With the entire mansion at their disposal, this was the perfect venue for their wedding celebration, with family and friends travelling from far and wide to attend. With Christmas decorations up and photos of Beth and Jon and their families arranged all around the lounge, it really looked like the wedding took place in their own mansion!
With their shared love of New York, the couple wanted to create a 1950’s New York feel. With Beth’s vintage polka dot wedding dress and red birdcage fascinator from Fur Coat No Knickers, and Jon’s navy suit and red tie, you could almost imagine them walking the streets of New York City, hand in hand, in the 1950s! The evening ended on a very festive note, with a Ceilidh band playing in the ballroom.
“The aim was to have all our family and friends together in a country house, and for it to feel like it was ours for the weekend, rather than it being all about the wedding itself. The colour theme was red, white and blue, and we incorporated some vintage style. The colours came from the dress and suit and were reflected in other items such as the flowers and invitations. We added things we liked, such as a cake of cheese, and things with meaning, such as New York references and family photos.
“We wanted an informal feel so we could really spend quality time with everyone. We had a dinner the night before so people could catch up and friends could meet before the day itself. New York was where we got engaged so we were keen this was represented.
“We brought family photos, tea cups and decorations from home to personalise the house and make it feel like ours. We screen printed the save the dates, invitations and table place names. The table names were New York places and we used old postcards bought in New York as the table signs. We made favours using Christmas tree decorations which matched the place name cards.”
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