A Blush colour scheme and sticky toffee pudding made this wedding just perfect.
The now happily married couple Chelsi and Adam originally went to school together. Years later, after spotting each other on Facebook, they decided to meet up on a date to the cinema and they hit it off instantly. Turns out they’d been living 10 doors down from each other the whole time. After four years together, the pair moved in with each other and have lived in absolute bliss ever since.
The Lake District was the engagement location, with it being a special place in both Chelsi and Adam’s hearts. On 13th August 2019, after a short walk around the lake, Adam got down on one knee and asked Chelsi to marry him.
‘I’m the only girl and I’ve got two brothers, so my mum was like oh my god we get to plan a wedding!’ Chelsi said.
The couple were excited to get planning their wedding so called and told everyone and got on with it right away.
They knew the venue they’d be having immediately. The Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel holds special significance for the pair as Chelsi’s dad does a lot of building work there. Not only that, but Chelsi’s grandad actually built the fireplace inside, so it has deep sentimental meaning, particularly as Chelsi’s grandad is no longer with us.
‘We used everything the venue recommended, and all the suppliers were amazing’, Chelsi said.
For their wedding theme, the couple originally wanted a champagne colour scheme as they wanted it classy and elegant. ‘We’re not fussy people’, Chelsi said. However, three weeks before the wedding, they changed their colour scheme to blush and rose gold.
Chelsi said, ‘Adam decided he wanted a salmon-coloured tie, we had everything laid out and said it doesn’t look right’.
Luckily the couple’s venue stylist was super helpful and brought lots of samples to choose from and the theme went from there.
When shopping for her wedding dress, Chelsi had been to another place and fell in love with another dress, but after mum encouraged her to keep looking, she walked into Tickled Pink Bridal and was blown away.
‘I went in with an idea in mind of what I wanted and my dress ended up being nothing like that. Shelley was amazing and let me try on as many dresses as I wanted. My mum picked my dress and that was the one I loved’.
Chelsi’s ivory gown had a sweetheart neckline with heavy lace all over and Shelley even added cap sleeves at Chelsi’s request, so she felt elegant, classy and sexy. This was matched with a really long veil with diamonds dotted throughout.
Chelsie also wore a headpiece featuring gems, crystals and pearls which matched well with what the bridesmaids wore in their hair.
Despite coronavirus restrictions, the couple managed to get married on their original date and the hotel did everything in their power to make it extra special.
Before the wedding, Chelsi wanted to have a moment with her two brothers Bailey and Taylor and dad David before anyone else saw her. She even got the photographer to capture their reaction when they came in. ‘I had stopped crying and that just set me off again’, Chelsi remarked. Her dad also gave Chelsi a bracelet which matched with her necklace and earrings set by designer John Rocha.
The ceremony was held at 1pm and they even delayed it by 10 minutes to allow the rain to pass over so the couple could get married outside in the secret garden.
After asking the couple about their favourite moment of the day, Chelsi replied,
‘after the stress we had in the run up to our wedding as we didn’t know if it was going to happen, at that point when the registrar said we were married, I was like yeah we’ve done it, we’ve done it!’ Adam was a little tipsy as he’d had some whisky for courage.
The couples and their guests enjoyed a wedding breakfast of tomato and red pepper soup or prawn cocktail, roast beef dinner and cheesecake for dessert.
‘Chelsi remembers, ‘Adam wanted sticky toffee pudding for dessert not cheesecake’. So the pair compromised and Adam had the entire top tier of their wedding cake as sticky toffee pudding. The happy couple enjoyed this after their honeymoon in the Lake District.
The couple even had their wedding singers outside so all their guests could have a boogie in the fresh air. It was a wonderfully intimate wedding day and we wish the couple a huge congratulations.
Photographer: DJ Imagery
Dress: Tickled Pink Bridal and Menswear
Cake: Julie Turton (family friend)
Flowers: Flowers by Twilight (family friend)
Earrings and necklace: John Rocha from Debenhams
Makeup: Elaine Spencer MUA, Worksop
Hair: Jade Davidson (family friend)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Asos
Shoes: Tickled Pink bridal and Menswear
Stationery: Online but Mount Pleasant did the table name cards and place names.