Recommended venue, The Manor House, Castle Combe is a dreamy place for a classic and timeless wedding. Leanne & Ben's love story started in the hustle and bustle of New York, which then turned into an engagement when Ben proposed in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. They finally tied the knot in the romantic English countryside at The Manor House, Castle Combe with all their family meeting for the first time! Scroll to see this incredible traditional wedding in all of its glory! 

Traditional wedding at The Manor House, Castle Combe

Enjoy every second, there will always be something unexpected. It’s part of the process and a given with ANY event. Trust in the experts, and let your suppliers do what they do best. Lastly, stay true to what matters most to you and your future spouse, so when you look back 50 years from now you can confidently say, yes, that was it, that was so us. It was the best day of our lives.

Leanne & Ben

The Manor House Castle Combe

The original vibe for Leanne & Ben's wedding was elegant and timeless and they hoped to bring together the best of both American and British wedding traditions. Through key styling elements and flowers and foliage including eucalyptus, roses, orchids, and proteas, the colour palette consisted of greens, whites, and golds. After the covid postponements, the day evolved and became focused on fun and togetherness. The sense of fun was in all the details from the 'Find Your Party Animal' escort cards, magician, glitter bar and showgirls!

Wedding Dress

Leanne chose a strapless mermaid wedding dress from Pronovias. She paired it with a statement veil to match the dramatic train. Leanne chose oversized teardrop pearl earrings and multiple rings to give a glam vibe to her style. The bridal party were equally glam in different hues of gold champagne bridesmaid dresses. The bouquets included King Proteas to represent where the couple got engaged. A real-life butterfly landed on the stationery flat lay that was styled on the day, adding that extra touch of magic and echoing the butterfly postal stamps.

Family Moments

For Leanne & Ben, FAMILY was at the heart of all their plans. As Ben is from England and Leanne is from the US, none of their family had met in real life. It made sense for them to choose a multi-day celebration starting off in Bath a few days before the wedding. They all wanted to spend some quality time ahead of the big day. The day before the wedding, Leanne had a spa day at the Guerlain with her bridal party while Ben hit the links at The Manor House golf course. With so much importance on family time The Manor House, Castle Combe, country house wedding venue was a perfect choice with all it has to offer!

This wedding is so classically gorgeous that we HAD to share it! Every picture makes us give a dreamy sigh...

It’s impossible to pick just one favourite moment. From the peace of the morning getting ready with the most important women in my life, to walking down the aisle to see Ben there waiting for me, or celebrating until the sun was coming up, it was perfect. There was a distinct moment during our ceremony where it felt like time was standing still, I couldn’t stop smiling with the feeling of pure joy, unconditional love, and a grounding presence that reassured me that everything in the world was exactly how it was meant to be.


If Leanne & Ben's classic wedding at The Manor House, Castle Combe is perfect in your eyes, you'd love our roundup of traditional weddings. Black tie dress codes, white florals, and country houses in all their glory. Leanne & Ben styled their bouquets to reflect the place that Ben proposed. Here is our guide to wedding bouquets for some all-important flower inspiration.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: The Manor House | Photography: Weddings By Nicola and Glen | Videography: Vogue Wedding Films | Band: Musical Orphans | Showgirls: Scarlett Entertainment | Magician: Darren Campbell Magician | Glitter Bar: Ecostardust | Flower Wall: Niche Events | Florist: Jill Jeffries | Cake Maker: Cakes by Mrs F | Hair: Joanna Ricardo | Makeup: Charlotte Tillyer MUA | Wedding Dress & Bridal Boutique: Pronovias | Groom's Suit: Regency Groom | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Planner/Stylist: Planned for Perfection | Stationery: Shine | Marquee: Cahoots | Celebrant: Grace The Day | Favours: Terry's Chocolate Orange, Fever Tree Tonic, One Cotwolds Gin | Honeymoon Provider: Travel Sommelier

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