Phillippa and James booked Cain Manor for their wedding without having seen it in person, but their country house wedding was everything they could have imagined and more!
Phillippa and James both live in Dubai and met via the dating app Tinder. After falling in love and realising that they wanted to be together forever, James decided to secretly go out and buy the engagement ring that Phillippa had pointed out several months earlier. Much to her surprise, when the couple were holidaying in Venice, James bent down on one knee whilst on a gondola and asked Phillippa to marry him right there on the Grand Canal. Phillippa of course said yes and the couple travelled on to Florence to celebrate their engagement.
The Wedding Dress
It didn’t take Phillippa long to find ‘the one’ when it came to her wedding dress search. In fact, she fell in love with the very first dress that she tried on. The fabulous, A-line design by Pronovias was adorned with delicate lace and crystals and featured an elegant V at the front and a plunging V at the back. The bride-to-be fell in love with the shape, the beautiful lace and the elegant sparkle of the crystals. The gown had incredible movement and fitted Phillippa perfectly.
Phillippa teamed her dream wedding dress up with a pair of wedding shoes by Rainbow Club that she’d purchased online and when it came to her bridal beauty, she hired Beckie Packham from Beckie’s Bridal Hair to create the perfect up-do. The bride opted for lots of loose curls pinned up to sit just on her neckline with volume at the top and sides. A beautiful vintage crystal clip at the back of her hair style and a tiara on top for sparkle completed her bridal style. Phillippa was brave enough to do her own wedding day make-up and it looked absolutely flawless.
Choosing the Wedding Venue
Phillippa and James booked Cain Manor as their wedding venue without ever having seen it in real life.
As they both lived in Dubai, travelling to the UK to visit wedding venues wasn’t going to be easy – so they did a lot of wedding venue searches online and just knew instantly that Cain Manor was the perfect venue for them. They booked a date and paid their deposit over the phone, crossing their fingers hoping that it looked as good as it did online. When they had time to fly over to the UK to sort out their wedding arrangements, their visit to Cain Manor was everything that Phillippa and James could have dreamt for and more; they were absolutely delighted with their choice. The beautiful setting, green surroundings, vast landscape and fabulous architecture of the building were truly stunning and was the ultimate setting for their country house wedding.
Phillippa and James found Bijou’s online wedding planner super helpful, seeing as they were techinically planning their wedding from abroad. They found it easy to communicate with the Wedding Planning Management team and they felt confident that their wedding would go without a hitch when it came to the actual day.