A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

The moment we saw the walled garden at Le Manoir, we knew we’d found our venue. It was the perfect place to fulil our dream of having an open-air ceremony. Our flowers were loose and textured with dusky peaches and pinks to latter the English garden setting. I was looking to keep the day’s palette ‘sot’ but not too ‘pretty’. I chose to wear something traditional for our ceremony: simple and lattering, with a hint of sparkle on the body.

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I wore pearls to complement the ivory of my dress and picked up its glittering details with my amazing Badgley Mischka bridal heels. We decided on a long reception table to make dinner as informal as possible – between courses, we even encouraged guests to swap seats.

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

He plan brought everyone together, as well as giving people the opportunity to get to know one other. Instead of favours, we created ‘pimp your drink’ and ‘take a treat’ areas for people to enjoy.

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

We sourced bags of gourmet popcorn, salted caramels, candy sticks and slices of fruit for all the cocktails. My top tip: Make sure you understand exactly what your venue will provide and if it has any speciic restrictions. Don’t be caught out by any terms and conditions. Nicola Benson, 29, married Peter Bournehurst, 31, at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire, on 23rd September 2016. She says:

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

Where they bought it

THE BRIDE

Dress, from £1,000, sinceritybridal.com. Pearl headband, similar from £30, accessorize.com. Bracelets, similar from £450 each, goldsmiths.co.uk. Shoes, £185, badgleymischka.com.

THE GROOM

Three-piece suit, £475, and shirt, £75, reiss.com. Tie, £140, hermes.com Shoes, £300, church-footwear.com.

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

THE FLOWER GIRL

Dress, £40, bhs.com. Headband, £12, amaryllis-bridal.co.uk.

THE VENUE AND THE CATERING

From £3,500, to hire, and food, £3,500 (includes a four-course dinner for 19 guests and canapés for 39), belmond.com/le-manoir- aux-quat-saisons-oxfordshire.

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

THE CAKE AND DESSERTS

Cake with topper from £168; macaron pyramid, from £58, and pâtisserie, from £5.40 each, laduree.com.

THE DECOR

Welcome sign, similar from £40 personalised wooden ‘Mr & Mrs’ sign, similar from £20; customised ‘take a treat’ and ‘confetti’ signs; similar from £20, and confetti cones, similar from £3.75 for five, etsy.com. Polaroid cameras, £145 each, amazon.com. Sweet jars, from £4.99 each keepitsweet.co.uk. Dinner plates, similar from £70, Roberto Cavalli for amara.com.

A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding

THE FLOWERS

Bridal bouquet, from £85; arrangement in milk urn, similar from £20; table centrepieces in silver vases, £190 each arrangement in silver votives, £7.50 each; posy on napkin, similar from £7.50, and macaron tower decoration, similar from £50 joannacarterflowers.co.uk. Buttonhole, from £5, artisandriedflowers.co.uk.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

From £2,200, weddingsbynicolaandglen.com.

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