JAY & HARRI’S WEDDING
There’s something extra special about getting ready for your wedding at Bridwell Park- it’s a very grand setting that you can pretend is your own home just for the day. Lots of Harri’s entourage stayed in the house the night before the wedding. In the morning they only had to walk down the grand staircase and relax while hair and make up went about their glamorous business. There were a gaggle of flower girls running wild and free. They enjoyed the cinema room as elsewhere people arranged flowers and checked on preparations in the orangery.
The guys assembled at the pub with guests arriving for a few drinks and snooker at the Prince of Wales pub. Having filled up the pub everyone walked down the road to the church together.
After an emotional first look with her Dad and the girls, Harri was ready to set off for the church. The sweet flower girls led the procession down the aisle, followed by bridesmaids and Harri with her Dad. There were lots of sparkling eyes at the emotion of the moment hit. After a traditional wedding ceremony Harri & Jay greeted all their guests outside. Everyone gathered round the wedding car with confetti to send them on their way back to Bridwell.
We spotted a few dear as we drove up the estate driveway ready to take photos with the couple. Guests mingled in the garden with drinks and snacks until it was time to wander over to the Orangery. The space was beautifully laid out for dinner and we all tucked into a gorgeous feast of sharing platters.
The signature cocktails and speeches kept everyone merry. Soon evening guests began to arrive and everyone spilled out into the garden. With the band and the photo booth getting lively inside the Orangery, the marquee outside provided extra space for guests to relax at the bar. The perfect ending to a gorgeous day.
in Harri’s words: Oscar’s acceptance speech style…
“Pickle Shack- Our caterers and also good friends. These guys are the people you need! They are young, fresh, creative and deliver fantastic bespoke packages for each individual. There is no one else out there like them. They are magical!
Goodnight Lois- The band. Having heard them several times before our wedding day, we knew they were the band we wanted! They are fun, friendly and kick start and finish any party going! Can't wait to see them again already!
Kate Walker- Where do I start with Kate? She made my whole finding a dress journey, just perfect. She has a real gift. She loves her job, she's extremely skilled and shes honest. She gives every bride such a individual package, making sure they find the perfect dress for them and their body shape. She welcomes each bride into her shop as if it's her home. I will be truly sad not to have a Kate Walker in my life anymore! Might have to consider getting married again ;)
Grace Alexander Flowers- Just from rave reviews from people who’s weddings she had done and posts on social media, I knew I could trust Grace immediately. She is a goddess in the garden! We loved every part of what Grace produced for our special day.. the bouquets, button holes and bridesmaids flowers were absolutely stunning! We found a real gem!
Our mums and dads! Without them, this day would not have happened. They put everything into it and made it what it was and we couldn't of done it without them by our sides. We are their biggest fans!
And last but not least.. Tracey Baldry for her amazing cake!! You would never of guessed it was her first time ever making a wedding cake! Vanessa Ebsworth for beautiful flower arrangements about the house and outside the church! Diana Pole for being my grandma and for being so glamourous! And for allowing me to have the dress of my dreams! And Debbie Bere.. wedding organiser extraordinaire and best friend... the effort and love she put into our big day to make sure everything went according to plan was phenomenal... no problem too big...always in safe hands.. I knew I could ask her anything and she would be able to help ..keep an eye out for that name!
And to every single one of our family and friends for being there and sharing our first afternoon as husband and wife.”