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Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

The charm of Braxted Park, a delightful wedding venue in Essex, was forever memorable at the summer wedding of Nina and Michael.

“When we drove down the long driveway, we felt the same as we did when we first met each other; we knew Braxted Park was the one! It was classic and English, but not gratuitous. There was a bright yellow ceremony room that stood out from the other venues we visited. We wanted a spring wedding initially, but after a tour of Braxted Park’s beautiful gardens, we soon changed it to a summer wedding.” – Nina

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

“We created a fusion wedding that was relaxed, warming and incorporated different elements from all our cultures. There was a classic English wedding backdrop, but it was also accompanied by different elements from our Chinese and Indian backgrounds. In the morning we had a traditional Chinese ceremony, followed by our civil ceremony. In the evening, we changed into traditional Indian clothing to cut the cake and dance together. In the end, it was all something beautiful that we will continue to recall fondly twenty-thirty years from now.” – Nina

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

“I had three separate outfits for each of our cultures! My white wedding dress was by Pronovias, my Chinese dress was by an online boutique, and my Indian dress was by Astha Narang via Aashni and Co. I really loved that it was feminine and had pretty floral appliqués- it made me feel like a princess! It was the very first dress I tried. I didn’t want to commit to the first dress initially, but after trying a few more I then knew that nothing else would compare – it was meant to be!” – Nina

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

“When it came to decorating the venue, we wanted a floral theme that complimented a summer wedding aesthetic. We love peonies and lavender, so they had to go in! Peonies along with roses and lavender adorned the bouquets and centrepieces. Pastel pink colours provided a nice understated palette for a summer wedding. Then, we added dazzling hues of gold and lavender, which offered a very nice contrast. Everything was rounded out nicely by the canopy in the Pavilion!” – Nina

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

“Me, Michael and the bridal party got ready at the venue separately. When we finished getting ready, our ceremony was held in The Orangery. “Our favourite part of the whole day was the reading of our vows, which we kept short and real. Then a poem about marriage was read by one of our bridesmaids, along with a touching extract from Winnie the Pooh about friendship read by Michael’s nine-year-old niece.” – Nina

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

“Our other favourite part came whilst we waited for the guests to form a confetti line. Me and Michael had a quiet moment. We had just gotten married and were so excited. We took a selfie then and there and it’s one of our favourite photos from the wedding. It’s a really treasured piece of that day, as it brings back all the happiest memories.” – Nina

Real Wedding - Nina and Michael’s Serene Summer Wedding at Braxted Park | CHWV

Images © Caitlin and Jones

If you wish to discover more about this beautiful Essex wedding venue, take a look at the Braxted Park listing page.

Suppliers

Venue: Braxted Park
Photographer: Caitlin and Jones
Videographer: Caitlin and Jones
Planner/stylist: Braxted Park Coordinator
Florist: W Flowers
Dress: Pronovias from Blush and Ivory
Hair/MUA: Lindsay Clough
Bridesmaid Dresses: Moresha
Groomswear: Gieves at Hawkes
Pavillion canopies: Wedding Creative
Cake: Yang Wang
Caterer: Acclaim Events

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