Today we share the sunny September wedding of WPC couple Georgie and Iain. The couple got engaged in the Cotswolds in front of a roaring fire and endured three postponements due to the pandemic, making it all the more special when they finally said ‘I do’! Read on to catch a glimpse of their enviable menu, their favourite wedding presents and lust over one of the prettiest cakes we have ever seen.
We loved coming into the London showroom, having a glass of fizz and getting inspiration for our wedding gift list.
Friends of ours had recommended it and we came to one of your showcases which we loved!
Due to COVID, we have had a number of delivery days. It's been so exciting receiving our gifts though and finding places for them in our flat!
Iain took me away to the Cotswolds for my birthday. We had a lovely meal out and when we got back to our Airbnb, we were having a glass of wine in front of the fire and he got down on one knee and proposed. What was really special, was that he had spoken to my father in advance and arranged for my parents to come down the next day and celebrate with us.
Colour-wise we went for pink tones and lots of greenery, I wanted it to feel very natural. I had grown up in Doddington and had always dreamt of getting married there.
St Peter's Church, Doddington followed by reception at Doddington Hall.
David Wilson at Every Occasion Events provided the marquee and he was brilliant. As the ground was so uneven it took them about four days just building a hard floor for it!
We only needed a car to take us to the church, we used Chauffeur VIP, and then everything else was walking distance.
Our beautiful flowers were created by Petal and Stalk.
Hair was done by Ben & Emma from Number 9 in Heighington, Lincolnshire. Ben used to do my hair when I was younger and still highlights my mum's hair today! Make up was by Annabel Gilbert.
Bridesmaids were in dresses from Warehouse. Sadly, due to the postponements and COVID, one of my bridesmaids was unable to make it as she was pregnant and living in Hong Kong at the time but we obviously spoke to her on the morning of the wedding.
Doddington Hall did all the food, and as much as possible created the menu with local produce.
Canapes: Wild mushroom tartlets, parmesan shortbread, Beetroot & goats cheese, Lincolnshire mini sausages, Pork belly, battered haddock & tartare sauce.
Main: Rosemary & sea salt focaccia, Doddington Estate Lincoln Red Beef cooked in beetroot & pomegranate juice, shredded & topped with cinnamon & cumin onions, with rocket & pomegranate seeds. Barley, cauliflower & asparagus salad. Roast summery vegetables in harissa dressing. Garlic & rosemary roasted new potatoes dressed in Doddington Kitchen Garden herb oil. Salad of Kitchen Garden leaves with raisins, balsamic & olive oil.
Dessert: Eton mess with fresh summer berry bowls.
Late night food: Lincolnshire sausage baps.
The cake was made by my very talented godmother, Jane Stewart, and she hand pressed all the flowers for it. It was three layers and absolutely delicious. We chose three different flavours for the cake: Elderflower & Lemon, Chocolate & Orange, and Lime & Coconut.
We had a champagne (Ayala Brut) reception and then served white (Chateau de Crezancy Sancerre) and red (Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Pierres Rouges) wine during the main meal. Afterwards, at the bar we served Moscow Mules & Gin & Tonics (with a variety of garnishes) along with beer & wine.
We used Marble Ldn to book our band, Chromatic. We had a DJ later on, and our first dance was a custom mix starting with an acoustic Nicky Romero song and going into Avicii (we wanted the slow part to be nice and short and to then get the party started!). We had confetti canons go off when the beat kicked in and then everyone joined us on the dance floor!
Andrew Lowley and Justine Shakespeare from Doddington Hall, who were fantastic and so organised.
Sophie Mantell created our stationery. Sophie is the wife of one of Iain's good friends, and a very talented illustrator. It was so lovely working with her to design our stationery and we couldn't have been happier with it.
1. Our wedding was postponed numerous times and this being our fourth time lucky, finally walking down the aisle and our eyes meeting, knowing it was finally about to happen, was incredible.
2. One of the best men, Tom, had been told by his work a few weeks' earlier that he needed to be at an important work meeting and wouldn't be able to attend the wedding. I was so disappointed for Iain, but Tom managed to get out of the meeting early and drive up to Lincolnshire in time to surprise us all during the speeches, it was very special!
The day will go so quickly so make sure you take time for one another. We got told this advice prior to our big day, and in the evening we walked down from the marquee and looked back at the party in full flow. It was so special having that moment together to reflect on what an amazing day it had been.
Venue: Doddington Hall
Photographer: Elizabeth Rose
Marquee: Every Occasion Events
Transport: Chauffer VIP
Flowers: Petal and Stalk
Jewellery: Lily and Roo
Bridal Fashion: The Mews Bridal
Make up: Annabel Gilbert
Photographer: Elizabeth Rose
Photo booth: Viva La Booth
Stationary: Sophie Mantell