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Louise and Steve’s Wedding

What made you choose Harrowden hall?

Sue – she was amazing from the word go! She made us feel like planning our wedding with her at our side a much easier task than other places we had visited! We also loved that we had so much input and reign to make the place our own for the day!

The gardens are absolutely stunning and there are some hidden gems of gorgeous brickwork and archways which make for amazing photos!

How would you sum up your wedding at Harrowden hall?

The best day ever! It was such smoothly run day and all the staff were so lovely and helpful! They felt like members of our wedding party rather than staff and we are still in touch with them now!

Was there a theme at your wedding?

Our vision was a relaxed soft palette of colour with a fun vibe like our personalities. We started off with a coral colour as our base and added hues of soft mint which ended up taking over. We loved the overall colour combination so much that we have incorporated it into our home. We didn’t have a particular style to go by so just picked what felt fitted well in the venue and the colours. This soft palette ended up including a vintage ice cream tricycle serving delicious ice creams, three oversized balloons for photos, fairy lights wrapped around the sweeping staircase, macaroon favours, a date jar and stripy straws in Pimms! A summers day kind of vibe….. Pimms, ice cream and lots of cake!!

Please tell us about

Your dresses – I had two dresses. My day one was by Maggie Sottero and the dress is called Judith in Ivory/Mocha. My other dress for the evening was a bespoke made one by a company called Estilo Moda. I did some modelling for these lovely ladies in 2014 and just knew they had to design something for me. I was not disappointed. My dress was a lace top with a silk chiffon Aline skirt and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful dress.

I chose not to wear a veil but my shoes were ivory and sparkly peep toe shoes from Rainbow Club. My jewellery was minimalist so went with some simple leaf style jewellery to match the lace on my dresses and was purchased from John Lewis Vintage collections.

Your flowers – We wanted a loose relaxed feel to our flowers, nothing too formal. We found some gorgeous hand blown glass lanterns In a local designers shop down in Padstow in our annual trip in 2014 back to The Scarlet where we got engaged. These became our centre pieces along with a collection of homemade jam jars decorated with ribbons, lace and twine that were dotted around the venue. Our bouquets main flower was a coral Miss Piggy Rose.

Your cake – We aren’t fans of the traditional fruit cake so we decided we would have a few choices…. 4 in fact. Steve’s step mum used to work in a bakery and is a dab hand at making cakes so offered to make ours for us. We had a lemon cake, a chocolate cake, a vanilla and fresh fruit cake and the main cake was a carrot cake! They must have gone down well as there wasn’t much left by the time I got to them!!

Your photographer – our wedding photographer was the lovely Terri at Summer Lily Studio in Bedfordshire. Terri works throughout the UK capturing beautiful weddings in a romantic, creative style and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome she captured! Infact we have had many people enquire about who took our photos and have even had them featured on a few wedding websites including the blog “English Wedding Blog

If you could describe your wedding in one word what would it be?