Bride and groom in Blue Room at Waddeston Manor

A Beautiful Styled Wedding Shoot at Waddesdon Manor

Bride and groom in Blue Room at Waddesdon Manor

Today we are sharing a truly beautiful wedding shoot, styled by our wedding planning advice expert Kelly Chandler of The Bespoke Wedding Company.

Set at the very luxurious and elegant Waddesdon Manor, Kelly and the creative team want to show you how perfect the venue could be for your wedding, and how you could create your wedding styling to mirror the venue’s own elegance.

The chic and sophisticated styling of this shoot is perfect for any country house or stately home wedding venue…

“Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is one of Europe’s last remaining properties in le style Rothschild. It was built in the late 19th century as a showcase for Baron Ferdinand’s unique collections of decorative fine arts and legendary hospitality, and today the Manor is owned by the National Trust, but still managed by the Rothschild family.

“The team were keen to launch the manor for a small number of weddings each year, and I was called upon to organise, style and design this shoot to show how Waddesdon Manor can look and feel on a beautiful wedding day.

“The White Room has recently been licensed for wedding ceremonies for up to 60 guests, and the idea of the shoot was to show how it can be styled for a luxurious and semi-classical wedding day.

“Waddesdon Manor and its White Room are naturally beautiful so the focus was on a classic look with a contemporary twist. Waddesdon is known for combining the old and the new in artworks and sculptures across the Estate, and the very contemporary broken porcelain ‘Porca Miseria’ piece in the Blue Room is one such example of the juxtapose of old and new working seamlessly.

“There is magnificent light in the White Room, and for maximum appeal we chose typical bridal colours. We focused on stunning high quality pieces and a less is more approach, using lush florals and a mix of banqueting and one-off hired antique furnishings to suit the location.

“The house itself can host wedding breakfasts/banquets for up to 30 guests, but more typically a separate bespoke marquee would be needed for dining and dancing.”

Wedding ceremony display in White Room at Waddesdon Manor

Trailing flowers

Elegant chairs for bride and groom

Bride name card on elegant chair

Orchid wedding flowers

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The Bingham Dining Room

Why Host Your Wedding at a Boutique Hotel?

Bingham Exterior

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times of a couple’s life, however it can also be one of the most stressful with a seemingly never ending list of decisions to make, things to plan and items to pay for.

In recent years, traditional big hotels seem to have lost favour with couples preferring blank open space wedding venues such as barns and contemporary warehouse spaces. However, boutique hotels offering space with unique charm combined with impeccable personal service are becoming increasingly popular as couples recognise the benefits a hotel can bring.

Amy Braund, wedding coordinator at the Bingham, a leading riverside hotel and wedding venue in Richmond-upon-Thames, looks at the benefits of hosting your wedding day celebrations at a boutique hotel venue.

Hassle Free

One of the biggest tasks on your wedding checklist list is to find your venue; this provides the backdrop and foundation upon which the rest of your style decisions are made. Boutique hotels such as the Bingham offer a blank canvas which, dressed in the right way, can complement a broad range of bridal styles and wedding schemes.

The Bingham Dining Room

However, unlike other dry hire wedding venues you won’t have to worry about the finer details of hiring in furniture, tableware, and in some cases even a kitchen unit or toilets – all resulting in far less stress during the wedding planning and no hidden and unexpected costs.

Licensed hotels also enable couples to host their wedding ceremony and reception in the same location, meaning there’s no need to transport guests and the day can flow effortlessly – this even allows for delays if the bride decides to be fashionably late for her grand entrance!

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Vuew from No Man's Fort

Stanbrook Abbey and No Man’s Fort Now Available for Weddings

This year AmaZing Venues is excited to reveal two exciting wedding venues, Stanbrook Abbey and No Man’s Fort, both newly refurbished and just waiting to deliver the wedding of your dreams.

Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire

Stanbrook Abbey

Choosing Stanbrook Abbey to host your wedding will certainly not disappoint. With its own private five bedroom Manor House, chapel, large banqueting hall, lake and bell tower, it is a one in a million destination to host your perfect wedding that guests will be talking about for years to come.

Syanbrook Abbey Chapel

Situated in Callow End near Worcester, Stanbrook Abbey offers fantastic links to Birmingham, Cheltenham and Gloucester, fed from the nearby M5 corridor. It’s hard to imagine that a venue with such as accessible location can be so serene and quiet.

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The Great Barn Interior, Micklefield Hall

Getting to Know – Micklefield Hall

Venue Name: Micklefield Hall

Website: www.micklefieldhall.com

Location: Micklefield Hall. Sarratt Road, Sarratt, Nr Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 6AQ.

What type of venue is Micklefield Hall and how old is the building?

Micklefield Hall is a luxurious, exclusive-use country house wedding venue in Hertfordshire, with a newly renovated 16th century barn. The new barn, which was originally built in 1580, was completed in the Autumn of 2014.

The Great Barn, Micklefield Hall

Is Micklefield Hall licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Yes, Micklefield Hall is licensed for wedding ceremonies both inside and outside. Lovers of the great outdoors are spoiled for choice, with the main lawn and its rolling countryside views available for religious ceremonies, or the beautiful, secluded temple for unforgettable civil ceremonies.

Ceremony Pond - Micklefield Hall

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Micklefield Hall?

The new barn can accommodate up to 200 for a civil ceremony and reception, and is fully heated and air conditioned for year-round conditions.

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The Great Barn, Micklefield Hall

‘The Great Barn’ Wedding Open Day at Micklefield Hall

The Great Barn, Micklefield Hall

Idyllic Hertfordshire country house wedding venue, Micklefield Hall, is set to unveil its beautifully restored 16th century barn at its open day this Sunday, 19th April 2015, from 11am – 4pm.

Existing and prospective couples will have the chance to see the recently renovated Great Barn along with Micklefield Hall’s exclusive list of preferred suppliers.

Set in beautifully kept gardens surrounded by 350 acres of rolling countryside, the Great Barn adds to the existing splendour of this outstanding wedding venue. Visitors will also be able to tour the picturesque grounds of this magnificent country house.

Micklefield Hall Grounds

The owners, Jamie and Anna Rankin, will be on hand to answer questions, but the event is also designed to showcase the best of Micklefield Hall’s exclusive list of approved suppliers.

Rather than couples meeting suppliers at stalls and collecting fliers, all of the talent will be presented in a realistic way, allowing guests the freedom to enjoy the beauty of the barn in a relaxed manner.

On offer will be live entertainment, wedding dresses to try on, mini makeovers, entertainment for children, personal tours every 30 minutes, free floristry advice, wine-tasting, mouth-watering catering, cake tasting and a comfortable, dedicated consultation area to discuss your wedding. Nothing needs to be left to the imagination.

The Great Barn Interior, Micklefield Hall

Anna Rankin says: “The barn will be dressed in shades of lavender for spring, so couples will be able to see how their day might look. All of our handpicked suppliers are creating wonderful displays to inspire brides and grooms and to demonstrate the different options in a fun and interactive way. We are planning a truly enjoyable and memorable day out and cannot wait to welcome brides to our beautiful grounds and to give them a good idea of just how amazing their wedding day can be.”

Couples and their families can apply for tickets by emailing julie@micklefieldhall.com, and will then receive their e-invite to this exclusive and exciting day out.

Micklefield Hall, Sarratt Road, Sarratt, Nr Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6AQ.

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