Dan had planned to propose in Liverpool on our 5 year anniversary however covid put a stop to that. In March 2020, we had travelled to Yasmin’s parents’ house for the weekend and ended up being in lockdown with them for 3 months during which time the ring arrived! As we were due to move house (and Yasmin would do all the packing!) Dan was worried about her finding the ring and had to brainstorm ideas for a lockdown proposal with her parents.
They eventually contacted Lyme Park, a national trust property in the village Yasmin grew up, to ask if they could access it for the proposal as it was shut to the public at the time. Dan then told Yasmin he had managed to “book a slot to visit” which she didn’t question even as he keyed in the code to the main gate! After a short walk, Dan found a beautiful hill in front of some wild deer and got down on one knee.
Given the time we got engaged, we spent a lot of time researching venues online before we could book any viewings. As we live in London but wanted to get married up north, we booked a weekend of 3 viewings and knew straight away Falcon was the one. If it could look beautiful and impressive on a rainy cold day we knew it would be stunning in the sun. It also ended up being exactly halfway between each set of parents!
Dan decided from the start that he wanted a colourful suit rather than black, grey or navy. After trying a few options he decided on a forest green, which we also chose for the bridesmaid dresses. We kept the decorations quite neutral with lots of white, greenery and blush pink.
Yasmin walked down the aisle to Canon in D played by our string quartet.
A big selling point for Falcon was the ability to offer our guests a choice of food rather than a set menu and a veggie option. As Yasmin is vegetarian it was also important to us that the veggie option didn’t feel like an afterthought. For starters we offered a choice of game terrine, cured gravadlax or a goats cheese and red onion tart. This was followed by rump of lamb, fillet of seabass or a mushroom and lentil wellington and for dessert we had mango and passion fruit cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding – which one table said was the best sticky toffee pudding they had ever had!
We had a string quartet for guest arrival, the ceremony and the drinks reception. I think a lot of people expected this to be a bit stuffy but they played fab covers of popular songs from different decades and they fit so beautifully with the venue. We also had a photo booth which was dominated by Yasmin’s sisters! In the evening we had a DJ who nailed the Jewish dancing!
Our photographer was Imogen Eve. At the time of booking, Imogen had only just begun her business and hadn’t even done a wedding yet but we loved her style! We also had an engagement shoot with her and she managed to make two very awkward people feel at ease which confirmed we had made the right decision!
- The couple: Yasmin and Daniel
- Wedding Date: 29th April 2022
- Venue: Falcon Manor
- Photographer: Imogen Eve Photography
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