Charlotte and Ryan celebrated their Black Tie themed wedding on New Year's Eve at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
About the Couple
Charlotte and Ryan were introduced at a Kanye West concert and hit it off from the very beginning. They spent 7 years enjoying each other’s company before heading off on a romantic holiday that would result in changing the rest of their lives forever. On a private beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Ryan proposed to Charlotte with a dream engagement ring that he’d designed without any input at all from his bride-to-be. Charlotte loved her new ring and the couple spent 5 months chatting about that kind of wedding they’d like to celebrate before booking their glamorous wedding venue in Surrey, Botleys Mansion.
Finding A Beautiful Wedding Dress
Charlotte tried on 10 wedding dresses before going back to buy the very first one she’d tried on. The strapless, mermaid style wedding dress was covered in lace and looked simply divine on the bride. Charlotte loved the way that the Pronovias design felt and how the beautiful detailing across the dress really stood out. It was the perfect dress to wear to her New Year's Eve wedding at Surrey's glamorous Botleys Mansion.
The bride wanted to remain the height of class throughout the day and therefore chose a comfortable pair of Carvela shoes to save her having to change in to something less stylish later on in the evening. Two of her bridesmaid pinned her hair up in to a sparkly jewelled clip and Charlotte hired expert Make-Up artist Melissa Sophia, famous for make-overs on the TV show 100% Hotter, aired on Channel 5.
The Bridal Party
Charlotte had 6 bridesmaids to support her on the big day and the couple’s 4 year old niece as a flower girl. As the theme of the New Year's Eve wedding was Black Tie, it felt only natural for the bridesmaids to wear luxurious floor-length gowns in black.
Ryan had two Best Men on the day and the groom’s party all bought Tailor Made Tuxedos from Saville Row in London. Everyone looked absolutely perfect for the special occasion. The couple’s toddler son also looked adorable in his mini Tuxedo as he walked down the aisle with a sign which read ‘Daddy Here Comes Mummy’.
Booking The Perfect New Year's Eve Wedding Venue
Charlotte and Ryan spent hours browsing the internet in search of the perfect Surrey wedding venue in which to host their romantic New Year's Eve wedding. In fact, they only viewed Botleys Mansion in person and got an instant feeling of ‘yes, this is the one’ when they visited the Palladian country house. Their visit to Botleys Mansion made them both very emotional and they were delighted that it ticked all of their boxes. Charlotte found Bijou’s online wedding planner extremely helpful and doesn’t know how brides at other venues manage to plan their day without it. It was a great way for the couple to be in constant contact with the Wedding Planning Management Team at Botleys Mansion.