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A wine-inspired celebration at Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire

A wine-inspired celebration at Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire


Written by Katie Byrne


Maria and Jon tied the knot in a traditional countryside wedding, drawing on the history of their stunning venue

 

 

The inspiration...

We wanted a traditional countryside wedding. With friends and family joining us from overseas, we decided we wanted them to enjoy the English traditions and be impressed by the beautiful history and views offered by the venue.

Our venue dates back to the 13th century with thick stone walls, massive fireplace and old windows. It's so beautiful that it didn’t need too much decoration!

We wanted to create a relaxed, stylised atmosphere and opted for a wine-inspired theme: everything was in rich shades of burgundy and gold.

  

The style...

My wedding dress was from MiaMia, which I found online. I loved the simplicity and elegance of the dress straight away. 

For my bouquet, I went to a local flower shop and created them with the help of my mum. I mainly picked tulips, as I love those flowers! 

The bridesmaids wore long burgundy dresses, paired with accessories made by a friend of mine.

The atmosphere...

Table centres were candelabra wine bottles that I pained with our initials in burgundy waxed seal, whilst placenames were half-corks with handwritten labels. Tables were named after types of wine, whilst guests received bottle openers as favours.

I asked all the overseas guests to bring bottles of wine from their own countries as a way to break the ice, visit the other tables and talk about their contribution to the wedding!

Our wedding cake was a simple, two-tiered creation, with vine details and burgundy ribbon.  

My favourite moment...

When my husband and I went for a ride in the horse carriage - it was a very special experience for us both!

Steal their style!

Photographer: Linus Moran

Venue: Beaulieu Domus

Florist: Corbins Florist 

Dress: MiaMia

Groomswear: Debenhams 

Cake: Cakes by Helen 


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