helen Ronald Joyce

Leighton Hall First Wedding Fair ~ March 2011

This weekend Deborah Jane Bridal spent one amazing day at the impressive Leighton Hall, a  fantastic venue for any bride looking for that wow factor with its gothic towers and beautiful surroundings the approach down Leighton Hall’s sweeping driveway is nothing but breathtaking. Sunday witnessed their first ever wedding fair but I’m sure this will have been the first of many.  The fantastic hospitality of the Gillows Reynolds family created a wonderful morning, you could feel the anticipation from the exhibitors as they set up their stalls, just being in  such magnificent surroundings seemed to add to the excitement.

Our mannequins, dressed in a selection of this season’s bridal styles with the striking backdrop of the cantilevered, ‘flying staircase’, set the scene in the superb hallway’. As the clock struck 10.30am a queue formed at the entrance, so with bubbly in hand the first crowd of bride to be were directed by our master of ceremonies from the hallway to the library and enjoyed the magnificently dressed dining table until working their way back through towards the music room.

Outside the sun beamed down as the wedding car nestled next to the impressive helicopter and the stilt men created a very novel talking point as visitors paused to take in the breathtaking view.

Upstairs all our girls and gowns were being prepared, in a cloud of hairspray and make-up and a flurry of tulle, satin and lace with a generous scatter of sparkle, our unique showcase began. Making the most of the weather we chose to set a catwalk down the spiral staircase through the hallway and out the front doors following the red carpet to the awaiting crowd. The crystals sparkled as the models poised in the midday sun. The result, a gorgeous , sophisticated display of our current collection showing bridal gowns from Sophia Tolli, Ronald Joyce and Impression Bridal.

All model pictures supplied by Gary Hill www.gdhphotography.co.uk

Venue: Leighton Hall, Carnforth www.leightonhall.co.uk