Dorfold Hall Wedding – Kate & James

Love knows no season, and for Kate & James, their love story reached its most magical chapter on a crisp winter’s day in Nantwich, Cheshire. On the 16th of December 2023, Dorfold Hall, an enchanting historic venue, played host to a wedding that was nothing short of a fairytale come to life.

Dorfold Hall Wedding, a breathtaking Grade I listed Jacobean mansion, provided the perfect backdrop for Kate & James’s winter wonderland wedding. The hall, adorned with ivy-covered walls and surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens, exudes timeless charm. The historic architecture and picturesque surroundings created a romantic atmosphere that made every moment unforgettable.

Kate & James’s winter wedding at Dorfold Hall in Nantwich was a celebration of love and enchantment. The stunning venue, the attention to detail in every aspect of the wedding, and the warmth of their loved ones made it a day to remember. As the snowflakes gently fell outside, the couple’s hearts warmed with the knowledge that they had embarked on a journey of a lifetime, surrounded by the love and beauty of their winter wonderland wedding.

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The Bride’s Dress: Bethany Hannah Bridal

Kate was a vision of elegance in her wedding gown from Bethany Hannah Bridal. The dress, a masterpiece of lace and satin, featured a delicate long train that trailed behind her as she walked down the aisle. The intricately detailed bodice and flowing skirt made Kate look like a true winter princess, and her radiant smile completed the enchanting look.

The Groom’s Tuxedo: James Person Tailors

James, equally dashing, wore a custom tuxedo from James Person Tailors. The perfectly tailored tuxedo, with its unique green finish and subtle satin lapels, gave him a timeless and debonair appearance. The attention to detail in both the bride and groom’s attire was evident, symbolizing the care they put into every aspect of their special day.

Hair and Makeup: Lisa Simms

Lisa Simms, the talented makeup artist and hairstylist, ensured that Kate looked flawless on her big day. With a soft and natural look that accentuated her features, Kate’s beauty shone through. Her elegant updo, adorned with a touch of winter-inspired accessories, perfectly complemented her overall look.

Florist: Fletcher & Foley Floral Design

Fletcher & Foley Floral Design transformed the venue into a winter wonderland with their stunning floral arrangements. The color palette of navy and ivory perfectly captured the essence of the season.

Classic Wedding Car: A Timeless Ride

Kate & James arrived in style in a classic Jaguar from Classic Wedding Cars. The vintage car added a touch of sophistication to their day, providing a memorable entrance and exit as they embarked on their journey together as a married couple.

The Wedding Cake: Palms Cakes

Palms Cakes crafted a breathtaking wedding cake that was a true centerpiece of the reception. The multi-tiered masterpiece featured intricate sugarwork, delicate winter-themed designs, and flavors that left guests raving about its deliciousness. It was not just a cake; it was a work of edible art.

Catering: Cheshire Dining Experience

Cheshire Dining Experience delivered a culinary experience that left guests craving for more. From mouthwatering appetizers to a sumptuous main course and delightful desserts, their attention to detail and quality cuisine ensured that every guest’s palate was delighted.

Bar Services: Vivid Bar Services

Vivid Bar Services kept the drinks flowing, offering a variety of beverages to quench the guests’ thirst and keep the celebration going all night long. Their skilled bartenders crafted signature cocktails that added a special touch to the evening.

Entertainment: The Live Notes

The Live Notes, the evening’s entertainment, filled the air with beautiful melodies and energetic tunes. Their music had everyone on the dance floor, creating unforgettable memories as guests danced the night away.

Woodland Rover: Fireside Delights

A special treat awaited guests with the Woodland Rover, which supplied a wood-fired pizza oven. The aroma of freshly baked pizzas and the warmth of the fire added a cozy and unique touch to the reception, making it a delightful experience for all.

Videography: Mike Langley from Satin Pictures

Mike Langley from Satin Pictures expertly captured every magical moment of the day. From the emotional exchange of vows to the joyful dance floor celebrations, Mike’s skills ensured that Kate & James would relive their special day for years to come.

About Dorfold Hall

Dorfold Hall, a Grade I listed house recognized for its outstanding architectural and historic interest, and many of the original 17th-century interiors have been beautifully preserved, including the ornate plaster ceilings and elegant oak paneling. Changes over the years have included a full redesign of the downstairs by architect Samuel Wyatt in 1771, while the addition of an early Victorian wing to the Eastside significantly enlarged the house with over thirty new rooms. At this time, Dorfold had large stables, its own bakery, butchery, and brewery. It even grew pineapples in the extensively heated greenhouses!

Facts About Dorfold Hall

  • A distinctive Grade-I listed Jacobean manor house estate.
  • A traditional historic interior mixed with a unique modern design.
  • A bespoke ceremony location within the historic 200-year-old Coach House.
  • Wedding ceremony and dining for up to 180 guests.
  • Accommodation and cottages for up to 20 guests.
  • The gardens comprise vast lawns, a peaceful lake, a magical Victorian Dingle, a romantic Arcadian walk, and scented borders galore.

How can you get in touch with Dorfold Hall about weddings?

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Call via – 01270 625245

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Address – Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire. CW5 8LD

Instagram – @Dorfold

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