Thea and Sam planned a truly luxurious summer wedding at Botleys Mansion over 2 years. Read all about their perfect day…
About the Couple
Thea and Sam met at a Halloween party in 2006 when they were both studying at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. The couple clicked instantly and Sam knew that he would marry Thea from the very first day that they’d met. Thea, on the other hand, needed a bit more convincing, but after three years of friendship she realised that she was in love with her best friend. The couple spent four years following each other around the country but then settled in London, both living and working in the West End.
Sam proposed to Thea whilst the couple were holidaying in the very glam city of St. Tropez. Sam popped the question (with Thea’s dream Tiffany engagement ring) after dinner in a lovely French restaurant and the couple then headed back to Thea’s parents house to pop a bottle of Champagne to celebrate! Newly engaged and super excited, Thea and Sam spent the next 2 years planning their fabulous wedding at Botleys Mansion in Surrey.
Thea's Stunning Wedding Dress
Thea’s wedding dress was the exact opposite of what she had envisioned wearing to her wedding. But, she saw this particular Rosa Clara design hanging across the room and it just stood out from the rest. The fabric was truly stunning; Thea had wanted a fabric that was interesting and the gown she chose had a beautiful texture to it. Thea said, “It's true what they say - when you see 'the one', you just know!”
The bride accessorised with Ted Baker wedding shoes and hired Gemma Sutton to do her wedding day hair and make-up. She opted for loose curls worn to one side; it looked wonderful.
Booking Botleys Mansion
Thea and Sam only viewed Botleys Mansion in Surrey when they were looking for the dream wedding venue to host their once-in-a-lifetime occasion. They absolutely loved the grandeur of Botleys Mansion and the glass roof in The Atrium, where they planned on hosting both their wedding ceremony and their reception.
The couple planned on inviting exactly 100 guests to their wedding, so they made The luxurious, glass-roofed Atrium work perfectly for both the day and the night time events.
The Bridal Party
Thea chose three bridesmaids to walk with her down the aisle on the big day; her sister Veryan, her best friend Emma and Sam’s sister Stephanie. The girls wore navy, pink and silver dresses that Thea chose with her mother.
Sam, his best man and the ushers wore navy suits from Moss Bros; Sam wore a grey tie so that he looked different, and the rest of the groom’s party wore pink ties to complement the bridal party.