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.
A Fragrant Pink Garden Wedding Photo Gallery
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.
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.
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:
Where they bought it
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.
Three-piece suit, £475, and shirt, £75, reiss.com. Tie, £140, hermes.com Shoes, £300, church-footwear.com.
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.
THE CAKE AND DESSERTS
Cake with topper from £168; macaron pyramid, from £58, and pâtisserie, from £5.40 each, laduree.com.
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.
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.
From £2,200, weddingsbynicolaandglen.com.
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