The Garden Of England… Part 2

We are back in the spring sun drenched English countryside and amongst the grape vines for part 2 of Anna and Tomo’s wedding.

Look out for the clever use of Chapel Down vineyard corks as table name stands. Genius touch.

Picture Perfect

Our photographer, Simon Carr, was recommended to us by a friend. She showed me her wedding photos and I was sold. I’m so glad we had someone highly skilled on the day as the light was very difficult to work with, bright sunshine and cameras do not go well together. He was discreet and I barely knew he was there. Somehow he even managed to convince our vicar that photos in the church were allowed. Anyway, the results are excellent and I’m thrilled with them.

Say Cheese

We had a three tier cake of cheese and a three tier cupcake stand. That worked really well as it became the evening buffet. Our florist Kerri Kirk made the cupcakes for us which had fresh cream and raspberries on them. I would have had one but they’d all gone by the time I got there! We also baked some scones with clotted cream and homemade jam for people to have as an alternative.


The Fabulations provided us with our entertainment and were AMAZING! They Filled the dance floor in about 3 seconds and it stayed that way for the entire evening.

Higher And Higher

For our first dance we chose Higher And Higher by Jackie Wilson. We wanted something upbeat, easy to dance to and a bit different.

Jam For Everyone!

We gave everyone a pot of Homemade jam. These doubled up as the place name settings. They went down very well and my mum is receiving orders daily for more jam!

Bunting Bonanza

We had 75m of bunting made by a friend, Dengate designs, and her trusty sewing machine. It looked brilliant. We then borrowed an extra 120m for the ceiling. We also had 30 large paper lanterns hanging along the spine of the marquee.

Think Big

My only advice would be that if you are having a marquee wedding then you can never go overboard with decorations. Ours was such a big, blank canvas that it needed plenty of decorations to cheer it up. Small decorations are lost in a space that large. Having said that my brother in law did say that it looked like Cath Kidson had invaded, in a good way of course!

Images – Simon Carr

Dress – Sue Bradley

Shoes – Monsoon

Suits – Penguin suit hire

Maids – LK Bennett

Entertainment – Fabulations

Such bright sunshine! It made for some dreamlike couple shots with the vineyard providing the perfect ethereal backdrop.

Perhaps it was the sunshine that got into peoples hearts that day, or perhaps it was perfectly chilled award winning local produce… But certainly when mixed with the love shared by Anna and Tomo it made for something unique, something that put a big fat smile on everyones face.


Author: Adam Crohill
Adam likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.

13 thoughts on “The Garden Of England… Part 2

  1. def agree there wasnt too many decorations, and the Cath comment def a compliment! the photos came out beautifully looks like a wonderful day

  2. I’m in love with this – so so beautiful, the light is amazing! Even more in love as I am having the Fabulations playing as well!

  3. I must have these lanterns! Can you find out from the bride if they had battery lights in them all? or were they lightless?

  4. Love the lanterns!
    We’re having the same first dance song, not heard of anyone else having it and was a have doubts as it’s not very weddingy (is that a word?!) but feel reassured now!

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