It was a very special day for Julie and Michael as they were about to become Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins. Julie had spent months planning this event and even the weather was cooperating with the sun shining brightly at her chosen venue.
The wedding was held at Oakham Castle which had recently undergone some restoration work completed by conservation specialist Woodhead Heritage and it looked great. The bride said that she had always dreamed of a “fairy tale” wedding and that the castle helped her to fulfil that dream, making her feel like a princess.
The bride and grooms arrival was done in true fairy tale fashion in a horse-drawn carriage; complete with white horses and a beautifully decorated carriage. People were stopping and staring all along the route to the castle and it will likely be talked about for years to come.
The wedding ceremony itself was just as beautiful; elegantly decorated with lots of white and lilac flowers. There was a collective gasp when everyone turned around to watch the bride begin her walk down the aisle as she was an angelic vision with her white satin gown with a long flowing train and a lacy veil covering her face. Julie kept with her colour theme by carrying a bouquet of white roses with a few lilac coloured ones placed here and there.
This was all being photographed by Lee Glasgow Wedding Photography and they did a great job of getting some wonderful pictures without being intrusive during the ceremony. They also managed to get some very good candid shots during the reception.
Speaking of the reception, it was just as glamorously decorated as everything else was in this wedding. Going with the fairy tale theme the tables were lavishly covered with white cloth and lilac coloured bows. The name cards for seating were all held by small nutcracker “soldiers” and the guests were encouraged to take these home as wedding favours. The food and beverages were catered by The Roasting Pig and included both slow roasted hog and lamb with buttered new potatoes and all of the fixings for a great meal.
The cake was a culinary wonder of three tiers with a small castle as the topper and green vines with lilac roses going down the sides. Next to the castle on the top were a “princess and prince” bride and groom.
The Send Off
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wilkins, both smiling from ear to ear, were ushered off to their waiting carriage, under a barrage of rice, surrounded by family and friends, to begin the next chapter in their lives.
All in all it was an absolutely superb event that both the newlyweds and the guests will remember forever.