A subtle Beauty and the Beast theme in honour of bride Grace Jones’ childhood dreams flowed through her wedding day.
Grace, a nursery practitioner, married Blackpool born Dan Rawcliffe at the stunning Bartle Hall where they had exclusivity of the full complex for the celebrations.
They met on dating app Plenty of Fish and have since enjoyed a dream holiday to Mexico and the purchase of their first home in Warton where they live with their dog Chester, three chickens and a rabbit.
On their two-year anniversary, Dan woke Grace early to go and watch the sunrise on the beach with him. He proposed on one knee as the sun came up.
Grace, who moved to Lancashire in 1998 following her dad’s job at BAE Warton, arrived at the ceremony by a white, horse-drawn carriage.
She said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better venue to be married at and the service was impeccable from start to finish.
“I walked in to Tale As Old As Time, instrumental version and we walked out to Highway to Hell which was a bit of comedy we added and the guests loved it.
“We had our first dance to the Ariana Grande and John Legend version of Tale As Old As Time and we had exploding confetti balloons explode over us.
“For the first dance, I swapped my glitter silver heels for custom made rose gold and blush converse with the rose from Beauty and the Beast.
“We had favours of honey and wax candles provided and hand made by my mums cousin and wife – Simon
and Kelly Croson. They made all the favours using honey and wax made by their own bees – incredible!”
Summing up his feelings about the day Dan, a timber merchant from Blackpool, said: “You don’t marry the person you can live with, but the person you can’t live without.”
Grace added: “Love each other for your beauty inside and out and that is how I feel every part of the day was.”