Extraordinary Real Wedding:An eclectic Eastern twist
Well it would seem a perfect place to begin, with our very own wedding. A fusion of Eastern philosophy mixed with a beautiful English country house.
Set in the stunning Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire, an 1840's Grade 1 Victorian Mansion set within formal landscaped gardens.
With such a quintessential English country pile as our venue, you could be fooled into thinking our would be a very traditional affair.... Well, that was never going to happen.
With my love of all things spiritual and Eastern and Jon's love of Chelsea Football Club, normal was never going to cut it.
Instead we opted ( or should I say I opted, as Jon just went along with it... at times doubting how it would all come together I'm sure) for a blend of Buddhas and Orchids, loosely inspired by a trip we had to The Buddha Bar, Dubai and our own decor at home. ( I think there is some spiritual reference in most every room, along with Jon's growing collection of Dinky and Corgi toys, they didn't make the final cut on the wedding mood board however!)
So just what happens when Buddha meets the Blues Brothers? (Of the Chelsea and Rangers variety that is)
A beautiful eclectic mix of East meets West..... vibrant colours, a profusion of flowers , copious amounts of Champagne; collected in advance from the producer himself, Jean-Paul Hébrart , near to Epernay, in the Champagne region of France. And of course great food from the team at Stoke Rochford Hall. Add a mad array of music and mayhem and our guests were kept entertained throughout.
Music really did play a massive part in our day..... from the boys being piped down the long drive to a Rangers Football song by the amazing Major William Campbell ( apparently he's Princess Anne's personal piper no less!) , the beautiful sounds of The Chapel Hill Duo before and during the ceremony ( they even played an arrangement of Jon's favourite song "A Town Called Malice" whilst we were signing the register)... and of course there wasn't a dry eye in the place when the Northampton Male Voice Choir sang!
Onto the evening and everyone making some shapes, the dance floor was full as we danced along to the outstandingly talented Simon Faulkner band......the party just kept on going, right up until the last man and woman standing with the evenings musical grand finale of club saxophonist Ben Jammin Sax.
A little mention for the suppliers:
Stoke Rochford Hall Jdezire Bridal Boutique Flower Barn Samantha Hook Photography Amy L Wilkinson MUA Sophie Kitson Freelance Hair Design Amiee Roisin Cleaver Videography David Fox Magic Sue Palmer Cake Maker (contact me for details) Chapel Hill Duo Piper Major William Campbell (contact through Chapel Hill Duo) Make My Day Venue Dressing The Northampton Male Voice Choir Printhub Grantham The Simon Faulkner Band Ben Jammin Sax ( Ben Smith) Periodic Events Ender Legard Hazel Patricia Faichnie Seamstress (contact me for details) Deja Vu Marilyn Voisey Engraving ( contact me for details)