Fun filled wedding at Twelve Restaurant, Thornton Cleveleys
Twelve Restaurant Wedding
Fun filled Twelve Restaurant Wedding for party animals Emma and Tom
Twelve Restaurant Wedding // She was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when she met Tom!! The restaurant that they would on this day, have their wedding reception at, I love it when life comes full circle, don’t you?
Emma & Tom’s day was linked so beautifully from the very church in which they said their vows, to the Twelve Restaurant where they first met. Tom had attended school at Rossall (where they tied the knot), one can only marry here if there is a connection to the school, so it was a very serendipitous event indeed.
I hope you enjoy these images from Emma and Tom's Twelve Restaurant Wedding and hearing Emma's tips! Check out their Little Black Book at the end of the post too especially if you are a Lancashire couple.
Choosing the venue: Rossall School and Twelve Restaurant
"Tom went to school at Rossall and the church is absolutely gorgeous, they only allow you to get married there if you have a connection to it, and although Tom Isn’t religious, I thought it would be nice to have it there, the grounds are beautiful and I liked that not many of our guests had been there before. We decided on Twelve for the reception after looking at the wedding venues in the area, none of them felt like us, nice, but too wedding-y, Tom suggested it, and I wasn’t so sure at first, I was still working there at the time, and didn’t want to feel like I was at work on our wedding day, but I really came around to the idea when we talked about it, I loved that it was the place we met and fell in love, and I loved that we knew Caroline and Paul (the owners) so well, it kind of felt like home."
Gorgeous Caroline Castigliano Gown & Slick Richard Smith Suit
Emma chose a classic gown, elegant and classic but not too much ‘sparkle’ that she didn’t feel like herself, Tom opted for a Richard Smith three piece in black, when it came to the search for a creative wedding photographer, this aspect was really important to them, they had a clear idea of what sort of aesthetic they wanted, and they executed it perfectly. When the time to say ‘I Do’ was upon them, Emma was played in by Gracia String Trio, they had their boys in attendance watching them wed in addition to a reading by Emma’s best friend, it was a very calm, emotive and beautiful ceremony. And they were married!
"My dress was a Caroline Castigliano from Agapé bridal in Altrincham, I knew I wanted a classic silhouette and nothing sparkly, and when I tried it on, it felt like me. I’m not a girly girl, I loved how simple it was. Tom’s suit was from Richard Smith bespoke in Manchester, classic black three piece, timeless, elegant, sexy. To be honest, I always love how black and white photographs, it’s just a cool look, so I had that in mind when we started discussing colours for suits and attendants outfits. I suppose it’s the photographer in me coming out."
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Drinks were quaffed to the tune of a New York Brass band which gave me a chance to nip in and out of the guests and get those all important candid shots, the reception was held at Lancashire's aforementioned Twelve Restaurant, with it's cool industrial vibe and beautiful high ceilings, the candle light and circles of flowers that Emma and Tom has chosen for their decoration looked really quite fantastic.
Tom & Emma picked ‘Be My Baby’ by the Ronettes as their first dance song, I mean, who doesn't like this song? Anyone? No! I didn't think so! They shimmied along to this as if no one else were in the room, SO romantic!!
The LFX band took over later, reminding us that, yes, there definitely were others in attendance! For some really excellent shape cutting on the dance floor which was massively enjoyed by all!
The wedding decor & creative floristry
"We booked a florist so early on, someone who I’d worked with loads in the past, but when I went to see my samples, they were not really what I’d asked for and she was quite rude and dismissive when I asked her if we could Change a few things, this was 7 weeks before the wedding, so when I got home, I felt pretty upset and a bit panicked, I went to speak to another florist, willow’s, and explained the situation I was in, they were amazing, we worked together to come up with exactly what we’d been hoping for, nothing was too much trouble, and it was lovely to be able to work with two young women who were passionate and willing to help me at such short notice. Because of the urban style building, we wanted lots of green foliage and bright flowers, nothing too formal, and wanted to create a romantic intimate atmosphere, so we used lots of candles and had hoops of flowers hanging from the ceiling of the restaurant."
"Don’t sweat the small stuff, as long as you get married, surrounded by the people you love, it will be amazing. Someone told me to take a minute with each other to look around the room, and take it all in, see all the people you love, who are there to celebrate you. It all goes so fast, it was a great bit of advice. And take some flats for when your high heels betray your feet!"
Emma & Tom's Little Black Book;
Wedding bands from a local jeweller
Veil/Headpiece - My something borrowed from my sister
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