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Understated Elegance at Swancar Farm Country House

Today we're treating you to a sneak peek into Kelly & John's super stylish wedding day at Swancar Farm Country House. This gorgeous couple wanted a laidback celebration with a relaxed vibe, that was reflective of their personalities. They opted for a vintage wedding theme, ramping up the glamour factor with a silver and lavender colour scheme, as well as matching bridesmaid dresses and ties for the groomsmen. They used a range of fabulous suppliers from the East Midlands, pulling off the most perfect day imaginable…

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Venue
Swancar Farm Country House
Location
Nottinghamshire
Ceremony
80
Breakfast
80
Reception
130
Dress
Justin Alexander
Flowers
Michelle Gledhill
Cake
Family friend
Photographer
Rosie Kelly

TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING VENUE…

“Having only visited Swancar Farm the once, we were sure that this was the perfect place for our wedding. An exclusive venue in an idyllic setting within the Nottinghamshire countryside, it provided everything we wanted for our wedding day. The build up to the day was relaxed, with the wedding planner and events manager on hand to answer any questions we had and nothing being too much trouble.”

DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…

“Our colour scheme was silver and lavender with a vintage/glam influence. We decided to hire Save the Date Event Stylists to dress the venue and to provide various pieces of furniture which included a bespoke table plan and “pimp your prosecco” dresser. Our tables were dressed with sequin table runners and beaded candelabras which had their bases covered with the most amazing floral reefs to fit our colour scheme.”

WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?

“The bridal dress inspired our vintage glam theme throughout the wedding. My dress was by Justin Alexander Signature which was was a fit and flare fit with a Sabrina neckline fully beaded in an Art Deco glam style and lace. The dress had the perfect chapel length train with a lace hem. The bridesmaid dresses were inspired by the bridal dress in lilac with a sequin/beaded waistband from ASOS.”

WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?

“We decided to offer a choice of food for our guests and opted for a starter of goats cheese tart or tomato and red pepper soup, a main of chicken with dauphinoise or a classic steak and ale pie and for dessert, stickly toffee pudding or a winter crumble. We also included wine for table and so guests could chose from either red, white or rose. In the evening we had fish, chips and mushy peas – our favourite takeaway.”

HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS?

“We wanted to plug the gap whilst we were away having our photos taken and so hired in Mark Stevens to play an acoustic set. Mark also provided the music during the ceromony itself, playing me down the aisle and the two of us out as we left. For the reception we had a band called the Hypertones who are a very well established occasion band and one that my brother, Ashley happens to play in.”

ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?

“We would advise anybody to hire a videographer. The day goes by in the blink of an eye and this enables you to relive the day with more realism than with just photographs.”

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