A whimsical wedding breaking all the traditions! The three-day-long affair at Aynhoe Park in the Cotswolds began with an “I Do BBQ’ where friends and family gathered the day before the ceremony to enjoy food and cocktails to kick off the celebration. The main event was the wedding itself, the bride tried 45 dresses before deciding on the one, which she managed to bag for a bargain price, this was paired with a pink flower crown to match her big bouquet! Shunning usual wedding formalities, the couple decided not to have any bridesmaids or groomsmen and do an emotional first look where they met in the venue’s orangery before the intimate ceremony. With personal vows and short but sweet speeches from both the bride and groom, the day was spent enjoying the relaxed ambience and fun party with their nearest and dearest!
WHT MADE OUR DAY UNIQUE
“When it came to our wedding, we knew we wanted it to feel as uniquely “us” as our relationship does. We decided to forgo many traditions in favour of more modern moments and prioritised the elements that meant the most to us: time to truly take it all in, for our guests to experience as much joy as we knew we were inevitably going to, and to have a relaxed party where the emphasis was on fun, rather than formality. Our August wedding was a three-day celebration that began with an I Do BBQ and finished with a pub-garden lunch. We had an intimate ceremony followed by an incredible party full of the people we love the most. No bridal party nor groomsmen. Personal vows and short speeches from the both of us. It was both magical and memorable; exactly as we had hoped it would be.” – Charli & Tom
With a large giraffe, glitter balls, gold palm trees and other quirky decor at the venue, the couple added romantic English seasonal blooms and a couple of DIY decor bits making this a beautiful whimsical wedding. The wedding cake encompassed the fun theme and stood tall with pink and gold tiers with a cocktail of flavours, literally, including raspberry mojito and passionfruit with prosecco! And that’s not the only tasty treats the guests were served, fresh pizza was served in the evening along with s’mores that guests could toast over the firepit.
INSPIRATION & STYLING
“Aynhoe is a visual dream and one of the reasons we loved it so much is that we knew we would never have to overcompensate with excessive decor. We made our own flower arch for the ceremony and balloon arch for the outdoor canopy. We had loose accent colours of navy, blush and gold that were featured in the candles and place settings of the wedding breakfast tables as well as the balloons. With a few personal touches, floral arrangements from both the florist and my mum and a couple of DIYs, the place came to life with just the right amount of personality whilst remaining true to the venue itself.” – Charli & Tom
Aynhoe Park is a beautiful venue on the edge of the Cotswolds countryside. The large 17th centure country house is a show stopper on it’s own, let alone the decor and surprises you are greeted with when you walk through the doors! If you love it as much as us and need to see more, we have another romantic Aynhoe Park wedding for you to enjoy too!
Photography by White Stag Wedding Photography
- Venue Aynhoe Park
- Food Sear Street Kitchen
- Flowers Willow and Blossom
- Bride Dress Designer Hayley Paige
- Bridal Boutique Still White
- Flower Crown Sophie & Luna
- Shoes Kate Spade
- Grooms Suit Ted Baker
- Stationery Jessica Woodhouse
- Wedding Rings Bronze
- Cake Cat Food Cakes
- Entertainment Bangs And Brass
- Disco Wed
- Photo Booth The Mighty Booth
- Pop-up Pizza Monsta Pizza
- Production Yes Events