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Chloe and Richard chose a rustic wedding full of charm to celebrate becoming Mr & Mrs Cooper. The couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony at Sandhole Oak Barn after dating for eight years.
The proposal came as a wonderful surprise on Richard’s birthday while on the beach with their Labrador Bear. “Richard all of a sudden got down on one knee whilst I was looking the opposite way. I was completely blown away,” gushes Chloe.
The bride found her dream Maggie Sottero dress in a local village boutique. It featured a stunning light gold underlay with ivory lace over the top. “It was perfect and everything I wanted”, says Chloe, “even though it was completely different to what I had set out to get.” She finished her bridal outfit with Miss KG cream shoes and a simple pearl hair clip that complemented her up-do beautifully.
Richard was the picture of a dashing groom in a navy blue suit and waistcoat hired from Slaters, wearing a light gold tie to match the tones in Chloe’s gown.
Following their civil ceremony, the newlyweds also held their evening reception at the barn, the perfect location for their rustic themed big day. Chloe’s DIY approach meant their venue was beautifully and personally styled, making the table plan and order of the day and adding Lime wood chairs herself. A good friend kindly made the bunting, bridesmaids helped collect jam jars to hold delicately flickering candles, and the bride’s mum and friend provided the beautiful flowers.
We love their handmade ‘Mint to be’ wedding favours – mints wrapped in hessian-style paper and personalised with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date. “It was a great idea we found on Pinterest,” says Chloe. “I bought the magazine every month and got so much inspiration. I bought my invites from a company advertised in Wedding Ideas and also a guest book frame.”
At the reception guests tucked into a three-course wedding breakfast with a goats cheese salad to start followed by chicken wrapped in parma ham and a trio of cheesecake, Eton mess, and chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream. The couple opted for a savoury cheese wedding cake produced by Dutsons in Marple Bridge.
Chloe and Richard enlisted a band called ‘Hold the Line’ for their evening entertainment. “The band was amazing and made the evening do,” smiles Chloe, “the dance floor wasn’t empty from the start of the evening do until the end.”
Chloe’s advice for brides-to-be? “Enjoy the run up to the wedding and don’t stress.” A wedding planning book is also on Chloe’s must-have list for future brides to keep every detail on track for a perfect big day.
The new Mr & Mrs enjoyed a four-week honeymoon travelling the East coast of Australia as well as enjoying stops in Dubai and Singapore.