We are delighted that Dawn & Alex's vintage inspired wedding at Stanwell House in The New Forest has been featured in the latest issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine!
We met with Anna & Johnny the day before their wedding to see their venue. We arrived as they were setting up their marquee in the grounds of Gilbert White's House, home of the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White. Anna and her mum had been busy making bunting, flags, napkins and sewing the names for their table plan, which decorated the marquee. Johnny and Anna were busy decking the tables with flowers & herbs, whilst Johnny's mum was decorating the village church with ornamental trees and beautiful flower arrangements ready for the wedding the following day.
Anna & Johnny planned a relaxed, rustic festival style wedding. In true Glastonbury style it rained on the day and in true festival spirit everybody had fun regardless with their wellies at the ready. Guests dressed up, danced the night away, played games and gathered on the hay bails chatting by candlelight.
We have to give a special mention to Vanilla Catering, who served a delicious three course meal of sugar cured beef carpaccio with Hampshire watercress, guinea fowl and a nougat parfait with seasonal berries for dessert, the food was outstanding! Anna & her friends are queens of baking and cooked up a table of sweet treats, including lavender hearts, florentines, rose & marshmallow cupcakes as well as the biggest Rice Krispie cake I've ever seen!
The fact the rain didn't dampen anyones spirits is a true reflection on this couple, their friends and family and as you can see everyone had so much fun it was a truly wonderful day! Everyone made us feel so very welcome and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved!
Victoria & Thomas got married at the beautiful Stanwell House Hotel in Lymington on the edge of The New Forest. It was a glorious sunny day and after a stressful week in the run up to their wedding, they deserved some good luck.
Victoria looked absolutely stunning in her lace dress and I loved the summery yellow colour scheme of Victoria & Thomas' day; More of which will be up on our blog soon! I hope you are both having a wonderful & relaxing time touring Italy, eating lots of Pasta and soaking up the sun!
Here is Part II of Sarah & Adrian's 1950's style wedding at The Larmer Tree Gardens, following on from Part I.
The Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire was the perfect setting for Sarah & Adrian's wedding, with guests playing games in the gardens & relaxing on deck chairs with the sounds of the swing jazz band, playing from from the Singing Theatre. Everybody had a lot of fun before the wedding breakfast in the Pavilion, where a choice of delicious pies were served, with mash and seasonable vegetables.
One of the Ushers was given a vintage car horn to help round people up & to catch peoples attention before making announcements, which was very effective!
Sarah had put a lot of hard work into the table decorations, making table runners, collecting ceramic jugs for the cut flowers and using blackboards for the table names, the ceiling of the pavilion was decorated with beautiful paper pom poms. Guests could help themselves to Brown's Sweet Shop and all the cake from The Bake Off throughout the evening. Sarah & Adrian also bought out Wonka Bars with their tea & coffee and one lucky guest won some wine with her golden ticket.
The evening kicked off with music from the Wedding Smashers, which kept guests on the dance floor all night long. They were the best wedding DJs we have experienced and played a great collection of music. I have not seen a dance floor so packed before! We also set up our Photo Booth in the evening, which was great entertainment for all the guests!
Sarah & Adrian are such a lovely couple; They live in London and met in Brighton and love all things retro. They wanted to make their wedding day fun, full of the things they love and shared with all their family & friends.
I was so pleased when Sarah told me they had found The Larmer Tree Gardens through our website, whilst searching for that special venue and that as soon as they visited they could imagine their day in the gardens.
The day began with the girls at the King John Inn, Tollard Royal and for the boys at The Fontmell, Shaftesbury. It was exciting to see all of Sarah & Adrian's planning come together to create a truly beautiful day!
Their reception was held in the Pavilion, which was decorated with pom poms. It was very emotional & their were lots of tears in the room. Sarah & Adrian walked out to The Bare Necessities before going off for a little drive in their Morris Minor.
The day included a Bake Off, inspired by the recent series The Great British Bake Off, where guests added to the desert table with their baking triumph. Sarah & Adrian's faces when they saw all the different creations was priceless. The Bake off did get quite competitive with people putting final touches on their cakes on the morning off the wedding, prizes were awarded later at reception.
I loved Sarah & Adrian's little Morris Minor, their Jazz Swing Band and of course Sarah's polka dot lace Fifties style wedding dress! Here is Part I from their day. Be sure to check out more photographs from their day in Part II
Be sure to check out Part II of Sarah & Adrian's wedding day, for some Photo Booth fun and evening dancing, with The Wedding Smashers!