The Perfect Venue
Setting an April wedding date, Holly and Brendan were looking for a wedding venue in Cambridgeshire for their special day. They soon came across Swynford Manor.
“The glass conservatory had a real impact,” says Holly, “and we loved that the venue would suit all weathers. I was sold as soon as I saw the sparkly floors!”
Design and Décor
Inspired by the rose gold of Holly’s engagement ring, the happy couple chose a colour scheme of dusky pinks and gold.
“We wanted it to be clean and simple,” explains Holly. “We used British flowers and local suppliers and were weren’t fussy about the details.”
Candles and fairy lights created a dreamy ambience and the table plan featured movies with romantic quotes.
Finally, a semi-naked vegan cake with fresh flowers was chosen, with a Lego fisherman and Lego bride as the cake toppers!
Holly looked stunning in an elegant princess gown, choosing a second 50s style dress for the evening – just the thing for the dance floor!
She completed the look with pretty jewellery and shoes from John Lewis, changing in to ballet flats for the evening party.
Meanwhile, Holly’s four bridesmaids wore long dusky pink dresses with rose gold drop earrings.
“The girls got loads of compliments,” smiles Holly. “They looked amazing!”
Finally, Brendan looked the part in a grey three-piece suit with pink tie from Marks and Spencer.
All About Flowers
Seasonal flowers in pinks and whites adorned the venue, introducing orchids on to the top table and tulips in other arrangements.
Holly’s bouquet was a delicate mix of whites and pinks with the bridesmaids carrying smaller versions.
“We used The Great British Florist,” explains Holly. “They take your colour scheme and send British grown flowers where possible.”
Order of The Day
Following their romantic outdoor ceremony, welcome drinks and canapés were served on the terrace while a steel band entertained the guests.
Moving in to dine, lamb was chosen as the main course with a delicious vegan alternative.
Entertainment was a key element of this happy day, with a 40s style band playing during the wedding breakfast and a DJ to fill the dance floor in the evening. The newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘I’ll Be’ by Edwin McCain.
Delighting their guests further, mezze proved a great choice for the evening menu.
“Getting married outside!”
Images © Bai and Elle Photography