Hannah walked down the aisle with her father to the sounds of the Piano version of Canon in D by Pachelbel. A couple of readings were read, the couple exchanged their vows, wedding rings and their first kiss as husband and wife. Hannah will forever have the memory of her mother and grandmother with her, as the couple chose to have Hannah’s wedding band handmade to include the diamonds from their engagement rings.
After their confetti shot, which took place on the grand, stone staircase outside Botleys Mansion, the newlywed couple and their guests enjoyed Prosecco and some canapés in the sunshine before heading back in to the Mansion to commence their wedding banquet. The couple had arranged a ‘Pimp your Prosecco’ cart set up for guests to enjoy as well as a photo booth to keep guests of every age entertained
Their reception tables were decorated with incredible floral arrangements created by Sonning Flowers. All of their flowers were a mixture of roses, freesia, hydrangea, double lisianthus, gypsophila, white oriental lillies, spray roses, antirihnum and mix of grey and green foliage. The wedding reception tables looked simply divine and the flowers were displayed in a mixture of tall trumpet vases and storm lanterns with a ring of floral detail surrounding them. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of white hydrangea and Hannah opted for a stunning, hand-tied bouquet featuring a variety of autumnal blooms.
When it came to naming their wedding reception tables, the couple decided to name them after places that were special to the couple. They included Botleys Mansion for the top table, along with the name of their first house, the locations that they travelled to on their stag and hen parties, Farnham Castle where the couple began their wedding story, plus, the pub that they celebrated their engagement party.
For their wedding banquet menu, Hannah and James had previously chosen a selection of delicious dishes to serve their guests. As a starter, the couple opted for a red onion tart; for the main, the sticky Hampshire beef went down a treat, and for dessert, the couple chose a blackberry and apple crumble.
When it came to choosing individual wedding favours, Hannah and James bought a selection of pins from the British Heart Foundation and asked guests to wear them on the day, in memory of Hannah’s mother who sadly passed away 10 years prior. The couple also made personalised Tic Tac’s that had ‘Mint-to-Be’ on them.
For the evening section, the couple invited a further 35 wedding guests to celebrate with them. The bride tossed her bouquet and it fell in to the arms of her friend Sian from University – much to the disappointment of many of Hannah’s girlfriends. During the evening, the couple cut through a gorgeous, four-tier, navy and white coloured wedding cake which had been designed by Alexander Taylor Cakes in Guildford. The navy tiers were filled with a Ferrero Rocher flavour and the white tiers were flavoured with fresh strawberries and white chocolate. The couple hired the Bijou DJ to keep their guests entertained throughout the evening, and the newlywed couple danced their first dance to ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol.