Anna-May and David enjoyed a bling-themes wedding at the gorgeous Eaves Hall

Anna-May Ball, 30, married David Stock, 36, at Eaves Hall, Lancashire on the 14th July, 2016.

Here Anna-May shares some of her favourite moments from their big day...

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I visited Eaves Hall a few years ago and ever since then the venue has really stood out to me, it's so majestic and as David is a keen pool and snooker player I knew he would love the games room. I took him to see it and we both agreed it was perfect. The staff were excellent and their level of organisation was outstanding.

 

Summer lovin': Image 2aI tried on around five dresses and fell in love with a Diana Harbridge A-line gown. Once I put the dress on I couldn't stop smiling, it fit like a glove and made me feel like a princess. I choose a second dress for the evening reception, it had a keyhole-back design and was more practical for dancing.

Summer lovin': Image 2 Our florist did an amazing job, we decided to have sweet peas incorporated into our big day as they're sentimental to me as my grandma, who is no longer with us, had them in her wedding bouquet. We also had two beautiful pew ends that used the same flowers, they were displayed in large mirrored vases on plinths.

 

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David wore a fitted, tailored blue suit with a grey tweed waistcoat and blue tie. The groomsmen wore the same except for a different coloured waistcoat and a coral tie to match the bridesmaids' dresses.

 

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The bridesmaids wore coral floor-length chiffon gowns with jewelled bodices. My sister Lucinda was 26 weeks pregnant so I got her a matching maternity gown. I came across the dresses online and fell in love with them, the only tricky part was finding them in three different sizes.

 

Summer lovin': Image 5aFor our centrepieces, my mother-in-law grew hundreds of sweet peas and other wild flowers that we placed into trinket pots. We also tied gypsophila to the ceremony chairs and made the table numbers ourselves using mirrored coasters. My sister designed a monogrammed top table piece using crushed mirror tiles, glitter and fairylights.

Summer lovin': Image 5 As I'm a make-up artist I decided to do my sister's for her and I hired a talented friend Lindsey Mace to do mine. She had done my make-up before so I knew she'd do a good job and the fact we're close helped keep me relaxed.

 

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My sister came across my photographer, James Tracey. I really liked his style and when we had a meeting with him he was so easy to get along with that we decided to book him for our big day.

 

Summer lovin': Image 7aMy hair was done by Duncan Fisher, a friend who I'd worked with, he's award-winning and an expert so I was keen to have him style my hair. I had an up do for the ceremony and accessorised it with a crystal hair clip and veil, which I removed for the reception.

Summer lovin': Image 7 We had a three-tiered cake, two layers were sponge and one was fruit, with white icing.

 

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We had a pianist play for the ceremony and reception drinks, and supplied outside garden games such as boules and large connect four, which was fantastic for a lovely summer's day. We had The Kickstarts Band play for the evening reception, my sister had hired them earlier in the year so we knew they were good. I joined the band for a bit of drumming, which the guests said was a big surprise as many didn't know I could play!

 
 

Anna-May and David's contact book


Band
The Kickstarts
www.thekickstartsband.co.uk

Bride's accessories
Swarovski
www.swarovski.com

Bride's dress
Wed2b
www.wed2b.co.uk

Bride's hair
Duncan Fisher Hair Designer
www.facebook.com/duncanfisherhairdesigner

Bride's make-up
Anna-May and Lindsey Mace
www.annamaymua.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Chi Chi
www.chichiclothing.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
Mamalicious
www.mamalicious.com

Cake
Waitrose
www.waitrose.com

Flowers
Perfect Daze
www.perfectdaze.co.uk

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Whitfield & Ward
www.whitfieldandward.co.uk

Mother-of-the-bride outfit
Monsoon
www.monsoon.co.uk

Photographer
James Tracey Photography
www.jamestraceyphotography.com

Rings
Jewels May
www.jewelsmay.com

Venue
Eaves Hall
www.eaveshall.co.uk

Venue styling and stationery
Honey Lou Weddings
www.facebook.com/honeylourusticweddings/

Videographer
Jodie Canwell
www.jodiecanwell.com