Sarah and Jan Celebrated a Magical Day at Notley Abbey

Sarah and Jan held their civil ceremony and Jewish blessing at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire

Newlyweds enjoying the gardens at Notley Abbey

Notley Abbey - The Perfect Wedding Venue for Us

We chose a Bijou Wedding Venue because we had been to my cousin’s wedding at Botleys Mansion and felt we wanted something in the same vein for our venue. We only viewed one venue and I only tried on one wedding dress; as they were both perfect first time we saved a lot of hunting around!  

Sarah and in her beautiful Jenny Packham wedding dress
Reception decor for the evening party at Notley Abbey

Planned to Perfection

Having planned everything in advance, using Bijou's online planner tool, we were both totally relaxed all day and were delighted that everything went really smoothly. There weren't any hidden costs or problems that arose throughout our wedding planning experience. We used several of Bijou's recommended suppliers and we weren't disappointed. To stay on budget we did organise a few suppliers ourselves and were very pleased with them all as well. The colour scheme was ivory and there was focus on calla lilies, birdcages and tandem bicycles in the decorations and stationary. 

Thank You Notley Abbey

We had an absolutely wonderful wedding day; thank you so much for facilitating it for us. We don't really have any specific advice or stories but can certainly say that our day was perfect for us. You wouldn't believe how many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had been to. I think they must be telling the truth as in every single picture taken on the day everyone is smiling and laughing.

Wedding Suppliers

Wedding Venue: Notley Abbey
Wedding dress, hair band and bracelet: Jenny Packham 
Wedding Photography: Bill Sykes
Make up: Kristina Gasperas 
Hair: Andrew Barnet
Bridesmaid dresses and shoes: M&S
Groom and ushers outfits: Hired from Moss Bros
Centrepieces: Stylish Centrepieces
Flowers: Joanna Carter Flowers