A Glamorous Spring Wedding for Nicky and Mike at Botleys Mansion

Nicky and Mike celebrated and ultra-glamorous wedding at Botleys Mansion during the spring of 2015. Their colour scheme featured hints of mint and pink to complement the décor and surroundings of the stunning Surrey wedding venue. 

Nicky and Mike celebrated a spring wedding at Botleys Mansion, exclusive use wedding venue in Chertsey, Surrey

About the Couple 

After a winter proposal in the romantic city of Rome, Nicky and Mike knew that they wanted to get married the following spring-time, at a wedding venue close to London where they live together. The couple both fell in love with the country house wedding venue, Botleys Mansion, from the moment they set eyes on the imposing driveway and stunning staircase that leads up to the house. It was the perfect mix of beauty, glamour and grandeur with the modern feel that the newly engaged couple wanted for their speical day.

Newlyweds Nicky and Mike within the grounds of Botleys Mansion, an exclusive use wedding venue in Surrey
Nicky with her bridesmaids within the country house grounds of Botleys Mansion wedding venue, an exclusive hire event venue in Surrey

The Planning 

Choosing a spring wedding date meant that Nicky and Mike had 15 months to plan the perfect day. The couple were given a dedicated Wedding Planning Manger at Bijou, Natalie, who made sure that nothing was forgotten during the run up to their celebration. 

After Nicky and Mike had chosen their dream wedding venue, they booked a band and were introduced to wedding photographer, Helen Cawte, through a friend at work. Helen’s portfolio was incredible, with a soft, subtle focus on the detail. Her calm demeanour meant that the couple felt completely at ease, therefore Nicky and Mike ended up with thousands of photos capturing so many different moments and memories throughout the day. 

The wedding cake and menu tasting at Bijou, prior to the wedding day, was fantastic.  To the benefit of Nicky’s father, Mike was unable to make the food tasting and so Nicky and her father sampled their way through six miniature versions of each dish across three different courses, with fine wine to match. They settled on a delicious wedding breakfast menu of smoked salmon, Hampshire sticky beef and crème brulee. 

The team at Botleys Mansion introduced Nicky and Mike to Mandy, the owner of Sonning Flowers, when it came to decorating their day with fragrance and beauty. A floral theme of pretty pastels, with soft pinks, peaches and creams were used to complement Nicky’s sleek, satin Amanda Wakeley wedding gown. Nicky chose mint coloured bridesmaids dresses designed by Maids to Measure, for her best girls; the choice of colour was taken from inspiration surrounding Botleys Mansion and spring blossoms. The bouquets and floral arrangements included roses, blossom, ranunculus and gypsophila. 

The Day

March 20th, 2015 was a beautiful, sunny and crisp Friday and the couple could not have asked for a more perfect English spring day to celebrate their nuptials.  After a ceremony packed with their closest family and friends in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion, the newlywed couple enjoyed champagne and canapés outside in the grounds followed by a delicious wedding breakfast in the bright and airy Atrium. Nicky, Mike and their guests then danced the night away on the twinkling lights of the dance floor to their awesome live-band, the 'I Do’s'. 

Their wedding day was full of love, fun and celebration and really was the best day of their lives. 

The Honeymoon 

For their honeymoon, Nicky and Mike travelled to Kurumathi Island in the Maldives. After what felt like an epic journey (a taxi, two aeroplanes, a bus, a sea plane and a speedboat) they finally arrived in paradise. After the busy build-up to the wedding, Kurumathi was the perfect place to escape and unwind, with uninterrupted sandy beaches lapped by pristine turquoise ocean.

Top Tips for Bijou Brides

When asked if there was any advice that she would give to future wedding planning couples, Nicky said, “Just enjoy yourself and get yourself a wedding planner! I am a natural worrier but when the morning came, any apprehensions were forgotten as Botleys Mansion took care of everything whilst we enjoyed the celebrations.”

Who did What? 

Photography: Helen Cawte Photography
Wedding Dress Shop: The Bijoutique at Botleys Mansion
Dress: Amanda Wakeley
Accessories: Shoes: Rainbow Club
Wedding rings: Anna James Ltd
Bridesmaids dresses: Maids to Measure
Hair & make-up: Charlotte Bligh
Groom’s outfit: Gieves and Hawkes
Stationery: BerinMade
Flowers: Sonning Flowers 
Cake: Bijou
Entertainment: Band “The I Do’s”

 

Botleys Mansion is a luxurious, country house wedding venue available for exclusive hire in Surrey
The green Room set up for a wedding ceremony at Botleys Mansion, exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey
Petals scattered down the aisle in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion wedding venue in Surrey
An Amanda Wakeley wedding dress purchased at The Bijoutique designer bridalwear shop in Surrey
Rainbow Club wedding shoes with a Tiffany ring pouch at Nicky and Mike's Surrey wedding at Botleys Mansion
Wedding stationery designed by BerinMade featured at a Botleys Mansion wedding in Surrey
The beautiful bride in the bridal suite at Botleys Mansion exclusive use wedding venue in Surrey
The father of the bride seeing his daughter dressed as a bride at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
Nicky chose for her bridesmaids to wear mint coloured dresses for her wedding ceremony in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion
The grooms party walking up the sweeping driveway to the exclusive hire, country house wedding venue, Botleys Mansion in Surrey
Walking down the grand stair case on the way to The Green Room in Botleys Mansion for the wedding ceremony
Moments before walking down the aisle at Botleys Mansion, an exclusive hire, country house wedding venue in Surrey
Nicky and Mike's wedding rings for their ceremony which took place in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion
Saying 'I do' in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion, an exclusive use country house wedding venue in Surrey
The first kiss as husband and wife in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion wedding venue in Surrey
A newlywed couple walking back down the aisle in The Green Room at Botleys Mansion exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey
A newlywed couple having confetti thrown on them after their wedding ceremony at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
The bridal party within the grounds of Botleys Mansion, an exclusive use wedding venue located in Chertsey, Surrey
The bride and groom enjoying the driveway and grounds of Botleys Mansion, a luxurious, country house wedding venue in Surrey
A luxurious wedding table plan guiding guests to their seats at Botleys Mansion an exclusive use wedding venue in Surrey
The glass Atrium set up for a wedding breakfast at the glamorous wedding venue Botleys Mansion located in Surrey
Wedding flowers by Sonning Flowers featured on the wedding reception tables at Botleys Mansion
Wedding reception table centrepieces at a wedding in the Atrium at Botlleys Manison in Surrey
Wedding decor in the Atrium at Botleys Mansion, an exclusive hire country house wedding venue in Surrey
Wedding menu featured at a Botleys Mansion wedding in the spring
A lovely idea to remember family weddings whilst signing the guest book at a wedding
A wedding cake displayed in The Atrium at Botleys Mansion, an exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey
A newlywed couple dancing their first dance in the Atrium at Botleys Mansion, an exclusive hire wedding venue in Surrey
A bride and groom standing outside Botleys Mansion, a luxurious country house wedding venue located in Surrey