A mansion filled with flowers set the scene for Jennie and Edward’s traditional do
Jennie, 28, a lawyer, and Edward, 28, an assistant headteacher, married at The Mansion at Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth.
We said our vows at our local church as we wanted to get married in a place that had history for us. When we first visited Moor Park Mansion, Edward instantly said he could picture our wedding there, so we booked it there and then!
The décor was incredible, and we ate in the magnificent main room, which became our dancefloor in the evening. We wanted a traditional wedding, and a palette of pink and gold ran throughout the details.
I’m convinced my lace Sassi Holford gown was the biggest dress in the shop! When I came out of the dressing room my mum and sister both burst into tears, so I knew instantly it was the one. And it had pockets!
With it I wore a long veil and held a gently-rounded bouquet of garden roses, lisianthus, spray roses and hydrangeas. Edward and his groomsmen wore blue three-piece suits from Moss Bros, which worked perfectly for our summer wedding, teamed with pale pink ties and pocket squares to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. I’d sent my maids dress ideas in advance as I wanted them to be happy with the choice we’d made.
I love flowers and could have spent half our budget on them! Luckily I didn’t have to, as both the church and reception venue were very ornate. I love how gypsophila looks en masse: so I gave the florist the rather vague request of gypsophila ‘clouds’ on each table in the dining room, which looked fantastic.
We even had a gypsophila frame around the tableplan, and used domes of gypsophila as pew ends. Our pink and gold cake was decorated with sugar flowers, and each tier was a different flavour. We saved the top tier and ate it for breakfast the day we came back from our honeymoon!
My favourite moment...
Before we left for the church, my bridesmaids gave me a photo album Edward had created of our holidays and memories, with messages. I couldn’t even look through it properly or I would have been crying before I even got to the church!
My tip for brides-to-be...
I didn’t realise how many small jobs would need doing in the week leading up to the wedding. Having people around who were able to help with the last-minute details took a lot of stress off of the final few days.
Steal their style!
Photography: Fiona Kelly Photography
Venue: The Mansion, Moor Park Golf Club
Flowers: Two Girls & Some Flowers
Cake: Queen of Herts
Dress: Sassi Holford
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung at Dessy
Groomswear: Moss Bros