Inspiration from Real Weddings

Welcome to our real wedding story pages. One of the best (and most fun!) ways of getting special inspiration for your unique wedding is to read about, and look at pictures of, things that other couples have done before. You won't want to copy these real weddings, but they will hopefully give you inspiration and food for thought when it comes to planning your own special day. Regardless of where (and how) you choose to get married, our real wedding stories should give you ideas when it comes to venue styling, wedding dress inspiration, wedding colour schemes, fashion for your bridesmaids and more; not forgetting incredible floral displays and sensational wedding cakes. You’ll also get to see which Bijou Partners and wedding suppliers our couples worked with throughout their wedding planning process. Our couples have shared their wedding stories from when they met to where they went on honeymoon and everything in between. We absolutely love watching couples organise and plan their wonderful weddings and it is a pleasure to view the beauty, emotion and real-life stories shared by newlywed couples who celebrated their marriage at one of our country house wedding venues. We invite you to read our collection of real wedding stories ahead of you big day. 


A stunning July wedding featuring lavish wedding flowers, a glitzy Pronovias wedding dress and the ultimate 'something blue'. 

Peter and Rebecca getting married at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
A newlywed couple outside the cathedral windows at Cain Manor
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A late Autumn wedding at Cain Manor in Hampshire featuring beautiful flowers, a stunning dress and pretty bridesmaids in something blue! 

Newlyweds at Botleys Mansion, a wedding venue near the M25
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A dream November wedding featuring exquisite floral detail at Botleys Mansion in 2018.

Sarah and Sean on the drive at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
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A stunning Spring 2019 wedding featuring exquisite floral detail inspired by the Royal Wedding.

A romantic August wedding at Cain Manor in Hampshire
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A late summer wedding at Cain Manor in Hampshire, for Rachel and Kevin who spent 2 years planning their dream day.

An August wedding at Botleys Mansion
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A mid-August wedding with a pastel pink colour scheme and truly gorgeous floral arrangements throughout for Gemma and Russell. 

Rachel and Ben in the country garden at Cain Manor in Surrey

The real wedding story of Rachel and Ben who celebrated a small spring wedding at Cain Manor in April 2018. 

Newlyweds in the garden at Cain Manor in Hampshire
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An early August wedding celebration for Katie and Alex filled with love, emotion and a soft pink colour scheme. 

Autumn wedding ideas shared from Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
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An autumnal wedding at Notley Abbey featuring stunning seasonal wedding decor with a truly romantic vibe throughout. 

The bride and groom in the gardens at Cain Manor in Hampshire
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The romantic wedding story of Mills and Katy at Cain Manor located on the Hampshire and Surrey border

Notley Abbey is surrounded by incredible grounds
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A dream summer wedding for Nicole and Ricky at Notley Abbey, who spent 2 years and 2 months planning.