A Staffordshire wedding: Take a look inside Glyn and Deborah’s traditional day at Hoar Cross Hall

Glyn and Deborah met online in June 2013. From Blythe Bridge and Kingstone respectively, Glyn and Deborah had almost certainly crossed paths before, through working and socialising in the same locations, but it wasn’t until 2013 through a chance conversation, that they finally met. Here’s the story of their wedding.

Glyn & Deborah Hughes. Hoar Cross Hall Aug ’16. Photo by David Wakefield and Anthony Rogers of Peter Rogers Photographic ltd

Date: 17th August 2016
Ceremony Venue: Hoar Cross Hall
Number Of Guests: 110
Your Wedding In 3 Words: Elegant, Magical, Perfect

The Proposal: “We both wanted to visit Rome so Glyn made the booking for a long weekend away in the August of 2015. He carried the ring all around Rome looking for the right place and moment to ask me to marry him and I had no idea! The proposal was a complete and utter surprise to me; I even asked if Glyn was sure whilst he was still on one knee!”

Wedding Theme: “We didn’t have a set theme, but as my husband is a keen motorsport enthusiast, we decided to have the tables at our wedding breakfast named after some of his favourite race tracks from around the world. Our wedding planner knew exactly how to incorporate this to ensure our day was perfect.”

Deborah and her father were driven to Hoar Cross Hall in a Bentley Mulsanne. Photo by David Wakefield and Anthony Rogers of Peter Rogers Photographic ltd

Special Touches: “As an employee of Bentley Motors, Glyn was able to arrange the hire of two Bentleys for our wedding cars. My dad and I were driven to Hoar Cross Hall in the Mulsanne and the bridesmaids, mother of the bride and my aunt in the Flying Spur! Music was another special part of our day – I walked down the aisle to “Cannon in D Major” and our exit song as a married couple was “One Day Like This” by Elbow. Our first dance was Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight,” chosen by Glyn.”

The Dress: “After trying on nearly 40 wedding gowns, I found my chosen wedding dress in Stone. I knew it was the dress for me and with a few alterations, it was perfect. The dress was made with taffeta and was ivory with pearls and crystals on the bodice. Glyn wore black tails, with an ivory waistcoat and a deep plum cravat. My stunning bridesmaids wore long elegant dresses in deep plum.”

Deborah’s dress was made with taffeta and was ivory with pearls and crystals on the bodice. Photo by David Wakefield and Anthony Rogers of Peter Rogers Photographic ltd

The Venue: “We spent a few weeks looking at various venues, but once we visited Hoar Cross Hall we knew it was the place for us. The rooms are beautifully decorated, capturing the original beauty of the hall whilst giving it a modern twist. All the staff at Hoar Cross helped to make our day perfect. Our special thanks go to Katie and Sophie, who worked alongside our own appointed wedding co-ordinator Alison, without whom the day we had wouldn’t have been possible.”

The Reception and Evening Do: “The ceremony, reception and evening do was all at Hoar Cross Hall. Our wedding co-ordinator made a beautiful message tree for our guests to write special messages. Our DJ, Dave Dee, placed special request songs on the tables and made sure the dance floor was always full.”

The couple’s first dance was Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.” Photo by David Wakefield and Anthony Rogers of Peter Rogers Photographic ltd 

The Food: “For our wedding breakfast we had melon rose, followed by rib eye of beef, then profiteroles and home-made fudge and coffee to finish. We served Pimms for the guests after the ceremony, with red and white wine for the meal and champagne for the toasts. For the evening buffet we had a summer BBQ with traditional salads.”

Glyn & Deb’s Top Tip: “Plan time in the day to spend with each other, even if it’s just 10 minutes, because the day goes so fast. We took time out between the photographs and wedding breakfast to take it all in for ourselves as it was all so overwhelming.”

What Life Is Like As A Married Couple: “Even better than it was before!”

Photo by David Wakefield and Anthony Rogers of Peter Rogers Photographic ltd

Special thanks to the rest of those who made the day possible…

Our parents
Photographer: David Wakefield and Anthony Rogers of Peter Rogers Photographic ltd, Stafford
Wedding Co-ordinator, Florist & Venue Dressers Alison Fleeman of Sweet Little Wedding Planning 
DJ: Dave Dee, of Dave Dee Discos 
Wedding Attire: Wedding dress from Queenies Bridal Boutique (formerly Belle Bridal). Dress alterations by Victoria AnthonySuits from Greenwoods.
Hair: Francesco group in Uttoxeter
Cake: Robinsons Bakery

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