It was Christmas time When I met Julia & Laurens for a drink in the pub last year to talk about their Welcombe Hotel wedding. There was snow on the ground and their summer, garden themed wedding seemed a million miles away! As with everything, it flew round and it was slap bang in the middle of our summer heat wave. Their day was a scorcher!
Their beautiful wedding took them right back to their roots. I met Julia and her bridesmaids for bridal prep at her parents home. There is always quite a bit of emotion and nostalgia when a person returns to where they grew up, to get ready for their wedding day. The girls had a fun time getting ready together. Julia gave presents to her bridesmaids in the lounge and we spent a few moments in the garden taking photographs before setting off for the wedding ceremony.
Julia & Laurens had their wedding ceremony in a pretty little Church in Tanworth in Arden. Guests turned up together in a classic green, double decker bus. Julia walked up the aisle with her Mum and I loved the emotion on their faces as they waited to walk in together.
The Welcombe Hotel
The ceremony was followed by a relaxed reception at The Welcombe in Stratford in Arden. This was my first wedding at the Welcombe Hotel. It is a stunning place. The hotel is a beautiful building and is said to be a calendar house- with 7 entrances, 12 fireplaces, 52 chimneys and 365 windows- bringing luck and prosperity to everyone that stays there! It was the perfect place for their country garden themed wedding. Wedding drinks were served on a pretty terrace overlooking landscaped gardens full of greenery and flowers.
Their wedding was very much about being together with the people they love. There was a great vibe as guests chilled out in the glorious sunshine. Only a few sneaked off to the bar to watch the football (World Cup- hard for some to miss!). Everyone, including myself, were very grateful that the wedding breakfast was served in a beautiful air conditioned room (who knew that would be a factor for an english wedding?!)
Amazing speeches had everyone in both happy and emotional tears. An epic first dance kicked the party off with a bang. It was amazing to be part of such a brilliant day.
If you are planning your wedding, I would love you to get in touch!