Jessica and Tom – A Warwick Castle Wedding
For a true fairytale wedding, you can't beat a real life castle! Jessica and Tom tied the knot in the iconic Warwick Castle in July 2017, after over seven years together.
The proposal itself was like something out of a romance novel, as Tom whisked Jessica away to Manchester airport under the guise of a weekend in the Lake District. It wasn't until they reached the departures lounge that Tom revealed they were heading out to New York for a romantic winter break! "I honestly can’t even tell you how amazing it felt!" says Jessica. "I laughed AND cried, and this wasn’t even the proposal!" On the second day of their holiday, Tom popped the question with a ring he'd designed in the middle of Central Park - the perfect proposal.
Tom and Jessica chose Warwick Castle as the backdrop for their big day, and with such an incredible venue, little decoration was needed. "As the wedding was in a castle, we didn’t theme it or go too mad with colours," explains the bride.
"We kept everything very neutral and the only colours were blue and grey for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and blue ribbons on the back of the chairs."
The bridesmaids wore stunning multiway dresses in dove grey, while the groomsmen looked dapper in blue suits. Bride Jessica wore an elegant fit and flare gown with illusion neckline by Martina Liana, which she paired with classic pearl earrings and a tulle veil.
Photographer Jessica Raphael captured the day beautifully, including our favourite part - the cutting of the light-up castle cake with an actual sword!