We got married at Mitton Hall and also had our wedding reception here. We chose Mitton Hall because the building is simply stunning inside and out and has a good mix of traditional and modern décor. The grounds are looking over the Ribble Valley and are as pretty as a postcard!
The room in which we got married and had our wedding breakfast is predominantly glass, which means the lighting is great, rain or shine (making fab photos)! The food and service was incredible (having been to visit several times before the day) and it just meant everything was seamless. I also loved how we could offer our guests a choice of 3 dishes for the meal, this is a really nice touch and many other venues don’t allow this.
We just wanted everything to look clean and crisp, so we went for subtle blush pink tones, floating candles with lots of summer flowers. We went for classic black-tie dinner suits because Ben wanted them to be timeless. We chose this theme as it complemented the bright room and the flowers available at that time of year would fit in perfectly.
We chose the song Latch by Disclosure but a cover version by JR Aquino. Ben and I have been to see Disclosure in Ibiza together and this is one of the iconic songs we love and the words are just really lovely so when we found an acoustic version we had to have it.
Ben and I are big foodies so it was really important to us that everyone loved their food so we gave them 3 choices for each course. The majority went for Smoked Duck Breast or Roasted Vine Tomato Soup for Starter, Fell Grazed Lamb or Sirloin of Beef for Main and then Passion-fruit Tart or Sticky Toffee Pudding for Dessert. It was all amazing!
At the night do we had stuffed tea cakes, either posh fish fingers or pulled BBQ chicken with chips and dips followed by the ‘Ultimate Cheese Supper’ served at 1am for residents which I think went down a treat!
We had a wedding singer/entertainer called Paul Guard during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. As we are quite outgoing and fun-loving people we wanted our day to represent this and Paul was the man for it! He got everyone involved singing and dancing in-between courses; even my grandma was up swaying to Frank Sinatra – ‘Sway’. Then at night we opted for a Saxophonist who was great, and it worked really well because him and the DJ were both from DFC.
As much as we like current music, we also love classics from the 70’s/80’s and one of our all-time favourites is Luther Vandross – ‘Never Too Much’. Like our aisle song, I stumbled across a cover that was slightly slower than the original and we both knew instantly, that was the perfect track for our first dance!
My dad and I also had a dance prior to the first dance to – The Temptations ‘My Girl’. It was really fun, and everyone was singing along but it really meant a lot to us both.
Our photographer was Project Valentine, who is just amazing. We chose Jack after visiting a wedding fair at Mitton Hall, we looked through his albums and he had shot at Mitton Hall before, so he knew all the good photo opportunities at the venue. His style is very relaxed and natural with minimal family formals which means the rest is just capturing your guests having a ball! He wasn’t just a photographer he helped me with my dress and all sorts of other little bits on the day, which was a huge help. Plus, he always looked incredibly smart with his funky bow tie!
We had a wedding co-ordinator from Mitton Hall called Lucy, she was fab at making sure we had all of the necessary bits complete by each meeting, updating our function sheet to make sure we were on the same page with the suppliers booked, timings of the day etc. Ben and I were that couple who just couldn’t keep away from the venue, whether it was for lunch or a night away and the team always made an effort to make us feel welcome and ask how the plans were coming along. All of the dream makers were great and there to help with any questions.
- The couple: Rebecca & Ben
- Wedding Date: May 2019
- Venue: Mitton Hall
- Photographer: Project Valentine
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