Being a lady of undoubted good taste I was then super keen to see a wedding staged there, and so today I’m really pleased to share Kerry and Matt’s big day at this gorgeous venue.
Photography is by the supremely talented Victoria Phipps.
A Modern Twist
My dress was by Pronovias and bought from Cambric Brides in Mold, North Wales. I loved this dress from the first moment I tried it on and didn’t want to take it off! I liked that the grey belt added a modern twist to the classic and beautifully delicate lace.
A Civil Ceremony
I wore a bird cage veil from Ivory & Co. I felt that this would be more suitable rather than a long veil as we had a civil ceremony at the venue rather than a church wedding. My earrings were from Accessorize.
Super Comfortable Footwear
I searched everywhere for some fabulous designer shoes, but couldn’t find anything I liked and in the end bought some grey suede heels from Next! The grey matched the belt perfectly – plus they were super comfortable and not too high. For dancing in the evening I changed into flip-flops and provided a basket full in various sizes for the bridesmaids and female guests.
I had my hair and the bridesmaids’ hair done by Francesco Group in Chester. I chose to wear my hair down in loose curls – I never usually wear my hair up so thought it best to stick to what I know! I did my make-up myself as I wanted to look like myself when I walked down the aisle towards Matt.
I knew that I wanted Billy Buttons in my bouquet, but that was about the extent of my flower knowledge! Jo at Nettle in Tattenhall, Cheshire helped and guided me with the rest and the results were simply stunning. In the bouquets and table centres we had vendela rose, peach avalanche rose, Esperance rose, pink peonies, acillea, wax flower and billy buttons.
We went for soft pinks and peaches to compliment the yellow in the billy buttons and the bouquets were held together with lace ribbon. Jo came up with the great idea of using vintage cake plates for the table centres which looked so pretty.
The buttonholes for the boys were Billy Buttons tied with grey ribbon.
I cannot recommend Jo at Nettle highly enough – she and her team did a great job.
We hired the Groomsmens’ suits from Groom in Chester – we kept it simple with grey suits and silver/grey tie’s. The Bridesmaids dresses came from Monsoon and they all wore fabulous sparkly shoes from Next. The grey of the dresses matched perfectly with the belt on my wedding dress. The colour theme was grey and yellow but I kept the outfits grey and added yellow in the stationery and little touches. I thought it might be overpowering if the gents ties were yellow.
Matt wore the same as the Groomsmen – a fitted suit with a tail jacket. We originally wanted normal suits, but when he tried on the tails he looked and felt so much more like a groom!
Enthusiastic And Contemporary
Victoria Phipps – I came across Victoria’s photographs through a friends Facebook page! The photographs were stunning and exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. We were thrilled when Victoria said she was available and didn’t even see any other photographers.
She captured our wedding day perfectly and it made a refreshing change to have someone young, enthusiastic and contemporary compared to other photographers we have experienced at weddings.
A Cheese Feast
We chose to have rounds of cheese as our wedding cake. We figured that our guests would appreciate cheese and biscuits after a day of drinking and partying rather than cake. It all got eaten so quickly that we didn’t even get to try some!
My friend Steve kindly painted the peg dolls we had as our cake topper.
Modern And Retro
We hired The Speakers Band for our evening entertainment. We both love live music so chose to have a band rather than a DJ. They kept the dance floor filled all night long and played a mix of modern and retro music.
Keeping Up With The Joneses
We chose to have ‘Me & Mrs Jones’ as our first dance. My maiden name was Jones and Matt is a Jones so we thought it would be a good choice and make everyone smile!
We had mini lemon drizzle cakes for favours. We choose these so that the guests would get to have some cake as the wedding cake was cheese. Each guest had a button badge too in place of a normal place card. This worked really well as most people even wore their badges and was a good talking point.
We gave the children at our wedding personalised goody bags.
Nothing To Add
We didn’t feel that the venue needed any extra décor, as Iscoyd Park is stunning enough.
The Little Details
I am part owner and designer of a wedding stationery called ‘Project Pretty’ so our wedding was very special to me because I designed all the stationery and little details. However, my advice to future brides would be to not try and do everything yourself! I tried to take control a little too much and found myself quickly running out of time before the wedding day!
Venue – Iscoyd Park
Dress – Pronovias
Shoes – Next
Hair – Francesco Group
Flowers – Nettle
Maids – Monsoon
Photography – Victoria Phipps
Groom – Groom in Chester
Boutique – Cambric Brides
Band – The Speakers Band
Well, the venue certainly didn’t fail to impress. These portrait shots in the grounds of Iscoyd Park are amazing.
A big thank you to Kerry and Matt for sharing their big day with us.