Victoria and David celebrated a spring wedding at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire along with their two sons and 86 wedding guests. They held their romantic wedding ceremony in the Abbot’s Hall, followed by a wonderful wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Monks’ Refectory.
About the Couple
Victoria and David met at a bar in Clapham, South London. They knew they were a perfect match from the start and when David felt that the time was right, he decided to pop the question whilst the couple were on a romantic weekend away. The couple were staying at a country manor hotel near Cheltenham for the weekend and during their stroll after dinner, David got down on one knee. Victoria, who was in shock, told David to get up, as she didn’t quite know what he was up to. But, David stayed on one knee, proposed from the heart and Victoria, of course, said ‘YES!’. David proposed with his grandmother’s engagement ring, which will now always be a sentimental memory in the family.
Victoria chose a classic, lace covered wedding dress with a glamorous twist, designed by La Sposa. It was perfect for her spring, country house wedding and Victoria knew that she’d found ‘the one’ by the reaction of one of her bridesmaids. She also couldn’t stop smiling when she tried it on – after having tried on 9 different dresses before lucky number 10.
Victoria teamed her wedding dress up with a pair of shoes from Dune and she hired Clare Turner to style her hair and make-up. Her soft curls looked lovely in a half-up, half-down hair style.
The Bridal Party
Victoria chose two bridesmaids, her friends Marianne and Alison. The girls wore pale yellow, halter-neck dresses and carried vibrant bouquets of yellow wedding flowers featuring spring-time daffodils to complement Victoria’s bridal bouquet.
David had two best men, Joel and Piers. Their three suits were bought from Moss Bros and were a shade of blue, teamed up with a pale yellow tie, to enhance the spring colour scheme. David and Victoria’s young sons were also included in the wedding and wore very sweet khaki trousers with white shirts and navy blue pull-overs.
The Wedding Venue
Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire was the only wedding venue that Victoria and David viewed during their search. They fell instantly in love with the beautiful, country house setting and the fact that the wedding venue was steeped in history. The couple also found the online planner extremely helpful and easy to use, which made the whole of their wedding planning process more enjoyable.
On the day of their wedding, Victoria walked down the aisle in the Abbot’s Hall at Notley Abbey with her father and eldest son to ‘You’re So Cool’ by Hanz Zimmer. Her youngest son walked in with the bridesmaids, wearing his bright orange wellington boots, as he refused to wear his shoes. The registrar comically mentioned that this was the first time she had ever conducted a wedding where one of the members of the wedding party was wearing wellies.
Beautiful readings were read during the ceremony, focusing on family which is so important to both Victoria and David.