Ellie & Ian are the coolest of couples, I met them at a wedding fair in Stratford when Ellie told me she already knew all about my work – they were so lovely & relaxed, soon enough I came over to meet them and their precious cat Mabel!
Eastington Park was built in 1850, and fit in so well with the vintage glamour feel of the day, the bridesmaids were in gorgeous grey sequin art deco patterned dresses and the boys in tweed waistcoats and black tailcoats from Richard Paul Menswear.
Ellie and her girls had started getting ready at a hotel nearby, we met up at Eastington at around 10:30 and headed straight for the bridal suite, where there were gifts and lots of laughter! Meanwhile Ian was busy with decorating and getting his groomsmen to pitch in before heading up to put on his suit – I even joined in hanging the mistletoe!
The ceremony began in the beautifully decorated candlelit morning room, Ian managed to sneak over to me and ask how the girls were doing and before we knew it Ellie’s Mum was walking her down the aisle. She looked stunning in her blush princess cut dress with plenty of beautiful sparkle! They had members of the bridal party do readings, it was such a warm fuzzy feeling to have the pleasure of watching the marriage ceremony.
After the ceremony everyone relaxed and party mode began (as it should!) we had most of the pictures on the front step as it was raining – which is a good luck sign on your wedding day and can look amazing for photographs!
After some pictures we were all seated to have dinner in the ballroom, decorated with flowers and beautiful sparkle sconces, it really did look like a scene out of the great gatsby! Then all of a sudden – SURPRISE! Ellies mum surprised us all with singing waiters, it was hilarious and action packed; dancing, singing and swinging napkins ending with everyone up and in a circle around the room – AMAZING!
The evening proceeded with the first dance to Nathan Sykes over and over again, when the chorus kicked in the bridal party popped the confetti cannons and filled the dance floor with love – What a day – so much love and happiness.
Gatsby Style Winter Wedding at Eastington Park
Gatsby Style Winter Wedding at Eastington Park with a rainy day and a beautiful cotswold venue.
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