Monday, 2 December 2019

Real Winter Wedding in photos

Rachel & Alex
Florist: Sorori Design
Stylist: Lauren Grey
Lighting: Virtual Events
Photographer: Kate Grey
Guest number: 116






Tuesday, 5 November 2019


It really is one of our favourite times of the year, when the evenings draw in and the temperature drops. The gardens are resplendent with red, gold and tangerine coloured leaves that carpet the ground like a soft, plush rug. The cold air clears the skies, leaving us with chilly noses and bright eyes. The Castle comes to life as we light the fires for the first time, warming the stones and filling the chimneys with wood smoke. We hastily shut doors to keep in the heat, and enjoy the cosy atmosphere within the drawing rooms and Great Hall. What a fantastic season it is.


Tuesday, 15 October 2019

The List: Part 4 – Entertainment

When planning your day, it’s sometimes the small details that can really create a huge impact. This month we are focusing on entertainment. With the help of our ‘Little White Book’, we have picked some of our favourite entertainers who will make your guests say ‘WOW’!

The Switchtones

This group of lads from Wales are a must-have at any great evening reception. They are sure to get your guests dancing and with an excellent selection of music, people will be talking about them for years to come.



Okiem is a pianist and composer, highly regarded within the music industry, and we have been lucky to have him play in our Great Hall a couple of times. He is an incredible talent and is well worth booking for your wedding breakfast. @okiemofficial

Richard Parsons

Richard is one of our favourite entertainers. He is a renowned and award-winning magician, who really will wow your guests with his incredible talent. Your guests will still be talking about him long after the event!


Tony’s Toons

Tony is an incredible caricaturist, who will create laugh-out-loud drawings that will entertain each and every guest. Not only is Tony a great entertainer, but he is providing your friends and family with a brilliant keepsake from your day.


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The List: Part 3 - Cake Makers

This month we are all about the cake! Whether it is a statement piece in the overall 'look' of your wedding, or simply to be used as a scrumptious dessert, our recommended cake makers will provide the best the industry has to offer. Sugared flowers, semi-naked sponges, or the traditional fruit cake, your wedding cake can be as indulgent as you like. Here are four cake makers who we absolutely love! 

Bake My Cake

Wedding cakes created with your ideas, designs and budget. Sugar paste flowers, intricate pipework and other techniques combined to make elegant and beautiful cakes. Your cake can be contemporary or traditional, grand or elegant, one flavour or different flavours on every tiers.


Cherish Cakes

Exquisite, bespoke wedding cakes in The Cotswolds & Gloucestershire. Katherine’s naked, semi-naked and buttercream cakes are something to behold with artistic and creative designs. She is able to create any style you would like and the cakes are truly scrumptious.

Sugar Bowl Bakes

Multi award winning cake maker based in Cheltenham, in the heart of Gloucestershire serving the whole of the Cotswold’s and surrounding areas.  Creating beautiful bespoke cakes which taste divine and are every bit as memorable as the celebration itself.



Cake Daydreams

Owned and run by Claire Davey, Cake Daydreams, based in Cheltenham, creates stylish luxury wedding cakes for modern couples. Working from a 5 star hygiene registered kitchen using only the best locally sourced ingredients, it is important to Claire that your cake tastes as good as it looks.



Monday, 20 May 2019

The List: Part 2 - Photographers & Videographers

The next instalment in our ‘List’ is all about photographers & videographers. Arguably, these professionals are up there with the most important suppliers you will hire. They will be capturing your day, your memories and telling the story of your special day.  Our ‘Little White Book’ has a number of brilliant photographers & videographer who we would recommend, and here are just a couple that we love.
Adam Drake Photography
Adam & Lucy Drake specialise in a relaxed and unobtrusive approach, capturing the true spirit of your wedding through a true documentary style. In addition to the story telling documentary images they capture some group images and shots of the both of you. With their unique approach they record the true essence of your wedding providing you with a visual story of your day. It is their belief that you should enjoy your day, it is after all your wedding day and not a photo shoot which is why they have created our unique method of capturing your day.
Jon Harper Wedding Photography
Jon’s approach is unobtrusive, relaxed and fun. While you're busy living in the moment, he will be busy capturing it for you to share with your children in years to come.
From the nervous bridal preparations to the tears of joy and those big belly laughs, you can look forward to beautiful, natural photographs that perfectly depict the fun and emotion of your day.
Unlike lots of photographers, Jon goes the extra mile to guarantee no special detail of your day is missed. If that means staying up past bedtime to make sure there is photographic evidence of the shapes being thrown on the dance floor, he'll be there. @jonharperweddingphotography
Caroline Alexander
With Caroline as your wedding photographer you get someone who is there, on your side, to capture your day for you but through her eyes. You won’t need to worry about what she is doing, she will just be there quietly in the background, photographing what she see. Many of her clients comment that they feel like they’ve just got a friend along with them for the day, they see her as a reassuring, calm presence who they can lean on if they need to. Someone who is cheering them on inside yet there busily taking awesome photographs to remind them of how they feel, in that moment, for the rest of their lives. @calexanderphoto


Heartfelt Productions

Heartfelt Productions is a small team of UK based artists dedicated to creating a wedding film that is as individual and unique as you are. Their shooting style is discreet and unobtrusive; they look for the subtle details that make the day yours. Heartfelt Productions offers couples a chance to remember every detail of their wedding day by reliving each moment. Their films are hand crafted in a way that transports you back to the day you said those vows.             @heartfeltvideoproductions


Shoot It Yourself

This innovative company have made it simple, fun and cost effective to produce a wonderful wedding video of your special day. They deliver one or two cameras to you and you then allocate a guest or multiple guests to video your wedding. Then simply send the video back, along with music choices etc. and they will professionally edit the video so it looks as perfect as possible.     @shootityourself


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The List: Part 1 - Florists

Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, and can be a very daunting and overwhelming experience. That is why we give all our Brides & Grooms our very special ‘Little White Book’ which is bursting with helpful information and some of our favourite suppliers. This post is all about Florists!

Dinah Taylor Floral Designs

Established in 2005 Dinah's love of all things floral saw her open her own independent business focusing on her pride and passion for wedding flowers. Gaining inspiration from her delight of the English country garden Dinah maintains a reputation for her natural untamed styled flowers full of timeless, elegant beauty. Her attention to detail and exceptional creative flair and enthusiasm will help guide and inspire you and your ideas, in turn transforming your dreams and vision into the most breathtaking florals. Always keen to incorporate seasonal flowers and foliage within her designs Dinah is known to create the most fabulous abundant floral displays that capture and interpret the essence of romance and love.


Sorori Design

Sorori Design’s commitment to you is that they will put their heart and soul into your wedding flowers, designing and creating bespoke bridal bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers. Maria’s passion for flowers, wildlife and country living, combined with her 20 years in the wedding floristry industry, has helped build up her reputation as a highly recommended florist in The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire and the South West.

When Maria and her team aren’t out and about setting up weddings and events, her studio is full of inspiration, creation and design. Maria has a keen eye for detail and flair for spotting the unusual giving her work a bespoke, unique and signature style. 

Sabine Darrall

Sabine Darrall has been a floral stylist, event designer and teacher for over 30 years.
Her distinctive style and ability to translate ideas into beautiful reality have earned her an international following.

Sabine’s style is essentially natural but she always seeks out original elements to create a truly bespoke look. With a sharp eye for new trends and colour combinations her work is often well ahead of the times. She is also a keen photographer, her work is always designed to be photogenic something she believes is essential when working in the wedding industry. You’ll often find her, camera in hand double checking that all the wedding flowers are picture perfect.

Berkeley Flowers

Berkeley Flowers make beautiful, tailor-made brides' bouquets and wedding flowers to suit you and the day you have dreamed of.  All the wedding flowers are made up by the owner, Sarah, and to ensure you get the best possible service, she will only take on one wedding per weekend.

From traditional to modern, big or small Berkeley Flowers can make bouquets and wedding flowers that reflect your personality and your day.




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