The 31st of October was the perfect choice of wedding date for Nicki and Danny, who had met several years earlier at a Hallowe'en party. As wedding themes go, I imagine "spooky" is not easy to do well, but they managed it perfectly, carefully weaving it together with Nicki's love of sewing and haberdashery. Welcome to my first skeletons-and-sewing wedding extravaganza!
The venue was also a first for me - the Abbey House Hotel in Barrow, of which they made use not only of the characterful building, but also of the grounds, within which they pitched an enormous and beautifully cosy tipi thanks to Fjell Event Tipis.
Nicki's florist, Dodd's Designer Florist, did a sterling job of working alongside them to bring the sewing theme to life. Jasmine, cream roses, succulents, buttons and bobbins all worked beautifully together. It was obvious that Nicki had put a huge amount of effort into all the small details of the day - from hand sewing a kimono for each of her bridesmaids, to cutting the pieces for a "guest book quilt" - carefully laid out in the tipi for each friend and relative to write their message on a square. I imagine she's been perfectly sewing them all together over the winter and enjoying reading each one.
Danny had pulled his weight too - out on his allotment hand growing the blackcurrants for their creme de cassis favours. To add to the personal feel, the wedding breakfast served up an exact replica of the first meal that Danny had cooked for Nicki - how cute is that?!