Homun and David: All the fun of the fair

Watching the house transform into a beautiful wedding complete with fairground sparked the inner child in all of the Hedsor team. Homun and David made sure it was a day that no one could forget...

The Theme

Dave and I have always wanted dodgems at our wedding so we decided to go for a carnival/funfair theme. We hired fairground rides which had dodgems, a carousel, a rodeo bull, test of strength, shoot the duck and coconut shy.

Spending an amazing morning with my mum and all my girls was my highlight! I remember feeling really overwhelmed that everyone was here to celebrate with me and Dave. I’m not normally someone who likes all the attention being focused on me but it was a very warm feeling on the day to see all our friends and family together. It is a feeling I will cherish forever. I wish everyday was a wedding day!
— Homun
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The Ceremony

The ceremony was short and sweet, just the way we wanted it. The room was big but at the same time it had a very intimate feel. We loved every moment of it! We could have opted for an outdoor ceremony but the thought never crossed our minds because it would have been a waste not to do it in such a glorious room!

Why Hedsor?

I've always loved my period dramas and knew before I looked at venues that a grand house was what I wanted. 

I had only seen one venue prior to Hedsor House but when I came for my first visit, after seeing the amazing ceremony room (Centre Hall) with the surrounding balcony I fell in love with the venue and nothing else mattered. The final room that convinced me was the bridal suite, after seeing that I could just imagine me and my girls getting ready there and I've always dreamed of having a four poster bed so the bed room was the cherry on the top! Even the bathroom was so amazing that it made it into our wedding photos!

Details of the Day

Our wedding invites were designed to be like carnival posters, the centre pieces were flower arrangements in the shape of a helter skelter and ferris wheels and the table plan was made from floating hula-hoops.

Everything was in a pastel blue and cream striped design to bring together our carnival theme with a touch of vintage to go with the venue.

The Dresses:

I wore three dresses on the day. For the traditional tea ceremony I opted for a simple red Chinese dress which was given to me by Dave's Auntie, which gave it a personal touch. 

For the main ceremony I wore an Angelina Colarusso gown which I adapted with the help of my amazing seamstress which took about six months of weekly fittings.

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And finally for the evening I changed into a white version of my bridesmaid dresses! They looked amazing in their pastel blue version and I wanted to be a part of their gang!

I wanted to wear the same suit that Scar Face wore in his wedding scene. All white with a burgundy bow tie.
— David

Did anything go wrong, before or on the day? Who saved the day and how?

Prior to the wedding someone had given me a little piece of advice, to take five minutes out for just me and Dave where we could just enjoy each others company. I mentioned this to Dave and thought nothing of it. But just after sunset Dave took me to the little gazebo at the back of the fields which I mentioned I really liked but didn’t know how to make it part of our day. It was a lovely moment where we could just relax.
— Homun

The M40!!! Two accidents on the M40 which was where all of my family were coming from to get to the venue.

As the day started off with the tea ceremony, with my side of the family, the start was delayed. As I was not supposed to see anyone until the tea ceremony started I was locked in the bridal suite on my own whilst my bridesmaids sorted getting everyone in place! They were such gems and with me being such a control freak, I had to put all my faith in them to organise everything downstairs while I waited. Miraculously, even though the family were late, the tea ceremony went smoothly and by the end of it, the time was aligned with the timetable for the day. BIG THANKS to my bridesmaids! They will never understand how grateful I am to them!

 

Did you face any challenges in planning your big day?

The table planning was the most challenging. I have always heard that was stressful and boy was that true! Caper and Berry were very good at accommodating my constant changes.

 

The Menu by Caper & Berry

Starter - Tuna, Wasabi Mirin  

Main - Rump of Lamb, Pecorino, Salsa Verde

Dessert - Mini Dessert Pots – White Chocolate & Cherry Cheesecake, Eton Mess and Peppermint Oreo Mousse

 

The Honeymoon

The very next day we flew straight to Mauritius! It was lovely to drop everything and switch off in what seemed like paradise! My amazing brother took care of all the arrangements after the wedding which meant we could have a stress fee honeymoon!

Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Band & DJ - Barry Malki/  Florist -The Bloomery / Photographer -Miki Photography / Dress -Angelina Colarusso/ Bridesmaids -ASOSGroom -Edit Suits / Groomsmen- Moss Bros/ Make-up Kristina Gasperas/ Hair- Frankie Jackson 

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