Lauren Martland, 23, married Jack Birkett, 24, at the Shaw Hill Golf & Spa in Lancashire on the 22nd April, 2017.
We decided to get married at the Shaw Hill Golf & Spa because of its great location and beautiful grounds. When we first visited the venue we fell in love right away and knew it was the perfect place for us.
We purchased our beautiful big-day bake from Victoria Cakes in Leyland. The first layer was a traditional Victoria sponge, the second was strawberries and cream and the top was double chocolate.
The ceremony was the most important part of the day for us, I thought I'd be really nervous but as soon as I saw Jack standing at the end of the aisle I instantly calmed down and felt excited.
For our favours we gave each of our guests a box filled with sweets and a hand-stitched teddy that I made myself.
We had lanterns as our centrepieces, which created a subtle but effective glow and we incorporated red ribbons into our place names.
The bridesmaids wore chiffon red strapless gowns and as soon as they tried them on, I knew they would complement our theme perfectly.
My gown was the second one I tried on and I fell in love with it straight away. I ended up purchasing a style I never thought I'd go for but as soon as I put it on I felt so comfortable and my mum started crying so I knew it was the one.
Jack and the groomsmen wore light grey suits and red ties to complement our colour scheme.
It was such a perfect day and we both felt really happy. Our little boy was only nine-months-old at the time and we were so pleased he got to be part of it.
The speeches were very special to us. Jack, my dad and his best man gave amazing ones that we'll always remember. I'm also incredible pleased with our photographer, Alex from Fairfield Photographic. He was great and he took the most beautiful photos that we'll treasure forever.
We entertained our guests with a photo booth that everyone loved and we also played a variety of songs to suit everyone's tastes.
DJ Guy Barker
Groom and groomsmen's suits
Hair and make-up
Sculptures Hair Studio
Venue, catering and guest accomodation
Shaw Hill Golf & Spa