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  • Writer's pictureRachel Chaprunne

Lynne & David - A magical wedding with rustic elements at the wonderful Double Tree Hilton, Chester

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Lynne wears my beautiful boho bridal hair vine - Eden.

Hair and make up by the fabulous Jodie A Smith MUA

Photography by L and L photography

Lynne, why did you choose a Rachel Chaprunne bridal headpiece?

Having modelled Rachel’s designs I knew I loved all her work and making a decision was very difficult with so many beautiful pieces to choose from. After a lot of deliberation I chose the headpiece I felt suited me and my wedding dress the best which was the Eden hair vine. I loved the delicate flowers and pearls within the design. It was extremely dainty and elegant with a beautiful sparkle. It really added something special to my outfit and I had lots of comments about how beautiful it was.

Lynne, you look absolutely stunning and it was such a pleasure making it for you.

So to the beginning, tell us all about the romantic proposal?

David proposed on my 29th Birthday last year. Her treated me to a spa day at 30 James Street Hotel in Liverpool and then proposed after our meal at The Panoramic 34 restaurant which had fantastic views of the city and amazing food. We were both extremely happy and excited to begin planning our wedding.

Tell us about your beautiful dress!

My dress was from wed2b. It was the perfect fit and required no altering. I loved the lace detail and felt that the fishtail design suited my figure perfectly. After a lot of searching it was a relief to find the perfect dress and I knew I’d be very happy in it on the day.

Tell us more about your fabulous venue and beautiful ceremony.

We got married at the All Saints Church, Hoole and had our reception at the Double Tree Hilton, Chester. We both love Chester, it’s a very beautiful location which isn’t too far from home. The Church was pretty and its members were very friendly and welcoming. Our reception venue was modern and beautifully decorated. The Abbey Suite which we used for our evening party was very characterful with brick walls and a high ceiling which we loved. It also had an intimate feel.

We had a Church ceremony. I thought I’d be really nervous walking down the aisle but on the day I really enjoyed it.

Beautiful Bridesmaids?

I had four bridesmaids who were incredible. They organised the most amazing hen doo for me and made my wedding day so special. On the morning of the wedding they ordered breakfast to the room and bought me some special personalised presents. They didn’t let me lift a finger and I can’t thank them enough for everything they did.

How did you choose your colour scheme?

I knew what colour scheme I wanted from the offset. A very pale blush pink which actually turned into a pale peachy pink colour after finding the bridesmaids dresses I liked.

The Groom and Groomsmen are looking very dapper!

David chose his and the Groomsmen’s attire (with a little help from me) from Swarbricks.

Our wedding had elements of both a traditional and rustic style. Our reception room was fairly rustic. It had a barn type feel which we decorated with fairy lights and blossom trees. Other elements of our wedding were traditional such as our wedding cake and the fact we had a string trio during the ceremony.

We chose Fresh of Chester for our wedding flowers who were local to our venue. I left the flower arranging to them and couldn’t have wished for anything nicer. The flowers were absolutely stunning and the colours were beautiful and soft. I was over the moon when they were delivered.

The venue supplied canapés during our drinks reception and then we had a two course Mediterranean buffet. The food was on point and there was something for everyone. We also had two Cheese Towers with crackers and Chutney a little later on in the evening after the cake had been cut.

We wanted a wedding that felt intimate even though we had around 100 guests so we chose a room that was small but still comfortable for that amount of people. We wanted the daytime to have a romantic feel and therefore chose to have a sting trio during the ceremony and horse and carriage to transport us to the reception. We wanted the night to be lively so we got everyone involved with a wedding game, had a caricaturist who was very popular with guests and had an incredible five piece band as our entertainment.

The cake was made by one of my mum’s friends, Anita. I sent her a picture of the type of thing we wanted. The bottom tier was covered in fills and the top had a beautiful display of handmade roses. It matched my vision perfectly and she put so much time into hand making everything. We had both chocolate and plain sponge.

We had a DJ supplied by the venue and a five piece band called ‘Purple Cloud of Funk’. The band had an amazing energy and played mainly 90s and current hits which is just what we were after. Both the band and the DJ got everyone up dancing. I don’t think the dance floor was empty at any point during the night. We wanted music that reminded us of our younger years…hence the 90s vibe.

And those extra special moments which made your day so magical and amazing?

Seeing all our friends and family having a great time together. We had family members who travelled long distances both from the UK and overseas (as far as Australia) and it was so nice to have everyone together.

It was perfect from start to finish and I couldn’t have wished for anything more. It went above and beyond our expectations.

Lynne & David it has been absolutely wonderful to share your perfect wedding day on my blog. A huge congratulations & lots of warm wishes for a future filled with love & happiness.

Beautiful memories for a lifetime x

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