Inspiration

Everything about Kate and Dan's wedding day is super pretty and styled with plenty of individual touches, from Kate's stunning Zuhair Murad wedding dress to their floral installations and amazing entertainment. Aynhoe Park played host to their celebrations, such a stunning and unique wedding venue featuring a gallery of classical sculptures, styled beautifully with lots of white floral details and a muted colour palette. For an added personal touch the couple decorated tambourines with stickers and pom-poms to dance around with and kick off the evening celebrations, everyone was up dancing and singing before they'd finished their starters. Their smiles and love for one another say it all and they definitely achieved what looks to be a fantastic party.

What Made Our Day Unique

Our hometowns are 300 miles apart and we live abroad so everyone of our guests had to travel to be there so we decided to hire the venue for two days and make a weekend of it. It was really nice that everyone was able to meet each other the day before. It also gave us the opportunity to extend the celebrations over two days rather than just one. We are lucky we could spend two days at the venue, as soon as we saw Aynhoe Park we knew we had to get married there, it was everything!

Kate & Dan

Zuhair Murad

Kate opted for a beautiful Zuhair Murad gown and looks amazing in her wedding dress which featured a laced detail and a tulle skirt, her look is completed with a statement veil and a white rose bouquet by All For Love London.. The bridesmaids also clutched similar bouquets teamed with glamorous fringe dresses, which were custom made and designed by the bride herself, a perfect option for dancing the night away at the reception.

Inspiration & Styling

We wanted to create a real party vibe throughout the whole day! The Roaming Band we'd booked for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast helped us achieve this, everyone was up dancing and singing before they'd finished their starters! Looking around the room and seeing everyone enjoying themselves so much and dancing on chairs with our customised tambourines was everything we'd hoped for and more! I wanted a neutral and muted colour palette and added interest to the styling with textures in the stationary, raffia confetti baskets, table linen and fringing on the bridesmaid dresses with highlights of matte gold throughout.

Kate & Dan
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Advice & Planning

My advice would be to be confident in your decisions and trust yourself. In the early stages of planning, I love looking at inspirations and creating mood boards but when it came down to deciding on the main aspects I would question every detail and doubt myself which caused unnecessary stress and delays. It is funny looking back now, how similar the wedding turned out to be compared to my initial imagery and mood boards, I should have trusted my gut more throughout the process.

Kate & Dan

This brides beauitful veil was created by Blossom and Bluebird, members of our curated directory. If you're on the search for suppliers and after some inspiration take a look at our recommeneded suppliers. Also, if you need to see more of this quirky venue in Oxfordshire, we’ve got you covered, check out this multicultural wedding retreat with an intimate Chinese Tea ceremony or this whimsical wedding breaking all the traditions!

Written by Olivia Smith

Venue: Aynhoe Park | Videographer: This Modern Revelry | Bridal Dress Designer: Zuhair Murad | Bridal Boutique: The Wedding Club | Grooms Suit: Reiss | Veil: Blossom and Bluebird | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Florist: All For Love London | Hair Stylist: KB Hair Extensions | Makeup Artist: ABK Make Up | Stationery: Vine in the Wild | Entertainment : Free To Roam | The Rush | Pageboy Shirt: Mimosa Couture | Table Plan: Crumb & Co | Rings: Number 10 Jewellers

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