Thursday, 25 May 2017

Kerie and Ewan have a beautiful pavilion wedding at Kings Croft.

So here we are. After knowing each other for more than eight years this lovely couple have decided that the time is right to make it known that they want to spend the rest of their lives together. And what a beautiful venue they have chosen to share their love with family and friends. Ewan met Kerie through a mutual friend on Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg - this is your doing) and after a few messages he invited her out on a blind date. Kerie said he was a gentleman. He picked Kerie up at her home and paid for dinner. He had told her that he had lived in Germany until he was 17 and that is why they had not spoken on the phone. Kerie was shocked that he wasn't German but his dad had been stationed in German through the army. Love blossomed and Ewan popped the question over a romantic candlelit dinner in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Kerie's birthday. It was a shock! He got down on one knee; omg.
Kerie was getting ready at King's Croft having her hair and makeup done by Nikki and Raya of Nouveau Hair and Beauty from South Elmsall. The dress was hung at the bottom of the four poster bed. A pure white princess dress, with layers of net and a long, long, long cathedral veil. Kerie spotted the dress in Wed2B and it was the first one she tried on but she fell in love with it straight away. It was a full dress and Kerie would recommend to other brides to try something lighter and not too big as she found sitting uncomfortable and had to stand most of the time. After buying the dress Wendie from Perfect Fit Bridal Couture completely transformed it, adding soft and romantic tulle sleeves. Wendie works miracles so if you need a seamstress she is the one to look up. The bridesmaids dresses all had individually named hangers and were hanging from the window pole. They were light-weight in dusky pink with steel grey sashes; obtained from Coast. The flowers had just arrived, hand delivered by Georgina from Mrs Bouquets. The bride had a beautiful bouquet of cream and pink roses set among gypsophila and would really complement the dresses. The bridesmaid were to carry bouquets of gypsophila - my favourite!


The chaps were also getting ready at Kings Croft. There is a terrace of apartment-suites within the grounds so they were well away from the bride. Best man Daniel had the rings. They were bought at Ernest Jones. Ewan is a mechanic so he wanted a tough ring and plumped for tungsten. Kerie wanted something more feminine but had problems getting one to fit with her beautiful star shaped engagement ring. The chaps were just finishing out getting their suits on, supplied by Jeff Banks, getting the cuff-links in and button-holes. All looking very handsome.



A few finishing touches for the bride and her girls and it was ready to go.A few tears from dad, Steve, and mum Lynn and then Bill, toastmaster stroke master of ceremonies, from Kings Croft gave the knock. He is so down to earth and a real gentleman - making sure the whole event goes like clockwork. It was so cold but thankfully no rain.


The new pavilion is luxurious with underfloor heating and large enough for all the guests. It is a lovely setting with a pond to its sides and open views to the west behind. The ceremony was really special with two special readings from guests. Followed by a guard of honour and some very quick photos in the grounds - it was bitterly cold.


Kings Croft is incredible. The staff are incredible. Everything went smoothly and the guests made comments calling it a hidden gem. Kerie told me it helped having a rehearsal with us the week previous. Michele joined us and we took a series of engagement shots in the lovely sunshine but freezing wind! We shared ideas and it all came good on the day.



The meal came and went. Followed by really heart-felt speeches from the chaps. Ewan conveying his endless love for his new wife. The cake was so emotional - in tiers. It was made by Lisa of White Rose Wedding Cakes. All pink and lovely! This led onto a few more photos - these are proper Yorkshire folk - a bit of a chill would not beat them! Then is was all systems go for the reception. Kerie said it was so hectic looking back. It was a non-stop day and there is just not enough time to take it all in.


First dance was "A thousand years" - not literally you understand - but there was no stopping these two. They just stayed on the dance-floor all night. The resident DJ was spinning some right tunes. Other guests were having fun with the photo-booth props. There were love letters,  a sparkle dance floor and twinkle backdrops all supplied by Elegant Bows and Covers.


Next off on honeymoon. Off to Paris for a mini-moon and then to Las Vegas and Cancun in November for the mega-moon.
The final words to others planning a wedding: Plan, plan plan! Try to do as much as possible early as you will find you quickly run out of time.

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