By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Maddie Farris Photography
Aside from the infectious happiness all day long, you’re going to adore Rosa and Michael’s stylish outfits, the pretty blooms and the magical barn reception. There was floral stationery, a hoop ceremony backdrop and the loveliest of confetti moments to name a few. The vibe was super relaxed and family-orientated, which is evident from these wonderful images.
Maddie Farris Photography, I can’t thank you enough for sharing these joyful and love-filled captures with us.
We were staying at a family home in Scotland where I had spent a lot of my childhood. We had also visited as a couple many times and were on one of our usual walks up a nearby hill (the weather wasn’t great and I hadn’t wanted to go but Michael insisted!).
We got to the top, the rain had stopped and Michael dropped to one knee and proposed. I had no idea but it was perfect!
We had wanted a day that was relaxed, fun and celebrated happiness with a focus on good food and music!
We had started planning before covid hit but then spent the majority of the lead-up not knowing if the wedding would go ahead (our date was 12 days after the restrictions fully lifted). After so long apart, in the end, we knew we just wanted a day where family and friends could all be together in a room full of love and happiness.
Tatton Stock Farm. This was the first venue we visited and fell in love straight away.
We had wanted something rustic that we could decorate and make our own, with an outdoor space and plenty of room for dancing. We did view other venues but nothing compared so we went back and booked it.
Rosa’s dress from Off The Peg Bridal. I went to Off The Peg with my bridesmaid and best friend, Nat. For the dress, I had wanted something pretty, relaxed and that could be danced in.
As soon as I tried on the dress we knew it was the one. We facetimed my mum and other bridesmaids to show them and all had a big cry (and then a big drink!). Michael’s aunt is a seamstress so she was able to do all of the alterations for me and Michael. I also wore the same necklace that my mum wore on her wedding day.
Michael’s suit from Slaters. Michael was only able to go shopping a few months before the wedding with his groomsmen due to Covid restrictions. He had been able to order socks with the cats faces on prior to this but still needed a suit!
He had seen a couple that were ‘ok’ but finally found this one in Slaters that ticked every box. Michael’s mum passed away 7 years ago and Michael’s aunt sewed a picture of her into his suit pocket so she was still close by on the day.
We were married by a lovely registrar from Cheshire East.
Our evening music was courtesy of the band, The Beat Pilots, and a DJ. We had our first dance to Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell and then the band went straight into Rock n Roll Star by Oasis – the perfect opener for the evening entertainment. Everyone commented on how good the band were and how they had everyone dancing all night.
Maddie Farris was our photographer and we could not have asked for anyone better! She was wonderful at organising everyone for photos, for capturing so many special moments and we loved having her there on the day. She captured the happiness of the day perfectly.
Flowers – Bouquets were silk flowers from the Floral Touch. We knew my grandmother wasn’t going to be able to attend due to poor health so she has now got my bouquet to keep.
My dad grew all of the flowers for the room dressing. There were a couple of nervous months in the lead-up as we waited for them to grow but they did and on the day it made it even more special and personal knowing how much care and love and gone into growing them.
Table names – Mason’s Creations. My friend from work is a very talented artist and creates custom prints. I asked if she could create our table names for us. The tables were named after special places and the cards she created were personalised and perfect.
Decorations – Fairy lights by Hipswing.
Wedding arch and venue dressing – Extra Fleur Event Styling. The girls from Extra Fleur were lovely and so creative in taking the flowers and table decorations we had brought and transforming the space into something beautiful. We had been saving gin bottles in the lead-up and these were used for the flowers along with candles and wooden logs to keep in with the natural theme.
Wedding signs – Another very talented friend, Lexxy from Graphlex Design created all of our wedding stationery and signage.
Cake – Tilly Mildred. Andrea at Tilly Mildred Cakes lives locally to us. We loved her cake designs and she even made cat cake toppers from pictures of our cats, Mr Chesterton and Bruce. Everyone commented on how delicious the cake was and how much the toppers looked like the cats!
Two days after the wedding we set off on a camping road trip adventure through Wales, the Cotswolds, Cornwall and the South Coast. We have so many good memories and places we want to revisit in future.
My cousin offered to set up a Zoom for the wedding as we had a few guests and two bridesmaids who couldn’t attend. My grandmother was able to watch from her care home and my bridesmaids in Australia stayed up for it too. Seeing their faces afterwards and knowing they were there in spirit was really emotional.
Then, during the speeches looking around the room at everyone we loved, together again for the first time in so long was so special and overwhelming.
Remember it is your day! You will get advice from everyone but at the end of the day, it is about you and celebrating your love for each other.
Personal touches on the day do really make it special and when your day comes just enjoy every second!
What a special celebration!
Rosa and Michael, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your beautiful Tatton Stock Farm wedding story with us.
Credit where credit is due
Photographer Maddie Farris Photography
Venue Tatton Stock Farm
Florist The Floral Touch
Cake Tilly Mildred Cakes
Tie & Pocket Squares Next
Buttonholes Florence and Flowers
Bridesmaid Dress Asos
Entertainment The Beat Pilots
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