& Jonathan Dyer tied the knot at Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston in July 2017.
“After proposing on holiday, we wasted no time looking up
locations for our big day. We had a blank canvas, as neither of us had really
had a solid picture of how our wedding day was going to look. I think this is
what led us to look at alternative venues. We came across Brockholes Nature Reserve
while looking up alternative wedding venue in Lancashire online. It seemed to
tick a lot of boxes for us both so, without hesitation, we emailed the venue
and arranged a visit upon our return from holiday. We fell in love with the
venue at first sight, neither of us had ever been to Brockholes before, and we
were surprised by the size and beauty of the place.
We had three themes that we tried to interweave into the
wedding. The colour scheme was a blend of blues and natural colours, we also used
the theme of ‘travel’ and ‘dragonflies’!
Our guests enjoyed cocktails followed by a three-course
wedding breakfast and in the evening the Brockholes team served-up a hog roast
outside on the floating village.
In the evening we had a combination of a DJ and Ceilidh
band. We started the evening by having some nice laid-back music until most of
our guests had arrived. The Ceilidh band then made everyone come to the front
of the venue and get involved in dances. Finally, the DJs ended our evening
with some brilliant songs that had the bride and the bridesmaids dancing away
until the small hours.
We were fortunate to have an incredible venue that managed
to give our guests privacy and intimacy despite being open to the public all
day. We knew that Brockholes wouldn’t let us down, as we ourselves had visited
the venue during someone else’s wedding. Finally, and most importantly, because
Brockholes is a not for profit organisation, we knew that the money we were
spending on the venue was going back into the park. The fact that our wedding
was in some way benefiting our local wildlife environment made us feel even
Doherty Photography – www.jadedohertyphotography.co.uk/
Venue: Brockholes Nature
Reserve, Preston www.brockholes.org/
Dress: Laguna by Ian Stuart from Ava Rose Hamilton in Colne www.avarosehamilton.co.uk
outfit: Slaters www.slaters.co.uk/
Alternative Arrangements, Ramsbottom www.alternative-arrangements.com/
Discos (Disco and lighting) https://www.diversediscos.co.uk/
Night and Day music
Agency (Ceilidh) http://www.nightanddaymusicagency.co.uk/
If you’d like to find out more about weddings at Brockholes Nature Reserve, then why not visit our Eco-Chic Wedding Fair there this Sunday 29th April. Click on the image below for more information: