The Epic & Spectacular Wedding of Lucy & Daniel Cuffe at Thornton Manor
This truly is an epic wedding of block buster proportions, I am lucky enough to have been friends with the utterly fabulous Bride's Mum the lovely Gail, she used to work with the legendary photographer Chris Astbury, she really knows her jelly beans when it comes to weddings, and I've loved working alongside her for more years than I'm sure we both care to recall. So what a huge joy it was to get a call from her to say she was soon to be 'Mother of the Bride' a role we all knew she'd embrace with aplomb!!!!
Gail, Lucy & I met up a good couple of years ago to have a brainstorming session, I suggested a few venues Gail hadn't worked at, visits were planned along with the fabulous Bride Groom Daniel and a decision was made. Thornton Manor was booked and we planned a site visit a year to the day prior to the Big Day, our floral plans began to evolve.
Lucy & Dan got busy booking some of the very best professionals in the business including the wonderful Spencer Cartwright from Repartage photography, we always have a the very best of days when we're working with him, the super fabulous Sonara Parker mua and hair magician Mairead from Wedlocks were responsible for ensuring the bridal party looked perfect, Lucy's gown was from Amelia's in Clitheroe and the Bridesmaid's gowns were from Fairytale Brides in Manchester, Silverback Events Crew were ace, the lovely Jill Wilson from 'Just for you bespoke Wedding Cakes' did a sensational job, AJ Brown sung beautifully throughout the ceremony, Jim from Centreline Films was capturing every second, the Deadbeats did what they do best and entertained everyone, thank you for feeding us the brilliant Michelle and all of the team from Barrett's Event Caterers.
Next came the magnificent Mood Board prepared by Lucy & Dan, it inspired us to create some wonderful sample designs for the happy couple and before we knew where we were the big day was upon us.....
The evening before was the big rehearsal dinner 30 of Lucy & Dan's nearest and dearest were gathered to celebrate the commencement of celebrations, we'd dressed the 'Downton Abbey' style dining table with our Baroque Candelabras
Each Candelabra was swathed in a garland of luscious and fragrant Roses, Stocks and Hydrangeas
Early the following morning the Flower Design team headed out in two of our vans loaded up with floral magnificence, Ruby and I had the great honour of presenting our gorgeous Bride and her lovely Bridesmaids with their glorious Bridal Bouquets
We'd managed to acquire the very last of the season's Peonies especially for the lovely Lucy who adores their voluptuous form, we'd teamed these with sweet scented Lily of the Valley, English Garden Roses and Sweet Peas
The Bridal Bouquet was in soft vintage pink shades, a heady sweet fragranced Bouquet of all of our Flower Design favourites, Lily of the Valley, Sweet Peas, Peonies and Garden Roses from David Austin
The moment of handover was an emotional one...
the fragrance and the Bride were absolutely heavenly
I did the Flower Design Bridal Bouquet carrying lesson....
The truly wonderful Mother of the Bride Gail who was looking super glamarous
Downstairs in the entrance hall one of our magnificent Enchanted Trees graced the long marble table and greeted guests as they arrived
In the Music Room our team were hard at work, Jason, Ruby, Josie and John were busy creating a masterpiece alongside the team from Silverback Event Crew
Josie was leading the way and Jason was carrying in our humongous designs
Plumes of magnificent Phalaenopsis Orchids were added to each creation
Eight magnificent pedestals lined the aisle
Tall elegant white Delphiniums, Roses, Larkspur, Stocks, Hydrangeas, Roses and of course Orchids topped our white marble pedestals
Candlelit Hurricane Lamps with fresh Rose Petals and posies of fresh flowers also line the long aisle
The Registrars Table was swathed in Orchids, Roses and Hydrangeas whilst a plethora of fresh fragrant Rose Petals were scattered at the feet of our Bride & Groom
The lovely Lynn and TK will be getting married later on this year, can't wait!!!xxx
The lovely Karen and Gary were our first Bride & Groom of 2015, it was great to see them both again!!xxxx
Our Bride Groom's beautiful Patience Rose Boutonniere featured a sprig of fresh Lily of the Valley and rolled Rose Petals to match each of the different Roses used in his Bride's Bouquet
Lucy's super handsome Bride Groom the very lovely Daniel complete with his rather special Boutonniere
The Bride's big Bro Harry was giving his sister away...
We loved catching up with our old friend the lovely Peter Taylor
The Groom's Mum Michelle looked sensational, we'd made her a corsage of Lily of the Valley and rolled petals to match her son's Boutonniere
The super proud Bride Groom's Dad
Our breathtakingly beautiful Bride Lucy was ready...
I love this picture
Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet in vintage pink shades
It's show time....
Huge & Ginormous Congratulations to Lucy & Dan from all of the team here at Flower Design Events
Fresh fragrant Rose Petal Confetti
Our team headed off to the Lakeside Marquee to finish off the table designs whilst our Bride & Groom and their guests enjoyed the drinks reception up at the manor house
Tall table vases dressed the tables so perfectly
Joe & the lovely Becca
Wheel barrow seating plan
Inside the base of each vase an arrangement of Stocks, Larkspur, Roses and Hydrangeas
Each table design appeared to be suspended from the ceiling
Our Baroque Candelabras dressed some of the tables
The fabulous Wedding Cake was surrounded by a garland of fresh flowers
Suspended and floating candles added twinkle and romance to each table
The Bridesmaids Bouquets surrounded the Wedding Cake
Our Bride & Groom made a theatrical entrance...
Jason and I were treated to dinner 'el fresco' Barretts really did a superb job
Then came the speeches...
The celebrations were on the move again, buses transported the guests back up to the Manor house where a full on Cuffe & Taylor production awaited them...
And if all of that wasn't enough, the surprise of the evening 'Collabro' appeared as if by 'Peter Taylor Magic....
Huge thanks to Lucy & Daniel for choosing Flower Design to create their wedding flowers for them we enjoyed every second!!!xxxx