To be completely honest we could have got married in a multi-storey car park, as all we wanted to do was to share our vows, and to be married to each other.
But we wanted to find somewhere more special, and to be able to have the perfect ceremony, the perfect experience, the perfect day. We feel so lucky to have found The Green, as not only was it the perfect location for our wedding weekend, but also had the perfect people to help us.
Throughout the process everyone was wonderful, and even though Michele had to draw the line at our suggestion of indoor fireworks launched from the wedding cake, she made sure that everything we wanted happened. From the moment we saw just how organised they were (I think the office filing system is a thing of beauty) we knew we in safe hands.
The weekend itself was as perfect as we could have imagined. From the moment we arrived and sat down with Kate to sort out the final few details, to the moment we drove away in the rain wishing we could have done it all over again the next day. All the guests staying with us over the weekend we blown away by the quality of the facilities and the cottage.
The main house, and especially the kitchen and garden became the hub of the weekend and the perfect setting for a (gentle) party on the Friday night. The Wedding Barn looked wonderful the next day (huge thanks to Alison at Flower Scene), as did all the grounds despite the threat of rain in the distance. Not that it mattered as there were enough umbrellas for a small army, The Green just had every little detail covered.
The ceremony was fun and full of love, and one of us looked a lot more beautiful than the other one. After drinks in the Green Room, it was time for the party to start in the Red Brick Barn which looked flawless. Having had the opportunity to taste the great food the Chef and his team produce at the tasting day, we were excited for dinner, and the sharing platters were perfect for our lot. No fuss, just dig in and share. Everything was delicious.
Totally Funked Up provided the evening entertainment, and got even the most ardent non-dancers up for at least a couple of songs. As soon as they played Proud Mary the entire place (at least all the Northerners) were on the dancefloor. Thanks to Chris and all the guys in the band, you did an incredible job!
The great thing is that thanks to Grant Lampard, we can look back on some beautiful photos of the day, he captured the fun and energy of the day immaculately.
The entire day and night (and late into the night) was orchestrated seamlessly by Kate, she simply was incredible. I think it summed it up when one of our friends said to me “I want a Kate, to just sort everything out for me as well!”
If we could, we would love to come back every year for a party! Thanks to everyone at The Green, you are amazing, our wedding really was the most incredible day of our lives.