We fell in love with Lucinda and Chris’ pretty pink wedding – the homemade stationery, Pinterest-inspired decorations and of course, Lucinda’s flower crown!
When Lucinda met Chris, she felt as though she had found the other half of her because they are similar in so many ways. Chris took her for a hot chocolate at Lancaster University coffee shop after he had sat next to her in a lecture because he thought she looked clever! Chris proposed while they were away for the weekend in Chester. They had been to the outdoor theatre earlier in the day, and as Bruno Mars sang out from the radio at the hotel, he surprised her with a ring. Lucinda and Chris’ wedding was created with the help of lots of creative family and friends. Guests were treated to a feast including a cheese wedding cake, which was served with pâté and crackers, and bacon and sausage baps that were served at 10pm. A magician – a surprise from Lucinda to Chris – kept guests entertained during the drinks’ reception, and The Kickstarts band played to a packed dance floor all night long!
Lucinda’s mum works in a bridal boutique in Bolton, so she was spoilt for choice, but in the end opted for a stunning Sottero and Midgley gown with tiers of corded lace and intricate bead embellishments. She teamed it with a finger-tip veil. She wore jewellery given to her by her late granny and chose shoes from Irregular Choice, which she exchanged for flips flops later in the evening. The couple’s pug Honey joined Lucinda’s sister and friend as the third bridesmaid – the girls wore fuchsia dresses from Wed2B.
Lucinda spotted some log slice centrepieces she liked on Pinterest, so asked a tree surgeon friend to create some for her. She made 60 metres of colourful bunting, and covered 60 glass ramekins with moss, as well as the letters L&C, which she placed in the middle of the top table. Lucinda also made all of their stationery and all guests received a tea towel and a wooden spoon hand-stamped with the couple’s names and a recipe, which doubled up as place names.
Ceremony: St James the Less Church, Rawtenstall
Reception: The Shireburn Arms, Clitheroe
Dress: Sottero and Midgley
Groom: Cameron Ross at Novak
Florist: Lilybets Flowers
Honeymoon: A cruise, taking in Rome, the Greek Islands and Turkey, with an overnight stay in Istanbul
Photographer: Charlotte Boothman