Rebecca & Chris Astley tied the knot at the Shireburn Arms, Clitheroe.
Photographer: Jessica Reeve Photography
We got engaged on the 7th November 2013 when Chris proposed to me on my nanna’s birthday, who had sadly passed away six month previously; my engagement ring is one my nanna had left to us and that made an amazing moment even more special.
I couldn’t wait to start planning our wedding. I wanted it to be really personal for both of us and all our choices and themes to represent us as a couple. That’s why we chose the Shireburn Arms as our wedding venue. As soon as we walked in I remember both of us smiling at each other and we immediately knew that this is where we wanted to have our wedding reception, so we booked our date that same day. Our service was held at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Clitheroe.
The Shireburn Arms was everything we could have wanted; it was elegant and classy yet with a relaxed atmosphere. It is beautifully decorated throughout, yet still keeps that cosy country pub feel, with open fires and stunning views of the Ribble Valley countryside – the perfect rural backdrop for photos. We loved how bright and airy the main room felt with its huge windows, and that the bar was in the same room as the dance floor – we wanted everyone to be together all night. The main selling point, however, was the food – it was stunning and our guests couldn’t stop raving about it.
During the two years of planning our wedding, the team at the Shireburn Arms could not do enough to help us, they were always there to answer questions, anything I needed they did everything they could to make it happen; they all made my life so much easier and I could not have asked for a more accommodating and friendly service. On our wedding day everything was perfect, and they really made our day run smoothly. We booked the games room downstairs for our reception drinks and this was the perfect place to chill out and enjoy drinks and nibbles; our guests also enjoyed playing darts and table football.
We were getting married in the Spring so I chose soft warm colours as my theme; blush, peach and gold with subtle grey and rose gold tones. Being a redhead I needed colours that complimented my hair and pale skin. I’m obsessed with floral so I wanted flowers everywhere, in fact I just wanted everything to be pretty and dreamy. Laura at Voilá Florist in Clitheroe understood exactly what I wanted for our day and made the most beautiful arrangements. These coupled with the gorgeous room decorations made the venue look magical.
Our photographer, Jessica Reeve did a wonderful job of capturing our day, every picture shows reminds us how much love and fun there was. Our DJ was amazing too, he kept everyone dancing and entertained, he was brilliant.
If you’re looking for an intimate, relaxed and beautiful venue, the Shireburn Arms really is the perfect place for your wedding. I’m so happy we chose it for ours.
Shireburn ArmsWhalley Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9QJ www.shireburnarmshotel.co.uk
Photographer - Jessica Reeve www.jessicareeve-photography.com
Stationery - Rachel Knowles Rachelmellin@yahoo.co.uk
Flowers - Voilà Florist www.voilaflorist.co.uk
Venue Styling - Creative Cover Hire www.creativecoverhire.co.uk
Trees and Table Plan -
Brides Little Helper www.brideslittlehelper.co.uk
Cake - Finch Bakery facebook/Finch Bakery
Dress - The Bridal Lounge
of Accrington www.thebridalloungeaccrington.co.uk
DJ - Steve at DFC www.dfclancashire.co.uk