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. 

 

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A beautiful summer wedding at Cain Manor for 120 day guests and a further 30 evening guests. 

Jen and Michael in the country garden wedding venue, Cain Manor
Kate and Karl ready to party at Botleys Mansion in Surrey
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An outdoor wedding celebration and party for 155 guests at Botleys Mansion during July 2018.

Nicola and Craig chose Botleys Mansion in Surrey as their dream wedding venue
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Nicola and Craig celebrated a luxurious white wedding at Botleys Mansion with 90 guests on a Thursday in June 2018.

A romantic wedding story at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire
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A romantic spring wedding on a Thursday at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire.

Silchester House is a small country house wedding venue in Berkshire
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A small Spring wedding at Silchester House in Berkshire featuring a vibrant yellow and grey colour scheme.

A romantic wedding ceremony at Cain Manor in Surrey
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A small, spring wedding for 60 guests at Cain Manor on the Hampshire-Surrey border for Pauline and Mike.

Chateau du Bijou Weekend wedding venue in Provence, France
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A stylish weekend wedding at Chateau du Bijou featuring laughter, lanterns, lemons and lots of French Champagne!

Chris and Emily celebrating their marriage in the country grounds at Cain Manor
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A beautiful August wedding at Cain Manor for Chris and Emily, who spent 3 years planning their special day at the stunning barn wedding venue in Hampshire. 

Sophie and Simon celebrated a summer wedding in the walled garden at Notley Abbey
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An outdoor wedding during the summer months for Sophie and Simon at Notley Abbey, a barn style wedding venue in Buckinghamshire. 

A traditional wedding at Cain Manor on the Surrey Hampshire border
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A traditional real wedding story shared by Julia and Adam who were married at Cain Manor during spring 2017.