Meet the Oh So Gorgeous Emma and Jason at the Stunning Mitton Hall
When you scroll through this delightful real wedding in Lancashire, you’ll see laughter and happiness throughout… a couple absolutely made for each other with a wonderful future ahead of them. What better way to start married life, celebrating at Mitton Hall with friends and family, surrounded by love… meet Emma and Jason and you’ll see what we mean! Images courtesy of the fabulous duo, Jonny & Brigitta from Avenue White Photography…
Bride: Emma Louise Lewis-Lamb
Groom: Jason Mark Lewis-Lamb
Wedding Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Mitton Hall
Tell us a little bit about how you both met and how long you’ve been together. What made you fall in love?:-
We met through mutual friends. We knew each others friends but had not met each other until one night I walked into a pub and saw someone I knew and he was out with Jason. We all ended up going to the next pub together and Jason and I hit it off straight away. We went on our first date a week later and we officially started going out a month later. It was like we were made for each other as we get on so well and make each other laugh. We have been together for 5 years and it was our 5th year anniversary on the day we got married so it was extra special.
How was the inevitable question popped, where and who by:-
The day Jason proposed to me was on my 30th birthday in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in London. He broke my heart so many times that day, setting up the scenario so I would think it was happening and not propose that I gave up hope he would ever do it. When he did it was such a beautiful moment and lovely surprise that I couldn’t speak. He told me the story of Eros that if you are proposed to or married with Eros watching you, you will have a long and happy marriage. He then proposed right at the statue of Eros. Jason designed my engagement ring and had it made specifically for me. So much thought and effort went in to it and the diamond belonged to his Grandad and has been passed down through generations.
What excited you about getting married and the planning process, what was the first thing you booked?:-
We have both always wanted to get married but wanted to wait until we found the right person so we were so excited to be marrying each other, best friends. Jason said he knew he wanted to marry me 6 months into the relationship but waited 3 years and 3 months to propose. We booked our photographer first then our venue. We were so excited about booking these as we knew the photographer would capture perfectly the theme we wanted which our venue provided for us. The planning process was so much fun, stressful at times but fun. We loved every minute of it from start to finish.
Where did you get your wedding dress and why did you choose that designer or style? Tell us more about the bridesmaids, groom and usher outfits and what brought them all together?
My dress was from Ava Rose in Barrowford and was designed by Essence of Australia. I chose that designer because of the amazing corsets put in to the dresses and all the crystal and beading detail. The corset made me look very slim and the trumpet style fit was very elegant and classy. My dress had a Hugh cathedral train which I loved and a lace up corset. It fitted perfectly when tried on and was perfect for the theme. The bridesmaid dresses suited all shapes and sizes and matched the colour purple of the groom party cravats and hankies perfectly. I was able to put all 4 bridesmaids in the same dress. The grooms party had top hats and tails which were very fitting to our classic theme. They all looked very dashing. Especially my husband and our Dad’s. They all fitted perfectly and the top hats looked amazing.
How did you plan your wedding, what parts of the wedding were more important to you and why:-
We had lots of word documents with lists of what we needed and spreadsheets to keep an eye on costs and budgets. There was a lot of organising involved and also research. We visited over 40 wedding fairs and venues to make sure we found the right suppliers. The most important parts for us were the venue as we needed a place to marry and somewhere to fit our theme and all our guests. We had 93 during the day and 150 in the evening, the suits and dress as we wanted to look our best on our special day, the registrar as we needed someone to marry us and the photographer to capture the special moments between us and family and friends.
Tell our readers about your wedding venue, where is it and why you chose it?
Our wedding venue was Mitton Hall which is in Mitton, Whalley, Lancashire. Located in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Mitton Hall provides stunning views. It was the perfect size and held one wedding per day which was very important as it meant we got the service we wanted. Nothing was too much for the staff and all our needs were met. They still have the period features of the manor house but it has been decorated to be modern and classy which we love. The conservatory where we married was open and big with gorgeous views of the magnificent gardens.
Can you tell us about your Day, did you have a theme and what made it so special?
Our theme was classic romance with a purple and pearl colour scheme. We wanted traditional but a bit blingy too. We had purples, creams, pearls, diamonds, roses and lace. We incorporated Italy into our wedding by using Italian cities as table names. This is because we went to Italy for our honeymoon. Our day was made special by the fact all our family and friends were there to share it with us and we married 5 years to the day we started going out officially. Everything ran perfectly and exactly how we wanted it. It was the most amazing day of our lives.
If you had the chance to do it all again and you could change one thing, what would it be and why?:-
We would not change a thing. It was a perfect wedding and celebration with all our family and friends.
If you were to give other Brides and Grooms three top tips, what would they be and why?
1 – When planning a wedding, it can take over your life. Thats all you talk about. Make sure you make time for both of you and also with your friends and family away from the wedding planning. People can get sick of hearing about the wedding non stop.
2 – Research different suppliers. Don’t just go for the first one you meet. You can always get a better deal and service from someone else. Get the best deal for your money and keep a spreadsheet of how much you are spending.
3 – People want to give advice and help out / be involved so listen to them and include them but remember that at the end of the day it’s your wedding, not theirs so don’t feel you always have to take their advice. If they have an idea you like use it but use your own too.
Can you please list the suppliers you chose to help you plan your Big Day:-
Venue – Mitton Hall
Photographer – Avenue White
Brides Dress – Ava Rose Hamilton
Bridesmaid Dresses – Cherish the Moments
Groom Party Suits – Greenwoods
Hair and Make up – Hair and Make up by Kaye Hirst and Zoey at Bridal Boutique
Band – The Deadbeats
Pianist – Ken Robson
Entertainment – Casino Casino Casino
Venue Dresser – Creative Cover Hire
Dress alterations – Terri at Sew Beautiful
Bride Accessories – Debenhams
We wish Emma and Jason all the very best for the future… I think you’ll agree, they look stunning and had, what looked like the most fun, with memories captured beautifully by the hugely talented Avenue White, which they will be able to savour for the rest of their lives. Thanks for sharing you guys…
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