After a surprise proposal in a lovely hotel in Edinburgh, Megan and Sean married in the summer of 2018 in a luxe weekend wedding. With the most gorgeous décor and details, as well as some seriously beautiful blooms (Wendy, you are amazing), their day was utterly divine. Keep scrolling for musings from the gorgeous couple themselves and photography from S6!
You won’t be disappointed, that’s for sure.
Notes from the couple…
In a venue, we were looking for something traditional, picturesque and private, and Rowton fit all of these criteria. We had attended weddings at Rowton in the past and had wanted to experience it for ourselves. We loved the new features; Bar.97 especially, and the evening food options sounded great.
I stayed at my parents’ house in Shrewsbury the night before the wedding, and Sean (unconventionally, we know) stayed in Tower House with his parents and Best Man; they left for the church in a classic black and white Daimler.
My dress was an Ivory Paloma Blanca dress; slim fit satin waist down with lace and beaded top. Paired with a full-length veil with scalloped lace edging, and to finish the look, I wore a pair of sparkly Jimmy Choo sandals. The bridesmaids (my sister’s Olivia and Amy) wore full length dresses in vintage rose and the groom’s party wore black tailcoat suits with pinstripe trousers. Hair was done by Chloe Bradbury and makeup by Nichola Witcombe-Tant.
We decorated the cathedral and venue with lots of fresh flowers; vintage pink roses, peonies and hydrangeas were arranged with lots of delicate foliage.
Arriving at Rowton after the ceremony, we enjoyed a family favourite champagne with canapes on the lawns. The wedding breakfast was an exceptional seven course feast of seasonal and locally sourced produce; panko crumb scotch egg, sea bream, elder flower sorbet, roast chicken with creamed leeks and buttered gnocchi, a trio of desserts, somerset brie cheese course and coffee and chocolate truffles to finish. Evening food was a choice of minute steak sandwiches and hot dogs (followed by hot churros with an incredible chocolate sauce!).
Chris at Dulcie Blue Bakery made our wedding cake. We opted for a round three-tier cake each with a different flavour: chocolate and salted caramel, white chocolate and raspberry, and lemon. It was delicious.
Live music was really important to us. Finesse (Piano & Cello duo) played music throughout the reception and wedding breakfast, and we had both a band (Hipster) and a DJ (Will Tudor) in the evening. Our first dance song was ‘The Luckiest’ by Ben Folds.
The day was captured by S6 Photography (Jon Dennis). We came across Jon’s work online when doing our initial research. We loved his documentary style and vibrant colours and just had to book him.
Best part of the day
Although we were both nervous in the run up to the church ceremony, getting ready in the morning with the excitement building, and then walking out of the church as a married couple knowing that we could relax and enjoy the day were THE best bits for us.
Advice for future brides and grooms
Cherish every second as it goes so quick! Don’t miss out on the champagne and canapes as they go around! Make the most of the evening entertainment with family and friends.
Ceremony Shrewsbury Cathedral
Venue Rowton Castle
Flowers Wendy Shaw