> Country House Wedding
The couple wanted to marry in their Parish church and needed a venue nearby that could accommodate their 200 guests. They liked the idea of having somewhere exclusively and not in the centre of a town or city.
Boreham House, a majestic house with stunning grounds and a purpose-built structure in the grounds.
The bride wanted a classically timeless look to her wedding. We decided on a colour scheme of white & silver with varying pink shades. In keeping with the country setting, we kept the church traditional with a floral arch at the entrance and beautiful white, ivory and green floral displays inside with the aisle lined with tall silver lanterns. A rousing Gospel choir performed during the ceremony.
The drinks reception was held in Boreham's reception and lawn. We decorated the pillars on the portico of the house to provide the backdrop for the photos if the weather was inclement. Bay trees were placed either side of the door in chiffon wrapped pots tied with floppy silver bows. Towering arrangements seemingly 'planted' in buxus, to make them look integral to the house decorated the foyer. Guests were greeted by the pianist and served Pimm Pomms, Champagne & canapés whilst being entertained by the magician.
The entrance to the Pavilion was lined with birch trees, back lit pink, with hanging tea lights & crystals - these trees also served to display the placement cards. The 18 tables were decorated in 3 different styles: 6 with trees 'growing' through them and decorated with hanging night lights and crystals, 6 with candelabra bound with pink chiffon & 6 with mirror boxes filled to the brim with flowers. Silver charger plates to complement the colour scheme were at each place setting along with the menu/placecards.
I had created a stage and dance area at one end of the Pavilion and this was hidden by a white curtain. The quartet played during dinner and, after the speeches, appeared from behind the curtains onto the LED white dancefloor to perform their explosive electric set to start the party. As the finished, we drew back the curtain to expose the star cloth backed stage with DJ ready for the couple to take to the floor for their first dance.
As the light outside started to dim, the pink uplighters positioned around the marquee colour-washed the walls. Either side of the dance floor was low level white chill out furniture with pink under lights. Outside we had positioned black & white day beds and placed candles on the centre of them so guests could retire outside to smoke or chat. Later in the night, the cake (decorated with the same ribbon & buckles as the invitation) was served to each table presented on traditional tiered stands, served with tea & coffee.
Photography by Sophocles Alexiou