> Country House Wedding
We had such a fantastic wedding and really enjoyed every moment of it - this was all down to your superb organising.
Holly and Joss were keen to have a wedding outside of London and to make a weekend of it. They are a vibrant, enthusiastic and fun couple and wanted their day to echo their personalities.
I pitched a few locations & churches to them & they fell in love with Goodwood & Boxgrove Priory.
On the Friday night, when all the guests had arrived in the area and checked into their hotels; the bride and groom hosted separate parties to celebrate their last night of singlehood.
The Saturday was gloriously sunny, so guests enjoyed mingling outside the church as the bridal party arrived in a fleet of vintage cars.
After the service Holly and Joss led the way in a horse & carriage to Goodwood and their guests followed in double decker buses.
Reception drinks were served outside accompanied by live jazz music. Magicians circulated entertaining guests with close up tricks. Before we announced dinner, we gathered everyone together outside for the group shot, as that finished, they were surprised with a spectacular Spitfire fly past, swooping gradually lower and lower over the house and the guests!
Dinner was served in the Ballroom, the tables decorated with flowers and candles in vibrant, summer colours. The favours were mini bags filled with hangover cures. The tables were named after famous racehorses - a passion of the couple.
After dinner, guests were invited outside to watch the firework display before the dancing commenced in the unrecognisable, now totally tented and Moroccan themed Supper room. (Goodwood had never had anyone convert the room in this way).
A chocolate fountain had been erected back in the Ballroom that guests enjoyed until the end of the night along with a cheeseboard and the cake served later to keep them going.
The couple left in a vintage car to their luxury local hotel.
We continued the party the next day with a BBQ at a local hotel.
Photography by Nikki Holland