Isle of Man wedding with many artistic ideas

Isle of Man wedding with many decorations ideas.

When the bride is an Art teacher, you can expect many home made, artistic decorations. Thankfully she enlisted her bridesmaids and friends to help her decorate the place. I’m sure it made for many warm and fun memories. She was also able to use the school chapel for the wedding and it was very special. I’d flown there the day before to make sure I was on time, so I had plenty of time to record all the details.

The place they chose for the reception was stunning and I had so many ideas for photos, but I know that what matters most is the couple enjoying their day with their family, not necessarily having the most photos of themselves! If it was for me, we’d have gone to the beach under the venue, but when you have guests whom you see rarely, it’s more important to make the most of your time with them.

The bridesmaids had the same colour dress but with different shapes and more stunningly, different shoes with assorted bouquets. I must say I just loved that. In France we don’t have bridesmaids or assorted dresses so I liked that in between solution, some consistency and some personality.

In the evening, they had a ceilidh as well as a first dance at Bradda Glen restaurant, overlooking the sea!  You can see who’s the keener dancer, but it’s great to cater for everybody’s joy. In the same way, they had a traditional wedding cake and a cheese tower, and another cake too for different diets.

The album is one she chose, it’s bigger than usual, but I love how you can see everyone being themselves in candid portraits, small moments captured rather than group shots where you can’t really see people and where nobody knows what to do with themselves.


It was my first time on the Isle of Man and I spent the following day in a nature reserve watching dolphins. I’d love to go back so if you like my style, do get in touch.


Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Accessories: 1920s clutch bag from Charlotte Casadejus, Head piece British handmade by Ariana designs, Bird cage veil – made by bride

Hair: The Victory Roll          

Make up: Lucy Cooil

Groom’s outfit: Jonathan Daniels

Best man and ushers: Jonathan Daniels

Bridesmaids/pageboys dress: Junior Bridesmaid –Jenny Packham, Page Boy – Jonathan Daniels, Adult Bridesmaids – The Twist and Wrap dress

 Invites- stationery: Save the date card – handmade by bride, Invite – Original Wedding Tea Towel Company and some DIY bits by the Bride, Order of service illustration by Jenna Holdaway

Table plan – Bride

The table setting- decorations – Bride DIY, a few bits bought – sign from Muddy Creek

Catering : Bradda Glen Restaurant

The cake: Marks and Spencer’s 3 tier cake styled by bride, cake flowers made by Alison and Paula, Macaroons from Iltze’s, Fruit cake by Sylvia McCubbon, Ginger cake by Amy’s grandmother.