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!
Jenny and Jack – A Perfect Purple Wedding
The couple chose to marry at the glamorous Braxted Park after going for a viewing in winter. It was the only venue they saw, and it was enough! “It had everything that we were looking for and more; the grounds are simply stunning and we couldn’t have wished for anything extra,” says Jenny. The ceremony was held in the gorgeous Orangery in the main house, overlooking the gardens, so the wedding had all of the beauty of the outdoors without the bride and groom having to worry about the weather.
Jenny and Jack chose a modern colour scheme of purple, gold and lilac. “Purple is my favourite colour and gold worked well with our overall theme, helping to bring an element of glamour to the decoration,” Jenny says.
Lucy and Tom – An Elegant Blue and White Wedding
This glamorous couple had a sunny June wedding at the stunning Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey, and we love how many homemade details feature in their day! Tom and Lucy, who met at the airport on their way to a Croatian music festival, tied the knot at the beautiful John the Baptist Church in Kingston Vale, before heading to Nonsuch Mansion for their reception.
At the reception, the 110 guests enjoyed live music by acoustic duo The Jetters whilst they had champagne and canapés on the lawn, followed by a 3-course meal, speeches and dancing afterwards to live band Conga Revolution.
The couple were lucky enough to have some very talented friends and family, with the mother of the groom making the favours and wedding cake, the mother of the bride creating the floral centrepieces and church arrangements, and the groom’s sisters Olivia and Georgia did the calligraphy and table plan. Even the sweet peas used in the floral arrangements were grown by the father of the groom!
Jessica and Tom – A Warwick Castle Wedding
For a true fairytale wedding, you can’t beat a real life castle! Jessica and Tom tied the knot in the iconic Warwick Castle in July 2017, after over seven years together.
The proposal itself was like something out of a romance novel, as Tom whisked Jessica away to Manchester airport under the guise of a weekend in the Lake District. It wasn’t until they reached the departures lounge that Tom revealed they were heading out to New York for a romantic winter break! “I honestly can’t even tell you how amazing it felt!” says Jessica. “I laughed AND cried, and this wasn’t even the proposal!” On the second day of their holiday, Tom popped the question with a ring he’d designed in the middle of Central Park – the perfect proposal.
Tom and Jessica chose Warwick Castle as the backdrop for their big day, and with such an incredible venue, little decoration was needed. “As the wedding was in a castle, we didn’t theme it or go too mad with colours,” explains the bride.
Alex and Lee – Rustic Elegance
From the bridesmaids in tulle to the newlywed tractor ride, we love everything about Alex and Lee’s gorgeously rustic country wedding! This loved-up couple first met as children at school, and after four and a half years of dating, Lee proposed to Alex on a romantic birthday trip to Barnsley House.
For their sunny May wedding, Alex and Lee picked Dodford Manor in Northampton, a beautiful barn wedding venue set on a country estate. The rustic interior went perfectly with their neutral colour scheme and was the ideal setting for their delicious three-course meal of lemon-glazed chicken, pork belly and seasonal vegetables and trio of desserts.
Michelle and Ben – Dusty Rose and Gold Theme
Michelle and Ben met outside a nightclub while enjoying a night out, where Ben told Michelle that her shoes didn’t match her dress. Obviously it was just an excuse to talk to her (super sweet). Soon after, the couple became friends and a few months later started dating. The proposal was the biggest surprise, according to Michelle. Ben planned it while the couple were on holiday and they had just returned back to the room after dinner. Michelle walked in to find candles and rose petals everywhere! It was private, extremely romantic and just perfect.