Stacey & Paul’s Real Wedding

After a two year engagement, Stacey and Paul celebrated a gorgeous wedding day at Whirlowbrook Hall. Their special day was filled with unforgettable moments, like when the couple’s son Cole joined them at the end of the ceremony and held their hands in an unplanned moment.

After a two year engagement, Stacey and Paul celebrated a gorgeous wedding day at Whirlowbrook Hall. Their special day was filled with unforgettable moments, like when the couple’s son Cole joined them at the end of the ceremony and held their hands in an unplanned moment.


Stacey and Paul’s Monochrome Wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall

Paul and Stacey’s love story began seven years ago when they met at work. They bumped into each other a few times at the coffee machine and Paul would be a gentleman and hold doors open for Stacey.

The chance encounters soon blossomed into something more and Stacey and Paul became a couple and fell in love. They moved in together after their year anniversary and two years later they welcomed their little boy, Cole Ethan.

The engagement happened whilst the couple were on holiday in Norfolk for Paul’s birthday, along with their son and Paul’s parents.

Paul’s parents offered to babysit Cole one evening, so the happy couple headed out for a romantic meal. After dinner, Paul suggested they go for a walk around a nearby park.

They sat down on a bench together and Paul asked Stacey: “So are you going to ask me to marry you?”

This question was apparently a regular occurrence over the years so Stacey initially shrugged it off and said: “No, are you going to ask me?”

To her surprise Paul then said he was, to which Stacey comically replied: “Shut up”! He then held out a ring box that contained an elegant white gold ring with a square diamond! Stacey burst into tears of happiness and accepted the proposal.

They tied the knot two years later in an intimate celebration at the stunning Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield.


A Lace Wedding Dress By Mori Lee

Stacey’s lace wedding dress was absolutely breath taking and it suited her down to the ground.

After trying on a range of dresses at Blushes Bridal Studio in Sheffield, Stacey tried on a Mori Lee gown which made her mum burst into tears and her bridesmaids grin from ear to ear – she’d found her dream dress!

The gorgeous lace dress was fitted to the hips and flared out subtly into a fishtail skirt. The scalloped illusion straps complemented the plunging neckline which set the dress off beautifully.

To add even more wow factor, Nicola at Blushes customised the dress’s low back so that it had three delicate rows of beading and a drop crystal in the middle for the final touch.

Stacey paired her dress with a cathedral length veil and a silver upper arm bracelet which looked ever so pretty. To complement the beaded elements of the dress, Stacey also wore a beautiful headpiece made up of crystals and pearls.


Glamorous Bridal Beauty

Stacey wanted a glamorous beauty look for her wedding day, so she enlisted Caroline Hibbs, the owner of Urban Revival Make Up Artistry, to give her a sultry smoky eyed look. This was paired with flawless skin and a flattering nude-pink lip.

As for Stacey’s hair, she opted for a sophisticated low chignon which was styled by Natalie Dodwell from 1983 Hair. This was the perfect style to show off her delicate sparkly headband.

Stacey chose her sister Donna and her best friend Sam to be her bridesmaids. The couple chose an incredibly stylish colour scheme of black and white for their big day, so Stacey picked out black evening dresses from Coast for her best girls.

The dresses had crystal detail on the left hip, which went wonderfully with the theme and Stacey’s glamorous bridal look.


Stylish Black Tuxedos

As for the boys, they all got suited and booted in black tuxedos to highlight the monochrome theme.

Paul looked super smart in his black suit, which consisted of a formal black dinner jacket, a crisp white shirt with black buttons and a black bow tie for the finishing touch.

Paul and his groomsmen each wore a white calla lily corsage, which was the stunning focal flower throughout the wedding.

The corsages also gave a nod to Stacey’s round calla lily bouquet, which was decorated with lace and pearl around the base.

All dressed up in their dapper tuxedos, the groom and his fellow groomsmen could’ve given James Bond a run for his money!


The Ceremony at Whirlowbrook Hall

The whole wedding day took place at Whirlowbrook Hall, which Stacey and Paul chose for its exclusivity, beauty and intimate atmosphere.

They didn’t even need to embark on a long search for the perfect venue – it was the first place the couple looked at and they fell in love with it instantly.

Paul and Stacey opted to have a straight forward civil ceremony, which they felt was right for them.

The beautiful bride walked down the aisle with her step dad Dave to ‘A Thousand Years’, a stunning piano rendition by The Piano Guys.

The stripped back ceremony had no readings or hymns and was just a simple declaration of Paul and Stacey’s love for each other – which was exactly what they wanted.

When the couple exchanged their wedding rings they were unexpectedly joined by Cole, who stood with his parents and held both of their hands. It was an unplanned moment that turned out to be an incredibly special highlight for Stacey and Paul.


A Modern Monochrome Reception

Stacey and Paul celebrated with their close family and friends in the day, before turning the celebration into a party for the evening!

The black and white theme gave a sophisticated, modern and stylish look to the day with every décor detail pulled off immaculately.

At the reception, the top table sat in front of a pretty white starlit curtain which added more glitz and glam to the theme.

The crisp white tablecloths and chairs were decorated with black sashes, and beautiful white calla lilies were laid out carefully on the tables.

Shining silver candelabras were elegant centrepieces for the tables and the candles gave the room a softly lit, romantic atmosphere.

The décor definitely suited the invitations which Paul and Stacey had sent out, which gave the guests a glimpse of what was to come.

The stylish invites were made by Jane Baxter at Finishing Touches and consisted of ivory card decorated with black ribbon, crystals and pearls.


A Wedding Cake With Floral Details

The wedding cake made an amazing centrepiece at the reception.

Presented grandly on a table with a starlit tablecloth, the three tiered cake was made by the talented Jayne Shaw, a friend of the family.

The impressive design consisted of three different flavoured tiers resting on black Perspex boards with a cascade of white calla lilies pouring from the top. Wooden spoon versions of the couple were the cute accompaniment to the cake table!

The wedding cake was served on the day and there was definitely a flavour for everyone. The lucky guests got to tuck into vanilla, chocolate and lemon sponge tiers, which went down a treat.


Happy Ever After for Stacey and Paul

For the evening celebration, Stacey and Paul had their hearts set on creating the perfect party atmosphere and this was certainly achieved. The dance floor was never empty and everyone had an amazing time.

For the entertainment the happy couple wanted a variety of acts to go with their DJ, so they enlisted wedding singer Andy Otley to perform.

They were also treated to a brilliant performance by some singing waiters, which was organised as a surprise by Stacey’s parents!

Overall, Stacey and Paul were full of praise for the team at Whirlowbrook Hall, including their wedding coordinators Kelsey and Lucy and Danny their Master of Ceremonies, who always had a smile on his face and was the last man standing at the end of the celebration!

The amazing service the couple received at Whirlowbrook Hall was the cherry on top to go with the venue’s beautiful décor and acres of landscaped gardens, which Stacey and Paul made the most of for photos.

For their honeymoon, Stacey and Paul jetted off on an exotic trip to sun-drenched Jamaica. The soulmates knew that they wanted a holiday filled with Carribean luxury but also somewhere suitable to bring their little boy along too.


Paul & Stacey’s supplier list
Photography by: AES Photography
Venue by: Whirlowbrook Hall
Wedding Dresses by: MoriLee
Bridesmaids Dresses by: Coast Bridesmaid
Beauty, Hair & Make Up by: 1983 Hair by Natalie Dodwell