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A Classic English Wedding in Leicestershire

By Claire

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This is a wed­ding to read slowly and really enjoy the images from. Please do read Jennifer’s wed­ding story as well — you’ll find it half way through the blog post. Let me know which is your favorite image — I’ve found it dif­fi­cult to choose which I love best today! (Too many to decide!)

Enjoy! Claire xxx

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An ele­gant Eng­lish wed­ding in Leicestershire

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Wed­ding venue:

Prest­wold Hall, Lough­bor­ough
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Wed­ding photographer:

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How would you describe your wed­ding style?

Tra­di­tional, Clas­sic, Elegant

A lit­tle about the wed­ding ceremony

We had a tra­di­tional cer­e­mony at St. Mary’s Church in the beau­ti­ful vil­lage of Wymeswold in the heart of the Leices­ter­shire countryside.

Which read­ings did you choose?

Colos­sians 3, verses 12–17, which offers some good advice on how to main­tain a healthy rela­tion­ship, and Mar­riage Joins Two Peo­ple in the Cir­cle of its Love by Edmund O’Neill which is a can­did poem describ­ing the mean­ing of marriage.

Tell us a lit­tle about your wed­ding venue styling and details

The venue was so grand and orna­men­tal that we barely needed to add any dec­o­ra­tion apart from the table cen­tre­pieces which con­sisted of can­de­labras with cream and white flow­ers, and tea lights and lanterns on the tables in the bar. We also dec­o­rated the grand entrance with bay trees, olive trees and lanterns. The theme colours were ivory and navy blue, so we had ivory chair cov­ers with navy sashes.

Invi­ta­tions and recep­tion stationery:

Will’s brother Ed, who is a graphic designer by trade, cre­ated a navy on white ‘William and Jen­nifer’ logo which formed the basis of all our sta­tionery. He designed our save the dates, invites, order of ser­vice and place names.

Wed­ding music and entertainment:

We had a choir and church bells in the church, a pianist for the drinks recep­tion and a disco

What did you wear?

The bride wore a bateau neck­line, fit­ted lace dress by Justin Alexan­der with a cathe­dral length veil, ear­rings and neck­lace from Mon­soon and plain pointed ivory shoes from Bhs.
The grooms­men wore mod­ern slim-fit char­coal suits from Next with navy ties, although Will wore a waist­coat to dif­fer­en­ti­ate him from the rest of the party.

The brides­maids wore navy full-length dresses from Coast with a V-neckline and flower embell­ish­ment on the waistband.

Mem­o­rable wed­ding day moments:

Exchang­ing the wed­ding vows, the father of the bride’s speech, the first dance, one of the guests being mis­taken for Harry Styles!

Wed­ding day advice:

Relax, take a moment every now and then to appre­ci­ate the best day of your life, try to spend a few min­utes alone with your new spouse, don’t worry as much as I did about mak­ing sure you speak to all your guests. They will come to you!

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