Elegant, romantic and timeless, I’m sure that the wedding today will capture your heart. Please welcome Zoe and Lewis, who held their civil ceremony and wedding reception in Healing Manor’s wedding barn on 21 May 2022.
The couple, who live in Cleethorpes, were keen to find a local venue to host their day, and Healing Manor, with its restored wedding barn and green grounds, fitted the bill perfectly. Zoe planned the day herself, turning to Jack Loves Jill to refine the styling, which revolved around a soft colour palette of blush pink and rose gold.
“We wanted a wedding close to home and as we live in Cleethorpes, Healing Manor was perfect. From the moment we first viewed Healing Manor, I knew it was exactly what we were looking for. I fell in love with the venue and absolutely loved the idea of getting married in the barn.”
Lewis and Zoe met on a night out in 2014, with Lewis proposing during a skiing holiday in Austria in 2019.
“Pink has always been my favourite colour, so I knew this would be part of our colour scheme. We went for a rustic theme and had a colour scheme of blush pink with hints of rose gold. Our stylist, Amy from Jack Loves Jill, made our theme and colour scheme come together; we couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out.”
“Amy from Jack Loves Jill did our styling and really brought all our ideas to life. Amy decorated the whole barn, created our welcome sign, table plan, wedding favours and even created a sweet table to match the rest of our styling. The whole space looked incredible, and really made our day special; it far exceeded my expectations.”
The couple asked James and Merika Green of James Green Studio, some of our absolute favourite photographers and members of our recommended supplier list, to capture their day. The result is these exceptional, timeless photographs, so full of atmosphere and love.
“Our photographers were James and Merika Green and they were the first supplier I booked for our wedding. I’ve followed their work on social media for a long time and always knew they would be perfect wedding photographers.”
“Both James and Merika are the loveliest people, and will go above and beyond to make sure they get the best pictures. I look at our wedding pictures all the time, and couldn’t be more thankful to both James and Merika for capturing our special day.”
The day’s videographer was Bigger Boat Film.
“Eric was so easy-going and I absolutely love watching our wedding video. Eric made our wedding video feel like a film – he really captured all our special moments.”
On the morning of the wedding, Lewis and his groomsmen dressed in suits with contrasting waistcoats from Coates Couture.
The bridesmaids wore floor-length, blush pink gowns from ASOS and the flowergirls were in pristine white dresses from Next.
Each girl carried a fresh bouquet of flowers, designed by Julip Floristry, who also created the other floral arrangements.
“Julie made the bouquets for myself, the three bridesmaids, fairy wands for our flower girls and boutonnieres for the groom and groomsman. She even worked with our stylist to arrange the floral arrangements on the tables in the venue.”
“I wasn’t inspired by anything in particular for our flowers but I had a Pinterest board which helped me find the style I wanted. Julie created the most perfect bouquets. I absolutely adored my bouquet and all the flower arrangements we had on the day.”
Lewis and Zoe wed in a civil ceremony in our restored wedding barn, against a wonderful backdrop of a floral hoop and thousands of fairy lights.
“Our flowergirls walked in to the wedding barn first, followed by the bridesmaids, and I followed with my dad. We walked in to the piano version of ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri.”
“I loved the whole day but my favourite part was finally becoming Mr and Mrs Pell, and having the confetti thrown on us after the ceremony.”
After the service, the newly-weds and their guests relaxed in the gardens and grounds of Healing Manor, with summery entertainment in the form of garden games and ice creams.
“April from The Confectionery Lounge served our guests with three choices of ice cream (Strawberry, Nutella and Cookies & Cream), and personalised Mr and Mrs Pell wafers. The ice cream was complimented by lots of our guests and was one of my favourite parts of our wedding day.”
“We had outdoor games from Emma Lane Designs which all our guests enjoyed… especially the space hoppers. The ice cream bike and outdoor games felt like the perfect combination and really kept our guests entertained.”
As the guests were entertained outside, the wedding barn was transformed ready for the wedding breakfast.
“For canapés we went for miniature fish and chips, chicken tacos and baked sourdough. For the wedding breakfast our guests picked from roasted tomato soup, prawn cocktail or bruschetta for starter, chicken roast, beef roast or baked salmon for main and for dessert, sticky toffee pudding, dark and white chocolate brownie or white chocolate pavlova.”
“We had a few guests with dietary and allergies, all of which were catered for. We also asked to have Docks Beers put on all the tables for our guests, which was no trouble.”
The wedding cake was a minimal, modern tower of four cakes with neutral roses adorning the base layer.
“Our cake supplier was Tricia Morris Cake Design. She was absolutely amazing and made the cake exactly how we asked. We had four different flavours; vanilla, salted caramel, chocolate orange, and white chocolate and raspberry.”
As night fell, the evening party got started.
“Our first dance was to ‘Anyone’ by Justin Bieber. At the end of the dance, our bridesmaids and groomsman set off a few confetti canons.”
“In the evening we used Healing Manor’s DJ, who did a great job at getting people on the dance floor. We also had a photo booth from Magic Images which was so much fun, and James Kirman Magician performing magic for all our guests.”
“In the evening, we went for the BBQ menu which was paella, peri peri chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, tomato salad and Lincolnshire sausage hot dog. We were so happy with all the food; it all looked and tasted amazing.”
Advice for other couples
“Enjoy the whole process. Healing Manor and all your suppliers will make sure your day is perfect.”
“Get a videographer; you won’t regret it.”
- Photography – James Green Studio
- Videography – Bigger Boat Film
- Venue – The Wedding Barn at Healing Manor Hotel
- Florist – Julip Freelance Florist
- Stylist – Jack Loves Jill
- Entertainment – Emma Lane Designs, Magic Booth + James Kirman Magician
- Caterers – Healing Manor Hotel, The Confectionery Lounge + Docks Beer
- Wedding cake – Tricia Morris Cake Design
- Dress – Sophia Tolli via Coates Couture
- Veil – Coates Couture
- Accessories – Daniella Draper
- Groom’s outfit – Coates Couture
- Hair & Makeup – Sibley Hair & LC Makeup Artistry