Vintage Lace, Orange and Roses – Lucy & Stevie’s Real Wedding in Cheshire by Richard Milnes Photography

Romantic roses, vintage lace, soft candlelight, and… a touch of orange as a nod to the bride’s Scottish heritage! Lucy and Stevie created a beautiful and meaningful day for family and friends at the gorgeous Thornton Manor in Cheshire. Simple yet stunning cream roses and candles provided elegant and fragrant décor for a perfectly dreamy real wedding day.

Bride and Groom in the Park


Bride & Groom: Lucy, personal trainer, and Stevie, strength and conditioning coach

Length of engagement: 16 months

Wedding date: 10th November 12

Wedding ceremony & reception: Thornton Manor, The Wirral, Cheshire

Wedding photographer: Richard Milnes Photography

Wedding theme/colours: The main theme was vintage lace, but as my Dad’s side of the family are Scottish I wanted to have a hint of Scotland in there. Both my Dad and my brother wore our family tartan of which I took inspiration for my bridesmaid’s dresses which were the same shade of orange. I also had thistles in all of our bouquets.

Wedding dress by: Watters

First dance song: Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Your favourite wedding story: Sadly as there were going to be Grandparents absent from our big day, I wanted to make sure they were there in some form or another and not just in our thoughts. So, I made a memory tree of photographs from all of our Grandparents wedding days as well as our parents. I had them copied so they were all vintage sepia and backed them onto black paper with a thin orange ribbon threaded through to attach them to the tree. To finish them off, I wrote the specific wedding date on the back of each one. It was a great talking point on the day and had lot of meaning to all the family. It took quite a lot of time and effort create, but seeing their faces and hearing them re-live their big day was priceless!

Wedding Venue Thornton Manor in Cheshire

Wedding Venue Thornton Manor in Cheshire

Wedding Venue Thornton Manor in Cheshire

Bride Getting Ready

Bride Getting Ready

Bridal Gown

Bride's Wedding Shoes

Wedding Lucky Sixpence

Bridesmaid Getting Her Hair Done

Bride Putting On Dress

Bride Putting On Dress

Groom's Car

Groom With Bride's Brother

Groom With Registrar Before Ceremony

Ceremony Room Roses Decor

Beautiful Little Flowergirl

Ceremony String Quartet

Mother of the Bride At The Ceremony

Groom and Best Man Waiting For Bride

Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Going to Ceremony

Bride Walking to Ceremony

Father of the Bride and Bride Before Ceremony

Bride Arriving at Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

Bride and Groom Laughing

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ring Exchange

Bride and Groom First Kiss

Bride and Groom Sign The Register

Bride and Guests After Ceremony

Bride and Groom Outside After Ceremony

Bride With Bridesmaids

Bride's Bouquet

Best Man, Groom, and Bride's Brother

Thornton Manor Outside

Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception

Wedding Cake

Rose Chair Decorations

Wedding Rose Table Centrepieces

Heart Wedding Place Cards

Bride's Tag and Favour at Top Table

Wedding Wine

Wedding Guest Book

Card Box

Rose Decorations for Card Box

Bride and Groom Portrait and Memory Tree With Grandparents Pictures

Pearls and Lace Table Plan

Wedding Reception Tables

Wedding Reception Tables Roses and Candle Decor

Wedding Reception Tables

Guests at Reception

Guest Toast Newlyweds Arriving at Reception

Groom With Mother of the Bride

Happy Bride

Father and Mother of the Bride

Father of the Bride Speech

Father of the Bride Speech

Groom Making His Speech

Best Man's Speech

Bride and Groom Listen to Speeches

Guests Enjoying Dinner at Reception

Bride and Groom's First Dance

Bride and Groom's First Dance

Bride and Groom's First Dance

Guests Cheering The Newlyweds

Live Wedding Band

Guests Dancing

Lucy and Stevie Are Mr & Mrs!

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