Emily & Ollie marry at the Pagoda

Posted on 30 June 2017

Emily may have waited many years but yesterday was finally the day she became Mrs McDonagh and we know that she just couldn’t wait!

Guests made their way round to the Pagoda in the gardens for the Duo ceremony as our nervous Groom, Ollie, took his place eagerly awaiting his wife to be.

As Bill Downs began to sing the bridal march, our excitable flower girl and page boy suddenly realised it was their moment and led the way down the aisle followed by our beautiful bridesmaids. Emily was picture perfect and had that infectious grin on her face as she made her way towards Ollie in a stunningly detailed, open backed gown.

Our couple had spent so much time planning and preparing all of their decorations from the stunning trumpet vases with floral displays, hand written place cards, timeline pallet and welcome sign. The ceremony area was beautifully decorated with a floral arch and pew ends which all complimented the bridesmaids’ dresses and bridal bouquet perfectly.

With a glass of Prosecco, Pimms or raspberry lemonade in hand guests posed for photos whilst enjoying a selection of canapes – our new salt beef, truffle mayonnaise crostini with pickled vegetables went down a treat!

With the dark clouds looming and guests eager to head inside, our helpful Groomsmen ushered everyone inside to watch our newlyweds cut their wedding cake, made by their talented friend David.

Considering how nervous the Father of the Bride and Ollie were in the build up to the speeches, we have to say how impressed we were by their efforts! Gary even managed to find a surprise clip of ‘The Animal Girls’ performing their favourite song which had everyone in fits of laughter! It was clear to see and hear from the applause and cheers made by their nearest and dearest that Emily and Ollie are loved dearly and really are made for each other.

Guests kicked back on the terrace and enjoyed catching up with loved ones as the band and photo booth set up ahead of the night ahead.

The wafts of bacon rolls began to get the attention of the guests and more cake was returned to the table to be indulged. The new Mr and Mrs McDonagh headed to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife before everyone filled the dancefloor to make a night to remember!

Congratulations to a couple that we really will miss. Tt has been an honour to get to know you both so well and to host all of your friends and family on your special day. We hope you both have a wonderful honeymoon and a lifetime of love and happiness together xx