Jack and Russ’ intimate Staffordshire ceremony was just so beautiful to be a part of. After some last-minute drama (COVID really is the gift that just keeps on giving…), this gorgeous couple finally tied the knot at Thornbury Hall in Cheadle in September surrounded by an intimate gathering of their most special friends and family.
Nestled in gorgeous countryside, this wedding had a subtly autumnal feel to it with the grooms wearing warm toned suits with beautiful jewel purple accents from the bridesmaids. There were lots of subtle and beautiful little nods to Jack and Russ' relationship throughout the wedding (more below - gave me tingles!) including a show-stopping Northern Lights-themed cake linking to their proposal story, and stunning custom wedding rings. Musical contributions from Jack's family created a relaxed atmosphere, and the day was a warm and joyful celebration of a gorgeous love story.
Read on to find out more about this divine couple and their wedding in their own words...
How did you meet?
We met online and our first date was at a Chinese buffet. We stayed there for five hours talking, and we've always said we're surprised they didn't kick us out! Perhaps the could see something special was happening...
What’s your best memory together?
This is difficult to answer as there have been so many! However, the moment we proposed to each other was probably a real highlight. Under the Northern Lights, Jack proposed first and I answered with my own proposal. We had both rehearsed what to say to each other, but in the moment all that fell away to those four words - 'Will you marry me?'.
What’s your favourite thing about one another?
We both have a real love for nature and our garden. It's probably the thing we are both most appreciative thing of- that we can work together to encourage as much life as possible to flourish in our garden, together.
Did your day have a theme?
The colour purple was a definite theme - it's a favourite colour of ours. We also really wanted something set in nature, and the location we found at Thornbury Hall offered just this. We got very lucky!
Why did you plan your day that way?
The grooms wore blue and red, because when these two colours come together as one, they form the purple that could be seen around the rest of the wedding. For us, it was a colourful symbol of complete union.
What did you enjoy most about your day?
It went by so quickly, but we were both just so happy that despite all the hurdles, we managed to keep our original wedding day and celebrate it with our nearest and dearest. Walking around the grounds with Laura just after the ceremony was especially nice. It allowed both of us to take in what had happened and enjoy the moment.
What are your hopes for the future?
We plan to do more in our garden to attract wildlife into our lives and eventually would love to honeymoon in Australia. We haven't been able to do this yet thanks to Miss Rona!
Anything else you’d like to add?
Just a massive thank you to Laura for being the best photographer we could have hoped for :)