Mr & Mrs Symons
Bourton Hall, a striking Italianate style mansionGiven the weather we have been having, I was worried that we would be betrayed by the great British Summer! Thankfully there wasn’t anything to fear as the weather behaved and we were able to get some lovely sunny shots throughout the day.
Arriving at this impressive 18th Century Italian Renaissance-style country mansion, you can’t but help be impressed. The house rises majestically up across the Warwickshire countryside and is surrounded by 15 acres of astonishing gardens and woodland – something we were able to make the most of for the group shots.
The early part of the day was spent with the bride, her family and friends getting ready. All the preparations for the big day, with lots of laughter and a few bubbles to help things along! Capturing all of the preparations with make up by Sarah Evans Makeup and hair by Elizabeth Jane stylist is always an honour.
The bridal carriage… now, this will take some beating! An elegant white landau carriage drawn by two magnificent, graceful white horses looked every part the touch of class that they brought. Seeing the bride and her father arrive in the carriage and again later when the bride departed with her new husband – was simply picture perfect. The Horsedrawn Occasions team made sure that Tiffany and Joe had memories that will last a lifetime.
A lovely British Summer’s day!The guests had started to arrive in the magnificent former Catholic Chapel, as a harpist added a soothing and stylish accompaniment to the rising excitement (and a few nerves!)
Arriving in the carriage the bride looked amazing and walked down the aisle as the groom looked proud and deliriously happy in equal measure. It was an emotional ceremony with more than one tear shed.
The room was decorated with stunning ornamental flowers that cascaded across the ceremonial couple with fresh pink, red and blush roses around the chapel adding that extra special touch of summer. The flowers by Stemsenations completed the ultimate in pictures perfect scenes. As the newlyweds departed, rose petals were thrown by the guests as the happy couple left the chapel and walked past the Italian terrace – a delightful backdrop.
The sun made a welcome appearance as we were able to take advantage of the breath-taking gardens for the group shots before we moved on the reception. Cocktails and drinks galore were eagerly snapped up by an appreciative group of family and friends.
The wedding breakfast was served in the magnificent banqueting hall. An elegant room, with natural summer light streaming in through the glorious windows dotted around the room. Any nerves for the forthcoming speeches were well hidden and all went well! The meal itself was gratefully welcomed by the guests and it wasn’t long before it was time to cut the cake.
A raspberry and white chocolate cake, swirled elegantly and adorned by a cluster of vivid roses, stood atop of pyramid of cup-cakes. An assortment of flavours by Warwickshire-based Cakes Fabulous Cakes meant that there was plenty to tempt even the least sweet toothed guest!
It was then time for that cinematic confetti drop as the happy couple stood in the centre of the staircase as brightly coloured patterns swirled around and above them. It was a truly magical scene that helped to capture the majesty of the day.
Guests were then welcomed to party in the Draycote Bar as the dance floor saw a fair share of action! There were some great moves as the celebration continued, as everyone seemed to be having a great time as the party carried on into the night!
Tiffany and Joe’s wedding was a wonderful celebration of a couple very much in love. It was a magnificent setting and one that would delight any couple or guest. I hope to get the opportunity to return there soon!