The stairs have the true wow-factor and the setting was absolutely perfect for a summer celebration. The couple booked a registrar for 2pm and the bride walked down the stairs with her step-dad and was then joined by her mother to walk her down the rest of the aisle. They walked to the sounds of ‘You’ve got the love’ by Florence and the Machine, played by Quattro Strings – string quartet.
One of the bridesmaids, Laura, did a wonderful reading throughout the ceremony and as the weather was so perfect on the sunny July Friday, gusts were able to celebrate the couple’s marriage outside and around the grounds of Botleys Mansion once they had been pronounced husband and wife.
At 4:15pm after fizz and a selection of nibbles guests were called back in to The Atrium, which had been transformed in to the most beautiful setting for the wedding banquet.
Reception tables were numbered and guests were each given a bottle opener in the shape of a key and everyone enjoyed red Merlot and white Sauvignon Blanc glasses of La Croix during the sumptuous wedding breakfast.
Tea, coffee and truffles were enjoyed after the wedding banquet and the Bijou DJ set up for an all-night party. 20 evening guests arrived around 7pm just in time to witness the cutting of the Krispy Kreme donut wedding cake at 7:25pm. As Rebecca isn’t a huge fan of cake, the couple thought they’d break tradition and opt for something a little different when it came to the wedding cake.
The couple danced their first dance to ‘Feel the Love’ by Rudimental which started off as an acoustic version but then went in to a full blown dance version about a minute in so that guests could head on to the dance floor and join the newlywed couple. The partying didn’t stop until 2am.
Instead of a traditional gift list, the couple set up a honeymoon fund to help contribute to their dream honeymoon to The Maldives. And, when asked to give planning advice to future wedding planning couples, Rebecca and Peter said: “Don’t stress the little things, enjoy every moment, and definitely have a sweetheart table – it really gave us a great opportunity to enjoy our first meal together whilst looking out at all of our guests.”