It may be fast approaching Summer but I know many of you will be busy planning your winter wedding extravaganzas. So this delightful wedding will be sure to fill you with ideas today.
After a very wintry proposal… hello igloo under the Northern Lights. WWW readers James and Jessica plumped for a festive celebration held on Saturday 19th December 2015. Alpine Winter was the vision and sweet rustic and natural DIY details were added throughout. Kraft paper, hessian, pine cones, twine and wool were all used to brilliant effect.
Jessica wore a sweet lace and bow belted gown with classic veil while James was suited and booted in Paul Smith. Glorious.
Tiree Dawson, many thanks for providing these gorgeous images.
THE PROPOSAL | Christmas 2014, Levi, Kittilä, Finland. Proposal – waist deep in snow, outside our igloo, -25°c under the Northern Lights.
THE VISION | Alpine Winter with a sprinkle of Christmas.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | The first month after the proposal – Booked the Venue first, then dress, then registrar, then photographer, then honeymoon. Wait 6 months, then everything else right up to the night before the wedding.
THE VENUE | Belmount Hall, Hawkshead, Cumbria.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Julia Tasker, Hawkshead.
FINDING THE DRESS | Jess found the dress in the first shop she looked! Unbelievable!
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Paul Smith Suit, Boss waistcoat and accessories.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Readings:-
A Lovely Love Story by Edmond Monkton
The Wonders of Today by Larry Chengges
The Retrosettes – The Retrosettes are a unique vintage band from Manchester. The band make new songs sound old, and old songs sound ‘retro’. They were fantastic!
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Helen Mawsdley.
THE FLOWERS | Made ourselves, by Jessica and Groom’s Mum Vera.
THE CAKE | The Cake Lady, Blackpool.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Tiree Dawson.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Everything handmade and printed ourselves. At Belmount Hall we decorated the 2 main rooms just how we wanted it.
THE HONEYMOON | New York at Christmas then St Lucia for New Year.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | So many… but seeing Jess for the first time in her dress walking towards me is the stand out moment, never forget that.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | After getting engaged, get married within one year.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographer | Tiree Dawson
Dress | Julia Tasker Bridal Couture
Band | The Retrosettes
Venue | Belmount Hall
Ahh so special.
Many thanks to James and Jessica for sharing their darling nuptials on WWW xo Lou