Welcome to our very special Wedding of the Month feature blog for June. This month our Featured Bride is Suzanne Barritt, who married her partner, Andrew Barritt, at Cracoe Village Hall on 23th May 2017 with a sensational Scottish theme!
How did you meet?
"To start with we were both too embarrassed to say, but I think everyone knows now – we met online!"
How did he propose? Or did you take the plunge?
"Andy proposed to me at Ribblehead viaduct (stunning!! – LMSB) He pretended he wanted to show me a train, (I hate trains) got down on one knee, and I didn’t hear what he said! All I could think was “YES!!” "
Tell us about planning your wedding…
"Suppose we did this all back to front as we had already booked the church and the venue before we even got engaged!! The biggest part of the wedding was decided first so that took the pressure off. We were going to make our own invites but once a friend recommended Zoë we realised that we could have them done based on the budget we had. In fact, we were initially only going to get the invites made, but were so impressed by the work that it lead to the creation of the name plates, which I’ve got to say, I loved, as I saw my idea put into practice. We decided that we were having napkins, and used the design of the napkin ring to double up to make name plates. Then there was the table names and table plan, too.
"As we had planned our wedding venue at Cracoe Village Hall, it was up to us to organise the whole wedding right down to the drinks. A must was our wedding singer Gavin Young as I’d seen him perform at other weddings, and loved his Michael Bublé set. We chose Peter Anslow as our photographer who did a fantastic job with this, as I was sure he would. We had Paul Selwood from The Swan at Carleton do all of the outside catering - who also did a fabulous job. Sam Williams Florist came as a recommendation from Zoë and she too, was fabulous! Chair cover and sashes were provided by Lancashire Chair Covers. Individually handmade chocolate favours for the ladies were from Cocoa Rouge in Padiham, which were to die for! And so, so much more this is just a handful..."
What were you most excited about?
"Lots of things... Firstly, marrying Andy - my world! The 4ft “LOVE” letters my dad handmade for us! Being able to celebrate our big day with friends and family so that was important, and seeing it all come together."
Did you trust your other half with any of the planning?
"Totally! In fact credit where credit is due, he did the majority of the planning."
What was your theme?
"Well I’m Scottish and Andy loves Scotland, so it made sense for this to be the theme."
How did Zoë incorporate this theme in to your stationery?
"We decided on stags being the main design, with the antlers intertwined into a heart shape. Everything had a tartan border to match the men’s kilts."
What was your experience with Zoë like, as a designer?
"Excellent! She is totally talented in the work she does."
How did you feel when you saw the finished designs?
"Excited! Loved them!"
How many bridesmaids and pageboys did you have?
"One flower girl (my niece, Louise), one bridesmaid (my daughter, Taylor) one Maid of Honour (my bestie, Hazel) and one pageboy (Andy’s nephew, Olly)."
Tell us about the big day itself…
"All the hard work that was done was well rewarded as we had the most amazing day!! Time just went too quickly. Got comments from our guests who couldn’t believe that we'd done it all."
What was the easiest thing about planning your wedding?
"Choosing the venue as it was just stunning being located in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales."
…and the hardest?
"Making sure that it all came together in the end!"
Did your guests like your stationery?
"Yes I got a lot of comments when friends/family received their invites."
Did you get any particularly positive feedback for your theme and design?
"Yes! People really liked it, especially the way the stags turned into a heart, the whole design really, they were impressed! Some other feedback was that they liked how co-ordinated it all was, right down to the final day with table names, napkin names, which really helped our guests to understand our theme."
Where are you planning to go on your honeymoon?
"An island at the top of Scotland, called Mull."
Would you recommend LMSB to friends and family?
What an absolutely beautiful wedding! And as Suzanne and Andrew found, when it comes to stationery, don’t be put off by thinking what you want is unaffordable, we can work to any budget to provide the right products for you! Zoë is fantastic at translating your unique ideas into beautiful stationery, you can trust her make your themes come true!
Thanks Suzanne and Andrew for letting us have a good nosy into your wedding. We hope you have a fabulous honeymoon!
We have lots more exciting news and events coming up, which we hope to share with you very soon, so stay tuned!
Lots of love,