“Luke made a kind of treehouse den in our back garden and put tealight candles everywhere to light the way,” remembers Jerry. “He also made sure it had an outside waterproof layer in case it rained! The inside of the treehouse was filled with cushions and blankets to make it all romantic and snuggly – and it was in there that he asked me to marry him,” she smiles.
The bride’s outfit
Our bride treated herself to not one, but two beautiful wedding dresses. The main day dress was a chiffon and lace Benjamin Roberts design. Jerry personalised it by having her mother’s wedding veil made into a sheer overlay, which a seamstress from Anna May Bridal added on for her. The second gown was made from ostrich feathers and chiffon, and designed by Ugo Zaldi Bride. Jerry’s ‘something borrowed’ for the wedding was her vintage tiara, which originally belonged to her mother.
The groom’s outfit
Luke wore a herringbone suit from City Gate Menswear in Chester, which he accessorised with an emerald green bow tie from Cryton, also in Chester.
Jerry’s two best friends and bridesmaids wore pale lilac cotton dresses from ASOS, with matching belts from Topshop.
The couple married at a Catholic church in Wrexham, with both readings and traditional hymns. Jerry was walked down the aisle by her father.
Following the ceremony, everyone moved on to Iscoyd Park, a privately-owned country house on the border between Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales. “For the wedding breakfast we served leek and potato soup to start, a roast dinner for main and Eton mess with macaroons on the side for dessert,” explains Jerry. “In the evening there was a burger van, just in case anyone was still peckish!”
The simple gypsophila bouquets and floral table decorations were provided by Flowers On The Corner in Wrexham. “They are very sadly no longer in business because they’ve moved to France, but the service was fantastic, and the flowers were absolutely beautiful,” says Jerry.
Jerry and Luke’s quirky owl cake was made by Gresford Bakery, and their cake topper depicted the couple and their little boy, Arthur.
The couple were lucky enough to go on a Mediterranean cruise for their honeymoon.
Big day advice
“Try to relax as much as possible in the lead up to the wedding,” says Jerry. “Have a pamper day with a massage the day before to get rid of any stresses. Finally, don’t skimp on the most important things. Spend a good part of the wedding budget on your venue, outfits and photographer.”