Fun at the fair

Jennifer and Andrew celebrated their big day at the gorgeous Marleybrook House.

Jennifer Beale, 35, married Andrew Bills, 37, at Marleybrook House in Preston on 1st September, 2017.

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We wanted to get married outside, and as soon as we saw Marleybrook House, we knew it was the perfect place for us. We liked the idea of holding the ceremony and reception in the same venue, and the landscaped gardens blew us away.

 

Fun at the fair: Image 2aMy favourite part of the day was the ceremony. I found myself squeezing my dad's arm really tight as we began walking down the aisle, but my face lit up as soon as I saw Andrew. I couldn't thank my dad enough for being there. He's given me so much, and it was amazing being able to share that moment with him.

Fun at the fair: Image 2 My dress was designed by Ronald Joyce, and I purchased it from I Do Weddings in Whitstable. It was a fitted lace gown with an illusion neckline, and as soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one.

 

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I had five bridesmaids and Andrew's niece as my flowergirl. I wanted the girls to feel comfortable, so I ended up choosing navy floor-length gowns from Dorothy Perkins, which looked amazing. My flowergirl wore an ivory dress with a rosette skirt from Monsoon that she accessorised with a navy belt and flower.

 

Fun at the fair: Image 4aFor our favours, we purchased flower seeds. These went down a treat with our guests, as they loved the idea of planting them and having a lasting memory of our big day.

Fun at the fair: Image 4 We purchased our big-day bake from Sally4Cakes. She did an amazing job. It was three tiers and was made using vanilla sponge, chocolate, amaretto cherry and lemon.

 

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Andrew and the groomsmen wore three-piece suits from the Fellini Tailored Collection at Slater Menswear. Andrew opted for a striking charcoal and brown tweed ensemble that he accessorised with a peach tie and handkerchief.

 

Fun at the fair: Image 6aOur wooden place numbers from Ginger Ray made each table stand out and were simple to use without the need for holders.

Fun at the fair: Image 6 We wanted a band to play in the evening, and as soon as we heard Liberty Park perform, we knew they were the perfect choice. They also offered a disco for between their sets, which was great and meant we didn't need to hire a DJ. They went above and beyond for us, and they even took special requests from our friends and family – that was amazing.

 

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Our close friend Vanessa Fairbrass, created beautiful floral arrangements that tied in with our theme perfectly. She recommended seasonal blooms that added colour to our big day and complemented my dress. I chose blue hydrangeas set amongst peach and ivory roses with coral hypericum berries to add some texture.

 

Fun at the fair: Image 8aTo entertain our guests, we had a vintage fun fair with Victorian swing boats, a big wheel, a high striker and traditional side stalls, games and props.

Fun at the fair: Image 8 During the ceremony, I was really emotional, but as the day went on, we started to relax and once the reception started, we were ready to party!

 

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We wanted to incorporate our vintage-theme into the décor where possible, and the end result looked gorgeous.

 

Fun at the fair: Image 10aRookies Bus provided the transport for the wedding party. I couldn't fault them; Steve Rorke and his conductor were so friendly, and the bus was beautifully presented with a traditional ribbon. Steve waited until after the ceremony had finished so we could take some photographs with it, and the pictures turned out great.

Fun at the fair: Image 10 Our big day was absolutely perfect, and we wouldn't change a thing.

 

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We went to Sorrento in Italy for four nights for our honeymoon. We loved every minute of it, and it was nice being able to spend some quality time together.

 
 

Jennifer and Andrew's contact book


Bride's dress
I Do Weddings
www.idoweddings.co

Bridesmaids' dresses
Dorothy Perkins
www.dorothyperkins.com

Cake
Sally4Cakes
www.sally4cakes.co.uk

Catering
Scott Anderson
www.chefscottanderson.co.uk

Entertainment
Liberty Park Band
www.libertyparkband.com

Favours
By Laura Ann
www.bylauraann.co.uk

Flowers
Flowers by Vanessa
www.flowersbyvanessa.co.uk

Groom and groomsmens' suits
Slater Menswear
www.slaters.co.uk

Guest book
Zoe Gibbons Studio
www.zoegibbons.com

Hair piece
Tegen
www.tegenaccessories.co.uk

Make-up
Lydia Rae Make-up Artist
www.lydiaraemakeup.co.uk

Mother-of-the-bride's outfit
Fashion Scene
www.fashionscene.net

Photographer
Florence Berry Photography
www.florenceberry.com

Rings
Beaverbrooks
www.beaverbrooks.co.uk

Rings
Thomas Sabo
www.thomassabo.com

Stationery
Norma & Dorothy
www.normadorothy.com

Transport
Rorkies Bus
www.rorkiesbus.co.uk

Venue
Marleybrook House
www.marleybrookhouse.co.uk

Venue styling
That Extra Special Touch
www.thatextraspecialtouch.co.uk

Videographer
Digital Balloon
www.contactdigitalball.wixsite.com