"Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage”

Posted on 19 September 2018

Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage”

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting Lizzie and Paul’s wedding at Southwood Hall with the day starting just as it should with bacon butties and plenty of coffee courtesy of our Chefs! ??

Over in the Cartshed Lodge Lizzie and her mum were busy getting pampered as they got ready for the big day! We were super excited to see our Bride’s dress and were not disappointed when she showed us her gorgeous floral gown complete with some new shoes which of course were covered in pretty flowers too! James Rouse was on hand to take those all-important detail shots and with a click of her heels our beautiful Bride was ready to head over for her ceremony.

With everyone in their seats inside Coronation Barn, our nervous Groom had one last sip of his drink before heading to the front. The registrars asked everyone to be upstanding and with that Lizzie and her Uncle Willy walked down to aisle to say her I dos! The ceremony was full of laughter and happiness as our Bride and Groom recited their vows and cheered as they were announced as Mr & Mrs Marlow!

As our couple led their guests round to the terrace a selection of cocktails and bottled drinks awaited our guests and despite the winds, a selection of seven delicious canapes were offered to guests including the delicious bourbon glazed pork belly chunks and miniature Yorkshire pudding with rare roast beef!

Inside the barn our creative Bride had been hard at work, not only creating all the floral centrepieces but also providing a miniature cake for each table to enjoy! We loved how all her details came together from the table plan to the cake and each lady had their own special floral brooch too! KWF provided their gorgeous floral chair sashes which went perfectly with Lizzie’s decoration ?? Our favourite detail though was enjoyed later as guests were invited to play wedding bingo during the speeches with prizes for a line, two lines or house – great idea!

To go along with the dainty centrepieces, our couple had chosen to have afternoon tea for their wedding breakfast which certainly seemed to go down well with their guests. Bottles of wine and prosecco were also enjoyed before everyone was asked to charge their glasses for the highly anticipated speeches from Paul and his best man (and Dad) David. With pens at the ready, Paul asked for eyes down as he began his speech! As well as the bingo, our couple also had another little surprise in store as they welcomed up birthday boy Sean Goodman who had been busy performing magic for the guests at their tables! Lizzie had baked Sean his very own magic hat birthday cake which he understandably loved ??

Our master of ceremonies for the day, Terry, had one final surprise for guests as our couple positioned their chairs back to back ready for the ‘Shoe Game’ as he fired questions their way to show how well they really knew each other!

It was soon time to welcome the evening guests and with our couple off having a few more photos with the wonderful James Rouse, guests headed to the bar for a few drinks before the party began.

Barbeque and salads were enjoyed through the evening and our DIY sundae station was the perfect dessert. The Joe Ringer Band were on hand to get the party started and kept everyone dancing through the evening.

Lizzie and Paul it has been a delight to be a part of both your planning and your big day too! You both have such big personalities with your laughter and happiness being infectious but you have the biggest hearts to go with it! We wish you both all the best for your future together xx