OUR WEDDING DAY – WESTON PARK

Weston Park house exterior shot
Weston Park exterior shot
Weston Park Orangery Exterior
Weston Park Orangery Exterior
Emily and Richard driving up to Weston Park House in a Morgan car
Weston Park grounds
Emily and Richard parked outside Weston Park House in a Morgan car
Close up photo of Emily's wedding ring
Emily and Richard driving away from Weston Park House in a Morgan car
Emily and Richard getting out of the Morgan car at Weston Park house

Continuing from my previous post (here), we arrived at our reception venue in the Morgan. There were many reasons for choosing Weston Park; the huge driveway that took minutes to cruise along to get to the house, the house itself in all of its glory, the grounds, the bedrooms, the Orangery… I’ve been a huge fan of the park for a long time and love that it’s only twenty minutes from our home.

As we had our photos taken, our guests enjoyed canapés whilst Nery’s the harpist performed her repertoire. We have so many photos from the day, I’ve included a few favourites but it has been difficult to choose. There are lots of wonderful images with guests, including our group photos, but I’ve kept those for ourselves.

Emily standing on the staircase of Weston Park in her wedding dress, facing away from the camera
A shot of the library, Weston Park
Emily and Richard in the library, Weston Park
Nerys our wonderful harpist, performing her repertoire in the grounds of Weston Park
Emily and Richard walking the grounds of Weston Park, making their way down a set of steps
Emily and Richard close up, smiling at each other
Emily and Richard in the grounds of Weston Park
Emily and Richard sharing a kiss in the grounds of Weston Park
Emily and Richard walking the grounds of Weston Park
Emily and Richard standing the grounds of Weston Park, with the house behind them
Emily and Richard walking the grounds of Weston Park

After our photos, we had some time with our guests as we prepared to go into the Orangery for our wedding breakfast. I’d visited this room many times and adore it but hadn’t seen it dressed for a wedding – except for the day before but it was only tables and chairs that had been set out, none of the finishing touches. That alone was beautiful, but seeing it on the evening of our wedding took my breath away. Our photographer James and videographer Sam both captured the room perfectly, although I wish I could have bottled that feeling of walking in and seeing all of the flowers, lights, candles, cutlery, our wedding menus… Seeing our ideas for the day come to life in such a spectacular place felt incredible.

The flowers from our day were absolutely beautiful and really came into their own in the Orangery. Julie at Lavender and her team did an incredible job. They dressed the tables perfectly, our horse-shoe top table was covered in them!

A decorative Biscuit with icing in an oval shape, with flowers. Our wedding favours.
A close up of a table setting in the Orangery, shortly before our evening wedding meal. The tablecloths are White, with silver cutlery.
The Orangery, Weston Park
The Orangery, Weston Park dressed in flowers for our evening meal
The Orangery, Weston Park dressed for our wedding. A close up of the top table
The Orangery, Weston Park
The Orangery, Weston Park
The Orangery, Weston Park
Emily and Richard waiting to go into the Orangery
The Orangery, Weston Park with our guests
Richard giving his speech after our wedding meal

After our wonderful meal and speeches we moved into the dining room to cut the cake. It was then taken away whilst we shared our first dance together, to be served to our guests along with tea and coffee.

We finished the evening with fireworks in the grounds of Weston Park, before retiring to our bedrooms. The firework display was out of this world and felt like it went on forever – In the most wonderful way! We were in awe of them and luckily the weather was fairly mild, I had been worried it might be cold at that time of night but thankfully it wasn’t. Most of our guests went home after the fireworks as it was a fairly local wedding but a number of us stayed over in the grand bedrooms, making use of the upstairs middle drawing room for an after-wedding wind down before bed.

Our wedding cakes on the table in the dining room
Our wedding cake on the table in the dining room
Emily and Richard cutting their wedding cake
Emily and Richard sharing their first dance
Emily and Richard sharing their first dance
Fireworks in the grounds of Weston Park, with Emily and Richard facing them
Fireworks in the grounds of Weston Park, with Emily and Richard facing them

The following morning we enjoyed a full english breakfast in the small salon and chatted about the day before, before packing everything up to go home and enjoy the rest of our first full day as husband and wife.

Looking back through these images again for this post has made me feel so warm and content. We really had the most spectacular day!

A huge thank you to all of the suppliers who made our day come together in the most perfect way.

Venue – Weston Park (with special thanks to Silvia)
Photographer – James Merrick Photography
Videographer – Sam Holland, Route 89 Video Production
Brides dress – Enzoani, Ethereal Bridal, Penkridge
Brides shoes – Jimmy Choo*
Brides hair – Francesco Group, Weeping Cross
Suits (including the Grooms) – Peter Posh Suit Hire
Florist – Lavender, Penkridge
Morgan Car – Williams Automobiles
Harpist – Nerys Hewitt
Candles, Seating Plan, Charger plates, Seat Pads & Chair Organza – The Midlands Events Company
Menus and Table Settings – Fine Art Calligraphy
Main Wedding Cake & Favours – Suzanne Thorp at The Frostery
Second Wedding Cake – Made by my wonderful sister-in-law
Fireworks – Jackflash Fireworks

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