The Perfect Venue
Planning their October wedding, Alexie and Marcus were on the lookout for a Norfolk wedding venue that would embrace a rustic, medieval theme. They knew they had found the perfect place when they saw Pentney Abbey.
“My mum found Pentney Abbey online,” explains Alexie. “Being a country girl, I knew I wanted to have rural charm at my wedding. I fell in love with the medieval style of the abbey and the rustic barn.”
Alongside the medieval theme, Alexie was keen to incorporate her favourite blooms… sunflowers. With an autumnal wedding, these seasonal flowers were the perfect choice and introduced the sunflower yellow colour scheme. Gold was also used to add a little glamour to the day.
Decorations included fairy lights, bunting, illuminated letters and sunflowers.
“We bought most things but I made some garlands with Polaroid photos of us to add a personal touch,” says Alexie.
All About Outfits
Alexie found her stunning fishtail gown in the Cambridge Bridal Studio.
“It didn’t go in knowing which dress I wanted but this one just spoke to me,” smiles Alexie. “It hugged my figure and was covered in sequins.”
To complete the look, Alexie wore a pearl and diamond necklace, pearl earrings and a pearl bracelet.
The three flower girls wore Champagne coloured dresses with diamante buttons on the back, perfectly in keeping with the medieval theme.
Finally, the groom looked the part in his blue RAF uniform, changing later in the day in to a navy suit with gold waistcoat and cravat.
All About Flowers
Sunflowers were the order of the day! As Marcus wore his blue RAF uniform, blue was also brought in to the colour scheme, with blue thistles in Alexie’s bouquet.
Order of the Day
Following their ceremony in the Gatehouse, drinks and canapés were served in the barn. Moving into dine, the wedding breakfast started with chicken Caesar salad, with a roast beef main course and a decadent cheesecake for dessert.
As day turned to evening, the newlyweds took to the floor for their first dance to ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri.
“We love our Twilight films!” laughs Alexie.
The DJ filled the dance floor with a range of music from the 90s to the present, and pulled pork sandwiches were served.
“The sandwiches were just amazing,” smiles Alexie. “It’s a shame I had such a tight dress on, I could have eaten more!”
“When I put my dress on after having my hair done. I felt like a bride for the first time!”
Images © Magdalene Photography
To find out more about this incredible wedding venue in Norfolk, visit the Pentney Abbey listing page.