Take a look at these photographs and you’ll instantly recognise a subtle Disney theme that ran through Lucy and Luke’s wedding day at Healing Manor Hotel. We’re in love with their beautiful May wedding, with a romantic tone and a gorgeously unique colour scheme of light blue and deep, rich red, and are sure you’re going to love it too. We’re delighted that so many of our recommended wedding suppliers played a part in this gorgeous wedding too, and you can see our full list here.
Please meet Lucy and Luke, who wed in our beautiful Wedding Barn on 20 May 2022, with an intimate reception afterwards and bigger party in the evening. Inspired by their love of Disney, the couple wove in subtle elements, with a gorgeously soft blue and red floral theme. The flowers, styled by Julip Freelance Florist, were a combination of powder blue hydrangeas and rich red roses, which worked perfectly against the fresh green of Healing Manor’s grounds in spring.
The couple worked with event planner Jack Loves Jill, regulars at Healing Manor Hotel, to style their wedding day.
“I planned it myself and Jack Loves Jill styled our wedding. We had the whole wedding in the Barn, including the ceremony. We had an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast (less than 40 people) and we had more come to the party at night (around 70/ 80 all together).”
“Roses are an important symbol in our relationship. Luke has gifted me a rose every year on Valentine’s Day and my birthday, and we have rose tattoos for each other on the side of our hands. We made roses a big point of our wedding. We also wanted pale blue as a colour. Amy from Jack Loves Jill helped us put our unique colour scheme of red and blue together. Julip Freelance Florist provided our flowers, and hydrangeas were added for the blue. We had a subtle Disney theme and also incorporated themes from our favourite TV shows such as ‘Friends’.”
Luke and Lucy first met in a nightclub, and Luke proposed a few years later on the balcony of their hotel on holiday in Cyprus, with their daughter Ellie-Mae present too. They fell in love with the Wedding Barn, and our beautiful grounds too, leading them to choose Healing Manor Hotel for their wedding day.
“I loved the long train and the lace detail. I felt like a princess.”
Lucy’s cathedral-length train was was also from La Belle Bridal Boutique, and she slipped on a pair of satin ivory heels from Lace & Favour.
“They were so comfortable and had extra padding so I didn’t need to change into flats. I wore a hair comb in the back of my hair and my daughter, who is eight, had a matching one. On the morning of the wedding, I was gifted a Swarovski tennis bracelet from Luke and wore that too.”
“I went for loose curls, with my hair half-up and half-down. For my make-up, I had pink eyes and lips with a subtle glam look. I wanted to match the woodland rustic theme of the venue. I got on very well with my stylists.”
The groom went to Skopes to select his navy, checked suit, pairing it with a dark red tie and brown shoes to match its buttons.
The day was captured by Cleethorpes photographer Mark Cribb Photography, who has recorded the light spring atmosphere and relaxed, intimate day so well.
“I think Mark’s style captures the venue perfectly. He takes amazing group photos as well as portrait shots, and he was amazing on the day. He made everyone feel so comfortable and made them laugh. I felt like he was one of the guests and a lot of my guests commented on how professional, yet down to earth and friendly, he was.”
The bride and groom also opted for a wedding film, asking CG Media to record the wedding day.
“His style is like a film. He really documents the day as it was and you can really see the emotions that were felt during certain parts of the days. As well as capturing the main parts of the day such as vows and speeches, he also captured the guests enjoying the outdoor games, dancing on the dance floor and their reactions to our personalised vows, speeches, first dance and Luke’s first dance with our daughter. He was very laid-back and not intrusive at all. I never felt like I was being videoed all the time, which is exactly what we wanted! He was very professional.”
The wedding ceremony was held in our historic, renovated Wedding Barn, with bride Lucy walking down the aisle on the arm of her grandad.
“Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ was the song we walked down the aisle to. Our bridesmaids walked down the aisle first, followed by my daughter – my little maid of honour – in a white dress, and me and my grandad last.”
“We wrote our own vows which was really special. Afterwards, so many guests said that they made them cry and they thought it was a beautiful touch. We walked back down the aisle to ‘Shut Up And Dance With Me’; this got everyone excited and ready to party!”
After Luke and Lucy were declared husband and wife, they and their guests relaxed on the lawns with garden games from Emma Lane Designs.
“The outdoor games were a huge hit. They brought guests who didn’t know each other together and made the kids very happy!”
The newly-weds and their guests sat down to a meal provided by the Healing Manor Weddings team; their sticky toffee pudding was a definite hit!
“We chose Option 2 which gave everyone the choice of two starters, mains and desserts. We had a choice of tomato soup or bruschetta for starters, belly pork or roast top side of beef for mains and sticky toffee pudding or brownie for dessert. The food was beautiful and people particularly enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding. Dietary and food allergies were adhered to.”
After the wedding breakfast, the couple cut into their incredible, marbled blue wedding cake from Kimmie’s Cakes. It featured so many personal elements for the couple.
“We had a three-tier blue and white marbled cake with gold speckles and real roses from Julip Freelance Floristy. Our cake topper was an acrylic gold topper from Etsy and had a bride and groom, our daughter who is eight and our baby boy who was only five months old. It also had a cat to symbolise our three fur babies.”
“My cake was one of my favourite things from the whole wedding. It exceeded my expectations and turned out even better than I could have imagined! Every tier was a different flavour; red velvet, vanilla sponge and chocolate, all with vanilla buttercream.”
During the evening, the newly-weds were joined by more guests to help them celebrate. For entertainment, they selected a photo booth from A Booth & Beyond.
“In the evening we had a photo booth. We couldn’t recommend A Booth And Beyond enough! Polly is so friendly and incorporated our colour scheme into the design of the book and the photo booth print-outs. It was definitely a highlight for our guests – it was always busy!”
“For the evening buffet we chose items such as sandwiches, chicken drumsticks, potato wedges and pizza. The food was lovely.”
The couple took to the dance floor for a first dance to James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. Luke also had a father-daughter dance with eight year old Ellie-Mae, which was one of Lucy’s favourite moments.
“‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ is mine and Luke’s song and it reminds us of each other. Luke had a father-daughter dance with our little girl which was choreographed by her dance teacher; it was a really special moment.”
Lucy has so many other special memories from the spring wedding.
“Seeing my grandad’s face when he saw me in my dress, walking down the aisle and seeing my fiancé, and having time to ourselves when we went for our photos taking round the grounds.”
Advice for other couples
“Make use of the grounds and get your photographer to take you out on them and get amazing photos.”
“Choose the sticky toffee pudding; it is amazing!”
“Take some time out for yourselves during the day to take it all in.”
“Last but not least, enjoy it and don’t stress. It will be the best day of your life, but it goes by so quick.”
- Photography – Mark Cribb Photography
- Videography – CG Media
- Venue – The Wedding Barn at Healing Manor Hotel
- Florist – Julip Freelance Florist
- Stylist – Jack Loves Jill
- Entertainment – Emma Lane Designs + A Booth & Beyond
- Caterers – Healing Manor Hotel
- Wedding cake – Kimmie’s Cakes
- Dress – Morilee via La Belle Bridal Boutique
- Veil – La Belle Bridal Boutique
- Shoes – Lace & Favour
- Accessories – Swarovski
- Groom’s outfit – Skopes suit, Next shoes + Armani watch
- Hair & Makeup – HairBeautiful by Marie Padley & Kate Atkinson MakeUp Artist