in Blackpool, we hired her straight away. Hiring people to work with on the day is very important, it’s not only about their talent, but you need to feel comfortable with them. That said, our hair and makeup artist was Sarah Meredith who was amazing on the day; she even gave us a full day of hair and makeup trials so the girls were all happy with what she did. It was also another excuse to have a girlie get together!

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Andy is Co-Founder of Shape Design Studio, so he is very creative and wanted to deal with that side of things. India Hobson was an obvious choice for us and these are the pictures you are seeing today. She is an amazing talent and good friend, her images capture so much emotion and atmosphere it’s hard to describe. We just think her images capture our day perfectly.

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For the wedding video, we chose www.myweddingdayvideo.co.uk. Our main aim was to produce a ‘story’ rather than just a typical wedding video. We wanted to capture the personality and atmosphere of the day. We now have something to show everyone that makes them laugh (as well as shedding a tear or two), and to bring back all them raw memories from the day. You can watch the wedding video here. 

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I am delighted with the video and can’t recommend this company enough. The boys even created a special video as some of our guests wanted to produce a ‘Wedding Harlem Shake’ for us as a surprise, which can be viewed here. 

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In terms of the ceremony room we decided to have an arch at the end of the aisle decorated with roses; an ivory carpet running down the aisle sprinkled with midnight blue petals; an extra rose in each end aisle chair; tall martini glasses full of ivory roses and lilies and also smaller martini glasses filled with my favourite chocolates Ferrero Rochers in the conservatory area. 

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Into the dinner, we wanted to give something personalised to our wedding guests as a favour, this was difficult because we wanted to keep costs down but also make it look special. Andy came up with the idea of giving guests a mini glass bottle filled with alcoholic spirits. To keep our theme of the invitations consistent, we included our wedding logo on a sticker on the reverse side. Everyone commented how much they loved the favours and I am so glad we went with that option. We now run our own online favour company called Itsy. 

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During the dinner, we also wanted to engage and interact our guests as there was a handful of couples who didn’t know many people. We decided to do a little quiz about ‘the bride and groom’. The winner of the quiz won a bottle of Champagne.

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Andy’s favourite part of the day was the speeches; he was looking forward to hearing what my dad and his best man had to say about him. For me, it was one of the highlights of the day: capturing the speeches on the wedding video brought back just how emotional and entertained we all were!

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From the first whistle, the dance floor was filled at the reception. I danced that hard, I even forgot to eat the evening food!  I couldn’t have wished for anything better. Everyone decides to choose different themes and ideas on their wedding day, but I honestly wouldn’t have changed anything.

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Congratulations Janine & Andrew!

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