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Spanish Vibes at The Pumping House

Matthew & Abbie got engaged in a mountain town in Mallorca, so wanted to give their wedding day at The Pumping House subtle Spanish vibes. Relaxed and stylish, they had a big fiesta in the evening, a flamenco guitarist during the ceremony, Sangria and San Miguel as welcome drinks and mouthwateringly-delicious taps for the wedding breakfast. This wedding was a 'no rules' fun kind of day and we can't get enough of it...

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Venue
The Pumping House, Ollerton
Location
Nottinghamshire
Ceremony
100
Breakfast
100
Reception
130
Dress
Welbet Bridal, Swinderby
Flowers
Caths Blossoms & Blooms
Cake
Catherine Shaw Cakes
Photographer
Kev Elkins Photography

TELL US ABOUT VENUE...

The Pumping House is AMAZING! We viewed the venue when it was still being converted and fell in love straight away. We loved the industrial style, big windows, Moroccan tiled floors and the ceiling height, we knew the photos here would be fantastic. Also, we could have our dog here with us all day and that was our only criteria. Jo and the team were great, they gave us the freedom to plan our day the way we wanted it but they gave great advice which made the day perfect.”

DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING...

“The venue itself is amazing so we needed minimal décor. We tried to stick to the Spanish style and had mini olive trees in terracotta pots as the table center pieces (some of the guests took these homes and still have them today) Spanish tiles as table numbers and olive branches with the names cards. For the children we had hula hoops and made a bowling alley with coconuts and pineapples as the bowling pins which made great props in the photos later on.”

WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?

“The bridesmaid worse Rewritten dresses in Chianti, they were all allowed to chose their own style dress and own hair, make up and jewellery. The men wore slick navy suits which we bought from House of Fraser and white shirts with burgundy ties.”

“We used Salted Orange to cater the wedding – we had a delicious selection of Spanish canapés such as croquettes and Spanish tortilla then we antipasti boards to start with bread and alioli and hot tapas dishes as the main. Followed by churros and chocolate as dessert.”

HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS?

“We had Flamenco Guitarists during the day and then the singing waiters in the evening. The singing waiters were the best part of the day, they served drinks and mingled with the guests during the reception and then surprised everybody with their set after the food – they are so funny!!!!”

ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE COUPLES?

“Enjoy every single moment of the planning and the stress, life is so boring when it’s over. Try and focus on making the day fun rather than just making it look good. Get a video of the day – I would 100% recommend Shoot it Yourself, it means you will have something to watch on every anniversary.”

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