Carrie and Luke were married on a sunny autumnal day at Parklands. Carrie and her mini entourage arrived early to get ready in our bridal changing room, the nervous smiles and giggles soon turned to laughter and girly chatter as makeup was applied and hair teased into place.
Luke and his brother who was best man arrived mid morning, swiftly got changed into their dapper suits and were ready to meet the guests that were starting to arriving.
Carrie was now ready to put on her stunning bridal gown with a little help from her brides maids, she turned to face her mum who was clearly extremely proud of her daughter and almost overcome at how beautiful she looked.
They all made their way downstairs Carries bridesmaids lead the way down the aisle, Luke’s face was beaming as he saw his beautiful bride-to-be drawing closer to him.
The ceremony finished to the rapturous applause as Carrie and Luke enjoyed their first kiss as husband and wife.
Drinks were now being served in our Drawing room that was being warmed by the roaring log fire, all their guest were able to take this opportunity to congratulate Carrie and Luke, before they were whisked away for some inmate photos as husband and wife.
As the sun began to set it signalled the time to make their way in to the banqueting hall where the wedding breakfast was being served. The meal finished with some lovely speeches including a very touching and moving speech from Luke.
The DJ put the first tunes of the night on in the pavilion as the evening guests started to arrive. Carrie and Luke enjoyed a close, slow first dance, before inviting all their family and friends to join them to celebrate their joyous day long into the night.
Where did you get engaged and how long had you been together before hand?
“I Had been with my partner for 8 years the day after we married we were childhood sweethearts.
He proposed when we were in St Lucia on the Black Pearl Ship from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean at sunset. Very romantic :)”
How many venues did you visit before you chose Parklands as your wedding venue?
“Just 1. We then came to yours and knew it was the one!”
How did you feel when you first visited Parklands, did you know straight away that you wanted to get married here?
“Defiantly! It was so Grand and beautiful and we just knew straight away we couldn’t top it!”
What was your first step of wedding planning? Venue search, dress shopping, choosing a date etc?
“After booking the venue, My Dress :)”
How many months/years in advance did you book your wedding?
What was the hardest thing about planning your wedding day?
“Guests deciding who comes to what part and waiting for rsvp’s etc…”
Did you have a colour scheme and theme?
“Navy Blue was our colour and no theme”
What were the highlights of your day?
Everything from start to finish especially ‘I do’
Where there any funny moments on the Day?
“When I walked into the wedding breakfast to find a Large cardboard cut out of Cliff Richard next to my top table. Courtesy of my brother ( a long standing family joke)”
Now you have “been there done that” in hindsight is there any thing you would have done differently?
Wish we had spent more on a photographer.
Do you have any advice for Bride and Grooms that are just starting their wedding plans?
“Make sure you get a good photographer! And if you can afford it get a Videographer they were fantastic! Zyrah Films : ) Oh and practice your first dance!”