The historic Casterton Grange Property in Cumbria is the setting for at the moment’s elegant and intimate wedding ceremony. Combining a quintessentially English vibe with nods to Scottish heritage, the day was effortlessly refined and timeless.

Cabin crew member Claire wed pilot Ken on 14 August 2021 in an out of doors ceremony at Casterton Grange, close to Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. The Grange was an excellent house for the couple who have been searching for an intimate venue the place their family and friends might get collectively for a whole wedding ceremony weekend. The couple let the gorgeous environment take centre-stage, including a lot of florals for a romantic summer time vibe.

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“We selected a Black Tie theme which all of the gents friends wore. The women wore impartial cocktail and night attire.”

“It seemed so good. I deliberate the marriage myself with assist from Anneka Sellers, Casterton Grange’s proprietor.”

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“We wished a location between our dwelling in Manchester and Ken’s household in Scotland.”

“We searched in and round Kirkby Lonsdale because it’s someplace we would visited earlier than and beloved, it is so fairly.”

“We would have liked sufficient bedrooms for forty friends to remain.”

“Romantic with tasteful décor and a lovely setting, we wished our family and friends to really feel like they have been coming to stick with us.”

“Casterton Grange ticked each field and we did not look any additional.”

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“I beloved its exclusivity and it did not really feel like a marriage venue – it felt like dwelling.”

“The property has been restored with the primary home and three lovely, newly-renovated cottages.”

The couple used Riley & Grey to create a marriage web site and digital invite and had ‘Mr and Mrs Paton’ light-up letters from The Phrase is Love.

“On the day, I used Lilac & White personalised stationery. The seating plans have been created on material sheets which held on hand-made stands, by Smith & The Magpie by Etsy.”

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Claire and Ken have labored for a similar airline for twenty years and met a number of instances earlier than getting collectively.

“In 2014, we have been on a long-haul journey to Mexico. After we returned, we dated and Ken proposed on Christmas Day 2018.”

Ken wore a sensible black tuxedo from Ted Baker at Moss Bros, with a tartan pocket sq. to mirror his Scottish roots.

The bride selected a long-sleeved lace robe with an phantasm bodice and dramatic prepare. It was the Pronovias’Allier Ridley’ from Knutsford Marriage ceremony Gallery.

“I knew I wished timeless and basic, lace however with out being too twee. The costume was good for me.”

I noticed it on their Instagram web page and ordered it with out attempting it. It appears insanity however I knew it was precisely what I wished. I beloved every part!”

“The lace was beautiful and the shoulders have been uncommon and really me. They have been structured with bell sleeves and the plunge bodice felt attractive but basic. I believe the again was my favourite.”

“Knutsford Marriage ceremony Gallery have been incredible. The lead time wasn’t in my favor they usually pulled out all of the stops with Pronovias.”

“At my first becoming, we have been all so nervous they usually have been as excited as me!”

“My fittings have been very time-consuming because the lace appliqué needed to be lower meticulously and the horsehair braid hem was uncommon.”

Claire wore strappy, metallic Jimmy Choo heels and a single-tier, Helen Martin Veils silk tulle veil. Her fragrance was Chloe Nomad.

The bride’s hair was styled into an elegant bun by Love & Hair Bridal and her make-up was recent and pure, utilized by Danni Alexander MUA.

“My necklace was gifted by my mum on the day. I additionally wore pearl and diamond earrings.”

The 2 grown-up bridesmaids wore floor-length, blush pink robes from Jenny Yoo with rose gold footwear from Dune London.

Lots of flowers from Brackens of Bowness supplied a romantic backdrop for the marriage images.

“I like flowers! They needed to be my favourite factor; everybody commented on them and all tried to take them dwelling.”

“I wished the flowers to seem like they’d been freshly picked from the gorgeous gardens at Casterton and any buildings to look as in the event that they’d grown from the bottom.”

“Kevin knew I wasn’t a fan of arches and buildings, so every part simply rambled up the edges of the constructing.”

“The flowers have been all in season; quicksand roses, huge white hydrangeas, delphiniums and candy peas. Preparations have been in vases and dotted round the home.”

The web page boys have been in Roco tuxedos and the flowergirls wore attire from Subsequent.

The advantageous August day meant that Ken and Claire might marry exterior on the terrace. Their friends have been welcomed by bagpiper Andrew Paton and Bridgewater String Quartet performed as Claire walked down the outside aisle.

“It was essentially the most lovely spot. I walked down that aisle after my flower ladies and bridesmaids.”

“Our son Leo walked with my maid of honor while my nephew Toby walked with my niece, Maya.”

“My dad walked me down the aisle whist the string quartet performed ‘Highland Cathedral’. It was an extended, gravelled path and was pure and natural.”

“Our ceremony was carried out by Charlotte Pennyfather. We selected a celebrant as we wished a versatile, heat, bespoke ceremony.”

“After having a number of conferences with Charlotte we turned shut; it was so particular. The readings she put collectively have been fascinating and moved everybody to tears.”

“There was humour, love and never a dry eye. A poem written and skim by our son was an actual spotlight and a proud second.”

“We accomplished the authorized elements of the wedding with a registrar which left Charlotte to tailor a private, lovely service. It was an ideal mixture of conventional and unique.”

“We had Emilie Parry-Williams sing ‘Wonderful Grace’ and we additionally drank from the Scottish Quaich.”

Ken and Claire exchanged rings from Rebecca’s Jewelers in Southport.

“We selected platinum bands, mine with diamonds. They have been warmed by and blessed by all our friends throughout our ceremony which was such a beautiful thought, urged by our celebrant.”

The couple discovered their photographer Paulo Santos Pictures by Love My Costume.

A much-respected member of our listing of really helpful suppliers, Paul’s inventive, atmospheric type and advantageous art-eye is so superbly matched to the day’s vibe.

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“I fell in love together with his Instagram account. It was so fashionable, from the moody tones he makes use of to the colourful colors, then the crisp black and white.”

“His images retell the story. His expertise and expertise collectively make him further particular. pretty man.”

After the ceremony, the newlyweds and friends relaxed within the Grange’s grounds, with piano music from Craig Elliot.

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“We employed a sailcloth stretch tent from Tentickle which was hooked up to the home and gave a lovely space for the drinks reception.”

“It was additionally a back-up for our outside ceremony if it had rained. We additionally used it to host the Friday night celebration and the Sunday morning brunch.”

“It was embellished with festoons and supported with birch poles. Our wedding ceremony breakfast and reception have been held in a marquee on the garden, supplied by Authentic Marquees.”

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“It was a standard, sailcloth-style with picket poles, fairy lights and festoon lights.”

The marriage breakfast was supplied by Neaum.

“Jack was excellent, our personal personal chef for the weekend. He catered and cooked for us all weekend; on Friday night, with breakfast hampers delivered to all our friends on the morning of the marriage and a full English champagne brunch on the Sunday.”

“He supplied a full workforce of workers who stayed all through the weekend. Jack makes use of seasonal and native natural elements and he even bakes his personal breads.”

“Our furnishings and chairs have been from Eden Occasion Rent and the linen rent was by Just4Linen. A lot of the desk equipment have been employed by Narrative Occasion Rent.”

“For favours, everyone had a glass allure with their title on. We used fireplace suits on the terrace all night and I purchased a lot of smooth wool blankets which have been an amazing thought.”

The beautiful, tall, tiered cake was from The Bakery at No.4.

“We had lemon and elderflower, and raspberry and white chocolate.”

“It was embellished by Brackens of Bowness. The white china stand was a marriage reward to us.”

“We lower our cake within the lovely hallway of the home to Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’. That is our track.”

The night celebration, held within the fairy-lit marquee, had dwell music from band Foffended kinds and kicked off with a dance to ‘Rule The World’ by Take That.

Earlier than that, although, the bride became a horny, slinky night costume from Made With Love Bridal.

“I wished to celebration! This was so easy and an ideal night robe for a heat summer time night time. I have to admit I did not wish to take off my Pronovias robe.”

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“The night celebration was incredible. As we would simply come out of lockdown, this was the primary time many people had danced and hugged for 18 months.”

“The ceremony was my favourite a part of the day. My husband seemed so good-looking, our son too.”

“Seeing everybody of their attire and tuxes was fantastic. We each beloved the marriage breakfast.”

“We had a pianist play and sing a set of our favourites, an actual combine from swing to classical to pop, and he actually obtained everybody within the temper.”

“The sing-a-longs in the course of the meal have been a lot enjoyable and folks have been up dancing in between programs. The time alone earlier than the ceremony with my dad was additionally very particular.”

Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

“Make a weekend of it!”

“Undoubtedly get a highlights video. I’ve watched mine 1,000,000 instances.”

“Make a marriage web site. Our friends beloved it and RSVPs and knowledge are a lot simpler to maintain up with.”

Congratulations and due to you each, Ken and Claire. It has been fantastic to share your elegant, timeless day.

You possibly can see extra of photographer Paul Santos’s lovely wedding ceremony pictures right here on Love My Costume.

Ele xx

Eleanor Crossland

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Ele lives within the Lincolnshire countryside, near the gorgeous coast. A certified Pilates trainer, she loves health, yoga, Pilates and has a wholesome habit to baking, writing and journey.


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