Our first wedding!
This month we held our very first wedding at Swanton Morley House and Gardens and we were delighted to host it for Gavin and Hannah.
Gavin and Hannah planned a beautiful wedding with lots of lovely little touches. They chose to have their wedding ceremony in our elegant ceremony room with family and close friends present to hear them exchange vows and with beautiful music and readings the service was very personal and intimate.
Hannah’s looked stunning in her very elegant satin and lace wedding dress and her bridesmaids looked gorgeous too in their lilac dresses. Gavin and his grooms men were very dapper in steel blue suits, waistcoats and lemon bow-ties (and of course sunglasses – well it was a very sunny afternoon!). But we must not forget Isaac (Gavin and Hannah’s little boy) who also looked gorgeous in his waistcoat and shorts.
After the ceremony it was Pimms on the terrace with lawn games available to keep guests entertained – perfect for a warm August afternoon. The wedding breakfast was held in our courtyard marquee which was decorated with potted trees and beautiful dusky pink lanterns. With lots of laughter (and some tears) the speeches were first-class and set the evening up ready for great entertainment provided by Sophie G and the Good Times , a fantastic live band who had everyone up on their feet dancing the night away.
Flowers for weddings in August
Hannah asked for lots of colour with an English garden feel for her flowers and working closely with our in-house florist Penny she decided to use wooden crates (expertly made by Gavin) filled with beautiful blooms as the main flowers for the ceremony room. We cut green and dark pink gladioli, purple and cream dahlias, blue, purple and white hydrangeas, blue agapanthus, and blue and pink salvia from our gardens to fill the crates and the jam jars which decorated the wedding breakfast tables. For foliage we used eucalyptus, purple sedums, oregano and nigella seed heads which were all again cut from our gardens.
Hannah’s and the bridesmaids bouquets were beautiful hand-tied arrangements which were made up with similar lilac and dusky pink colours and also included beautiful butter cream and lilac roses. These gorgeous roses were also used for Gavin and his grooms men buttonholes and also to decorate the aisle chairs in the ceremony room.
With flowers also decorating the wonderful sponge wedding cake this was truly a wedding with beautiful blooms everywhere.
We wish Gavin and Hannah a lifetime of love and happiness and would like to thank them again for being such a wonderful couple and for being the first couple to get married at Swanton Morley House. But let’s just have one more look at that dress!