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Rachel and David’s Real Wedding at Peckforton Castle

7th February 2014 |By | Be the first to comment

There’s something about fairy tale weddings we just love at Confetti, with beautiful princesses, handsome princes and enchanted castles what’s not to love; and I’m happy to say Rachel and David’s Real Wedding has it all! With her Ronald Joyce dress and elegant head piece Rachel is every inch the princess and once again Peckforton Castle, with its stunning design has proved to be a spectacular choice for anyone looking for a fairy tale wedding.

bride and groom

Bride and Groom… Rachel & David

Wedding date… Saturday 4th August 2012

We met… On a blind Date organised by Davids’ mum!

The proposal… David proposed on bended knee in a slurry pit on Christmas Eve.

We knew it was ‘the one’… Immediately!

Length of engagement… 1 and a half years

How did Confetti.co.uk help in your big day? We purchased our beautiful invitations and stationary from Confetti.

Ronald Joyce dress

Diamante bridal peep toe shoes

Coco chanel perfume

Bridal jewellery purple

Red bouquet with gem studded handle

My dress was… By Ronald Joyce from Bespoke Brides, Mollington, in Chester. My mum lives 4 hours away, so having organised a weekend visit myself, my mum and my aunty spent a lovely weekend visiting a number of bridal shops. I actually tried ‘THE’ dress on as a bit of a ‘Whim’ and it was beautiful. I then went looking for dresses again but this time with my bridesmaid, Eileen. My response to most of the dresses I tried was ‘it’s nice…..’ and that was about as excited as I got. So, when I visited Bespoke Brides again and tried the Ronald Joyce dress for the second time, that was it, SOLD! The dress was ordered well in advance and the next 15 months were spent worrying I may not fit down the aisle!…the dress skirt was somewhat large.

Bride getting ready

Bride getting ready

Diamante studded dress

Bride putting her jewellery on

Bride putting her jewellery on

Bride with her father

Groom with his groomsmen

The groom

Our wedding ceremony was… Held at St. Deiniol’s Church, Hawarden, Flintshire. We had a religious service with 80 guests, apparently I was late but I have no recollection of this. I simply remember both David and I smiling throughout the service. A former pupil of mine, Hanna (now a trained opera singer) sang Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ beautifully whilst we signed the register.

The bride arriving at the ceremony

Bride outside the church

Bride waiting outside

Groom waiting at the alter

The bride at the alter

The ceremony

The first kiss

Signing the register

The newlyweds

Guests throwing confetti

Suppliers

Wedding Dress: Bespoke Brides | Wedding Shoes: Bespoke Brides | Wedding Suits: Peter Posh | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Couture by Maria Del Carmen | Wedding Flowers: Black Eyed Susie Floral Design | Wedding Entertainment: Hipswing Entertainment | Wedding Photographer: Caroline White Photography | Wedding Make-up & Hair: Claire Harry-John | Wedding Stationery & Invitations: Confetti.co.uk | Wedding Transport: People to Places | Wedding Gift list: John Lewis | Wedding Catering: Peckforton Castle | Wedding Favours: Roly’s Fudge & The Welsh Lovespoons.

Our wedding photographer was… Caroline White, who was amazing!

The happy couple

The official photo shoot

The official photo shoot3

The bride and groom's official photo shoot

The official wedding photo shoot

The official photo shoot2

The newlyweds with the bridemaids and groomsmen

The bride

Our wedding reception was… At Peckforton Castle. We found it on the internet, visited and fell head over heels in love.

Our wedding theme was… ‘Love’ and the colours were burgundy and pewter.

Wedding favours

Our favourite part of the wedding was… My dad’s speech, it was very special.

Father of the bride speech

Wedding speeches

Grooms speech

Wedding speeches2

Our wedding was unique and special because… Of our guests and the distance they travelled to be with us on our special day.

Wedding speeches3

Did anything funny or unusual happen at your wedding? Due to the size of my dress, I found it a bit of a challenge moving around, this was particularly amusing when after the wedding breakfast the bride and groom were invited to leave the room first, my husband got up and started stalking off leaving me struggling with tables and chairs and the dress! Needless to say the guests found this hilarious.

Wedding cake

Our first dance was… Loving You by Minnie Riperton

First dance

first dance2

What is your advice for other brides? Take things as they come and don’t allow anything to stress you out.

Our honeymoon was to… The Body Holiday Hotel in Saint Lucia. It was fabulous! We had a spa treatment every day and enjoyed the amazing facilities. We would definitely recommend it!

Suppliers

Wedding Dress: Bespoke Brides | Wedding Shoes: Bespoke Brides | Wedding Suits: Peter Posh | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Couture by Maria Del Carmen | Wedding Flowers: Black Eyed Susie Floral Design | Wedding Entertainment: Hipswing Entertainment | Wedding Photographer: Caroline White Photography | Wedding Make-up & Hair: Claire Harry-John | Wedding Stationery & Invitations: Confetti.co.uk | Wedding Transport: People to Places | Wedding Gift list: John Lewis | Wedding Catering: Peckforton Castle | Wedding Favours: Roly’s Fudge & The Welsh Lovespoons.

Create the Look

Rachel and David’s wedding is a wonderful mix of love and fairy tale and we’ve created our very own mini mood board below to help you create this look.

fairytalemoodboard

Above, clockwise from top left: Fairy Tale Dreams Castle Cake Topper | Wooden Love Garland Cream | Decorative Fleur De Lis Toasting Flutes | Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Swan Lake Headdress by Fabledreams

Written by

Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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