Abigail and Luke at wedding venue

Abigail and Luke met in 2019. "We used to catch the same train home every day,” says Abigail. “There was a lot of eye contact across the station waiting room!” Luke later proposed to Abigail by a lake on her 30th birthday. “It was in the same spot where we had our first kiss almost a year earlier,” she says.

Bride holding bouquet wearing veil

Wedding dresses Fleetwood 

Abigail found her dream dress among WED2B’s wedding dresses Fleetwood in Lancashire. “I was totally surprised because not only did I ended up coming away with a dress on the first visit, but it was exactly the opposite of what I thought I would choose!” she laughs. “Also, I’m not very body confident yet we all agreed the right dress was the one that accentuated my shape the most. Roscoe was perfect for me.” (For similar styles try Elysia, Henri and James)

Bride and Groom holding hands at ceremony

A manor house venue

The couple married on 15th January 2022 at Briars Hall in Ormskirk. “It’s an 18th century manor house and it was our favourite venue. We felt so comfortable and special there,” says Abigail. “I also didn't feel out of place or that it was too much. It was exactly right for the size of wedding we wanted and everything was just perfect.”

Bride and Groom kissing at ceremony

The big day

"I walked down the aisle to a string version of ‘Can't Help Falling In Love’,” says Abigail. “I also had a photograph charm, showing my late nana on her wedding day, tied on my bouquet, which was so special to me."

Bride and Groom married walking down aisle

"The weather was perfect in the end. It was very cold, as it was only three weeks after Christmas, but it was such a lovely sunny day. It meant we were able to have photographs in the hotel grounds.” 

Guests throwing confetti over Bride and Groom

“After the ceremony we had a beautiful reception with all our friends and family,” says Abigail. “This was followed by puzzles and games at the tables and then everyone just enjoyed dancing and catching up.”

Bride and groom kissing while guests throw confetti

Beautiful blues, tea lights and flowers

"The main colour theme was blue.,” says Abigail. “The tables were decorated with birdcage centrepieces with tea lights and lots of beautiful flowers."

Tables decorated for wedding breakfast

"Our favours were a selection of chocolate truffles in a box in the shape of a birdcage, to match our centrepieces. We also had a Macmillan Cancer Support pin badge which, in a lovely coincidence, matched our theme!”

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake

My top tips…

“Be open minded, but also trust your instincts,” says Abigail. “Finally, make the most of planning it and try to remember and enjoy every second of the day, it really will fly by!”

Bride and Groom stood in front of night time landscape

Abigail’s Dream Team

Photographer: Kevin Brown Photography

Venue: Briars Hall, Ormskirk

Wedding dresses Fleetwood: WED2B

Cake: Scrumptious Cakes

Flowers: Urban Flowers

Makeup and nails: Beauty Barn at Briars Hall

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