Apologies for the long wait on this one. I thought I’d make it a rather large one seeing as it will be my last ever blog post. Don’t worry though, I do have a lovely replacement ready and waiting!
The first wedding for this week’s blog was that of Louise and Ben which took place on Thursday 10th August. They had chosen to marry in our Oak Room and had complimented the Oak panels perfectly with their choice of theme. They had hired in chairs which were then decorated with hessian and lace, which looked absolutely beautiful! These wooden chairs look so nice on their own but I must admit, a little something extra looks just perfect. Hessian bunting was also tied along the ceremony table and in the huge window, which really tied the whole room together.
The Garden Suite was set for their intimate wedding breakfast and similar to their ceremony room, everything matched beautifully. The chairs, bunting and table runners all came together to create the wedding that they had dreamed of for so long! The hessian was matched perfectly with log blocks as centrepieces which looked amazing, as always! They were decorated with lovely jars full of candles and pretty pastel coloured flowers. Instead of a cake, they had opted for cupcakes, which always look great, each of which were decorated with small, blue, edible flowers! On top of the huge tower sat a small cake especially for that all-important cake cutting picture!
On Friday 11th August, it was the turn of Stacey and Vincent, who married in our Oak Room. They had chosen a dusky pink colour theme, which I absolutely loved! It’s definitely my favourite colour for weddings! Through into the Garden Suite, their tables were decorated with elegant candelabras and scattered flower petals, creating the perfect atmosphere for their wedding breakfast. They had hired in giant ‘love’ letters, which stood in front of the bay window, on the dancefloor. They just looked absolutely amazing, and I can only imagine how beautiful they looked when the lights were dimmed for the evening! Their cake was a simple, single tiered but exquisitely decorated masterpiece! Not only was the cake decorated with edible and iced on flowers, it also had a huge hand-crafted bow on top. It just looked beautiful!
Laura and Jon joined us at the Hall on Saturday 12th August, for their ceremony which took place in our Oak Room. They had hired in chairs instead of opting for chair covers. I must say, these chairs always look amazing, they would definitely be my choice! They had decorated each one with either hessian or lace bows which only enhanced the rustic look. Hessian and Lace also featured in the bunting, which hung from both the rooms giving that perfect ‘summer wedding’ feel. Flowers were also a big feature of this wedding and they could be found on almost every surface in the Hall.
Their table plan was something that I really loved about this wedding. They had chosen a vintage looking pair of ladders and on each step sat the table plan. It was also decorated with pots of pretty flowers and candles and just looked so effective! Laura and Jon’s cake was also a big highlight for me, the 4-tier design just matched the theme perfectly. The bottom tier was decorated with beautiful gold icing and the rest of the tiers naked. This created the perfect cake for their rustic wedding and of course, the flowers only made it more pretty!
Our second weekend of weddings began with Stephanie and Ben who said their vows in our Garden Suite on Friday 18th August. They too had chosen the lime washed chairs and covered them with lovely lace bows, which looked absolutely lovely when paired with the neutral colours of the room. Their long aisle was lined with dried petals and very quirky gin bottles which were filled with flowers, these then became the centrepieces for the tables, once the ceremony was over. Their card box, which was located in the entrance of the Hall, was a beautifully decorated duo of suitcases stacked on top of one another. This was surrounded but fairy lights, candles and cactuses which looked so interesting! I must talk about their cake table; the wedding cake was the main centrepiece and was made entirely by the bride’s mum. It was a three-tier naked fruit cake which was decorated with foliage and pretty, pastel flowers, it looked delicious! Definitely one of my favourite themes!
On Saturday 19th August, Lucy and Jake married in our Oak Room. Lucy had chosen a simple theme for their wedding day, classic white with a hint of pink! Their ceremony chairs were decorated with elegant white sashes which cascaded down the back of the chairs and finished with a single rose. The only other decoration in the room was the pretty flowers on the ceremony table and radiator covers, the beautiful room really spoke for itself! My favourite of all their decorations, without a doubt, were their Bride and Groom ducks which stood proudly in the entrance to the Hall. I have no idea where they got them from but I know I definitely want some! They were amazing!
Their table plan, which was supplied by the lovely Blue Horseshoe weddings was a huge mirror surrounded by lots and lots of white and cream flowers. It was just unlike anything we had seen before and just fit the theme perfectly. Their centrepieces were also based around the same flowers as the table plan and different designs decorated each table. I must say, my favourite had to be the huge balls of flowers which stood in martini glasses as they just looked so elegant! Last but not least, their cake. It definitely has to be one of the prettiest cakes we’ve had at the Hall! The cake itself was simple with just 4 tiers decorated in white icing, but the flowers are why I hold this cake in such high regard. I can’t imagine how long each individual flower must have taken to make but they looked amazing! They decorated the entire front of the cake and definitely left a lasting impression.
Stephanie and David kicked off our third week of weddings on Friday 25th August. They had chosen a purple theme and each of their decorations matched this perfectly. Bunting in several different shades of purple hung from the garden suite ceiling and lilac sashes covered each chair and table centre.. Their cake, which was three tiers, was covered with purple and white flowers made form icing which looked so delicate and pretty. Their table plan was definitely a light for me, it was made by the lovely Tilly Fudge, one of our amazing suppliers. Each guest had been personified in a cartoon drawing which actually looked so much like the actual guests! It was just the perfect table plan!
On Saturday 26th August, Caroline and Lee held their reception at the Hall. Their wedding breakfast room was decorated with hessian and lace which looked beautiful as always! Their top table was swagged with chiffon material which really emphasised the importance of the table. The new Bride and Groom had hired in huge ‘love’ letters which stood in the corner of the dancefloor. I bet these looked absolutely amazing in the evening once the sun had set. Finally, their sweet cart, which could be found in the bar was just perfect for the occasion. They had covered the table in a gold sequined cloth which looked so pretty, the table was then filled with jars of sweet for guests to help themselves to.
The final wedding of the week took place on Sunday 27th August as Emily and Jack said their vows in our Oak Room. Their ceremony room was a thing of dreams! The stunning lime washed chairs were decorated down the edges of the aisle with long pieces of material and bunches of gypsophila which just looked absolutely beautiful! The room didn’t need much more decoration, as the chairs really lifted the space and so only simple flowers lined the room. Their Garden Suite also looked beautiful, the tables were decorated with small bowls of stunning flowers which matched the top tables huge spray which spanned the length of the table. The highlight of the wedding for me was definitely the wedding cake. It looked so delicious, with three different flavours and pretty flowers to decorate it.
For our first wedding of September, Collette and Okba married on our Oak Room. They had chosen a black and white theme, which I believe is a first at the Hall! It did look good though, very black tie! Their cake followed the same monochrome theme and the new Mr and Mrs sat proudly on top. The surprise was the two gnomes which stood welcoming the guests into the wedding. They were of course dressing in their wedding day outfits!
On Saturday 2nd September, Jessica and Richard tied the knot in our Garden Suite. The usual lime washed chairs stole the show, matching perfectly with the neutral décor. They had decorated the ones which were lining the aisle with pretty bunches of lavender which created such a lovely smell in the room. Their cake was just 4 tiers which was decorated in white icing. What really made this cake special was the amazing spray of flowers which stood on top, it looked amazing!
The finale for this week was the wedding of Sarah and Ian, which took place on Sunday 3rd September. When entering the Hall, the guests were greeted by a table full of surprises. There was game of Jenga which each guest had to sign to create a guest book and a box full of confetti which guests could take to shower over the Bride and Groom as they left the Ceremony Room. The Oak Room was decorated with lovely hessian bows which matched the Olive and Oak coloured room perfectly. The Garden Suite followed the same theme and was the perfect setting to dance the night away! Their love letters were definitely a highlight for me, they were just so different to all the other white letters which we have had recently. They matched the hessian theme flawlessly!
Now for our final week of weddings. On Friday 8th September, Ruth and Sam joined us after a beautiful ceremony at Dore Church. The Bride and Groom to be and their family had come to set up the Hall on the Thursday which meant that every single decoration was perfectly placed. Their wedding breakfast room was decorated in a lovely grey colour which looked simple yet so pretty. They had chosen such beautiful wild looking flowers for their centrepieces which they surrounded with jars full of fairy lights. (this is now my new favourite thing!) They also had fairy lights lining the oak room walls and covering the ceiling above the dancefloor which just looked amazing! It created the perfect dancing space once the lights were off and the music was on! I also loved their personalised Mr and Mrs sign which hung in the Garden Suite, it was the perfect addition. Their cake was simple, just three tiered with pretty flowers placed on top. The bottom tier was covered with a lovely ruffled icing which looked absolutely beautiful. The rest was simply decorated with lacey icing which always looks elegant.
It was the turn of Ben and Katie on Saturday 9th and once again, we were joined by their lovely guests after church. There were lots of elements about this wedding which I loved because they were unlike anything we had ever seen before! The first was the lovely backdrop which sat behind their top table. It was a huge mahogany frame from which hung lots of festoon lights. It is definitely my new favourite backdrop, I wanted to take it home! The second was their Cheese cart which stood in the bar area for guests to choose from. It was filled with lots of different cheeses, crackers grapes and chutneys. It was definitely any cheese lover’s dream! Their cake was also very different as it was heart shaped instead of the usual round or square cake. The three hearts were stacked and surrounded by red and white roses and pretty red ribbon.
Our final wedding of this blog and my final wedding ever took place on Sunday 10th September. It was definitely a special one and they did not disappoint with their choice of decoration! On arrival at the Hall, guests were greeted by a beautiful vintage bike which was decorated with a chalk board with the bride and groom’s names and a little basked full of confetti for the ceremony. Inside, next to the small card box stood a tree with bikes and olws (the bride and grooms faves) hanging from it. Hanging from the stairs were pretty silver letters that spelled out the Bride and Grooms names, I love it when people do something quirky like this with the stairs!
Their table plan is definitely one of my favourites ever! It was a bike wheel which had been decorated with foliage and propped up on our easel. It just looked perfectly vintage and matched the theme perfectly. Their ceremony room looked beautiful with the lime washed chairs matching the neutral décor and pink and blue hearts adding a splash of colour. Centrepieces lined the aisle before being moved to their tables and surrounded by candles in gold and silver jars. They had chosen name cards which could sit on the napkin, tied to bunches of lavender, rosemary and gypsophila. These of course smelled absolutely amazing and matched the perfectly picked wild flowers in the middle of the tables!!
Well, that’s it for my last ever blog! I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading and I hope you will stay loyal to our lovely new writer. I’ll leave you in suspense of who it is!
Wedding and Events Co-ordinator