March Wedding at Samlesbury Hall

Sophie & Richard. 25th March 2023

by Samlesbury Hall

We have actually lived parallel lives; going to the same primary school, high school, leisure centres etc. (Richard is two school years older than me). Fast forwarded to 2018, just before Christmas, after Ric moved back to Preston we went on our first date. Our families remembered us all the way back to primary school so it was just meant to be! A year in to our relationship, the whole country went into lockdown. With this we took the big step to move in together and we became a family (along with our Beagle, Bailey). A year later, just out of lockdown we buy our forever home, and get engaged (and I turn 30) all in the space of a week!


As a history teacher, Samlesbury Hall seemed like the perfect choice, with its beautiful architecture. As soon as we walked into Samlesbury Hall, Ric looked at me, the sun shining through the beautiful stained glass windows and we knew it was the perfect choice for us.


As a couple who loved walking in the beautiful Lancashire countryside with Bailey, we very much wanted something we both absolutely love. The kitchen was so accommodating and we had the most amazing meat and potato pie, chips and mushy peas! Everybody was so surprised by the meal and there wasn't a plate not empty in the room!!


The song after the first dance, everybody was on the dance floor, the band sounded amazing and we were surrounded by the sheer happiness of our friends and family. Our first dance was played by our band Lemonade, Maybe by James Arthur. The words mean so much to us both, and matches our love story perfectly.


We honestly could not have asked for anything more from our venue. It was absolutely the best day of our lives, and we have Samlesbury Hall to thank for that. The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. It was absolutely perfect.


Suppliers of the day

Flowers - Luna Bloom

Photography - Kyle Mac

Videographer - Pat Holt

Cake - Something Sweet

Make Up - Leanne Jackson

Dress - Charnock Brides

Car - Malvern Cars

Hair - Vanilla Salon, Leyland

Band - Lemonade

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