In June, we were delighted to host the beautiful wedding of Jay and Alex.
With only 30 guests, Jay and Alex opted for a our small wedding option, celebrating with close friends and family. Their day was full of personal touches, inspired by a fun mix of traditional and modern themes. Jay wore a gorgeous two-piece dress by Otaduy, and put a spin on the classic wedding attire with her custom Adidas Superstar trainers!
Conscious of waste, the couple chose simplicity, decorating with few items. Their wedding was nonetheless one of vibrant colour and elegance. The ceremony room and marquee were filled with gorgeous dusty-pink and coral floral arrangements by Daphne & Doreen, with many of the flowers coming from our own gardens.
With the warm June sunshine and stunning backdrop of the pink and purple rhododendrons, it really was the perfect day to tie the knot.
With many congratulations, we wish Jay and Alex the very best for their future life together.
Images by kind permission of Manon Pauffin Photography.
Flowers by Daphne & Doreen. Bridal Bouquet by Rock the Frock Bridal. Catering by Florentina Events. Cake by Dust with Cocoa. Bridal dress by Otaduy. Jay’s shoes by Charlotte Mills. Makeup by Ellie Norman Makeup Artist. Suit by Moss Bros. Car provided by Celebration Wedding Cars & Events.
We were delighted to host Emma and Chris’ micro wedding just days before Christmas. With a slight chill in the air but with some lovely winter sun this small wedding was filled with elegance, love and emotion with a touch of Christmas sparkle too.
2020 was not, of course, an easy time for anyone to plan their wedding but Chris and Emma decided to make the most of the situation and planned a small wedding ceremony with their beautiful children and close and family all playing a special part.
Emma looked stunning in her sequinned wedding gown with gorgeous kimono sleeves. She was accompanied by her bridesmaids who wore gold sequinned gowns and flower girls who wore the prettiest cream dresses. Chris wore a three piece suit with the couple’s boys wearing matching mini versions but then they had a very important job – to accompany Mum down the aisle!
Whilst this was a micro wedding, Emma and Chris still wanted to marry surrounded by beautiful flowers and decorations. We were delighted to decorate our Ceremony Room with large arrangements of dried flowers and foliage in shades of whites, golds and olive greens. Emma’s florist created beautiful bouquets for Emma and her bridesmaids in similar shades and the boys wore complimentary boutonnières.
After the ceremony, it was time to capture some amazing photographs and film of Emma and Chris and their family in our gardens and grounds. As a small wedding Chris and Emma were able to spend extra time on couple and family shots which is not always possible with a traditional wedding.
There were so many special touches included in this micro wedding. Emma, who owns Gatsby and Grey Candles , blended a special fragrance for some bespoke candles which were placed around the venue. When smelt again this fragrance will rekindle memories of their special day – how wonderful!
With many congratulations again to Chris and Emma and wishing you a lifetime of love, health and happiness!
Wedding images by kind permission of Cara Zagni Photography
We were delighted to host Graham and Theresa’s beautiful wedding ceremony on a very hot day in July.
As for many couples who were planning on getting married in 2020, Graham and Theresa faced many hurdles but, we were so pleased that with flexibility and adjustments (some very last minute!) they were able to final say “I do” surrounded by close family and friends with the most beautiful of ceremonies.
Theresa loves flowers and wanted our Ceremony Room to be filled with an abundance of blooms so it looked like being in a garden. We were happy to help! With all flowers and foliage cut from out gardens we were able to create displays bursting with fresh greens, blues and whites. The large heads of hydrangea “Annabelle” together with blue agapanthus, verbena and phlox provided a summer garden feel and were complimented by Theresa’s garden gathered bouquet.
The wedding guest list may have been smaller than originally hoped for but, Theresa still wore the most beautiful wedding gown and looked stunning. Graham chose to wear a traditional morning suit proving that small ceremonies can still be filled with tradition and wedding style.
Graham and Theresa chose our small wedding ceremony option and whilst a normal drinks reception was not possible due to restrictions, they were able to enjoy our gardens and grounds after their ceremony. There were speeches outside (socially distanced!) and lots of gorgeous images were captured by Lucy from Lucy Lloyd Photography .
Whilst the main celebrations may be hold for awhile we were so pleased that Graham and Theresa could continue with their wedding ceremony as planned. We wish them all the very best for their future life together.