Lisa stayed overnight at Rockliffe Hall and as ever was mega organised. When Jane arrived bridesmaids Danielle, Mel and Emma were busy doing their make up, while make up artist Victoria from Rockliffe Hall was a looking after Lisa. In between make up friend and hairdresser Michelle was styling the girls hair. Lisa’s beautiful Justin Alexander dress was supplied by Mia Sposa while all the bridal bouquets, buttonholes and table arrangements were expertly designed by Rockliffe recommended supplier Flowers by Nattrass who are also based in Duke Street like ourselves.
Richard and the guys were all very chilled as ever and arrived on time to meet with Darlington Registrar, Anthony who was to conduct the wedding ceremony. We always love music at weddings and string quartet Andrelli Strings add a certain ambience to both the ceremony in The Orangery and afterwards on the beautiful terrace at Rockliffe Hall.
It was good to work once again alongside Anthony and Susan from Total Memories who were there to capture the day on video. It was such a beautiful summers day and as you can see from the images all the guests certainly relaxed and enjoyed the drinks and canapés in the beautiful surroundings.
The wedding breakfast and evening reception were run to perfection by Colin, Ben and their team from Rockliffe, while proceedings were conducted and overseen by Rockliffe Hall’s resident toastmaster Bernard Thwain. The Rockliffe Suite looked stunning with candelabra floral arrangements once again by Flowers by Nattrass, the chairs were dressed beautifully by the Simply Bows and Chair Covers and the elegant wedding stationery, table names and place settings were from the Noble Fine Art. The beautiful hand crafted wedding cake was designed and supplied by Chris Burnett from Burnett for Cakes.
The dancing kicked off with first dance “For once in my life” by Stevie Wonder and the dancing and party continued with music from The Purple Supper Band