Alex proposed at Dunham Massey. The day started off strangely as it was a Saturday and Alex wasn’t working which immediately sent off some warning bells (running his own plumbing business he works most weekends). Alex nipped out in the morning because he had “things” he needed to do… He in actual fact was putting together a picnic but Alex being Alex and always very last minute didn’t even have a picnic basket or anything to put the food in!
He arrived back at about half 10 ish and we set off for a day out to Dunham Massey. Before we left he gave me a rose with some soppy words on it. Unfortunately, and probably with nerves, Alex typed the wrong post code in the sat nav and we ended up lost in some back streets of Didsbury behind a row of terraced houses. I had to step in and we managed to navigate to Dunham Massey.
“Probably with nerves, Alex typed the wrong post code into the SatNav and we ended up lost in the back streets of Didsbury.”
We arrived and he pulled out his second rose again with another soppy note. We entered Dunham Massey after ending up signing up to the National Trust and both becoming members for a year (it seemed like the longest process EVER!).
We had a bit of a walk and then entered the rose garden which is where I had psyched myself up that if he was going to do it, it would be here. Anyhow we walked round … and round… and round it and then left!
With me being somewhat deflated but this point we sat down to have our picnic with Alex encouraging me to eat more sandwiches and pork pie every 2 secs! Finally when I couldn’t eat any more he asked me whether I loved him (blerg ! haha) and whether I wanted to spend our life together ( I obviously said yes) he then gave me the third and final rose which said, “Will you marry me?” He then was down on one knee asked me with the ring. I cried, the ring fell in the grass and that was that! :D
“He then gave me the third and final rose which said, “Will you marry me?”
We decided to book Styal Lodge as we wanted somewhere light and airy that was big enough for all our family and friends. Styal Lodge ticked the box! There was other good things such as a big dance floor, easy access to the toilets, a pretty garden, a sound system, all in one place rather than different rooms and a projector.
“Quite simply we want our guests to experience an amazing and memorable day!”
Why did you decide to book Sam & how did you find him?
We wanted someone to look after our guests at the reception whilst we were away having photographs or talking to other guests. We didn’t want our guests bored and wanted some form of entertainment. Styal Lodge magician Sam seemed like the perfect touch to keep our guests occupied and entertained ! Instead of waiting in a line whilst we tried to get round to speak to everyone.
We actually saw Sam on a blog and I can’t remember for the life of me where but somewhere online and I was really impressed. After doing more research Sam had amazing reviews and we knew we couldn’t go wrong! We had a great drink in town and Sam seemed to really “get” us :)
When I first met Louise & Alex at the Alchemist in Manchester I knew they were going to be my kind of couple. Fun, relaxed and up for a right good laugh! And their wedding was just that! As a Styal Lodge magician it’s been an absolute pleasure to be part of their day and I wish them both all the very best for the future!