Sarah & Jan - Notley Abbey

Sarah and Jan held their civil ceremony and Jewish blessing at Bijou's Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire.

Sarah and Jan were married at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire

We had an absolutely wonderful wedding day, thank you so much for facilitating it for us.

We don't really have any specific advice or stories but can certainly say that our day was perfect for us. You wouldn't believe how many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had been to. I think they must be telling the truth as in every single picture taken on the day everyone is smiling and laughing.

As you know we chose Bijou because we had been to my cousin’s wedding at Botleys Mansion and felt we wanted something in the same vein for our venue. We only viewed one venue and I only tried on one wedding dress; as they were both perfect first time we saved a lot of hunting around!  

Beautiful bride to be
Sarah and Jan's centrepieces

With all the plans made using the planner in advance we were both totally relaxed all day and were delighted that everything went really smoothly. There weren't any hidden costs or other problems. We used the recommended florist, harpist and band from the planner and weren't disappointed. To stay on budget we did organise a few suppliers ourselves were very pleased with them all as well. The colour scheme was ivory and there was focus on calla lilies, birdcages and tandem bicycles in the decorations and stationary.



Wedding Suppliers:

Wedding dress, hairband and bracelet: Jenny Packham 
Wedding Photography: Bill Sykes
Make up: Kristina Gasperas 
Hair: Andrew Barnet
Bridesmaid dresses and shoes: M&S
Groom and ushers outfits: Hired from Moss Bros
Cake: made by a friend
Centrepieces: Stylish Centrepieces
Flowers: Joanna Carter Flowers