Boho Meets Luxury at Stubton Hall
A colourful romantic boho luxe wedding at Stubton Hall. A day full of love, laughter, fizz and sushi...
TELL US ABOUT YOUR VENUE...
“Stubton Hall is a 19th century country house set on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border. It’s beautiful tall ceilings, elegant rooms and beautiful grounds sold it to us straight away. It has the perfect balance of old and new, filled with beautiful antiques but large bright white spaces to bring to life and create your own style. With 25 bedrooms to accommodate our nearest and dearest, it was the perfect choice for us.”
DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…
“One of the most important elements of our wedding was the flowers. We relied on the the flowers to bring the day to life and bring everything together so we kept everything quite simple so the flowers were the focus of everything. It all started with the invitations, with beautiful watercolour peonies, roses and foliage to give guests a glimpse of what to expect on the day.
We ran the same illustrations through to the order of service, menus, signage and even tissues and cocktail stirrers. Because of the bright flowers, the bridesmaids were in a soft heather grey, we had pale grey table runners on the crisp white linen, subtle glass candle sticks with grey candles, clear and blush pink glass ware and a simple yet beautiful cake decorated with the flowers.
There is a hint of rose gold in places, for example gold drips on the cake, a gold frame surrounding the cake/treat table and gold charger plates on the top table. As a graphic designer (and often a wedding stationery designer) I decided to do all the stationery and design myself which meant i could go a little crazy and creative with all the small touches. The table plan was one of my favourite things to do as I’d had the idea in my head for ages.”
WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?
“My dress was from Maggie Sottero and her name was Jovanna. A tulle a-line v-neck gown with embellished and embroidered bodice in blush pink. It seemed to tick all the boxes. The criss cross embellished detail on the bodice is what was really special to me. I seemed to have been attracted to everything with a cross hatch pattern. It wasn’t until my mum gave me the headdress that she wore on her wedding day that it all came together, it matched my dress literally perfectly. My amazing fiancee surprised me a pair of Jimmy Choo‘s just after we got engaged (before I’d even got the dress) so it was nice to go and try on dresses with my wedding shoes.
Jack wore a blue tux jacket with black tux trousers. He chose a bow tie that near enough matched my dress which was perfect. The two best men had grey bow ties and the three groomsmen had black and all wore tuxs too.”
WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?
“We are big sushi fans so wanted to incorporate this into our day some how. We were lucky enough to find Hiroko from Japanese Ideas who is the sweetest lady you will ever meet. She was so helpful and organised it was great. We decided to have a sushi station instead of canapés at our reception drinks. Stubton Hall were slightly concerned about the safety of the food incase it was a hot day as the sushi would be outside under a gazebo. Hiroko was great, she only used cooked fish and assured us and the venue that everything would be fresh and kept cool. People loved it and it was great to be able to do something a bit different. We also served our guests beer and prosecco on the terrace at the reception drinks. We did a “bubble bar” on a trolley so people could add things to there prosecco such as cassis, elderflower, shimmer, flavoured candy floss and fruit.
For the sit down meal we went for the classic three course. Stubton Hall served cod and pancetta fishcakes to start, and then good old sausage and mash for the main and to finish we had baked cheesecake. We kept our guests topped up with wine and prosecco whilst on the top table we enjoyed our favourite champagne to celebrate.
In the evening we had a hog roast supplied by Stubton Hall. And to end the night and satisfy the munchies we had a “midnight cookies” trolley with homemade cookies baked by Jack’s mum, Jill.”
HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS?
“Music is a big part of Jack’s life so we had music on at every point of the day. We had an amazing young singer at the drinks reception. We saw David Kaho busking in Nottingham City Centre and thought he’d be great at our wedding. In the evening we had Stubton Hall‘s recommended DJ and Picture Blast photobooth so guests could dress up and leave messages in our guestbook.
We were lucky enough to be able to have our fur baby at our wedding too. She arrived just after we got married and was bought in by Michelle from Hurleys Wedding Day Dogs. She looked after Poppy our 4 year old chocolate Labrador for the day and bought her for just over an hour whilst we had pictures.”
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
“My main piece of advise is to just plan ahead and be organised. Also use suppliers that you know or who are recommended to you.”
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