Anna and Steve shared their vows in The Atrium at Botleys Mansion during the height of the beautiful British summer, 2016. The couple chose an elegant wedding colour scheme of navy and gold to feature throughout their day.
About the Couple
The story of Anna and Steve began when they met at their local gym, where Anna worked as a personal trainer.
On Christmas Eve 2015 the family were celebrating an early Christmas Day together. This was the night that Steve and the help of his sidekick Beau (the family dog) decided that after 6 ½ years of him and Anna being together, he was going to propose to his girl in the most meaningful and sentimental way he knew how…
After a festive Christmas Eve morning of opening presents, Anna was excited to see their dog (Beau) running up to her, wearing a pair of Santa trousers around her neck. To her complete surprise Beau was carrying the engagement ring!
With his daughter jumping on the sofa with excitement, Steve sat next to his future wife and started their wedding planning journey together with one simple question…
“So what do you think?”
The Perfect Wedding Dress
When searching for the perfect wedding dress this bride knew exactly what she wanted. Anna was not only looking for a beautiful wedding dress but importantly something that was super comfortable.
After trying on about 15 beautiful wedding dresses, Anna put on a gown and instantly knew that it was ‘The One’. The bride decided on a gorgeous fitted gown with a detailed lace overlay, elegant low back and a show-stopping cathedral train, designed by Martina Liana.
Anna completed her bridal style with an amazing pair of Roland Cartier shoes. Her hair and make-up was done by her Maid of Honor and one of her bridesmaids – an advantage of having talented best friends!
Choosing a Wedding Venue
Anna and Steve had viewed two other wedding venues before visiting Botleys Mansion. The couple were amazed by the magnificent glass-roofed Atrium and as soon as they walked down the grand staircase Anna said “we fell in love”.
They found the setting of this Surrey wedding venue to be perfect for what they were looking for and with their guest numbers of 130, this grand and unique space created the perfect atmosphere for both day and evening requirements.
With an 8-month countdown from when they first got engaged to when their wedding day arrived, Anna and Steve felt that Emma (their Wedding Planning Manager) and the Bijou team really helped make the whole process easy, organised and stress free from start to finish. They commented, “The online planner was a dream.”
The Bridal Party
Anna chose her four best friends, her sister and Steve’s two children to be a part of her big day and lead her down the aisle.
With all of her bridesmaids wearing beautiful navy dresses and the groomsmen wearing complementary navy suits teamed with champagne gold ties, the colour scheme worked perfectly, combined with the elegant white aisle carpet and the white floral arrangements that decorated the ceremony.