Real wedding: Stirk house Clitheroe, Elegant pink & grey wedding!

September 18, 2019

Hi, I am a Manchester wedding stylist. This is my weekly blog bringing you wedding trends, wedding planning hints and tips, wedding supplier expert guest blogs and DIY wedding tips. 


This week I am bringing you the real wedding of David and Jo. The wedding was in the beautiful countryside of Clitheroe at The Stirk House. Jo really wanted that princess wedding feel with pink and grey as her chosen colours. I worked with Jo on the design to give that princess feel but with a modern twist, we wanted it elegant and full of details that really showed their personality. 




The ceremony room was attached to a gorgeous conservatory over run with ivy. We wanted to recreate this in the ceremony room, lots of ivy crawling its way down the aisle and up the backdrop. Also the venue Stirk house was chosen because of the lovely surroundings of Clitheroe. 


 The room also had a stunning fireplace we had to make sure we made a feature of. Again lots of greenery and of course nothing says romance more than an abundance of candles. 



We then had a quick swap over to get the room set up for the meal while the guests enjoyed the Stirk house beautiful gardens with gorgeous views of Clitheroe . This room had a stunning glass ceiling, we wanted everyone to feel as though they was sitting below the stars. We used a mixture of fairy lights and edison bulbs from Peter Lockwood that I then wrapped in greenery to carry on the bringing the outside in theme. 


The tables we went with grey linen tablecloths with pink chiffon runners. Jo had fallen in love with printed napkins she has seen, I went searching for some pink and gold that would match her palette. This was a real struggle so as this was her one luxury item she just knew she had to have I looked into making them for her. Luckily this process was not to hard as I already had the machines needed. 



I chose gold accents for the tables including the cutlery. This made such a huge difference to overall look of the table. It gave the luxury feel Jo wanted and by linking the gold centrepiece accents with the cutlery it tied it all nicely. Gold accents and then silver cutlery on this table would have stood out and possibly looked tacky. 



The florals we asked kate from perfect bouquet to use lots of pinks but with lots of textures, heights and a natural wild feel to them. She did a fantastic job and nailed the brief perfectly! 



The lights above as the night crept in really offered that beautiful under the stars feel. Jo and her friends and family enjoyed a night dancing under the stars and being entertained by DJ Coast to Coast . If you loved this look or are looking for someone to design a wedding that is uniquely you then please send me an email to chat! or head to our contact page!


All photos from the fab Jo Bolton




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