Mr & Mrs Bona
Wethele Manor – An elegant tranquil setting
I was relieved to see that the sun was bathing us in its early summer glory as this wedding was to be held outdoors! Always sensational when the weather behaves – and especially glorious when you are at a venue so perfectly set up for such a romantic occasion.
Mingling with the wedding party as preparations were underway, the place tingled with excitement, anticipation and the odd dose of nerves thrown in too!
The bridal party readied themselves for the big day in their dedicated and secluded spot. Fresh fruit and pastries were the order of the day (and a few bubbles later on!) as the excitement started to build.
As is always the case, it was a special moment when Dad arrived to see his daughter ready to walk with him down the aisle. A mix of joy, wonder and love swept across his face when he saw his daughter ready to be wed. His face burst with pride as the emotions swirled around the room.
Outside, the groom and his party mingled with guests in the glorious sunshine. The seats had been arranged in a beautifully secluded courtyard, in front of an ornate wooden pavilion. The beautifully manicured lawns, dotted with ancient oaks and apple trees, provided an idyllic backdrop to the early summer setting. There was barely a cloud in the sky as roses grew up and around the buildings alongside the wedding party’s seating – it couldn’t have been more perfect.
As guests took to their seats and the groom looked nervously behind him, the Bride and her father made their way down the aisle, amongst the guests as the sun shone down. Carefully chosen words exchanged within the pavilion and supported by friends and family and the opening moments of Mr and Mrs Bona’s journey had begun!
A wonderful day for a wonderful couple!The generous patio space, surrounded by acres of private parkland provided the backdrop for the drinks reception. The sun continued to bless everyone with its warmth, which was replicated amongst the friends and family gathered for this happy occasion.
From here it was into the impressively spacious marquee. Bathed in light and yet warmed with the yellows, soft blues, and whites of the flower arrangements on tables throughout – it was quite the scene. The flowers, by C A Floral Designs offered a tantalising glimpse of the summer to come with such cheery blooms.
The speeches were a great success much to the relief of those taking the mic to offer their thoughts and opinions on those present! The food, it has to be said, was sensational! Oxfordshire based caterers Seven Mile did an amazing job – everyone was full of praise for the food and having had a tase myself – I can see why.
The first dance is always a celebratory moment and this was no exception. Under the impressive beams of a delightful oak framed barn, the evening truly started when bride and groom took to the dance floor. The father daughter dance always holds and emotionally special moment in most couple’s wedding day and as the DJ kept dad on his toes, it was time for everyone to take their place on the dance floor.
Evening drinks are always a fantastic time in any wedding. The nerves have long since gone, the wedding guests and party are relieved the speeches have gone well and everyone is satisfied at the end of a happy and satisfying day. The music is keeping those on the dance floor entertained and as the bar served up a variety of tempting tipples, it wasn’t long before the cake was due to be cut.
In keeping with the delightfully cheerful blue and yellow theme, the cake by Sugar Rush Cakes by Marie was as impressive as the rest of the day.
The bride and groom looked ecstatic and overjoyed as the DJ plied his tunes and the dance floor filled. It was a magical day, set amongst some of the best countryside that Warwickshire has to offer.
A wonderful day for a wonderful couple!