Reece & Leah’s Special Day At Our Countryside Wedding Venue

Reece & Leah’s Special Day At Our Countryside Wedding Venue

It’s that time again, when we get to tell you about another beautiful ceremony right here at That Amazing Place. This time, we’re talking about the nuptials of Reece and Leah in our countryside wedding venue. Leah and Reece had been together for just over nine years before they said ‘I do’. They walked down the aisle as not only lovers, but best friends too. Having met through friends, Leah explained that they “started talking and realised we were both as weird as each other. We can’t pinpoint the moment we fell in love but it happened quite quickly and we’ve spent pretty much every day together since.”

There really is nothing we love more than seeing such a union finally tie the knot, and what a wedding it was…

The Venue

From the moment Leah and Reece walked through our doors at That Amazing Place, they felt at home. Leah explained, “everything about That Amazing Place is beautiful and 100% lives up to its name. It was the first and only place we viewed.” The happy couple particularly appreciated our attention to detail. Much to their appreciation, everything ran smoothly, leaving them with no worries and able to enjoy the day to the full.

Photo Credit: Expression Photography

Theme and Entertainment

When it came to their theme, they stuck to pinks, nudes and a few sparkles for good measure. They had a twinkle dance floor for the evening along with jars, fairy lights and candles. Leah said, “That Amazing Place and the caterers set up everything for us. It was everything we could have wished for and more. Our twinkle dance floor and magic mirror were supplied by Wow Factor.” They also enjoyed the wonderful Piano DJ playing a fantastic DJ set into the night.

Flowers

Leah and Reece opted for gip in jars on the ends of each seat aisle. They also had peonies, roses and gip for their centerpieces. The top tables were finished off beautifully with an arrangement of roses, calla lilies and tulips. All whites, creams and pinks were used to match the bride and bridesmaids bouquets.

Dress

Leah looked beautiful in a dress from an exquisite boutique in Hertford, Dress In Love. Leah originally saw her dress on Facebook, “we then went to a wedding fair. When I visited Dress In Love, it was the first dress I tried on and I instantly knew I wanted it.”

Catering

Leah and Reece were lucky enough to book the fabulous Magpie Catering for their big day. They explained, “Everything was so delicious. Everyone we spoke to said how much they enjoyed it. The steak and ale pie was out of this world. Lizzie and all of her team were so professional but also so friendly. In fact, we couldn’t recommend That Amazing Place and all of their suppliers enough. They all played a huge part in making our special day so magical.”

Photo Credit: Expression Photography

We loved every minute of sharing such a special day with this wonderful pair and we wish them every happiness for the future. For more information on our countryside-wedding venue, simply jump online and contact us today!

Nick & Elli’s Day At Our Countryside Wedding Venue

Photo Credit: Steve Hobart Photography

If we asked you to name the most memorable wedding of 2018, what would you say? Harry and Megan’s perhaps? Well, here at That Amazing Place, we have a wedding that stole the show. Marrying on the same day as our favourite red headed prince himself, we introduce Nick and Elli Gunn. Nick and Elli had been together 8 years before they got married, after having met through a mutual love of photography and German shorthaired pointers. Here’s their big day at our countryside wedding venue.

Photo Credit: Steve Hobart Photography

The Venue

Choosing a wedding venue for some can feel like a mammoth task. The trips to and from different venues, some miles away and others at the most inconvenient of times – just so you can fit it in. For Nick and Elli however, it was a different story. Nick explained, “being a wedding photographer for the last 8 years means I’ve seen many of the venues in and around Essex but I’d never worked at That Amazing Place. It felt so clean and gave that feeling of being in someone’s home.” Nick and Elli chose to get married in the garden and despite the nuptials of a certain prince and his American princess, stole the show, “Our wedding was the same day as the wedding of Megan and Harry but obviously, our wedding was much better ha ha.”

Photo Credit: Steve Hobart Photography

Theme and Entertainment

In terms of theme and flowers, it was kept very country and very natural. Being a wedding photographer certainly had its benefits and allowed the couple to step away from things they’d seen done time and again, “we wanted to try some things different to what we’d seen on a regular basis. For our flowers we opted for a natural country garden flower with that just picked look.” Nick and Elli also enjoyed our resident DJ along with a pianist who entertained their guests all day long.

Photo Credit: Steve Hobart Photography

The Dress & Suit

The couple both looked nothing short of exquisite on the day thanks to their fabulous sense of style. Elli, Nick’s fellow photographer bride wore a Demetrios dress from a bridal shop in Ongar, Essex while Nick himself opted for made-to-measure country clothing from Butlers Stewart, complemented perfectly by handmade boots by Filli Fabbri, an Italian riding boot manufacturer, very appropriate indeed as the couple also share a love of all things equestrian.

Photo Credit: Steve Hobart Photography

Magical Moments

Nick and Elli’s magical moment came when they both walked across the lawn, down to the lake and gazebo toward the aisle. Nick said, “as we approached the red carpet, I pointed out to Elli that all of our friends and family were there. Then all of a sudden, they all started clapping together.”

From that magical moment, the happiness continued and the beautiful couple became husband and wife. While the pair are both happier behind the camera, rather than in front of it, we think it’s safe to say the photos, taken by the talented Steve Hobart are nothing short of amazing. Here’s to the happy couple, we wish them many years of happiness together and hope to see them once again, only this time to celebrate an anniversary or two.

Lucy & Michael’s Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Photo Credit: Light Source Weddings

Who doesn’t love a real love story? We know we go weak at the knees for a little romance and what could be more romantic than hearing about a special couple’s wedding day? Today we’re looking at the nuptials of Lucy and Michael. Lucy and Michael had been together 10 years when they said “I do”. Lucy was just 19 years old, and Michael 21 when they met. In 2017, Michael proposed and Lucy, in her own words, “wasted no time in booking the wedding after waiting so long!” So here’s a little look into their special day, right here at That Amazing Place.

The Venue

Photo Credit: Light Source Weddings

Lucy and Michael came to view That Amazing Place and fell in love with its beauty and laid back feel, “You feel welcome and at home the minute you arrive and the whole place is decorated to perfection. It’s a place you just don’t want to leave. I never wanted a venue that made it seem that we were pretending to be anything like a castle etc. I just wanted somewhere where all our friends and family could relax and have an amazing time” and that’s exactly what she got with our Essex wedding venue. Lucy also felt at ease dropping Angie, our wedding coordinator an email whenever she needed to, “she was always so helpful in her responses. Whenever we were at the venue before the wedding or on the day, Paul was so fantastic too. He made us feel so welcome and special. That meant so much to us.”

Theme and Entertainment

As opposed to a theme, the happy couple instead opted for a colour scheme. They enjoyed gold throughout, with accents of pink. Lucy explained, “The guys at That Amazing Place were fantastic on every level with helping me bring my ideas to life. They helped me find retailers who would stock the items I wanted, some items I’d searched a lifetime for. Their list of recommended suppliers online also helped me immensely. I booked my photographer, singer, stationary and chair covers through this list.”

Lucy and Michael were very lucky to have the aunt of their maid of honour create the flowers for their wedding. They opted for whites and pale pinks in the bride’s bouquet and just white for the bridesmaids. Eucalyptus was placed throughout all flowers on the day as Lucy is a huge fan.

Photo Credit: Light Source Weddings

For entertainment, the couple had Matty Evans perform magic at the drinks reception who just so happened to go down a storm with the couple’s guests. They also booked Joe Boshell to sing, “who we found through That Amazing Place’s list of recommended suppliers. He was amazing and all my guests loved him. Having him sing our first dance song was so special. His second performance made the whole night, everyone was dancing and singing along.”

Catering

For catering, once again, they dove into That Amazing Place’s list of recommended suppliers and chose the wonderful Magpie Catering. Michael explained, “they were so accommodating to individual guests needs and helped us so much in picking the menu. On the day everyone felt so looked after and the food was so good!”

The Dress

Photo Credit: Light Source Weddings

The dress Lucy wore was a Ronald Joyce number from Confetti and Lace. She fell in love with the dress immediately, “When I put on that dress, there was no hesitation. I knew it was the right one. It was everything I’d wanted, straps, low back, fitted in all the right places. Just beautiful.”

Magical Moments

What would a wedding be without those truly magical moments? For Lucy and Michael there were two moments in particular that really stuck out. “When Joe Boshell was singing ‘Hey Jude’ and I looked around to see all of our guests singing together. I just took a second and I was in this perfect place with everyone I loved…” and perhaps for Lucy in particular, a special moment with her father, “My dad was so emotional on the day bless him. He was sobbing on the walk to the aisle and I couldn’t help but laugh.”

Photo Credit: Light Source Weddings

Here’s to the wonderful couple. From all of us here at That Amazing Place, we wish you many years of happiness and we hope to see you in the future for anniversary celebrations and more.

Lauren & Laurie’s Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

essex wedding venue

Photo Credit: Victoria Cadish

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, then you’ll know we love nothing more than sharing a real wedding story. With That Amazing Place being so busy over the summer however, we found ourselves a little preoccupied with blushing brides and some devilishly handsome grooms. With a gap left to fill, we thought it was about time we shared with you another very special story and what a way to jump back into it than with the fabulous Lauren and Laurie, who chose our Essex wedding venue as their venue to say “I do”.
Having spent 8 years together, the wonderful duo decided it was about time they waltzed down the aisle, committing to ‘for better or worse’ in front of their loved ones. Having met at University, this wonderful pair became best friends before the romance blossomed, making their union all the more special. We were truly thrilled to share such a special event with such a wonderful couple. What’s more, we couldn’t be happier to bring all the details to you, our readers, of their special day.

Photo Credit: Victoria Cadish

The Venue

When it came to choosing the venue, Lauren and Laurie chose That Amazing Place for a number of reasons. Lauren felt, “comfortable there as soon as we arrived for our viewing.” They wanted a venue with history and a chic interior and That Amazing Place most certainly ticked those boxes. Lauren said, “That Amazing Place had the most beautiful grounds for an outdoor wedding and the inside of the house has been styled and decorated so well that it really fit our simple yet chic vision”. The happy couple were also fans of the size of our country house wedding venue, claiming it was the perfect size to make the day feel personal. It also encouraged guests from both sides to mingle.

Photo Credit: Victoria Cadish

Theme and Entertainment

When it came to their theme, Lauren says there wasn’t a theme per say, “I wouldn’t say that our wedding had a theme. I just wanted it to look attractive. We also wanted to use decorations and props that we hadn’t seen at other weddings.” The couple felt That Amazing Place was a total blank canvas giving them free rein to play around as much as they wanted. They wanted flower heavy décor without the worry of clashing with the rest of the venue and that’s exactly what they got; their colours including white and lilac with white, gold and black on the stationary.

Before you even entered the venue, guests were presented with a stunning welcome sign made by Quill London, “it was made with a swag of fresh roses and foliage. We wanted guests to get a feel of the wedding before even entering the building. The welcome sign, invites and seating plan all included the same name motif and style to keep it consistent.”

The wedding breakfast marquee housed 6 long tables for all guests with a giant balloon on each table. Each table had a runner effect of roses and hydrangeas (white and lilac). The table name placements were created using gold wooden calligraphy cut outs and the favours were gold heart pins from Macmillan Cancer Support. A real touching addition and so important for Lauren and Laurie, “most weddings we go to, people leave the wedding favours or forget them. It was really important to us that the money went to a worthy cause and one that all of our guests could relate to.”

Last minute changes are never something any bride or groom wants but Lauren and Laurie thought fast. Having their ceremony on the hottest day of the year meant the possibility of guests getting a little too hot (not something that’s ever said very often here in the UK). Thanks to their quick reflexes, guests were made to feel super comfortable with a quick purchase of Spanish style fans just days before the big day itself. They were also treated to the exquisite sounds of an Apollo Strings Quartet who provided music while situated alongside the gazebo. In Lauren’s own words, “they were magical”.

Décor

Family means a huge amount to Lauren and Laurie which is why they included family frames, “we wanted to include those who couldn’t be there and also wanted to celebrate our grandparents and parents marriages. At the front of the entrance we displayed wedding photos in gold frames. It felt so lovely having photos of those who couldn’t be there with us.”

They also had a fabulous donut wall instead of a sweet cart or table, as they wanted something a little different. It was actually made by Lauren’s dad and it looked amazing, “it went down a treat. It was painted lilac with gold calligraphy and the donuts were from Krispee Kreme.” Instead of a love sign, they also displayed a ‘Til Death Do Us Party’ sign that lit up. Everyone loved it and it featured heavily in the photography. Lauren felt it transformed the lounge into a party room instantly and she wasn’t wrong.

To keep the guests comfy, they also provided everyone with flip-flops so there were no excuses not to get themselves on the dance floor.

Catering

For their catering, they used the fabulous Premier Crew Hospitality. They opted for mini burgers, mini fish pie and mini bangers and mash along with sweet potato rostis. The wedding breakfast consisted of a roasted red pepper and tomato soup, chicken wrapped in Palma ham for mains and a trio dessert of vanilla cheesecake, chocolate brownie and Eton mess. In the evening, guests were treated to bacon and sausage baps. When it came to the catering, Lauren said, “the food was delicious and service sublime.”

While there are a million more details we could share about their special day, we thought we’d leave it up to the pictures to really show you just what a fabulous, once in a lifetime experience it was for them. We couldn’t have been happier to share such a special moment in such a wonderful couples life and from all of us here at That Amazing Place, we wish them the very best for the future. For more information on our Essex wedding venue, simply jump online and contact us today!

Photo Credit: Victoria Cadisch

   

Photo Credit: Victoria Cadisch

Photo Credit: Victoria Cadish

 

 

Our Wedding Fair – Sunday 8th April

Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair – Sunday 8th April

When it comes to your big day, if there’s something there to make things easier then we know you’d want to grab it with both hands. From wedding planning guides to to-do-lists, anything that takes the stress away from the big day can only be a good thing. Your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life and planning your happiest day shouldn’t be as stressful as some feel it is, which is why we hold our wedding fairs.

Here at That Amazing Place, we know only too well how much it can help to have everything in one place. From the wedding venue of your dreams to florists, DJ’s and more and that’s exactly what our wedding fairs offer. Designed specifically to provide a convenient way to see everything you could need to make your dream day come to fruition, under one roof. What’s more, we allow only the very best wedding suppliers to come along so we’re only too happy to boast that our wedding fairs offer you the chance to connect with some of Essex’s finest wedding suppliers there are.

We couldn’t be more pleased to have the fabulous Main Event Wedding Shows hosting our next wedding fair on Sunday 8th April. Our doors will open from 12pm to 4pm giving you more than enough time to pop along and meet every one of our fabulous wedding suppliers, glass of fizz in hand, and get to grips with some of the finest suppliers in Essex to ensure your wedding looks and feels as amazing as it is but that’s not all…

While you’re here at our wedding fair, you’ll also get the chance to walk the grounds of That Amazing Place and see for yourself, just why so many couples are choosing to say “I do” right here in our country house wedding venue. From the stunning views to our amazing wedding team who are on hand to help you in any way possible; you’ll get to see for yourself just why we’re called That Amazing Place.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you’re available Sunday 8th April for the ultimate wedding shopping experience and your perfect chance to see one of the most popular wedding venues right here in the most beautiful Essex countryside. From our fabulous in-house team available to answer questions you may have to the fact that it’s a totally child friendly event, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from taking the first steps to organising one of the most important days of your life. Head to That Amazing Place on Sunday 8th April for one of our amazing wedding fairs…we can’t wait to see you!

Tash & Matt’s Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Tash & Matt’s Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Tash's wedding dress at That Amazing Place, exclusive Essex wedding venue

Photo Credit: Frances Sales

It’s been quite a while since we last shared a real wedding story here at That Amazing Place and we couldn’t be more pleased to be sharing the wonderful nuptials of Tash and Matt. This gorgeous couple, after having met via Tinder four years previous decided to say their “I do’s” at our stunning country house wedding venue after deciding it ticked all the boxes, there and then and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Let’s dive into their wonderful day and see just what made their special day that extra bit special and just why they chose to say yes to That Amazing Place…

The Venue

Tash's wedding dress at That Amazing Place, exclusive Essex wedding venue

When we asked Tash just why herself and Matt decided on That Amazing Place, there was no hesitation, “It was only the second place that we viewed and it ticked all the boxes. The additional option for our family to be able to stay for the weekend at the venue was what swayed us, as it gave the wedding a more homely vibe.” Something that also really stood out for Tash and Matt was the help they received from the start, “Angie, Sarah and the team at TAP were so welcoming and down to earth. With such experience behind them we knew we could trust their support and suggestions, and as such they made wedding planning so exciting and memorable.”

Theme and Entertainment

Tash and Matt's wedding dress at That Amazing Place, exclusive Essex wedding venue

Photo Credit: Frances Sales

Their theme was decided from their choice of flower. They found a photo together online that they both loved which led to them choosing a fantastic colour scheme of peach, burgundy, ivory and rose gold. They loved the classic appeal with a rustic twist. When it came to their entertainment, they sought the help of That Amazing Place for suggestions and used the fabulous Herts Events. Tash said, “Mark the DJ was brilliant and very responsive to the crowd. He even let the groom do his own pre-prepared set. We had fireworks in the evening too thanks to Fireworks Crazy; the display was beautiful and definitely made the evening very special and unforgettable.

Catering

Tash and Matt's wedding at That Amazing Place, exclusive Essex wedding venue

Photo Credit: Frances Sales

Tash and Matt chose the fabulous Premier Crew Catering to cater for their big day. They had paella and a BBQ for the wedding breakfast, which went down a storm. Their guests were then treated to mini fish and chips later on in the evening. What else could they say but, “amazing food and value”.

Tash and Matt’s big day was truly something special and one we’ll cherish for a long time. From all of us at That Amazing Place, we’d just like to say a huge congratulations once again to the happy couple and we hope to see them back very soon celebrating their forthcoming anniversaries!

All Photo Credits Go To Frances Sales