Samlesbury Hall, Civil Ceremony, Wedding of Chris & Emma Walmsley

The weather was totally perfect for such a special wedding day and Samlesbury Hall looked utterly magnificent.
The girls were all getting ready in The Bridal Lodge at Salmesbury, which is a perfectly self contained gate lodge a stones throw away from the main building.

Jason did the Flower Design bouquet holding lesson and pinned on Jan's corsage.
A beautiful Flaming Parrot Tulip in one of the designs. Everything was spot on from the glorious "Rolls Royce Phantom" to the amazing photography team of Steve & Stephanie Ashton.

“Blue Bell Wood”

These are our thoughts and inspirations behind the planning of Emma & Chris's wedding day.

The colours are to be bright and bold, Deep Rich Reds, Bright Blues, Vivid yellows and mellow soft ivories, fresh greens and hints of lavender.

I wanted to recreate a wild wood and lovely spring garden atmosphere using lots of woodland materials such as Blue Bells, Forget me nots and Mosses, to re-create the feeling of the blue bell wood next to your home.

Samlesbury Hall has strong design features the fabulously vivid stained glass windows, the bold wooden beams and masculine panelling, Minstrels galleries and Portraits.

Consequently the flowers for both ceremony and more particularly in the dining room need to be tall and bold

The Groom, Chris, just putting the finishing touches to his speech, Chris's Boutonierre was especiallu designed for him at to compliment his tie, we've used a sprig of Lily of the Valley, Lemon Oncidium Orchid, Blue Delphinium heads and an Illios Rose.

Boys & Toys

This fabulous Silver Phantom, really is a very special car, rumour has it that it was once owned by Richard Chamberlain Our gorgeous bride Emma arrives and is helped from the car by Lyndsay from Samlesbury Hall. The team at Samlesbury are quite lovely and seriously helpful.

Emma & her Dad Nick.
Emma was so serene all day.
The Bridesmaid's Bonnie and Sarah and Mum Janette arrive.
All the ladies had special created corsages to compliment the wedding out fits.

The Groom & The Best Man pace the ceremony space

The Registrars table in the Chapel at Salmesbury Hall
We dressed the windowsills in the chapel with fresh foliages and lanterns

The bouquet we created for Emma was in a “Flower Design” hand tied style with Lily of the Valley, Blue Bells, Forget me Nots, White Lilac, Illios Roses, Lavender, September Flower, Eryngium, Merlot Germini, Fresh Rosemary, Jasmine & Ivy Trails. The bouquet was be finished with a white tulle handle and royal blue ribbon
Steve Ashton working on capturing the perfect shot

In the Parlour we arranged flowers on the Champagne table and on the easel

The Registrars design then became the top table arrangement in the Great Hall at Samlesbury.

The Cake was decorated with fresh flowers that complimented the bridal bouquet perfectly

The table centres were in heavy iron Chalices & Candelabras

Creative Cover Hire had done a magnificent job of the chair covers


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