We’re a very traditional, English couple – lots of people say we are like a modern day Lord and Lady! Hannah is really in to afternoon tea and has a large collection of tea cups and tea pots so for our first Valentines Day together I bought her afternoon tea at The Ritz in London. We absolutely loved it, so I thought that would be a perfect place for the proposal! Back in May last year I bought her a night at The Ritz with dinner and disguised it as an anniversary present! We went on the 26th October and when we got to the room I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. It was the perfect setting, but about five minutes later when I was telling Hannah about buying the ring etc. a maintenance guy knocked on the door asking if he could change the time on one of the clocks in the room?! Not the best timing, but adds some comedy to the story I suppose.
“It was the perfect setting, but about five minutes later when I was telling Hannah about buying the ring etc. a maintenance guy knocked on the door asking if he could change the time on one of the clocks in the room?! Random.”
As we are a very traditional couple and love all things British! We love watching Downton Abbey together and knew that we wanted to get married somewhere similar to that. Somewhere that was grand and had character. We went to Peckforton Castle for a spa day last year and were blown away with how special it felt. As soon as we got engaged, it was the first place we booked to see as a potential venue. Funnily enough, they only had 1 date available for this Summer (29.7.26) and it tied in perfectly with Hannah’s school holiday so we knew it was meant to be.
“We just want a day full of laughter, entertainment and be memorable for all our guests”
Why did you decide to book Sam & how did you find him?
We thought a Peckforton Castle magician would be great entertainment for our guests during the drinks reception, which can sometimes be a bit of a lull.
Hannah actually got in touch with Sam even before booking the photographer, finding her dress or any other very important parts of planning a wedding! After sorting out other things we got back in touch with Manchester magician Sam in February and booked him for our Wedding. We found Sam through the The Wedding Industry Awards site and knew he would be perfect at our drinks reception entertainment.
It’s been awesome to be part of Hannah & Ben’s wedding at Peckforton Castle. This is one of those magical venues that never ceases to amaze me and for Hannah and Ben it provided that quintessentially British backdrop for their dream wedding. Thanks so much to the happy couple and to the guests for making this a truly fun (and hilarious ;) ) day for this Peckforton Castle magician!
A massive congratulations to Hannah & Ben, I wish them both all the very best for the future!
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Today’s Wedding Team
- Rat Pack Boys
- Andy Murphy DJ – Manchester DJ
- James Wray Films – Wedding Videographer Manchester
- Stanbury Photography
- Lily Rose Events
- Northern Quartet
- Funtime Frankies
- Hipswing Entertainments
- The Wedding Painter
- Sarah Meredith Make Up Artist
- Manchester Magician Sam Fitton (Peckforton Castle magician for the day!)