Angela’s best male friend, Ash, walked her down the aisle to the sounds of Canon in D played by Vaults String Quartet and the couple had written their own wedding vows to one another; this was a very special, very emotional moment of the day. Two friends, Alicia and Lucy also gave readings during the ceremony and Vaults String Quartet played Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ as the newlywed couple walked back down the aisle, to initiate the start of the party!
Angela and Robert were showered with confetti as they walked down the Cloisters Garden path back in to the house and out to the front of Notley Abbey where they were able to celebrate with friends and family. After enjoying the incredible country grounds with their photographer, the bride and groom ventured back in to The Monks’ Refectory where they were welcomed in as the new Mr & Mrs White. The theme of their wedding day décor was glam, and everywhere had been decorated with incredible white floral arrangements, designed by Joanna Carter.
Wedding reception tables featured tall, glass, flute style vases filled with a combination of avalanche roses, white hydrangea and gypsophila. Strings of pearls hung from the vases and each table was named after a memorable location that told the story of the couple’s relationship; from Central Park where Robert proposed, to Café 1001 where the couple met. Wedding favours consisted of small white boxes filled with a personal message from the couple, sweets and a wine cork.
Ahead of their wedding, the couple hired the traditional white wedding post box from Bijou Weddings and, to add a touch of fun to their reception, they booked a Marryoke Booth which turned out to be great fun.
The couple were over the moon with the wedding band they hired at Notley Abbey, The Brotherhood – a rare find. 2 years before their engagement, Robert had been on a golfing weekend with the boys and happened to be in a bar where The Brotherhood were performing. Robert loved their music and sound so much that he called Angela on the phone with the band playing in the background and said ‘Listen to how great these guys are – when we get married I want them to perform on our wedding day!’. The couple hadn’t discussed getting married before so it was a really touching moment for Angela.
The couple commissioned Designer Cakes by Elle to create their super elegant four-tier ruffle wedding cake, complete with a personalised wedding topper.
Amongst the chaos of planning their wedding, Angela and Robert also decided to book dancing lessons, so that they could perform the perfect first dance. The band played ‘Only You’ by Yazoo and guests were wowed as the newlywed couple danced their hearts out.
The couple celebrated their marriage by spending a fantastic two weeks in Bali, travelling to both Ubud and Seminyak.