Our Venue Specialist’s Perfect Wedding At Davenport House

Our Venue Specialist’s Perfect Wedding At Davenport House | CHWV

See how Michelle, would create an amazing wedding at Davenport House.

Our wedding venue specialists are always busy keeping up-to-date with the latest wedding trends and helping couples plan their unforgettable celebration. With their knowledge and love of all things wedding, who could be better at putting together a perfect day that's full of inspiration and ideas?

We recently spoke to Michelle, who's been a huge part of our team for years, to see what her dream wedding would look like.

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The Venue

When it came to picking the venue, Michelle chose a setting that's full of grandeur and elegance in the heart of the Shropshire countryside.

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Our Venue Specialist’s Perfect Wedding At Davenport House - The venue | CHWV

 

"I love manor houses – they're dramatic, romantic and designed to entertain. Davenport House has a colourful history which really adds to its charm."

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With idyllic gardens and grounds, luxurious accommodation and a chic décor inside, it's easy to see why this venue was first on Michelle's list.

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The Theme

To complement Davenport House's warm and inviting atmosphere, Michelle planned a wonderful winter wedding theme.

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"Davenport House is the perfect winter venue, with open fires, spectacular rooms to enjoy and beautiful views of the frosty fields outside. I wanted my winter wedding to have a little sparkle and along, with the grandeur of the venue, I soon decided that a Great Gatsby theme would be perfect. Davenport's roaring fireplaces fit perfectly with my roaring 20s theme!"

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The Colour Scheme

To carry on that sense of elegance and grandeur, as well as working perfectly with the time of year, Michelle opted for a colour scheme of navy, gold and frosted pearl.

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"I love this colour combination and for an art deco palette, it ticks all the boxes! It would work really well with Davenport's stylish interiors too."

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The Look

"If I could revisit an era, it would have to be the 1920s purely for the hair, makeup and stunning outfits. I couldn't think of a better way to feel more special and feel so amazing on my wedding day than by embracing the infamous 1920s glamour."

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If you've been thinking of vintage, 20s look for your big day too, then lots of delicate details and pearl embellishment are a must on your dress.

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Grooms can really look the part with a tuxedo, or even go full Gatsby with that famous white suit!

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The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

You want to make sure that your bridesmaids and groomsmen are looking (nearly) as glamorous as you are, so consider continuing the vintage theme while making sure they are thoroughly on trend too. Your nearest and dearest will definitely thank you for choosing some of these looks!

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Our Venue Specialist’s Perfect Wedding At Davenport House - The bridesmaids | CHWV

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"Again, these would be subtly styled in 1920s attire. Navy bridesmaid's dresses and groomsmen outfits would look perfect for group shots on Davenport's famous staircase!"

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The Food and Drink

The perfect way to follow up a beautiful wedding ceremony is with the most amazing food and drink, and Davenport House has certainly got that covered!

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"The catering team at the venue are famous for the delicious, gourmet food. Beautifully styled canapés and Champagne towers would greet my guests while the premier package menu from Galloping Gourmet would be a real treat for everyone. (I love the idea of a surprise course!) Indulgent food and drink would be at the heart of my reception."

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The Stationery and Cake

Your wedding stationery is the perfect opportunity to let your art deco theme run wild! Michelle has also tied her favours into the 20s theme too and made her wedding cake a suitably glamorous affair.

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Our Venue Specialist’s Perfect Wedding At Davenport House - The cake | CHWV

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"Instead of a traditional wedding cake I would go for beautifully and delicately decorated cupcakes, all frosted with some winter sparkle. I'd set the tone early with art deco typography on my invites and keep the theme going through the table plan and place names. Mini bottles of whiskey and gin would be the perfect table favour for my prohibition wedding!"

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The Entertainment

If there is one thing that the Great Gatsby taught us it's that ‘a little party never killed nobody'! With that in mind, Michelle would plan some memorable entertainment to make her reception really stand out.

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"A Gatsby-themed wedding wouldn't be complete without entertainment. A live swing band would kickstart the evening celebrations and get everyone dancing while Champagne towers would be flowing for guests to enjoy."

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If you think this magnificent venue could be your perfect setting, then make sure you find out more about Davenport House.

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