Occupational therapist Becky and her husband William, an engineer, chose Botleys Mansion as their midsummer-themed wedding venue on Saturday 21st June 2014.
We knew we wanted to get married at Windlesham Church where Will’s father would be able to marry us, so our search started with venues in the area. As soon as we walked into the atrium at Botley’s Mansion, we knew that we couldn’t hold our wedding reception anywhere else – it was literally love at first sight! As we live in Falmouth, Cornwall most of our preparation was done online. We were also the first of our friends to get married, so had to search for our suppliers ourselves.
The planning process:
We set aside many Sundays to sit in cafes around Falmouth and plan our day, referred to affectionately as ‘Wedding Planning Sundays’! Towards the end of the planning we made the
decision to hire a Wedding Planner. We wanted to be able to enjoy the day ourselves, so having done most of the planning we handed over our plans to Rachael Corigliano.
The midsummer’s theme correlated with our date. In the décor we combined beautiful pastel shades of dusky pinks, lavenders and whites, with floral arrangements of roses, peonies, hydrangeas, lavender and sweet peas. All the invitations, menus, cravats, ribbons, chair sashes and bridesmaid dresses were matched with the same shade of lavender. To further add to the theme, we had candles in lanterns on the entrance steps, and next to our guest book frame as well as Swarovski scatter crystals on the tables. We also wanted to bring a bit of Cornwall to the day, so arranged a VW split screen campervan for our transport between the church and Botley’s.