The Team Of Wedding Suppliers
(a young and ambitious catering team with a strong commitment to local and seasonal sourcing) worked with us to create the most delicious of personalised menus. For the canapes we gave a nod to our Scottish, English and American guests followed by a sharing board starter, roasted beef sirloin main and cheesecake dessert with fresh summer berries. In the evening our guests feasted on bacon sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and wild apple ketchup – our dining experience was mouth-wateringly sensational from start to finish.
Whilst we’re on the subject of food, Edible Essence
, what can I say! Her cakes are utterly divine and a work of art. Ed is particularly fond of his cake and Jen from Edible Essence didn’t disappoint. Our guests (and especially Ed) were in luxury cake heaven.
The main styling element for our wedding centred around The Flower Sessions
and their fine art approach. Laura and Matt are true artists and on the day their flowers completely exceeded our wildest dreams. From the choice of colour palette to the stags’ crowns, statement mantlepiece designs to the delicate place settings, their flowers and installations were pure creative perfection. I loved the fact that they used such a chiaroscuro palette with deep copper beech, chocolate cosmos, KOKO LOKO roses, Julia's roses, Honey Dijon, Margaret Merril, Yves Piaget, homegrown roses and a faded chocolate Wabara rose called IOL...to name but a few!
All of this floral beauty was then coupled with and worked beautifully alongside the most creative, elegant and modern stationery suite from Bureau Design
Our photographers, John and Soph from John Barwood Photography
were an absolute pleasure to be around on the day. I love John’s artistic eye and the way he effortlessly captured the flow of the day, the details and those special moments.
Of course, the dream team wouldn’t have been complete without our Celebrant Tamryn, from Wild & Oak
. Tamryn was a pleasure to work with and did such an amazing job throughout the planning and on the day. She even went that extra personalised mile and copied our vows into a book of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (Pynes House is believed to be the inspiration for Barton Park in Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility).
From an entertainment perspective, I couldn’t recommend Vince Freeman from Eight Ray Music
highly enough – he even learnt our favourite song (in a couple of hours) and is an exceptional and accomplished performer. In the evening, Blaise from That Event DJ
ensured that the dance floor was constantly packed.
Bespoke Suzanne Neville Wedding Dress
Of course, our wedding wouldn’t have been complete without the dress!
I first began the search in London and ended up in New York. My dress was a custom Suzanne Neville
number that combined two of my favourite of her designs. Whilst in New York, Suzanne was ironically there on same day and I got to meet her in person. I felt so incredibly special and fortunate having the opportunity to meet Suzanne and it was an experience I will never forget. And on top of this, Jodie and Nikki from Makeup by Jodie
provided the glam!
Finally...my advice! Without a shadow of a doubt, hire Kat
! She was the best decision that we made (apart from getting married!) Also, focus on the things that are most important to you (it is after all your day) and above all, remember each other. Try not to sweat the small stuff and just enjoy the first day of the rest of your lives together as a married couple.