03 Feb Two Scoops of Ice Cream? ‘I do’…
…and why not indeed? A magical, light-hearted theme was how our couple, Debbie & Peter, marked their fabulous Big Day – complete with ice cream van. The Bowdon Rooms of Cheshire brought this wonderfully romantic and fun atmosphere to life… Supplying the words is Nadia Danaos; with the photo set by Anna Hardy Photography.
The experienced organisers at The Bowdon Rooms decked out the main ballroom in Debbie & Peter’s chosen hue of pink. With lighting and voiles to suit the mood, our room was picture perfect for the civil ceremony:
To set the tone further, we displayed our piano on the stage during the ceremony, for a pianist to gently serenade the guests pre and post-ceremony. As our venue is also home to the reputed Cinnamon Club – where brilliant musicians feel right at home – it’s a pleasure to bring our musical expertise into the mix.
As ever, the wedding party featured ladies in their hats and heels, and gents in shiny shoes and tails – but it doesn’t just stop with the adults. We couldn’t resist featuring these dapper young chaps!
And the service begins…
For the bride’s outfit, Debbie wore a stylish bolero jacket to complement her 1940’s-inspired dress – complete with a pretty pink underskirt. Simply beautiful! And as for her groom, he was suitably attired in a tux. Timelessly smart and elegant.
Before guests enjoyed reception drinks, the nearby Denzell Gardens provided the perfect backdrop for photos. With its natural wilderness of ornamental ponds, manicured lawns and abundance of fauna, it’s a stunning spot that’s only a 5-minute ride from our Edwardian venue. Rocking up in style, the wedding guests were ferried there on a bus …great fun!
…and smiles were abundant – even the weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits (or make them think twice about eating ice cream in the rain).
With versatility being a huge asset to The Bowdon Rooms’ offering, we were happy to host both the civil ceremony and wedding breakfast in our grand ballroom. For welcome drinks, guests were led to our second reception room on the first floor – complete with a bar and adjoining balcony area. Not only did the happy couple have our Edwardian building entirely for their own wedding, but this also gave our wedding organisers the opportunity to use their talented, creative flair and transform the ballroom into a stunning dining and party room.
The bride’s bouquet featured large deep pink gerberas and roses – and so our magnificent ballroom was suitably attired with chic accents of pink floral displays and accessories. Tables were designed with nostalgic memorabilia of the bride and groom – such personal touches that bring real significance to the occasion. No wedding is complete without the small details that bring it together, and our expert wedding planners have what it takes to create the magic.
Guests poured into the ballroom, ready to welcome in the couple.
Guests soaked up the fabulous atmosphere as they dined:
The usual fruity wedding cake was instead a creatively-stacked tower of different cheeses – decorated with an array of fruit and topped with a cute mouse bride and groom figurine. Just as beautiful and that little bit left-field. Love it.
And to provide the soundtracks of the day, and bring even more fun to the ambiance, it had to be The Bowdon Rooms’ regular swing and jazz act: Dominic Halpin and the Honey B’s. A great band is a sure-fire way to get the guests on their feet, dancing the night away!
…not that the party needed much encouragement!
It was an immensely joyous day for this wonderful bride and groom. Thanks to them for choosing The Bowdon Rooms for their wedding. Congratulations to the lovely Debbie & Peter!
Words by Nadia Danaos
Images by Anna Hardy Photography