Katie and Drew’s wedding oozed glam! The wedding was definitely going to have an eclectic feel after Drew acquired a magician to help pop the question in front of a room full of 150 people at the Hilton Hotel’s Black And White Diamond Ball.
Katie and Drew opted to have their reception and ceremony at the Hotel Van Dyk in Clowne, near Chesterfield. Hotel Van Dyk was originally a mansion for the elite in British society. It is still flowing with glamour and classic traditional luxury. Katie and Drew added sparkles and modern aesthetics to bring their beautiful wedding dreams to reality, but with a nod to history and a flavour of old Hollywood glam.
Katie wore a mermaid style wedding dress covered in intricate Swarovski crystals by Allure Bridals. The strapless dress sculpted her body and made her look like a film star! She clutched onto a unique bouquet of pale pink silk flowers with silver brooch detailing.
Katie’s bridesmaids wore short-sleeve pink sequin gowns with draped cowl backs. These gave a true vintage art deco vibe – especially when looking at the Hotel Van Dyk gorgeous ceiling details, shinning crystal chandeliers and the 1930’s ivory Beauford Wedding Car by Nightingale Wedding Cars.
Drew wore a navy blue French Connection three piece suit. The pink bow tie incorporated his suit into the overall theme and showed just how much everything was planned out, not sparing any detail.
After the ceremony, everyone went to the main room for an amazing feast and heartfelt speeches. The room was utterly breathtaking! Light fabric cascaded from the ceiling and down the walls, large chandeliers hung in the centre, beautiful candelabras were centrepieces on each round table, and hints of pink and white decoration filled the space. Guests enjoyed a delicious 4 tier white, pink and silver cake by The Lavender Whisk. Everything felt very intimate and charming – from beginning to end.
Venue: Hotel Van Dyk
Groom’s Suit: French Connection
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals
Cake: The Lavender Whisk
Sally is a lovely lady who made us feel at ease. The photos were amazing. I would highly recommend her!
– KATIE & DREW
Bride’s Top Tips
Katie’s top tips for weddings are:
Enjoy the moment, the time passes so quickly.