See the highlights from Kirsty & Matt’s Netherwood Hotel wedding on the blog here
We met at Lancaster University. We met in ‘Fresher’s week’ and it took only 10 weeks of persuasion from Matt to have our first kiss!
After 18 months of pressure and a few incorrectly anticipated proposal occasions by Kirst, Matt finally proposed on a bright blue winters morning in Cuerdan Valley Park, our local park. It was a normal Saturday’s morning walk and the proposal was at the top of one of the hills overlooking the park’s lake. We returned home to have a celebratory lunch with all the family.
We love walking and Cumbria. We have spent a lot of time in the Lake district and there is no place as beautiful (even in the rain!)
We were very keen to have enough bedrooms for all our guests to stay and ideally wanted ‘exclusive use’ of the hotel. We were very keen to have separate rooms for the ceremony and the wedding breakfast and the Netherwood ticked theses boxes, along with having gorgeous views, wood panelling and open fires. We narrowed our search down to two hotels and the home-made cookies at The Netherwood sealed the deal for us!
The colour scheme was lavender. We tried to incorporate lavender in all aspects of the day (stationary / table settings / flowers / venue decoration)
The dress was Blue by Enzoani and it was bought at Dreamcatcher in Kirkham, who were absolutely brilliant. They were extremely patient and helpful thoughout buying and all the fittings.
My something old was an old ring from my brother
My something new was my diamond earrings given as a wedding gift on the morning of the wedding from the groom
My something borrowed was my great grandmother’s eternity ring
My something blue was my family’s tartan garter
We have a few favourites!!
Me and my chief bridesmaid getting ready in our pyjamas
My dad waving in the chaotic room
Me and my dad hugging before the ceremony
The one of my mum reading her poem in the ceremony
The Green family smiling in their huddle before the ceremony
Bernard standing on the chair during the love train
All of friends surrounding us dancing
Steve and Amy joining us in our first dance
You really captured all the emotion and happiness of the day
All of the below were absolutely fantastic:
Dreamcatcher’s Bridal Shop
Katie Dale – Make Up and Hair
Howard Wing – Entertainment
Derwent Photography – Photographer.
Relax and enjoy it because it will be the best day of your life!
The wedding breakfast with all our family and friends up dancing and singing with Howard Wing.
Absolutely! I spoke to Steve to say that we wanted very little formal shots (we wanted documentary photography) and he said he would have all group and the bride and groom shots done in less than 20 minutes. I hoped he would keep to this, but never did I believe it could be done, but he managed it and created beautiful photos! Steve absolutely delivered everything we asked for and more. He was discrete and put all the wedding party at ease instantly. The photo’s really captured the happiness of the day. Steve was brilliant!