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Abbey House Hotel & Gardens Vintage Wedding Fair – Stefanie Grisdale Hair & Makeup Artist

On Sunday 30th October 2016 Abbey House will holding a ‘Vintage Wedding Fair’ from 10am untill 2pm. Come down and explore our unique venue, chat to suppliers and discover lots of inspirational ideas!

We asked each of our suppliers a series of questions, for you to get to know a little bit more about them and their business’.

Today’s supplier is the lovely Stefanie Grisdale Hair & Makeup Artist!

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Favourite Colour

Green & pink

Favourite Movie

Pretty Woman & The Wedding Planner

Favourite Song

Somewhere over the rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Favourite part of a wedding

The favourite part for me at a wedding is when the bride walks down the aisle and you see the love on the grooms face – such a special moment!

About you & your business

Award winning Hair & Makeup Artist working freelance in the Lake District & Surrounding areas. I use high quality products to enhance the clients natural beauty and go the extra mile to ensure they have the best experience on their wedding day.

Best thing about working with Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Abbey House is such a fantastic venue that has it all, which has been  proven by it’s popularity! I feel very excited to be recommended by this beautiful hotel!

 

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Abbey House Hotel & Gardens Vintage Wedding Fair – Love It Studios

On Sunday 30th October 2016 Abbey House will holding a ‘Vintage Wedding Fair’ from 10am untill 2pm. Come down and explore our unique venue, chat to suppliers and discover lots of inspirational ideas!

We asked each of our suppliers a series of questions, for you to get to know a little bit more about them and their business’.

Today’s supplier is the fantastic Love It Studios!

 

Favourite colour

Blue

Favourite movie

Star Wars

Favourite song

Bryan Adams, Summer of 69

Favourite part of a wedding

Bride & Groom natural photos

 

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About you and your business

I have been a wedding photographer for 7 years and do a maximum of 30 weddings a year, this means i can offer couple the best attention at all times.

I tailor my service to suit the requirements of the couple, from formal photos to 100% natural all day long.

 

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Best thing about working at Abbey House Hotel & Gardens?

The bulk of my weddings are at Abbey House and it is an excellent venue, I even had my own wedding here 14 years ago.

Abbey house offer the couple the best of attention and service and along with excellent photos inside and out.

Find out more about Love It Studios by visiting there website.

 

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Aynsley & Ben – A Fairy Tale Wedding

Back in July, we had the very glamorous Aynsley & Ben celebrate their marriage at Abbey House Hotel & Gardens. The day was magical from start to finish, filled with love, laughter and tears from all their close family and friends.

The happy couple booked out Abbey House Hotel & Gardens exclusively for their day along with our Crystal Package.

Eriin Browne defiantly captured the romance in the air on the day!

 

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We caught up with the lovely Aynsley and Ben after the wedding to ask her a couple of questions about their big day! 

 

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How did you know Abbey House was the right venue for you?

Myself, husband and bridal party had visited many places at the lake district and had actually provisionally booked a venue. However, my cousin Dionne who had married at Abbey House on 7th December 2013 had prompted me to visit Abbey House knowing I wasn’t certain on the current selected venue.

We came to abbey house and I was instantly attracted to the venue and décor which was fitting to my taste. Myself and Ben had a meeting with John Horton who was very warm, welcoming and accommodating. From this date we booked Abbey House Hotel and Gardens for 23rd July 2016 and we didn’t look back.

 

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“Ben & Aynsley we’re great fun to photograph. Their wedding was modern, fun and glamorous – perfect for their personalities! It was a celebration all day and the families were lovely, what a beautiful father daughter bond. We had gorgeous weather all day and I took the opportunity to head off with them both for my favourite part of the day, bride and groom portraiture. We actually shot these pretty quickly as they were eager to get back and join their guests, but with the gorgeous grounds of Abbey House to play with we didn’t need to go far or take long at all. Ben came to the rescue at one point scooping his bride up in his arms to get across some mud, and I’m sure they both agree the little detour was worth it.”

Eriin Browne Photography

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Where did your inspiration come from?

I didn’t choose a particular theme but I wanted an elegant, modern glamorous feel for our day. I knew the colours and theme I wanted when I first started planning our wedding; as a stressed bride I did doubt everything I had chosen but this came together perfectly on the day and I was so happy with everything.

 

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How did you feel the morning of your wedding?

Nervous actually!! I wasn’t nervous at all to the buildup of our wedding but Ben was but our places switched on the morning of our wedding. Once I’d had a couple of glasses of champagne my nerves soon settled.

 

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What was the best thing about your wedding day?

Marrying my husband in front of our friends and family. Also seeing all the hard work pay off and being able to share such as perfect day with everyone.

 

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If you could do it again would you change anything?

Book Abbey House for the weekend as the day went so fast I wish we could do it all over again!!

 

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Would you recommend Abbey House Hotel & Gardens to your friends?

Absolutely! The service we received was excellent and you have to take advantage of a beautiful venue that’s on our doorstep.

 

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You must agree that Aynsley & Ben’s wedding could be more perfect… take a look at their fairy tale wedding film captured by the fantastic Moviart Films.

 

Venue – Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Photographer – Eriin Browne

Wedding Film – Moviart Films

Flowers – Posh Flowers

Wedding Cars – Lakeland Chauffeurs

Wedding Cake – Sugar Pie

Chair Covers & Sashes – Sitting Pretty 

String Quartet – Murrays Quartet

Band – Shed Sessions

 

Catherine and Steven’s fun filled wedding day at Abbey House Hotel

From giant garden games to Abbey Houses first sack race! Catherine and Steven defiantly brought the fun to Abbey House Hotel & Gardens on their wedding day back in July.

There was lots of emotion and laughter through the day, all captured so perfectly by the very talented Steve Hillman Photography

Catherine and her bridesmaids looked so beautiful on the day don’t you agree? We loved the colour theme…

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Venue – Abbey House Hotel & Gardens 

Photography – Steve Hillman Photography 

Videography – Lakeland Films

Chairs – Sitting Pretty

 

 

Alice In Wonderland Themed Wedding

 

Craig and Niall tied the knot at  Abbey House Hotel & Gardens in the Great Hall  back in July. There fun approach to an Alice In Wonderland theme ran throughout the day! Steve Hillman captured the day perfectly…

Take a look at all the lovely table details.

 

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Beautiful photography by the lovely Steve Hillman Photography

Floristry by the very talented Posh Flowers

Chair cover hire form the fantastic Sitting Pretty 

Venue Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Wonderful Winter Ball

On Saturday 8th November, Abbey House Hotel and Gardens held a fabulous Winter Ball. Guests donned their black tie dinner suits, glamourous evening gowns and joined us for a marvellous night of fine food and live entertainment.

The event took place in the beautiful Cavendish Suite, which was transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Welcomed with a champagne drinks reception, guests enjoyed an enchanting night of dinner and dancing.

Two acts performed at the Winter Ball. Starting with Howard Wing, whose charismatic charm and soothing voice entertained guests during dinner. Followed by a rocking band, The Rips, that upped the tempo and got everyone on their dancing feet!

Whilst partying the night away, guests kindly donated money to St Mary’s Hospice. Special thanks to Zoe from the hospice who said a few words about St Mary’s Hospice and how the money is used.

Have a look at the video of the Ball by following the link below that Nick Collinge created for us, thanks Nick!

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Thank you to all our wonderful guests for making this such a special night!

Next up, we have our Valentines Masquerade Ball on the 14th Feb. Join us for a night of mystery and romance… Who will you bring to the ball?

Contact harriet@abbeyhousehotel.com for more information and to book tickets.

Lancashire Magazine Lunch at Oscar’s

Abbey House Hotel and Gardens is proud to have hosted a Lancashire Magazine Lunch in our rosette awarded restaurant, Oscar’s. Local business people were invited to enjoy an afternoon of delicious freshly-cooked food, live music and great company.

Guests arrived from 12.30pm to enjoy reception drinks and a chance to network with other guests, before being shown to their tables in Oscar’s. Tim Kilroe, the owner of Abbey House Hotel thanked guests for attending and said a few words, followed by Joanne Geddes from Lancashire Magazine. The beautiful voice of Paula Bolton provided great background entertainment throughout reception drinks and dinner, which created a real buzz around the restaurant.

The menu included a beautiful demi tasse of roasted butternut squash and parmesan veloute followed by a trio of fishcakes starter. For the main event, guests enjoyed duo of lamb that included braised shoulder and miniature rack, boulangere potato, green beans and red currant jus. To finish off this scrumptious meal, guests received a chocolate fondant with real ale ice cream. Delicious!

All in all, it was a very relaxing afternoon – lovely treat for a Thursday! Make sure to look out for the pictures coming up in the December issue of the Lancashire Magazine.

It isn’t just our own events that can be held exclusively in Oscar’s! Oscar’s can be hired out completely for private functions, as we have done for our Lancashire Magazine Lunch, providing an alternative to a function room setting. The chic, central bar and state of the art sound system create the perfect party atmosphere, or if you would prefer something more relaxed, the mood lighting and cosy furnishings offer a cool, laid-back feel. We also have The Garden Room that can accommodate smaller parties for a more intimate dining experience, whilst still experiencing the mouth-watering dishes and top class service that Oscar’s provides.

At Oscar’s you will enjoy the best food, the best drinks, the best service and, of course, the best surroundings in South Cumbria. …from start to finish, whether you’re here for drinks and nibbles or your most special celebration, we hope you enjoy everything Oscar’s has to offer.

For any enquiries or reservations, contact 01229 838282 or email oscars@abbeyhousehotel.com.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.