It was an absolute pleasure to assist with the wedding planning of Gail and Dominic’s autumn wedding, which took place at the beautiful Newington House Estate, Oxfordshire. The elegant 17th century house is set within 50 acres of extensive grounds which featured a walled garden, a lake, a river and areas of woodland and provided a gorgeous landscape for their special day.
The theme for their wedding was based around rose gold, peach, blush and ivory tones combined with an elegant feel. Gail looking absolutely amazing in her blush tulle gown, Edlin by Watters, which she had customised and accessorised it with a beautiful pearl and crystal headpiece and her fabulous custom made Jimmy Choo shoes! The adult bridesmaids shimmered away in their Badgley Mischka sequin dresses, the younger Bridesmaids wore dresses by Marks and Spencer and their little flower girl wore Monsoon. The groom and groomsmen wore Ted Baker navy suits combined with peach ties and pocket squares. All the beautiful bouquets and floral decoration consisting of shades of peach and ivory roses were provided by Wild Thyme.
The pretty 12th century church of St Giles housed on the estate was where their ceremony took place. Their ceremony was personalised by a fabulous performance by the Oxford Welsh Male Voice choir incorporating Gail’s Welsh routes into the ceremony and the couple lit a special unity candle which signified the joining together of their two families.
The weather forecast for the day had looked distinctively doubtful at first, however the skies cleared and the sun came out at all the right moments, with just the occasional shower in the end.
After the ceremony guests headed down the long gravel driveway towards the impressive house for an outdoor cocktail and canapes drinks reception. Their custom made cocktails were served from a fantastic luxury upmarket Citroen Van!
Newington House grounds offered so many great photo opportunities, so they headed off for some personal photos with their photographer Alexandra Jane, before the speeches which took place in the house itself.
It was then time for them for them to be seated for the wedding breakfast in the impressive sperry marquee located on the lawn at the rear of the house. The table settings encompassed their theme and included beautiful rose gold cutlery. The centrepieces were a combination of tall vases and low terrarium lamps and their guests were given homemade Welsh cakes as favours. Other decor included a rose gold coloured sweetie bike, an idea which incorporated Dominic’s love for cycling.
They chose a naked wedding cake simply decorated with figs, blueberries and macarons, adorned with a rose gold cake topper which completed the look.
The dancing kicked off for the night when the couple took the floor for their 1st dance and their young bridesmaids took the opportunity to shower them with a confetti bomb! And so the partying continued on into the night with the bride taking to the mike herself during the evening, much to their guests pleasure!
It was the perfect finale to what had been a very special and enjoyable day.
Photography: Alexandra Davis www.alexandrajane.co.uk Venue: Newington House www.newingtonhouse.com Marquee: Papakata www.papakata.co.uk Florist:Wild Thyme www.wildthyme-florists.co.uk Caterer: Feast Events www.feast-events.com Mobile Bar: Bar de Cru www.bardecru.co.uk Entertainment: Solly’s Discos Church Choir: Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir Bridal Gown: Watters via Mariee www.mariee.co.uk Brides shoes: Jimmy Choo www.row.jimmychoo.com Headpiece: Tantrums & Tiaras www.tantrumsandtiaras.org Adult Bridesmaid dresses: Badgley Mischka www.net-a-porter.com Children Bridesmaid dresses: Marks & Spencer www.marksandspencer.com Flower girl dress: Monsoon www.uk.monsoon.co.uk Hair & Makeup Artist: Liz Beckett Groom & Ushers Suits: Ted Baker via Moss Bros www.moss.co.uk Tie & Pocket Squares: ASOS www.asos.com