Congratulations, and celebrations... When I tell everyone that you're in love with me!

Posted on 23 June 2018

Congratulations and jubilations, I want the world to know I'm happy as can be!

We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to describe the wedding yesterday than jubilant – after being together for over 20 years our couple and their loved ones couldn’t wait for the ceremony to begin!! With the summer sun beaming down, guests took their seats outside to await the arrival of our Bride Claire along with her very proud Dad and super excitable daughter Phoebe! Both Claire and Phoebe looked a million dollars in their dresses – Phoebe had requested lots of sparkles and Claire’s dress was nothing short of a showstopper!

It was a beautiful ceremony with two lovely readings and a fabulous exit to the sounds of The Beatles - All you need is love which was a wonderful choice! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Leadley!!

Whilst guests mingled on the terrace and helped themselves to a summery cocktail from our cocktail bar we were treated to a 30-piece brass band on the rear lawns which certainly went down well! As a member of the Dereham Brass Band Claire didn’t want to miss out on the fun and even joined in on a tune or two with her tuba!! It may have been a first here at Southwood but we absolutely loved it ??

As guests took their seats they admired the twinkling fairy lights from KWF and pretty candle centrepieces from our couple. As a personal tribute to the couple, they chose a song from Star Wars for their big entrance which for anyone that knows the couple, suited them down to the ground!

They weren’t sat for long as everyone was treated to a barbeque of Pickerings’ sausages, smoky BBQ pork belly slices and butterfly chicken breast along with a selection of tasty salads! We were also very excited to be able to present our sharing buffet boards at the tables for dessert! As a brand-new option, we were excited to hear what the couple thought and as we took one look at their empty board we knew it was a winner!

Speeches from Claire’s Dad, Daniel and the best man were filled with laughter and a few tears too as they shared stories of our couple’s journey over the past 21 years together!

With the sun beckoning, guests headed outside for a kick-about and to strike a pose in our couple’s photo booth!

After the final formalities of the day, our House DJ soon got everyone on the dancefloor and our fish and chip cones were the perfect evening snack to fuel the party!

Congratulations Claire and Daniel on your special day! We wish you all the best for your future together with Phoebe! xx