Well, even though we have been crazy busy we couldn’t resist working with our fab suppliers for another amazing photo shoot! We did it a bit differently this time, choosing the venue first and letting it's decor and character inspire the look/theme. We went for a very neutral look, which if you've been to Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa - you will know suits venue perfectly!
We've been lucky enough to have worked on several weddings at Rowton Hall this year. This stunning Cheshire venue is owned and run by Rebecca and Gordon Wigginton, with their daughter Charlotte at the helm as the Wedding Coordinator, And their son Laurence who is the food and beverage manager. Purchased by the family back in 1998 Rowton Hall has been transformed it into one of the top wedding venues in the area.
Our model for the day was Caroline, a previous real Pixsmiths bride who now lives overseas. Caroline was visiting the UK just in time and gladly accepted our invitation to model for our shoot. She looked exquiste in the fitted bridal gown and delicate lace edged veil supplied by Stephanie and Jennifer of The Wirral Wedding House, New Brighton.
Cheryl of Pink Sherbet Stationery created invitations, place cards, menus, table numbers and a large A1 size seating plan, even adding little tags to Sue’s delightful cake pops! The stationery incorporated a layered lace effect, a combination of real lace and printed lace with luxurious over-sized satin ribbon bows and opulent hand-finishings, including sparkles, but also simple pearls showing the versatility of the designs. The colours were neutrals to suit the theme with different shades of ivory, champagne and golds running through to give depth.
The cupcakes from Sue of Bella’s Cake Pantry with their delicate lace edging looked almost too good to eat, and the wedding cake was a real triumph - just look at the attention to detail! The things Sue can achieve with her icing work never ceases to amaze us!! The cake pops and heart shaped biscuits with matching ruffle and lace icing were totally unique and served as tasty wedding favours.
Our very own wonder woman Katey, surpassed herself with the gorgeous bridal bouquet and huge table centre pieces using cream and white stock, astilbe, faith, quicksand, avalanche and sweet avalanche roses. All of these pretty blooms were brought together with ribbons, lace and diamante touches particularly on the stems of the hand-tied bridal bouquet, which finished it off beautifully.
Katey and Anne dressed the chairs with vintage pink waterfall hoods enhanced by lace overlays and origami flower details over ivory Lycra covers. The venue dressing complemented the room perfectly! And just look at the ribbon and origami flower skirt to decorate the cake table - how clever is Anne to think of that?! Anne also crafted wands with ribbons, bells and lace - every flower girl princess would adore these!
Last but by no means least Dave and Sandy of Pixsmiths Creative Photography photographed all of our work and truly captured the essence of the theme, and the magnificence of Rowton Hall. They are a very talented duo with a real eye for detail. We're over-the-moon with the photographs from this shoot, there's a whole gallery of stunning shots to browse!
A big thank you to Rebecca, Gordon, Laurence and Charlotte of Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa for opening up their beautiful venue for us. We hope you love these images as much as we enjoyed creating and capturing them.
If you like the look of what we've done here and would like to see more of The Blue Orchid suppliers and their work you can pop into our little wedding boutique in Hoylake - 63 Market St, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2BQ.
Katey and Edward
Flowers – The Blue Orchid – Katey and Edward
Photography – Pixsmiths Creative Photography – Dave and Sandy
Cake Designer – Bella's Cake Pantry – Sue Gates
Stationery – Pink Sherbet Designs Ltd – Cheryl Carden
Wedding and bridesmaids dresses – Wirral Wedding House – Jennifer and Stephanie.
Location – Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa