Wondering how you can really make an impression when you make the grand entrance and walk down the aisle? Take a leaf out of Jamie & Nathan’s book and take a helicopter! That’s right, this couple wanted glitz and glamour and pulled out all the stops to make their dream day happen. With a stunning all-white seven-tier wedding cake, alpacas, a classic black tie dress code, AND a seven-minute firework display to end the night, there was no way we couldn’t feature this wedding. Although, ‘wedding’ doesn’t feel quite like the right word for this luxury extravaganza! This was all captured by the incredible Recommended Supplier, The Falkenburgs!

Luxury wedding at Orchardleigh Estate with an epic helicopter entrance

We can’t pick a favourite moment! From the beginning to the end, the wedding went off without a hitch and was exactly how we planned. We made sure we took in every moment.

Jamie & Nathan

Luxury Wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Jamie & Nathan put their own touch on Orchardleigh Estate and transformed the Gothic country house wedding venue into something modern and luxe. The couple had a high-tech lighting design around the whole venue so it was perfect for pics! They made their grand entrance arriving on a helicopter! What a movie moment! For entertainment, they had alpacas roaming around (so cute!) and plenty of games to keep guests entertained during the in-between moments of the order of the day. Keeping with the glitz and glam vibes, Jamie & Nathan had an all-white seven-tier wedding cake that they cut together with a sword! For the altar backdrop, the grooms arranged for an arch to be made out of 6-foot-tall handmade Italian paper flowers. Wow! Each guest also received a personalised box with the couple’s wedding crest on for their favours. Of course, the day had to end with a bang…a seven-minute firework display to the couple’s favourite song, Barcelona by Freddie Mercury.

You can’t really say you had a glitz and glamour wedding without cutting a seven-tiered cake with a sword

You’re on the same team and money is just money, you can make it again. Don’t listen to anyone but yourselves, and make sure your suppliers stick to their deadlines and have it all in writing. Most importantly, have the best time because it goes by so quickly.

Jamie & Nathan

We still can’t get that helicopter entrance out of our heads. Although not as impressive but by no means less beautiful, we recommend taking a look at our wedding car inspiration for some tips on how to arrive in style. Orchardleigh Estate provided a stunning landscape for Jamie & Nathan’s outdoor ceremony. The grooms’ handmade altar decoration was a total statement piece but didn’t steal the attention away from the happy couple. We’ve got 32 more altar and aisle decoration ideas if you need some inspo!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: Orchardleigh Estate | Photography: The Falkenburgs | Videography: Created by Cal | Stationery: Maison Creations | Wedding Cake: Chapter 22 Patisserie | Wedding DJ: Kieran Clarke Events

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