Alex and Chris – A Stunning July Wedding
After six happy years together and a romantic Valentine’s Day proposal (much to the delight of their two children!), Alex and Chris tied the knot in a stunning July wedding at Millbridge Court in Surrey.
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony took place in the light and airy Barn. Alex walked down the aisle in a strapless Augusta Jones A-line gown with crystal beaded belt. “It was the first dress I tried on and loved the simplicity of the finish,” says Alex. The three mini bridesmaids wore pale pink satin dresses. The four adult bridesmaids looked beautiful in ruched navy dresses that complemented the colour scheme perfectly. Gorgeous bouquets of pink peonies and roses were carried by all of the ladies. These had been carefully put together by the bride’s mum and her friend.Read More
Juliana and James – A Romantic Wedding at The Elvetham
Juliana and James tied the knot on a sunny June day at The Elvetham, a stunning 19th century hotel in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. James had proposed to Juliana 15 months prior when he’d whisked her away on a surprise trip to Vienna to watch the ballet at the Vienna Opera House. On the first morning, he ordered a champagne breakfast to the suite, popped the question – and the rest is history!
Pippa and John – A Floral Spring Wedding
Pippa and John’s story is full of romance from start to finish, from the surprise midnight proposal at The Savoy to the gorgeous Italian honeymoon on the Amalfi coast.
This loved-up couple tied the knot at Pippa’s childhood church, St Michaels in Pirbright, Surrey, before celebrating with a traditional English country reception at the stunning Loseley Park in Guildford. The wedding breakfast took place in the light and airy Tithe Barn. The walled gardens were the perfect place for the couple photos.
Pippa and John took their wedding theme inspiration from the beautiful colours and flowers of the English countryside. There was also a nod to the couple’s love of Italy thanks to the gold accents and lemons. The wedding favours were miniature bottles of limoncello, and the place names were actual lemons with the guests’ names pinned to them!
Rosie and Matthew – A Romantic Rose Gold Wedding
Rosie and Matthew’s September wedding at Mulberry House in Essex was full of beautiful pink, neutral and rose gold touches. “We wanted a relaxed, romantic theme,” says bride Rosie – and we think they certainly achieved it!
The proposal was a wonderful surprise for Rosie, who didn’t suspect a thing. “We stopped at The Shard in London on our way to the Isle of Wight festival and Matt proposed to me at the top. It was a complete surprise!” she remembers. “We stayed at The Shangri-La Hotel that night, before going on to celebrate all weekend in the Isle of Wight. It was perfect and I had absolutely no idea.”
Carly and Kelv – A Quirky London Wedding
Carly and Kelv’s East London wedding in September was full of fun, quirky touches. From the bespoke wedding dress to the doughnut wedding cake, their wedding was personalised to them from start to finish.
Their venue was the industrial chic 4th Floor Studios in East London. The couple chose it for its fabulous menu as well as the quirkiness of its aesthetic. After tying the knot in a ceremony surrounded by their family and friends, Carly and Kelv enjoyed a delicious hog roast followed by Baileys bread and butter pudding for dessert. The evening food sounded just as mouthwatering, as there was a macaroni cheese buffet with its own topping station, so guests could add extras such as haggis, jalapeños, breadcrumbs and sauces.
Sophia and Alex – Burgundy and Blossom
Sophia and Alex got engaged on a family holiday to Portugal, on the edge of a stunning lagoon at sunset. Romantic groom Alex had planned meticulously to make sure he surprised Sophia, and it certainly worked, as she was completely unaware of the plan until he was down on one knee!
As they got engaged in July, the couple chose this as their wedding month, and selected the London Golf Club in Ash, Kent as their venue. To decorate this gorgeous space, Sophia and Josh opted for a neutral and ivory colour scheme with plenty of natural textures and elegant burgundy accents. They decorated the aisle with beautiful ivory blossom trees on plinths, which were later used in the evening as centrepieces for the tables – an ideal choice for the high ceilings in the London Golf Club’s banqueting suite.
Chelsey and James – A Christmas Wedding at Warwick Castle
James and Chelsey got engaged after he whisked her away to Rome and popped the question on their one year anniversary with a beautiful, classic ring made at Hatton Garden in London. Rome-ance was definitely in the air for this couple!
A year later, Chelsey and James tied the knot at their magical Christmas wedding at Warwick Castle, a wedding venue full of history and charm. They opted for an ‘elegant Christmas’ theme for their big day, which was perfect as Warwick Castle was dressed beautifully for the Christmas season. The wedding ceremony took place in the Great Hall, where Chelsey and James said their vows in front of their family and friends, before they moved to the State Rooms for the evening celebrations surrounded by historic statues and artwork.
Olivia and Mark – A Soft Grey and Lavender Theme
On a sunny day in July 2018, Olivia and Mark had a stunning Summer wedding in the elegant Orangery of Hayne House, Kent. “The Orangery was still just drawings when we viewed the venue, and it felt exciting being one of the first couples to marry in it,” says bride Olivia. “Sam and the whole team were lovely to work with!”
To match the light and airy feel of the beautiful venue, Olivia and Mark opted for a soft pastel palette of dove greys and lavenders. Olivia’s six bridesmaids wore gorgeous beaded Art Deco gowns in pale lavender from Boohoo, and the entire bridal party carried simple gypsophila and lavender bouquets created by the groom’s aunt to match the theme. Olivia even had matching sprigs of flowers plaited into her amazing long braid, which was created by W4 Hair and Beauty.
Jessica and Michael – A Navy, Gold and White Wedding
Jessica and Michael have the sweetest love story – because they met while working at an ice cream shop! They dated for five years before Mike popped the question after a meal out at Aston Marina with a beautiful white gold ring with a cluster of diamonds.
The couple loved Aston Marina so much that they chose to marry there two years later! Jessica and Michael chose an elegant white, navy and gold colour scheme for their September wedding, with Rose from The Topiary Tree providing the beautiful white flowers. Both the groom and the two bridesmaids looked chic in navy blue, and the table decorations were sparkling gold jam jars and bottles decorated by the bride herself.
Jessica and Mike fed their guests a delicious meal of gourmet pie and mash, and chocolate brownies and prosecco and passionfruit cheesecake.
Lucy and Aaron – A Flower-Filled Country Wedding
Lucy and Aaron first met at university, and after years of dating, romantic Aaron popped the question the day the couple got the keys to their first home. “I went from having a boyfriend and living at home with my parents one day to an engaged homeowner the next!” laughs the bride. “It was a surreal but amazing 24 hours!”
Lucy knew right away that she wanted a spring wedding in a barn-like venue filled with flowers, so Gaynes Park in Essex was the perfect location for their wedding reception. “It was the first venue we viewed and nothing else compared,” she says. “The grounds and buildings are beautiful, but the deciding factor for us was The Coach House. We loved the idea of having breakfast with our families the following morning to catch up and reminisce about the big day.” In fact, the couple loved it so much, they booked it a full 20 months before the wedding day!