Stuart & Simon: Love at Last

Stuart and Simon met on Match.com and said ‘I do’ at Hedsor in November 2018. Their day was a reflection of their pure love surrounded by nearest and dearest from every walk of their lives.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house…

Click here to read their engagement story on Hedsor Instagram’s grid.

Read more about their special day below…

Why Hedsor?

On that glorious October day when we first drove through the gates of Hedsor and along the beautiful driveway until the magnificent house appeared in the distance, I could see us getting married here. Even though I had told Simon to stay cool and act nonchalant, within minutes of walking round the house and meeting all the fabulous staff, we knew it was the one and were booking our date! 

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What is the one thing you each remember most?

Stuart: How amazing the venue appeared inside and out and similarly how gorgeous and happy our family and guests looked. 

Simon: Stuart’s massive wedding bouquet appearing around the staircase as he walked down the aisle! 

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I felt so emotional that we had eventually got to this point and the man of my dreams was about to say “I Do”. So proud of my family for being so supportive and how beautiful my daughter looked.
— Simon

Details

The Suits: Simon had a bespoke Gucci three-piece dinner suit in black silk brocade with a custom made evening shirt by Ede & Ravenscroft and patent shoes from Feragamo.

Stuart had a Dolce and Gabbana full black brocade three-piece dinner suit with D&G evening shirt and black sequinned shoes by Jimmy Choo.

The Bridesmaids Dresses: Heavily jewelled dresses by Needle & Thread at Liberty of London with hand made jewellery and hair pieces by Gillian Million of London.

The Band and Flowers: We had an ABBA tribute band called Planet ABBA. The tables had candelabras dressed with flowers by Ruby & Grace and black & white photos of female icons set within silver frames. The tables were named after each. Marilyn, Liza, Audrey etc.

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Did you face any challenges during planning?

Hedsor took away most of the stress, as did their preferred suppliers. Of particular help were Eugenie at Papeterie Eugenie, who created our stunning stationery and Melissa Woodland who created a masterpiece in icing! The Bridebook app was also really helpful. 

I would say Andrew one of our groomsmen saved the day by finding Imogen‘s lost reading and getting people where they needed to be. Katie Wardle of Hedsor was an absolute godsend making sure we were in the right place at the right time for the whole day. She kept her cool which helped us stay cool calm and collected at the same time.

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Were there any surprises?

Yes! To our great delight the new highland cattle had arrived, which made the day even more special, but the biggest surprise for me was the fact that Simon had decided to take my name as well!

As it was the 3rd November we knew there was a chance we may see some fireworks in the sky. Almost like clockwork, as we were finishing the main course of the wedding breakfast, someone nearby had an amazing fireworks display that all the guests were able to see from their tables and assumed we had planned the whole thing. Of course we didn’t deny a thing!!!!

We were blown away by our cake. Quite spectacular. 

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Caterer - Caper & Berry / Production- Class Act / Florist- Ruby & Grace / Band- Planet ABBA / Photographer - Steven Rooney Photography / Simon’s Suit- Gucci / Stuart’s Suit- Dolce & Gabbana /  Bridesmaids Dresses- Needle & Thread / Cake - Melissa Woodland Cakes

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Shazia and Hassan: Winter Fairytale

Guests arrived to blue skies and a blanket of snow on the grounds. It’s hard to believe that this magical wedding was planned in just nine weeks - it really was a winter wonderland…

Why Hedsor?

We chose Hedsor House as we wanted an intimate wedding with our immediate family and close friends. Hedsor House was perfect for this as it allowed for an intimate wedding with an informal touch.

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What was the theme of the day?

Our theme was “classic elegance’. I absolutely adore the colour pink so I knew I wanted the décor to have a soft romantic feel. We had glass lanterns with candles leading to the main entrance and our civil ceremony had a walkway with beautiful soft pastel flower arrangements. Our civil ceremony took place under a cherry blossom tree while a violinist played our favourite song (Kissing you by Des’ree) as I walked down the aisle.

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I can still remember how my husband looked at me as I walked down the aisle and that is my favourite memory.
— Shazia
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Details

The dress: I always knew what kind of dress I would like for my wedding. My first dress was an ivory mermaid style dress, with lots of tulle and sparkles on the bodice. I also wore a two piece veil which my husband forgot to lift and I had to remind him at the start of our ceremony!

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My second wedding dress was made to measure and designed by me. It was a rose peplum top, adorned with gold beading on long netted sleeves and a magenta coloured pearl embellished A-line skirt with a train. When I was in the process of designing my second outfit, I was told by the designer that the colours I had picked would not compliment each other and to choose a more neutral tone. However, I wanted something unique and stuck to my colour scheme and it really paid off as the colours looked wonderful together. Due to the short time scale, I only received the second wedding dress a week before my wedding. Luckily, it was a perfect fit!

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Our wedding embraced so many cultures, my husband’s father is Egyptian and his mother is English. I am Pakistani so we ensured the wedding was a celebration of all these different elements.
— Shazia

The Tux: Hassan wore a crushed velvet Hugo Boss jacket, limited edition maroon Thomas Pink bow tie + cumber band, white tux shirt and black tux trousers.  

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The Flower girls:

Our three flower girls did a wonderful reading by Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne which reads as follows:

“If I live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh?' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?'

'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'

'We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.

'Even longer,' Pooh answered. 'If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together...there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.'"

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My three nieces were the ring bearers, all working in unison to deliver the ring on a pillow which they jointly carried. They did a terrific job right until they reached us, at which point they dropped the ring.  It was all as amusing as it was heart warmingly cute.

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Did you face any challenges during planning?

We planned our wedding in nine weeks which was extremely stressful but worth it. I probably wouldn’t advise this but I work well under pressure although in hindsight, I must have been in auto-pilot to get everything done in time!

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It snowed a day before our big day and so I was in a huge panic as to how our guests would get to the venue, as they were travelling from all over the country, including abroad! However, the staff at Hedsor were so wonderful and made sure all paths at HH had been gritted and cleared of snow. Our wedding day was wonderful as we still had snow on the grounds but with beautiful sunshine, which made for stunning photos.

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Caterer - Preeti / Production- Rouge Events UK / Band- Krishan / Florist - Linda Florist / Videographer- Ian at the Lincoln Picture Factory / Photographer - Cecile at The Love Factory Photographers / Dress - The Bridal House and Tehxeeb /  /Make-up and Hair - Reshma International Make-up Artist

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Candy and Edilaine: Two Beautiful Dresses

Candy and Edilaine met in Oxford on a night out which changed their world forever! After only a few dates, Edilaine had to go back to Brazil for a couple of months to visit her family. Despite an ever increasing phone bill, Candy called everyday and she couldn’t wait for her to come back. Edilaine finally surprised Candy a few days after the opening of her new restaurant.

Since officially starting their relationship in 2012, they have been through many different life stages together. They were engaged in 2017 in Tuscany…when like true star crossed lovers….they both planned to propose on the same evening without each other knowing.

Why Hedsor?

We viewed a couple of venues, but nothing had that spark for us. When we went to visit Hedsor House for a wedding showcase, from the moment we saw the Hedsor House sign and drove up to the house, with the beautiful flowers lining the drive, it was sending us both very positive vibes.  Then we saw the house, we both fell in love in with the place instantly. As we entered the building, we were both blown away how beautiful and magical it was. I remember saying to Edilaine ‘Where do I sign?’ As we explored the whole house, we both saw our wedding day right in front of our eyes. Everything was falling into place and we knew that Hedsor was the number one choice for us!

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Hedsor House was the perfect venue because it had everything we were looking for. The beautiful drive to the house, the ceremony room and the ballroom, a big garden for reception drinks. The bridal suite is just breath-taking, and the powder room was just perfect with natural day light.

What was the first element you planned?

We had eight months to plan our wedding as we moved our date forward, so my priority was finding the right dress (well actually two dresses that complemented each other). We started with the idea of keeping our dresses a secret from each other, but then we had a conversation that the photographs may look strange, as Edilaine loves big, sparkly gowns, and I prefer simple, elegant ones. I’m definitely pleased that we went dress shopping together.

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Was there a theme to your big day?

Travel was our theme as we both love exploring places together and also for that fact that Edilaine’s parents are from Brazil and my parents are from Hong Kong. The table plan featured a world map with the title ‘Where In The World Are You Sitting?’  We used countries that we have been to as our table names and we wrote why it was special. We only included the outline of the country on the tables, in order to make it harder for our guests to find where they were sitting. It was a great ice breaker.

Our wedding favours were small cardboard suitcases which we filled it with heart shape sweets complete with a personalised tag of our names and wedding date. Also, at the entrance we had two suitcase trunks with two love birds and love hearts as decoration for cards and gifts.

Details

The dresses: Both dresses were from the Stella York Bridal Collection. We were so lucky to find two that really complemented each other.  

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My dress is called Isla - it’s a simple, lightweight, elegant wedding dress. In a relaxed sheath silhouette, this lace and chiffon gown with illusion neck and backline is light and airy. The back of this gown is highlighted by a kissing-scallop closure, which was my favourite feature. Edilaine's dress is called Kamille - off the shoulder lace V back with a mix of classic lace and whisper soft chiffon and with a diamanté belt to add a finished touch.

The flower girls all wore the same ivory dress with a yellow ribbon, and a flower headpiece to match the dress. The page boys wore the same outfit, navy shorts with a white shirt accompanied by navy braces and a yellow bowtie.

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The Cake: Our cake was made by Melissa Woodland Cakes. The top tier was a coconut sponge with a passion fruit filling, the middle tier was a lemon sponge with a raspberry filling and the bottom tier was a chocolate sponge with vanilla buttercream and cherry conserve. Decorated with laces and real flowers, with a gold ‘Mrs & Mrs’ cake topper. It was absolutely delicious!

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It was a magical moment when the Hedsor House staff opened the doors and I could see all of our friends and family waiting for us to walk down the aisle. I was quite worried about repeating the vows out loud in front of everyone but when it happened, I was so happy. Seeing Candy for the first time was emotional and I couldn’t believe I was about to be her wife!
— Edilaine

The Entertainment: We had a magician, Paul Fowler, who was also our toastmaster. He was brilliant and entertained our guests during the reception and wedding breakfast with close up magic.  We also had a big performance with Paul after the speeches, and it was amazing to see everyone’s reaction, they were all in awe with him.

A real highlight was saying our speeches in each other’s languages. Seeing her family and friends in tears when I made my speech in Portuguese - it was very special.
— Candy

Tori Handsley played at my other sibling’s weddings so it was kind of a family tradition to have her to play at ours. We walked into our ceremony with her playing ‘A Thousand Years’ and leaving the ceremony with ‘Is This Love.’ She also played during our wedding breakfast, where she was right next to our sweetheart table. She asked us during our meal, if we had any requests, and we requested the first song we ever asked her to play for us at a wedding fayre, ‘A Girl From Ipanema’ (a Brazilian song).

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Seeing Edilaine for the first time was breathtaking. We were holding each other’s hands throughout the whole ceremony. Saying our vows to each other and knowing that you just married your best friend and soul mate, is the happiest moment in my life.
— Candy

Did you face any challenges during planning?

We didn’t have many challenges to face because we chose the Bluebell Package. Everything ran very smoothly with all the suppliers and they accommodated all our needs - all within our eight month planning timeframe. All the suppliers recommended by Hedsor were fantastic! Absolutely delighted that we chose the Bluebell Package.

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The only hiccup was that our table plan went missing the day before! My brother was searching for it like mad, even on the day. I wasn’t supposed to find out, but someone accidentally slipped up and told me…...oops! Later, we found out that someone had thrown it in the bin, but my brother managed to rescue it and get it to the wedding safely! It was a little crumbled but nothing too major to panic about. We were just pleased we had a table plan in the end!

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As I was waiting to walk down the aisle, some of the younger children were starting to get teary and asking for their mummy. It was like a chain reaction and I didn’t want them walking down upset. I remember comforting them (have to say it was a good distraction as I completely forgot all my nerves). I had to quickly think on my feet and said ‘Let’s play hide and seek!’ and we were all counting to 10, which was perfect because the door just opened in time.

The Menu by Caper & Berry

Starter: Caper and Berry Boat Fish Cake, Mozzarella and Heritage Tomatoes (v)

Main: Slow Cooked Hampshire Beef served on a Spring Onion Champ Potato with Vegetables and Rich Red Wine Jus

Seared Scottish Salmon fillet served on a dill mash with pea veloute and preserved lemon oil (v)

Dessert: Cappuccino Tiramisu

Late Night Food: Barbequed Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Homemade Pizza


Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Production and DJ- Class Act / Cake- Melissa Woodland Cakes / Photographer - Zaki Charles / Dress - Stella York /  Make-up - Chelsey Leigh and Liz Patey

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Becky and Jamie: A Tale As Old As Time

Just like a Disney story this wedding has to be one of the most fun we have ever had the pleasure of being part of! Becky and Jamie’s special day represented their personalities and the surprises for guests were never ending! Read more about their journey to the big day and prepare to feel like a guest for yourself through their emotion and fun filled photos…

Why Hedsor?

When we first saw Hedsor online, whilst we were searching for venues I knew it was ‘The Place’. When we drove up the beautiful, winding driveway I had goosebumps and when I first laid eyes on Hedsor I knew it was where I wanted to get married. Before we even walked in I’d told Jamie this was it and thankfully he agreed. I think Jennie was quite amused about how excited I was by it all! I think my first words before saying ‘hello’ to her were ‘I can’t wait to get married here.’

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What was the first element you planned?

The song I was going to walk down the aisle to. It was an absolute no brainer as it was the song my Mum walked down the aisle to when she married my Dad 30 years ago in 1988 – ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ by Richard Strauss which was the theme tune to 2001: A Space Odyssey! After Jamie proposed to me in Barbados on Christmas Eve 2017 (and I’d stopped crying / got over the shock!) we saw my family to celebrate and I said to my Dad that I wanted to walk down the aisle to the same song as Mum… he got very teary when I mentioned this so it was an absolute no brainier and it’s such an awesome song!

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Waiting by the door as Hannah from Bespoke and the Hedsor team were about to open it on the third ‘dah dah’ of the entrance song and being full of nerves and excitement. Then the moment the doors opened and seeing Jamie I just felt so calm and on cloud nine! When I got to the end of the aisle and they finished the music everyone started whooping and cheering as no one was expecting such a dramatic entrance!
— Becky
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What do you remember the most about the day? It sounds cheesy but how beautiful my wife looked standing next to me at the altar.
— Jamie

Details

The dress: My dress was a bespoke Suzanne Neville gown and the team there were incredible. Lotte and Suzanne made the whole process so fun and I loved every second of the experience. Getting to see my dress all through the design and creation process was so special and when I first put it on when it was finished I couldn’t believe how much it was like what I had envisioned. The corseting they do is just amazing… I really wish I had it in all my clothes!!

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The shoes: My shoes were Kate Spade white sparkly flat Keds. They were SO comfy!

The Bridesmaids: My bridesmaids wore burgundy dresses from Maids to Measure. They all had different styles and looked amazing! I also got them little ‘Bridesmaid’ bags from Katie Loxton.

At 11am on the morning of the wedding I realised we didn’t have a sword to cut the cake with, obviously super important(!). Our transport was picking us up at 12 from London to take us to Hedsor. A friend called Ant who was with me said don’t worry I’ll sort it. After phoning 6 antique shops he found one that had a sword for sale that was on route. We stopped off on the way to buy it and somehow ended up with an antique gun as well…!
— Jamie
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The Entertainment: Our band consisted of some of Jamie’s friends from when he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (before his Poker days). Every now and again they get together and perform at friends weddings and they were unbelievable! They’re all incredibly successful in their various fields so it was awesome that they performed such an incredible set for us. Tommy, the lead singer, has the most exceptional voice! Everyone loved what the guys did.

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We wanted it to be elegant but fun and to incorporate as much of us and our friends and families as possible. For me it was all about the little details. For Jamie it was all about doing really random stuff… Hannah at Bespoke said he was one of the most fun grooms she worked with which delighted Jamie and terrified me!
— Becky

I also have to say that the Old Dirty Brasstards who played ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ as I walked down the aisle were unbelievable. That was the only part I was nervous about in that I’d played it over in my head SO many times and I was worried I’d bigged it up too much. When they guys arrived pre- wedding I was getting my make-up done and Hannah from Bespoke popped in and said they were going to practise. They were set up on the balcony and I have to admit that when we went out and watched them I cried! My Dad was in his room practising his speech and said that when he heard them play it for the first time it bought tears to his eyes thinking about when he saw my Mum for the first time on their wedding day! Needless to say he got very teary when we walked down the aisle. I hope the song will become a family tradition.  

The Production: The day to night transformation was incredible. The Bespoke team were honestly amazing and Hannah was fab. We had Bubblegum balloons come in and add some balloons down one of the edges so it looked like they were floating down the balcony and it looked awesome.

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I also found a dance instructor 6 months beforehand to choreograph a routine for my groomsman and I. We did it as the beginning of the first dance. We were pretty terrible but had a lot of fun.
— Jamie
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Did you face any challenges during planning?

The amazing thing about having a wedding somewhere like Hedsor is the level of support you get. At no point was I worried or concerned about anything and I had been a bit concerned about being a Bridezilla! I organise events at work so I can be a bit controlling but given the team we had working on our wedding there was no need to be remotely stressed. All our suppliers were fantastic and we’ve kept in touch with many of them. We couldn’t have been in better hands! 

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As part of my ‘details’ obsession we had polaroid pictures printed with everyone’s names on as the place settings. The photo was a picture with either Jamie or I (or both of us) and on the back we wrote a note to each attendee. Getting Jamie to write his cards was a real challenge! I knew it wouldn’t be easy but he really moaned about it! I have to say I am particularly smug that people still talk about how much they loved that touch as it made them appreciate we’d thought about each and every person there!

The Menu by Caper & Berry

The waiting and bar staff were incredible and kept creating us the most fun cocktails and drinks. Andy at Caper & Berry was so much fun to work with, he kept us super chilled on the day and along with Hannah and the wider Hedsor team they made the whole weekend perfect. We really can’t thank them enough.

Starter: Smoked Duck, Miso and Chilli

Seared smoked duck, miso caramel with a Tokyo slaw, sugar snaps, dulse, crispy rice and a sweet and sour dressing

Main: Deconstructed Beef Wellington

Fillet of sous-vide Hampshire beef on a sweet shallot tarte tatin, fondant potato, wilted spinach, baby watercress and an intense truffle infused jus

Dessert: Lemon Meringue Pie

Blow torched lemon meringue pie finished with dehydrated blueberries, blow torched yuzu marshmallow, lemon sherbet and edible viola flowers


Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Production- Bespoke Events London / Band- Dalriada String Quartet, Old Dirty Brasstards, Accurate Pancake, and DJ Dan Healy / Florist - Emma Soulsby Flowers / Videographer- Blooming Lovely Films / Photographer - Pippa Mackenzie / Dress - Suzanne Neville /  Bridesmaids - Maids to Measure / Groom - Paul Richman / Make-up and Hair - Sarah Yeo- Yeo Weddings 

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Natalie and James: Classically Elegant

Natalie and James were introduced through their siblings. After James’ delay in contacting Natalie and then Natalie not showing up for the first date, it is a relationship that defeated all initial odds.

During their two year engagement, they planned the perfect wedding at Hedsor House making sure that their guests were placed at the heart of everything.

Read more about their beautiful day below…

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Why Hedsor? - Natalie

James and I really wanted to find a gorgeous country manor which we could take over exclusively. Anyone that has been to Hedsor House can agree how stunning it is. The venue and the grounds were truly breath-taking, plus the Bridal Suite definitely sealed the deal!

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Was there a theme to your day? - Natalie

We are quite classic with our tastes, so we wanted everything to be fairly simple and elegant. We only wanted neutral colours; pale pink, light blue and lots of white.

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The most important thing to us was that all of our guests enjoyed themselves, so we made sure there was an abundance of food, drink and entertainment! We know weddings are expensive for guests, so we wanted to ensure that no one had to want for anything. We also wanted people to have fun!

Details of the Day - Both

Natalie: My dad was making me laugh walking down the aisle so that set the tone for the day. It was great to see James at the altar, everything else is a bit of a blur. It was quite warm in the Centre Hall so it was a struggle getting the rings on, but that just added to the amusement of it. Never take anything too seriously! One of our last minute purchases were pretty little fans. These went down very well with our guests.

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James: I couldn’t tell you a word that the registrar said. I was fixated on Natalie. I felt so relaxed. We were getting married and everything that we had been planning for two years was finally happening. I remember not being able to get her ring on her finger. Eventually it went on. I lost my wedding ring four times before the honeymoon was over.

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Natalie walking down the aisle towards me. That is the one thing I remember clear as day and was my favourite part of the day.
— James

Natalie’s Dress: As for my dress, I always said I would never wear a tight, strapless dress, so of course that’s what I ended up with. It was very simple, but I wanted to make sure when I looked back in the pictures it would always be classic, and not just on trend.

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Bridesmaids: I knew I always wanted my bridesmaids to be in pale blue but finding a dress in the right colour was a nightmare. This is why I opted to find the design and then have it replicated by a local designer. I was so pleased with how they turned out, the girls looked brilliant.

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James’ suit: My suit was amazing. It was a gift from my fiancé (now wife) for my 30th birthday. It was a custom made Loro Piana two piece suit from the Boggi Milano Master Tailor. I got to choose every element and detail of the suit from the fabric to the buttons and even the lining of the jacket and trousers. I had my initials and our wedding date stitched onto the inside breast pocket. I wore an ivory double breasted waistcoat, crisp white shirt and pale blue tie. I love it and it is now my special occasion suit. Typically I will buy a suit and get it tailored but my wedding suit was something special and fits perfectly.

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I never thought I would ever feel so happy. From the minute I arrived at Hedsor I was in a state of elation. It really is the greatest day of your life and I got to spend it with the person I love the most and all of my family and friends. You get lost in it all and the day flies by without you realising it. I would highly recommend to anyone who is getting married to just stop, look around and take it all in.
— James

The Photobooth: Our photobooth was also a highlight of the day, even if I did occupy it most of the time.

The Entertainment: We had a string trio for the ceremony and the drinks reception, and then a live band with a separate DJ until the lights came on.

One of my groomsmen, who shall remain unnamed (it wasn’t Chris or Wayne) thought that power sliding across the dance floor in his new suit was a good idea. Needless to say he no longer has knees in his trousers. Money well spent.
— James

Groom’s Car: One of the first things I organised when we were planning the wedding were my wedding cars. That’s right I had two! I hired a new Range Rover for the week to ship things to the venue and to ferry me and the groomsmen around. I was then, very kindly, given a Jaguar E-Type by Classic Car Club for the wedding day, which I drove with my brother from Stoke Park to Hedsor House. The E-Type looked beautiful and was a head turner as we drove to Hedsor and when parked right outside the main house.

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Did you face any challenges in planning your big day? - Natalie

We had a few family struggles but nothing too drastic. No one tells you how stressful it is to plan a wedding, but the day itself was completely worth it. The reason it was so stressful was because I wanted it to be perfect, and if I do say so myself, it really was. We had the perfect venue, the best team, and I married my best friend.

One of the things we were particularly nervous about was the first dance, so we decided to have a few lessons and learn a routine. What I didn’t take in to consideration was how tight my dress was, and as I had little off the shoulder sleeves, I couldn’t move my arms very far. Our well thought out choreographed routine didn’t quite go to plan, but I don’t think anyone noticed. Except for James. Who still teases me to this day about it.

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What do you remember most about your day? - Natalie

I felt so happy. I know that sounds expected, and slightly tacky, but honestly, being in a room filled with everyone you love is so special and overwhelming. I wasn’t nervous at all.

I just absolutely loved it.

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Lots of people said they had never seen a more relaxed bride. Words of advice. Champagne helps!
— Natalie
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All of our suppliers were truly amazing. A huge thanks to Kate from Caper & Berry (Caterer) who was just a dream to work with. Linda from Seventh Heaven (Florist) was also magical. Both of these ladies were such a big part of the day, I am truly thankful to them.

The Menu by Caper & Berry

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This was the best part of planning! Menu tasting is the dream.
— James
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Starter: Burrata with artichokes and heirloom tomatoes

Main: Deconstructed beef wellington

Dessert: Trio of shots and pots; Eton mess, banoffee pie and a chocolate mousse with brownies, salted caramel and honeycomb

After this, we had a four tier cake, each tier consisting of a different flavour, a cheese table and a sweet table. Because we like our food, we also booked the Caper & Berry Pizza Defender. It was incredible! The food definitely did not disappoint.


Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Production & Band- The London Function Band / Florist - Seventh Heaven / Photographer - Paul Toeman / Dress - Pronovias /  Bridesmaids - Hollie Tarrier / Groom - Boggi Milano / Groomsmen - Roderick Charles / Make-up and Hair - Tori Harris / Cake- Dolce Lusso Cakes by Katie

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OLIVIA AND MARTIN: CLASSIC GLAMOUR

Olivia and Martin were friends for seven years before falling in love. After they began dating, they questioned how soulmates could be have been around each other for so long without noticing. 

Months later, they fell in love with Hedsor House and had six months to plan the day of their dreams. Their classically glamorous day was everything they dreamed of and more...

Why Hedsor?

Olivia: Hedsor House was only the second venue we viewed. From the moment we turned off the road and took the long drive up to the house I knew that we were going to like it. 

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As soon as we were inside I was instantly in love. We moved from one beautiful room to another exploring and I remember getting teary eyed and saying to Martin ‘this is where I want to get married.'

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We did visit a few other venues however, nowhere held the magic for me that Hedsor did. Nowhere else gave me goosebumps and nothing else could compare. Luckily Martin agreed, for us there was no other option, our wedding had to be at Hedsor House.

The Ceremony

Olivia: Our ceremony was beautiful and the fact we’d written our own vows really made it even more personal. Our registrar was excellent and made me as comfortable as possible during one of the most intense moments of my life.

Martin: The feeling of happiness and relief once the ceremony was over was indescribable. I can genuinely say I was the happiest and proudest groom in the world and even gave the congregation a fist pump before kissing my beautiful bride.

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The biggest surprise on the day was Olivia. I knew she’d look gorgeous as she always does but I wasn’t prepared for the moment I saw her walking down the aisle. I was stunned by her beauty and may have had to borrow a tissue from our registrar.
— Martin
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Details of the Day

The Dress: I got my dress from Ellie Sanderson in Beaconsfield, it was by a designer called Jesus Peiro. Ellie Sanderson was the first boutique I visited and my dress was the fourth I tried on. I was convinced I was going to wear a fitted, strapless, mermaid style dress. One of the wonderful ladies who worked there picked my dress for me to try on, I picked three I liked (two mermaids and a big ball gown just for fun)! She then picked two for me, one of which turned out to be my dress: a tight halter neck top with a plunging v neck, protruding collar and bigger skirt with box pleats and pockets!

The dress featured a heavy duchess satin and as soon as I put it on, I loved it and realised that I didn’t actually want the tight fitting style. I wanted to feel like I was wearing a wedding dress and absolutely loved the style of the Jesus Peiro. The dress was simple and classic but with a bit of a modern twist and I’d never seen a dress like it before. 

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The Suit: I wore a bespoke midnight blue tuxedo with a shawl collar inspired by the James Bond Skyfall tuxedo (I’m a huge Bond fan) created by Clements and Church Beaconsfield. After meeting Clements and Church at the Hedsor Wedding Showcase, I made an appointment to visit the store where I described my ideal look for my wedding day and was measured up for my tux. I was blown away when I later spoke to the guys and not only had they re-created the tux of my dreams to fit me perfectly, they’d also gone to the effort of procuring the exact fabric used by Tom Ford to make the Skyfall tuxedo for Daniel Craig.

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Martin: On the big day, I was worried about a lot of things, but the moment I put on my tux I felt confident and ready for anything. It also put a huge smile on my face when I opened the jacket and saw not only my initials, but my soon to be wife's new initials and the date of our wedding... it was perfect.

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The bridesmaids wore black, floor length dresses. The girls shopped around and picked their own dresses which worked really well in the end.

The groomsmen were all in tuxedos which looked lovely and really complimented the rest of the wedding party.

The details

Describe more of the day: As our wedding was in early February we knew it would be cold! We wanted the colours to be warm and luxurious so we picked muted pinks, golds and cream.

Class Act provided lovely golden and amber uplighting for the ceremony which really added extra warmth to the room. One of my favourite things was our table settings, we had warm beige table cloths, gold rimmed charger plates, gold cutlery and gold rimmed glass wear with blush pink napkins.

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One of my other favourite things was our signing board, we asked my dad to frame our Hedsor spoon that we got when we booked our wedding date and then got all the guests to sign around it. I love that it represents the start of our journey to the end, from booking the date to the actual day itself.
— Olivia

Everyone had a gold laser cut name placed over their napkin, it all went beautifully together and looked fabulous in Hedsor's Ballroom!

Were there any surprises on your big day? 

The weather was a bit of a surprise! We got married on 2nd of February and it had rained every day in the week leading up to the wedding. When I woke up on the morning, the sun was shining and it was a bright sunny day! It was still a bit cold but it stayed dry all day and we were able to get some great photos in the grounds!

What do you remember most about your day? 

Olivia: My overwhelming feeling of happiness. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be marrying the man of my dreams in the place of my dreams and that everything just seemed perfect! Martin looked better than James Bond is his tuxedo, I don’t think I stopped smiling for the entire day (apart from a few tears at the speeches)! It was the perfect start to our married life together and every time I think about it I get that same feeling of happiness and can’t help but smile.

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The Menu by Caper & Berry

Starter- Salmon, Cucumber and Edible Flowers

Main - Hampshire Beef

Dessert - Chocolate and Honeycomb

Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Production & DJ - Class Act / Florist - Ruby & Grace / Photographer -David Bostock / Cake - Melissa Woodland Cakes / Dress - Jesus Peiro from Ellie Sanderson / Groom - Clements and Church Beaconsfield /  Make-up- Lauren Christy / Hair - Hayley Jeffery

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Sarah and Caroline: AT LAST

Sarah and Caroline's eyes met at a work Christmas party and the rest is history. Their day was filled with so much love and personal touches. Read more about their November wedding below...

Why Hedsor?

We were first attracted to Hedsor because of the fantastic location, I wanted something private with a rural feel yet close to the surrounding towns. The drive immediately makes you feel as if you’re somewhere else, somewhere exclusive, peaceful, elegant. The winding drive creates a build up, then the road opens up to reveal a spectacular house – simply breath taking. We both looked at each other and said ‘WOW’. Inside, does not let it down, in fact the whole house, grounds and surroundings oozes class and sophistication. With its grand Staircase, beautiful Balcony, sensational Ballroom and Centre Hall, Hedsor really is amazing - yet the real delight and something you don’t expect is the Bridal Suite which is almost a whole floor. Incredible! 

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Was there a theme to your day?

There was not an overall theme. We were just keen that everyone had a good time and enjoyed spending the day with us.

Details of the day

The Ceremony: I could not believe how nervous I was! Walking in to a room with what feels like hundreds of pairs of eyes on you, willing yourself to not move too quick (or trip) is very nerve wracking – I was clutched on to my dad for dear life! Michael and Katherine, the two registrars were complete pros though, and took us through the ceremony with ease.

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The Dress: My dress was not the vision I had in mind when I set out looking (but what bride doesn’t say that), it was delicate lace, embroidered with sparkles throughout. It had cap sleeves and a high neck, but the most amazing diamond cut out on the back. I fell in love with it on the hanger, and was (apparently) beaming from ear to ear the second I tried it on.

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The Suit: My suit was amazing. Although I was cutting it fine by only purchasing it a week beforehand it was perfect, and I am glad I held out. It was a Hugo Boss virgin wool navy suit from Harvey Nichols. It hung perfectly and was tailored to me by a local seamstress - not that it needed much adjusting. I received such incredible service, the assistant at Harvey Nichols simply couldn’t do enough and after about 20 suits we found ‘the one’.

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The Bridesmaids: I knew I didn’t want matchy matchy bridesmaids, and actually when we started looking I was originally looking for a Cadbury purple colour….however, over time that soon changed and we ended up choosing a pale blush for one bridesmaid, and a slate grey for the other.

The Flowers: We chose Suzanne at Hot Flowers, as after the first time we met her we felt she ‘got’ what we wanted. I’m quite into flowers myself so this was a key part for me, but I didn’t want anything too structured – it needed to be natural, free flowing and seasonal. I left Suzanne to the creative side as I prefer to trust the professionals! The bouquets were a mix of roses, spray roses, lisianthus and wax flowers and smelt amazing courtesy of some freesia. Caroline wore a buttonhole which was a rose and lisianthus, and the rest of the buttonholes were roses. We decorated the beautiful Staircase with some beautifully simple ivy and other foliage, and had a jaw dropping hanging foliage wall of ivy and other greenery in the central hall which created a sort of waterfall effect. This was something Suzanne had never worked on before but we were so pleased with the outcome.

Hair & Make-up: Adele (my hair & MUA) was fantastic – she brought the lovely Claire along with her. What a calming influence they were! Both ladies made me feel completely at ease, we had a giggle, and Adele took charge a bit when it all got a bit overwhelming for me. Complete stars and we all looked fab!

The Cake: The cake by 'Cakes by Ali' was definitely a talking point. we wanted to play a little with this aspect of the day and she certainly allowed us to express ourselves. The outside was a beautiful arrangement pastel colours in a ombre cake with inside each layer was a different flavour. Ranging from Victoria sponge classic jam, chocolate fudge, prosecco and raspberry and finished with peanut butter and chocolate. Lastly, we decorated the cake with subtle influences of our favourite films…. Marvel. We had Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Hulk’s fist and a few others all sticking out between layers. People kept walking around the cake to see which ones they could spot. 

The Band: We booked a string trio recommended by Hedsor, Apollo Strings. They were brilliant, we picked from a lengthy play list about six months prior, so this took all the stress out of it, and although we do enjoy classical music we also wanted some modern-day classics with a string twist. They have fantastic range and did not disappoint. They played before, during and after the ceremony and everyone loved them.

In the evening we had a live band called Dexter; they were just perfect. Our first dance was At Last by Etta James. Cat the female vocalist and Steve on guitar gave the most intimate and special acoustic version and we could not have been happier. It was absolutely perfect for us and everyone was on their feet all night. 

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My brother (and my best man) stepped up! He hired a Ferrari for the day! I had no idea so when he showed up I was completely shocked. What a legend. Oh, my word, we were late getting to Hedsor as we were too busy driving it around. It was a very thoughtful and special touch. One that did not go unnoticed. I parked it in front of the house and after the ceremony fired it up to show our guesses its beauty, it did not disappoint.
— Caroline

What is the one thing you remember most about your day?

The overwhelming feeling of love in the room – which is so cliché but its true, and many people commented on it. The majority of our guests from each side had not met before this day but you wouldn’t know that from the atmosphere. It was a big ball of love.

Did you face any challenges in planning your big day?

I think the main challenges were fitting it all in. We wanted to share the experience and make sure we took the time to speak to and understand all the suppliers. For us, it wasn’t just about they make a great food or it looks good. Yes that was important but, with so many fantastic companies to choose from it was important to us that we got on with all our suppliers. That they understood what style, feel and quality we wanted so that took a lot of time.... we met a lot of people.

 

The Menu by The Wild Fork

Starter: Smoked haddock fishcakes with gribiche & herb dressing

 Salt baked beats with goats cheese mousse and pickled beetroot (v)

Main: Venison haunch with pearl barley and fresh apple

Mushroom, sundried tomato, spinach and ricotta wellington (v)

Dessert: Croquembouche to each table with a jug of chocolate sauce followed by cheese.

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Wild Fork were great for this. Oliver was brilliant and really took flavours and textures to a different level for us. He really ‘got’ us and designed a menu, complete with drinks that was bespoke to our wedding. They were super efficient on the day too – in fact many of guests blamed their hangovers on the waiting staff topping their glasses up too frequently!
— Caroline

Caterer  - The Wild Fork / Production - Class Act / Cake- Cali Ali / Band- Dexter / Florist - Hot Flowers / Videographer- Martin, Posterity Videos / Photographer - Guy Hearn / Dress - Pure Couture Beaconsfield /  Bridesmaids- ASOSBiba / Suit - Hugo Boss / Groomsmen- Lemmings, Chalfont St PeterMake-up and Hair - Adele at Rosie Blush

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Katy and Charlie: All in the details

Katy and Charlie both come from a theatrical background so we knew this wedding would be an absolute show stopper! From their bespoke table plan to their first dance which had everyone wanting to jump on the dance floor, this a real wedding that we all wanted to be a guest at. 

Why Hedsor?

We knew from the second we walked into Hedsor that this was the place we wanted to get married and that nothing we saw afterwards could compare. What appealed to us (apart from the stunning surroundings) was the exclusive hire of the whole venue and that we could have our ceremony, reception and evening party in the same place. Not to mention, the bridal suite upstairs is incredible to get ready in. We also knew that if it did rain (although we were very lucky with some great weather) that it wouldn’t have mattered because the inside of the house is just as beautiful as the grounds.

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Was there a theme to your day?

We didn’t have a specific theme as such, just that we wanted to include as many personal details to reflect us as much as possible. For example our tables were named after our favourite musicals - a nod to our theatrical backgrounds. 

Probably the most memorable and significant items were the incredible table plan which was made up of hand drawn cartoons of all our guests, drawn by Charlie, with matching table place cartoons. The guests loved trying to identify themselves on the table plan!

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We spent the year designing and making personalised theatre programmes for the tables with memories, anecdotes and embarrassing stories of each guest for each table. These proved excellent conversation starters for those guests that didn’t know each other. We had various personal touches on the tables including homemade sloe gin, little favours from our dog to their pets, all with labels designed and printed by us.

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Details of the Day

The Ceremony: Our ceremony was perfect for us, music from my brother’s band and readings from two of our closest friends created a relaxed, personal feel.

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Seeing my gorgeous bride walk down the aisle had me in tears. I had no idea what her hair or dress would look like but they were beyond perfect!
— Charlie

The Dress: My dress was a princess style ball gown by Sottero and Midgely (‘Layla’ style.) The corset style top was embellished with gold detailing. The skirt was ivory over nude and had the most magnificent train. I spent a good year trying on what felt like hundreds of dresses but knew this was the one as soon as I put it on. My bridesmaids were dressed in strapless, tea length blush pink dresses.

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The thing I remember most is the ten minutes before walking down the aisle; finalising outfits, walking down the stairs with my Dad and bridesmaids and preparing for the walk in! I thought I would be nervous beyond belief but instead it was the most exciting part of the whole day.
— Katy
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Groom's attire: On the day I was wearing a Gresham Blake three piece, blue check tailored suit. Having a suit made from scratch was an absolute delight, it fit like a glove. My shoes were brown tan brogues from Oliver Sweeney with custom floral tattoos and our wedding date on the side!  

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The Flowers: Our flowers were made by the fabulous Lavender Green (who personally designed my bouquet to go exactly with the size of my waist and dress!) Sue, the owner was so accommodating and understanding, helping us to fit everything in to our budget and giving us bits we could do ourselves. My bouquet (and the bridesmaids) were made up of sweet avalanche roses which matched their dresses.

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Throughout the venue, we had a woodland theme with giant birch and branched trees with tea lights, glass globes and petals which we had concreted and made ourselves in the run up. Lavender Green helped accentuate these more with mirrored boxes and candles.

The Cake: Our cake was made by Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton and was three separate cakes. Each cake was a different flavour and topped with a giant flake, marshmallow tower and a huge solid chocolate replica of our beloved cockapoo Dexter!

The Band: My brother’s band, Victoria, provided acoustic music for the ceremony and then for canapes on the terrace. In the evening we then had a nine piece swing band which played a mix of modern and classic songs. 

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Did you face any challenges in planning your big day?

The main challenge was not getting carried away, which it is so easy to do on your wedding day. Our florist and also our catering event planner, Tristan, were so great at reinforcing that actually Hedsor was beautiful as it was and didn’t need much dressing up!

 

The Menu by Caper & Berry

Starter: Mezze boards and fresh breads

Main: Chicken with tarragon sauce and pecorino mash

Dessert: Trio of shots and pots: Eton mess, chocolate brownie pot; lemon posset with fresh blueberries & baby lemon balm.

Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Band- King of the Swingers / Florist - Lavender Green Flowers / Videographer & Photographer - Kitebox / Dress - Sottero and Midgely /  Groom & Groomsmen - Gresham Blake TailorsMake-up and Hair - Claire Nicole / Table plan- Hey Draw Me

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Cheryl & Tom: CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS

Cheryl and Tom met at school and years later were married and celebrated at Hedsor. Read about their special day and do not miss the top three things they loved most about their church wedding service...

Why Hedsor?

Walking through Hedsor's Reception Hall and seeing the twinkling chandeliers in the Ballroom stretching beyond the stunningly beautiful domed Centre Hall was truly breath-taking and we knew straight away this was where we wanted to celebrate one of the most important days of our lives. Not only does Hedsor have gorgeous, characterful and beautifully maintained interiors, it is all encased in a striking Georgian house set amongst expansive grounds which afford sweeping views over the surrounding countryside - a dream setting for videographers wanting to capture drone footage!

The different rooms at Hedsor mean that your guests get to enjoy a different environment for each part of the day - keeping it fresh and exciting all the way through! Also, the evening dance floor and lighting is set up in the Centre Hall behind the scenes whilst you're in the Ballroom enjoying your wedding breakfast so that, afterwards, everyone walks through to see the place seamlessly transformed. 

Was there a theme to your day?

We wanted an elegant and traditional summer wedding with a romantic atmosphere in keeping with the style of Hedsor. Our colour scheme was dusky pink and ivory with the bridesmaids' dresses and groomsmen's ties, pocket squares and socks, as well as all of our flowers, stationery and wedding cake following the same theme. 

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The stationery was all laser cut with a beautiful tree motif which we felt resonated with the idea of marriage as an entwining of your roots. We had fun with our table names which were famous lovers from literature, history and film.
— Cheryl
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Details of the Day

The Dress: Having visited more than a few boutiques spanning several counties, I kept going back to one of the first dresses I tried on- my dream dress was a fitted mermaid style from the Bond Street Pronovias Collection with intricate lace and guipure motifs, a lovely train and a low v back. This was accompanied by a matching three quarter sleeve off the shoulder lace jacket for the ceremony, sparkling belt, silver sandals and plain tulle veil with blusher. It was great fun having two looks with and without the jacket!

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People often asked me when I knew Cheryl was the one. The truth is I’ve always known. We’ve been together since age 15 and yet I still couldn’t believe this beautiful person- the women of my dreams- was walking down the aisle to become my wife, looking simply breathtaking in her wedding dress.
— Tom
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My something 'old' and 'borrowed' was my Grandma's gold locket which mum wore on her wedding day. It was very special walking down the aisle with this treasured locket wound round my bouqet.

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Bridemaids: My four bridesmaids looked beautiful in full length Grecian style dresses in blush pink from Coast with strappy pink sandals to match my silver ones. The pretty pearl earrings I gave my bridesmaids happened to perfectly match the delicate ivory pearl and crystal earrings Tom bought me to wear for our big day. 

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Wedding party attire: Tom, his groomsmen and our Dads wore tailored blue three-piece Ted Baker suits whilst Mum looked stunning in an elegant Condici dress suit in navy and ivory which, again, tied in perfectly with our colour scheme. 

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Flowers: Our florists, Sue and her daughter Lucy, were wonderful to work with and instintively understood our vision for the day. The Ballroom looked so beautiful when we walked in to be greeted by cheers from our family and friends.

My bouquet was sweet avalanche pale pink roses and my bridesmaids had a mixture of pink and ivory roses - all with integrated gypsophilia which my bridesmaids also wore in their hair. The flower theme carried through into our wedding cake which had a 4 tier design incorporating exquisite sugar roses which you could easily have mistaken for real flowers!

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The wedding car: Tom and I travelled from the church to Hedsor House in a gorgeous 1939 Rolls- Royce Wraith (named 'Victoria') in black and ivory with our names inscribed on the back window. The owner had organised a bottle of champagne which we enjoyed on the journey as we took in the surreal fact that we were now husband and wife! 

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The music: The wonderful atmosphere on the day was enhanced by Murray, a talented acoustic guitarist- his gorgeous music drifted out over the lawns where guests were enjoying Champagne and beautifully presented canapes in the warm summer sunshine.

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The carefully rehearsed steps for our first dance went completely out of the window with all the excitement but fortunately we had no trouble improvising!
— Cheryl

What were the three best things about your wedding ceremony?

  1. It meant a lot to me for us to get married in my childhood church (Christ Church, Chorleywood) next door to my primary school - the same church where I'd been christened and enjoyed annual Christingle, Nativity plays and many school assemblies!
  2. The service itself, since it was so personal the vicar had previously invited us around to the vicarage to chat about our relationship and how we'd met and he incorporated some amusing anecdotes into the service which injected fun and laughter. We chose childhood hymns including 'One more step along the world I go' which I sang at Christ Church during my primary school leavers' ceremony. We put a lot of effort into the order of service to get it just right and were so happy with how it flowed on the day. 
  3. Walking down the aisle together as husband and wife at the end of the ceremony seeing all our family and friends smiling, excited and wishing us well was a very special moment, as was the subsequent walk out into the courtyard to be showered in confetti!
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It was so exciting finally being able to call Cheryl my wife and travelling together in our wedding car on the way to Hedsor, picking confetti out of our hair, as we took in the fact that we were actually married, is a moment I’ll remember forever.
— Tom

The Menu by Caper & Berry

Starter: Vine-ripened tomato & flame roasted pepper tart tatin with a goat's cheese mousse, fresh basil & basil oil

Main: Roasted fillet of sea bass or breast of chicken with parmentier potatoes, caponata, capers & roasted peppers, grilled courgettes & a basil rich pesto

Dessert: Trio of shots and pots: Chocolate Mousse with baked brownie cubes, salted caramel & crushed honeycomb; lemon posset with fresh blueberries & baby lemon balm; and vanilla cheesecake with summer red berries & a raspberry caramel wafer

Caterer  - Caper & Berry / Production & DJ - Class Act / Guitarist- Murray HockridgeFlorist - Sue Barton Flowers / Videographer - Rupert Ward- Lewis / Photographer -Kerry Morgan / Dress - Pronovias / Bridesmaids - Coast / Groom & Groomsmen - Ted BakerMake-up and Hair - Elle Au Naturel

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Rebecca and Sarbjit: Bollywood Glamour

The months of wedding planning, gold accents, flower wall and last minute hair trials and tribulations came together to make the perfect wedding day for Rebecca and Sarbjit. Read more about their Autumn wedding at Hedsor House below.  

What was the first element you planned?

The first element of the wedding we planned was the colour scheme. We really wanted to incorporate influence from Saj's culture (Punjabi) and do something that was different to what we had seen before.

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Was there a theme to your day?

We wanted glamorous Bollywood meets traditional, classic, period English. We wanted to push the boundaries of colour and do something bright and vibrant coupled with pastels. Red is the traditional bridal colour for Punjabi weddings so that had to be a key colour on our big day and it wouldn't be Bollywood inspired without gold. 

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The flowers were really important as they added such a romantic vibe. Having flowers on the main gate at the beginning of the drive and also the flower wall as guests walked in was so important. Gold ran throughout the decor from foiling on invitations, to the gold sequin table cloths, cutlery and canopy of gold disks we had in the Centre Hall above our heads.

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Why Hedsor?

We wanted a venue that gave us the flexibility to do what we wanted decoration wise but more importantly allowed us to host the whole day under one roof against a beautiful and period backdrop which was so important to us. Georgian architecture is stunning and we really wanted a building that had period features, was small and intimate enough but also had the impact and glamour to be able to take the bold theme. The added bonus was that the bridal party could stay at the House that night making a whole day of it which was lovely. 

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Details of the Day

The Dress: It took me a long time to find my dress but when I finally saw it (only three months before the wedding) I knew it was right. The silhoutte was just what I was looking for and the lace layers added the romantic feel that tied it into the theme completely. I was not expecting to have a dress with sleeves but the lace detail was so beautiful, I just fell in love with it. Yolan Chris are all tailored- made to each client and have the couture look that I really wanted. I had 10 inches added to the train to add a bit of impact and went for a cathedral veil to add even more drama!

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I think every girl thinks about the moment their Dad see’s them for the first time but I will never forget his reaction. It was so emotional and the best feeling ever.
— Rebecca

Did anything go wrong, before or on the day?

My hair stylist (that I had taken so long to find and was so excited to have doing my hair) had to unfortunately cancel the day before our wedding. My bridesmaids pulled together and the day before we did a few trips up and down the motorway for last minute trials. Thankfully, one of my bridesmaids is a model and another is a top colourist at Nikki Clarke so they were able to pull some strings and get someone in last minute. 

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The main objective for our day was to create an event that everyone would enjoy- it was so important to put our guests first and ensure that everyone left having had an amazing day and one they would remember forever.
— Rebecca
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The Menu

With the menu, we really wanted to wow our guests and provide top quality, tasty food and inspiration from both Indian and British cuisine. We had canapes such as mini steak and chips, lamb kebabs and pakoras.