Thoresby Courtyard Wedding

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Sam & Cassie’s Day

Sam and Cassie had a beautiful church wedding followed by their reception at Thoresby Courtyard.

I began the day with Cassie and her bridal party all getting ready for the wedding. Everyone had matching purple robes in keeping with the colour scheme. The morning seemed to fly by and with just a few minutes until the cars would arrive everyone was helping Cassie with her finishing touches to her dress, hair and makeup.

Over at Bolsover Church Sam was waiting with his groomsmen for the arrival of the Bridal party. When Cassie walked in his face lit up. Her dress looked elegant as she walked down the aisle, with her flowers adding just a splash of colour. The ceremony was beautiful, with some of the loudest sung hymns I’ve heard in a long time. At the end of the service Sam & Cassie danced back down the aisle.

Thoresby Courtyard

When we arrived at Thoresby Courtyard giant games had already been laid out for guests to play with. There were space hoppers, giant jenga and a limbo game that everyone took part in with varying degrees of success.

We had a lot of fun with the family photographs before I whisked the Bride and Groom off to the grounds. Thoresby Hall itself is a stunning building with tonnes of photograph opportunities. At the pre-wedding shoot there was blossom on the trees and beautiful green ivy. Heading into autumn the colours had changed to give a dramatic red element in all the images.

The drizzly weather encouraged us back up to the courtyard. The room had been styled by Individual by Design and it was perfect. As the afternoon went on it was clear how many little details had gone into creating the day, including rubber ducks and a four tier cheese cake. Live band The Kickstarts had been booked as the evening entertainment and they were fantastic. Everyone was on the dancefloor showing off their moves for the whole evening.

My favourite part of the day was the cake topper. Two lobsters in bride and groom outfits had been created by Iced co. They gave a focal point to the simple cake, and were exceptionally cute!

WEdding dress hanginig on wardrobe door before it's worn

Close up detail of wedding dress belt and pleats

Close up of bridal bouquet with purple and green flowers

Close up of button holes wrapped in cadbury purple ribbon

Wedding Day yankee candle with prosecco and strawberries in the background

Bridesmaids in matching purple robes having breakfast and laughing together

Bridesmaids in matching purple robes sitting on a white bed with sign in the background

Kiss the miss goodbye framed picture from the hen party

Make up and hair artists attending to the bride

Bridesmaids and hairdresser helping the bride get ready before the wedding

Bridesmaid and hairdressser attending to the bride on the morning of the wedding

All the bridesmaids with the bride makeup artist and hairdresser in the living room getting ready on the morning of the wedding

Bridesmaids and mother of the bride helping the bride with her dress

The bride arriving at Bolsover church with her bridal party

Bridesmaid about to walk down the aisle at Bolsover Church

Bridesmaid walking down the aisle in floor length purple dress

Bridesmaid walking down the aisle at Bolsover parish church

Bride and godfather walking down the aisle at Bolsover Parish Church

Groom turning to see the bride as she walks down the aisle at Bolsover Parish Church

Bride and Groom smiling and singing at Bolsover parish church

Guests singing during the wedding ceremony at Bolsover parish church

Groomsmen singing hymns during the ceremony at Bolsover parish Church

Bride and Groom holding hands during the exchanging of the rings

Bride and Groom laughing during the exchange of the rings at Bolsover parish church

Bride and groom kiss at the end of the wedding ceremony

Bride signing the register with the groom standing behind her looking at the camera and smiling

Bride and groom at the high alter having their marriage blessing at Bolsover parish church

Bride and Groom dancing back down the aisle at the end of their wedding service

Bride and groom bubble tunnel

Groom with bride inside the wedding car

Bolsover Parish Church

Chalkboard sign outside thoresby courtyard

Guests doing the limbo in Thoresby courtyard

Bridal party posing outside Thoresby courtyard

Wedding party pulling silly poses at Thoresby courtyard wedding

Bride and Grandad posing outside Thoresby Courtyard

Bride and her sisters with their hands in the pockets of the wedding dress

Man sitting on space hopper and playing giant jenga with young boy

Thoresby Courtyard wedding room set up

Photographs of the bride and groom as table numbers

Wedding favour for bridesmaids porcelain heart with purple personalised text

Wedding cake with lobsters on top

Wedding gift table with guest book and wooden boxes

Bride and Groom kissing outside Thoresby Hall on their wedding day

Bride and Groom looking at each other outside Thoresby Hall

Bride and groom kissing in one of the turrets at THoresby Hall weddings

Bride and groom looking at each other and smiling at Thoresby Hall wedding

Bride showing off her engagement ring at Thoresby Hall wedding

Bride and Groom holding each other and smiling in the grounds of Thoresby Hall

Bride and Groom walking through a line of trees at Thoresby Courtyard Wedding

Bride and Groom kissing in between trees at Thoresby Hall Wedding

Bride and Groom with their hands in their pockets at Thoresby Courtyard wedding

Jigsaw wedding guest book personalised with bride and groom names and wedding date

Bride and groom rubber ducks on the card table

Hendersons relish personalised as wedding faours and mr&mrs mugs

Godfather of the bride giving his speech at Thoresby courtyard wedding

Groom giving his speech at Thoresby Courtyard wedding

Mother of the bride laughing during the wedding speeches

Guests laughing during the wedding speeches

Bride and groom drinking a toast during the wedding speeches

Best man giving his speech during the wedding breakfast

Bride and Groom laughing during the speeches

A four tier cheese cake

Bridesman laughing in front of light up purple backdrop

Bridesmaid and guest at the wedding breakfast table

Bride and groom during their first dance

Bride and groom dancing during their first dance with love light up letters in the background

Wedding guests dancing during the evening reception at Thoresby Courtyard

Live band the kickstarts playing at Thoresby Courtyard wedding

The Kickstarts band playing at Thoresby Courtyard Wedding

Bridal party dancing to the live music at thoresby courtyard wedding

Wedding guests dancing during the evening reception at Thoresby Courtyard

Bridesmaid singing with live band during the wedding reception at Thoresby Courtyard

Guests dancing during the wedding reception at Thoresby Courtyard

Bridesmaid dnacing with bride during the evening of the weding

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