Wedding Stories | That Amazing Place | July 2019

Wedding Stories | That Amazing Place | July 2019

eresa and Ugnius Wedding Stories at That Amazing Place

Today, we continue with our wedding stories blog.  Our wedding stories blog highlights stunning romantic weddings held at our beautiful venue, That Amazing Place.

Wedding Stories July

Teresa and Ugnius tell us all about what led them to tie the knot and create their perfect wedding day at That Amazing Place.

The happy couple initially met at a party in January 2017 and whilst Ugnius can remember every detail of their meeting, it is all a little hazy for Teresa!

Whilst it wasn’t quite love at first sight for this happy couple, romance later blossomed.

In March 2018  both were persuaded to go on a road trip by their best friends, who were interested in each other.

After spending five days with Ugnius, Teresa suddenly realised that she had found ‘the one’ and they ended up becoming a couple before their friends did.

The Venue

Neither Teresa or Ugnius are City people, so they found the countryside location of our venue to be exactly what they were looking for.

Teresa said “We love nature and the outdoors, and we liked the idea of being able to have the ceremony and reception all on the same property.”

What made the venue especially enticing for the couple was the fact that the two families and the wedding party, were all able to spend time together at the venue before the wedding.

As Teresa’s family are based in South Africa and Ugnius is from Lithuania, the wedding was the first time they were all able to spend time together and get to know both sides of the family.

The couple found the support and service that we are able to offer here at That Amazing Place key to enjoying their dream day, Teresa went on to say “Angie and Paul were great, they make you feel like you’re at your own home, in your backyard and just having your friends over.  Angie was phenomenal and made sure that the entire day ran smoothly from beginning to end, it never felt like there was lots of waiting around.”

Theme and entertainment

Whilst Teresa and Ugnius didn’t have a strong theme as such, they were determined to keep the day simple, relaxed with a touch of vintage vibe.

Teresa was lucky in having a graphic designer as a close friend, who designed stunning wedding stationary incorporating the national flowers of South Africa and Lithuania with succulents (Teresa’s favourites).

The most important consideration for the happy couple was that everything bought for the wedding could be re-used or re-purposed.

They sourced most of the decorations themselves and then gifted the table decorations to family and Bridesmaids.

The Wedding Cake

HoneyBee Bakes created an amazing bespoke cake which turned out to be “simply striking”.

In order to keep the wedding as relaxed for the guests as possible and stop them becoming bored whilst photos were taken, the couple settled on the novel idea of a vintage games supplied by Rock The Day Styling.  Not only did the games keep everyone well entertained, they also provided some fun, candid photo opportunities.

Andy from Herts Events provided the music for the evening entertainment and Teresa said “Everyone who attended the wedding said it was the most relaxed, happy wedding they had ever attended and two couples have asked us to help plan their weddings now!”

Flowers

Teresa had a very specific, unique idea for the flowers and was keen to keep arrangements simple to ensure that as much as the bouquets could be re-purposed and replanted to thrive as living plants.

This unusual floral dream was brought to life by Suzanne at Little Tin Shed Flowers with simple small bouquets incorporating stunning proteas, succulents, a few roses, hydrangeas and a sprinkling of wild flowers.

The table centrepieces were lanterns with a candle, dressed with succulents, thus ensuring the conversation could flow freely without being impeded by large table arrangements.

Teresa’s mother was able to replant all the succulents used and they continue to thrive in a specially created a “Bridal Garden” in her backyard.

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 Flower Bouquets

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Dress

Teresa knew that a traditional wedding dress was not for her and instead decided to try to source one in her favourite colour of blue.  Google came up trumps with David’s Bridal and a stunning Vera Wang dress, which was just perfect!

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 Dress

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Catering

Our newlyweds opted to go with Premier Crew Hospitality for the catering and said all the guests agreed that the food was impeccable.  They opted for some simple starters, and then a BBQ main, followed by fish and chip cones during the evening.  The feedback from the guests was a definite thumbs up.

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 Desert

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Special Moments

During this stunning wedding there were several special moments, but at the top of the list was the touching first dance that Teresa had planned as a special surprise for her father.

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 First Dance With Father

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Teresa’s parents both love dancing, teaching others how to dance too and her father was a semi-professional ballroom dancer.

“My fondest childhood memories were when I was about 3 years old, of dad coming home from work and I’d be waiting for him by the front door. I would put on music the minute I saw his car in the driveway and he would walk through the front door and immediately pick me up and start dancing with me. This was our routine until I was about 10 years of age. There is a particular song, which really means a lot to us both, so with my husband’s permission my first dance was with my dad to Paul Simons – Father and Daughter, a symbolic last dance as Miss Hilder.  When the song ended my dad spun me round into my Husband’s arms, and we had our first dance as husband and wife. Lots of happy tears!” Teresa

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 First Dance With Father Spinning

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Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 First Dance

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Another moment that will always evoke happy memories of a special day, was when the groom first saw his lovely bride.

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 First Look

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“My husband’s face when he saw me is a moment I will never forget. He isn’t the most emotive human, and his family all said they knew I was the one for him as I was the first one to make him laugh in 10 years! But when he turned around and saw me, his face broke into the biggest grin and he didn’t stop smiling the whole day. Neither of us did! Our photographers were wanting some non-smiling photos. Well, that didn’t happen as we both couldn’t stop grinning!”

In Summary

We are so pleased to have been part of this lovely couple’s special day, which really was a wedding with a difference.  We wish them both a long and very happy life together filled with love and laughter.  We hope to see them in the future to help celebrate many anniversaries and create many more special memories for them to share.

Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 Groom Throwing

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Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 Dancing

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Wedding Stories That Amazing Place Teresa & Ugnius July 2019 Countryside

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That Amazing Place

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Harlow CM17 0NH

01279 354455

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Hannah and Jamie’s Wedding Day

Hannah and Jamie’s Wedding Day

Hannah and Jamie Wedding, That Amazing Place, Easter 2019

Hannah and Jamie Wedding That Amazing Place Harlow July 2019

Brendan O’Sullivan Photography

In our latest Real Wedding blog of our country wedding venue, we’re meeting the beautiful Hannah and her handsome groom Jamie.

This happy couple were together 9 and a half years before they tied the knot in a day that can only be described as, spectacular. After meeting at University in North Wales in 2009 and their first date ending with a Chinese takeaway, these beautiful people fell for each other hook, line and sinker and the rest they say, is history.

Here’s the happy couple themselves giving us a little insight into their magical day right here at That Amazing Place, the ultimate country wedding venue in Essex.

The Venue

Hannah and Jamie Wedding That Amazing Place Harlow July 2019

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Hannah and Jamie stumbled upon That Amazing Place completely by chance as they were actually visiting another venue nearby.

With an off the cuff decision to visit our country wedding venue, they walked in and decided it was the one, “On the drive home we stopped at a country pub to talk about the venue. We both agreed that was the venue for us. We contacted Angie the next day! The welcome we had that day was true to the welcome and warmth we would receive throughout our wedding planning and beyond our wedding day from the team at That Amazing Place.”

Hannah also went on to say, “From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for more! From day one Angie kept us updated with all the information we needed. The owners are so welcoming and made you feel at home and Angie keeps the day running like clockwork. On the day we didn’t need to think about anything, it all happened and was sorted for us, leaving us to soak in the best day of our lives and spend it with family and friends!”

Theme and Entertainment

As their wedding took place over the Easter weekend, they decided to create a nod toward the April holiday by creating wedding favours in the form of Easter baskets filled with mini eggs. They also had a much larger basket created filled with even more Easter eggs for everyone to help themselves to. In terms of their theme, they wanted to capture a true spring feeling so went with yellows and navy blues. They also had daffodil flowers set off beautifully with the greys and silvers of the thistle. Hannah explained, “We didn’t even need to tell the team at That Amazing Place what we had in mind; they already knew. They set the whole place out better than we could have planned! We used their candelabras, which brought some drama to the room and then simple silver tea lights which looked very pretty on the tables.”

For their entertainment, they used the amazing Andy from Herts Entertainment. He played all of the couples suggested songs and kept the dancefloor packed for the entire night. Jamie explained, “he even had an encore as the guests didn’t want the party to end!”

Flowers

Hannah and Jamie Wedding That Amazing Place Harlow July 2019

Brendan O’Sullivan Photography

Hannah and Jamie chose the incredible Barbara from Lillies of Wanstead for their flowers. They wanted lowkey flowers, natural, tight bouquets and that’s exactly what they got. Hannah explained, “They looked beautiful with colours of yellow, cream and greens, the table arrangement was similar to the bouquets but had thistles in it! We had buttonholes for the bridal party. Barbara delivered the flowers on the morning and laid everything out ready! It was so exciting seeing them for the first time and they were perfect!”

Dress

Hannah got her dress from a designer called Diana Harbridge in Chester, her place of birth. Her dress was a beautiful A line number made of the finest satin material. It nipped in at the waist and flowed out. It was finished off perfectly with sequined detailing which kept it simple yet elegant, “I liked the simple and clean design! I felt so special! I did keep knocking things over with my long veil though!”

Catering

The happy couple chose Magpie Catering as their caterers for the entire day and said it was nothing short of fabulous, “The food was so tasty and plentiful! All the guests were complimenting the meals and the service was impeccable! Would definitely recommend these caterers for any wedding or any event!”

Hannah and Jamie Wedding That Amazing Place Harlow July 2019

Brendan O’Sullivan Photography

Special Moments

A particularly special moment for the couple came at the moment Hannah walked down the aisle. While it’s usually common place for the father of the bride to settle the brides nerves, in this instance it was the other way around as Hannah had to comfort her father Mike. Mike was so overcome with emotions on the day, that Hannah kept reassuring him, which evidently meant her focus was instead taken off of her own nerves.

This was actually a great distraction because in Jamie’s words, “Hannah would have definitely cried.”

For Hannah, seeing Jamie at the alter made her feel calm and forget any nerves that may have crept in, “Seeing him made me feel at ease and I started to relax.”

Being a part of this special couple’s happy day was nothing short of glorious. We wish them both a long and happy marriage and hope we get to see them soon to celebrate their continued anniversaries, hopefully in the very country wedding venue they said ‘I Do’.

Greta & Paul’s Wedding Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Greta & Paul’s Wedding Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Wedding Photo at That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue for Greta And Paul

There’s nothing we love more than sharing the breathtaking details of the wonderful weddings we see take place here at That Amazing Place. This week we’re looking at the nuptials of Greta and Paul who said I do right here at our Essex wedding venue.

Greta and Paul had been together for 9 years before saying “I Do” however, they had actually met through mutual friends 20 years previous when they dated for just three months.

Here’s the story of their special day and how they turned our wonderful manor house into their own special love nest for that unforgettable day.

The Venue

Greta stumbled upon That Amazing Place by chance as she scoured the Internet and saw that it had an upcoming open day.  She said, “As soon as we walked in, we knew it was where we wanted to get married. Angie was just brilliant too. I’m pretty sure we asked a million questions, some twice or even three times as my wedding brain took over. But she was always there to answer each and every one of them.”

When it came to the actual night before their wedding, Greta, the mother of the bride and the bridesmaids and flower girls all stayed at That Amazing Place and Greta, “couldn’t recommend this enough.

Paul and Jane let us have the entire house to ourselves and said to treat it as our own. It was a wonderful start to the weekend.”

Wedding Photo at That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue for Greta And Paul

Theme and Entertainment

Their big day didn’t have a theme as such; in fact everything changed a month before their wedding when they saw the marquee. The happy couple fell in love with the setting so much that they had to have it for their big day too. Their colour scheme was a very on trend blush pink and rose gold which complemented the marquee beautifully. They were also incredibly lucky to have stunning weather the day they got married which meant the marquee was open, over looking the beautiful lake and extended grounds. The view from the marquee became very much a focal point of the day with guests commenting on how beautiful it was.

With over 20 children in attendance, the day was very family orientated so seeing the children playing on the grass was very much a memory that Greta wouldn’t be forgetting in a hurry, “It was so lovely to see all the children enjoying the grounds whilst the adults were enjoying a few glasses of prosecco.”

For their entertainment, they enjoyed the talents of Piano DJ who they said had everyone up dancing, even out on the terrace thanks to the beautiful weather.

 

Flowers

Their flowers were taken care of by Sophie Wilson. The bride’s bouquet was made of pale pink roses, pale pink astilbe and white peonies. It was finished off simply yet elegantly hand tied. The three older bridesmaids had the same bouquets however, but a slightly smaller version and the three flower girls had smaller versions still. The colour theme of pinks and rose gold’s continued throughout the marquee. The centrepieces had candelabra arrangements made on a removable ring so the flowers could be taken after the wedding. They were made with the same selection of flowers from the brides bouquet with the top table enjoying seven small glass containers with the same flowers again. They also had a scattering of rose petals around the small glass containers for added effect with two pink blossom trees placed in the gazebo for the ceremony and then moved to the front of the gazebo for the rest of the evening.

 

Dress

Greta looked a picture of elegance in her beautiful dress from Matchmaker Brides in Brentwood. The dress had a beautiful sweetheart neckline and a stunning illusion lace back. It was also accented with shimmering beads and ivory over light gold.

 

Catering

Greta and Paul chose the amazing bunch at Premier Crew to do their catering who they said were, “absolutely fantastic. They were always on hand and super helpful throughout the whole day and even the months leading up to it. The food was stunning and we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The service on the day itself was second to none. When we moved inside for the evening reception, instead of a buffet we chose a wood fire pizza van which went down a storm for everyone too.”

Wedding Photo at That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue for Greta And Paul

Special Moments

The most memorable moment for Greta was having her brother walk her down the aisle. Her dad passed away 4 years previously, so for Greta, there were mixed emotions but it was a very special moment. Greta also spoke fondly of the moment Paul saw her for the first time and the attention she received on the day, “I was so excited to see Paul and for him to see me. I’m not usually good with all the attention being on me but I loved it all day. My mum wrote me a beautiful card and my girlfriends had put a beautiful photo book together with some really heartfelt messages in it.”

 

From everyone here at That Amazing Place, we cannot smile enough when we think of the wonderful day we had watching the fabulous couple, Greta and Paul, get married. We wish them all the happiness in the world and hope to see them in the future celebrating their anniversaries. If you’d like more information on our Essex wedding venue, please don’t hesitate to contact ustoday. Our team will be in touch as soon as possible to show you why so many choose That Amazing Place to make their dreams come true.

Siobhan & Rich’s Special Day At Our Countryside Wedding Venue

While we’d love to share absolutely every special day here at That Amazing Place, it isn’t always possible. It’s for this reason that we get so excited to share another happy couple’s story when we can and today is no exception with the fabulous Siobhan and Rich. This lovely pair met 13 years ago! While that may have been unlucky for some, for this gorgeous twosome, it marked the year they said, “I do”. Siobhan and Rich met and subsequently fell in love at work thanks to a love/hate relationship between the pair over Excel. After a few mutual meetings to help Siobhan with her Excel errors, they began dating and that as they say, was that. So, let’s take a look at their wonderful day, right here at our countryside wedding venue, That Amazing Place.

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Countryside Wedding Venue For Siobhan & Richard

Photo Credit: Scott Miller Photography

The Venue

Siobhan and Rich were looking specifically for a venue that offered flexibility. They wanted a summer fete type vibe and from the moment they entered That Amazing Place, Siobhan says they were met with instant warmth, “the team and grounds were beautiful. We wanted the wedding to feel like a house party where everyone would party and celebrate with us.” When it came to the running of the venue, they appreciated the efforts that our team went to, to help them achieve their dream day, “Nothing was too much trouble. They made the day look effortless when we all knew that it could sometimes be difficult. They made things look like it had just happened.”

Theme and Entertainment

To make their day as perfect as could be, they spent time with our team brainstorming ideas. They appreciated our team’s suggestion that less is sometimes more, which the couple explained was, “very refreshing to hear from a wedding provider.”

With regards to the theme, Siobhan said, “the grounds really spoke for themselves. Music, flowers and food were the key aspects of the wedding. We also had lawn games, which entertained all ages. Rich in particular is very musical and actually worked very closely with Piano DJ, to ensure all of our favourite tracks were on the playlist too.”

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Countryside Wedding Venue For Siobhan & Richard

Photo Credit: Scott Miller Photography

Flowers

When it came to the flowers, Violets And Velvet provided an exceptional display. The happy couple worked closely with the florists, giving them a specific brief. Siobhan felt that it was very much a personal team effort. She explained, “We went for an English country theme. We had mini meadows along the aisle, which were stunning. We also had hanging flowers from the gazebo and lush foliage along the register table. Everything was very natural and undone.” They also incorporated herbs and scented flowers to give them the opportunity to think of their wedding whenever they smell the same herbs and flowers in the future. A beautiful detail that we especially loved and one that they continued into the marquee along with bespoke bunting.

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Countryside Wedding Venue For Siobhan & Richard

Photo Credit: Scott Miller Photography

Dress

Siobhan’s dress was from a boutique called Matchmakers in Brentwood. It was the first dress she tried on and with her sister and step-mother’s reactions of happy tears, she knew instantly it was the one. The dress, she describes as a princess dress, was complimented by flowers in her hair for a whimsical look along with darker lipstick to look less traditional.

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Countryside Wedding Venue For Siobhan & Richard

Photo Credit: Scott Miller Photography

Catering

For their catering, they had the fabulous Premier Crew. They chose exquisite light dishes and described the food as outstanding, “the presentation was beautiful too. There’s nothing worse than being too bloated to drink champagne and dance.” Premier Crew also provided pizzas for the evening’s dining, which they said were extremely well received by all.

From all of us here at That Amazing Place, we can’t thank Siobhan and Rich enough for sharing their amazing day with us. We hope they have a lifetime of happiness and fingers crossed, we hope to see them again for an anniversary stay or two. For more information on our countryside wedding venue, simply contact us today.

Katie & Darren Say “I Do” At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Katie & Darren Say “I Do” At Our Essex Wedding Venue

Katie and Darren are our latest couple to feature in our real wedding series and we couldn’t wait to share their big day with you. This happy couple met 8 years ago on Match.com, as Katie says, “before it was ‘the norm’ to meet people online, before the days of swiping right, so we actually told people we met through mutual friends.” Katie remembers thinking instantly on their first date that Darren would fit right in around the Christmas dinner table with her family and Darren himself couldn’t believe how much they had in common. It’s fair to say they hit it off instantly. So without further delay, let’s take a look at their sensational day right here at That Amazing Place, our beautiful Essex wedding venue.

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue For Darren And Katie

Photo Credit: Paul’s Studio

The Venue

There were a number of reasons that Katie and Darren chose That Amazing Place, one aspect was that it was the “perfect blend of old and new.” They were huge fans of the décor, even going so far as to say that they’d decorate their own home like it. Katie said, “we loved the grounds and felt like the inside and outside ceremony options were bothlovely. At some venues we felt like you were pushed outside and the inside option was rubbish. The fact that it had bedrooms onsite was an awesome bonus too.”

Katie and Darren had high standards from the start, Katie even claimed to be, “one of those people who never enjoyed her own party but I have to say that WE LOVED OUR WEDDING! From the outset, Angie was a total rockstar;add Lizzie from Magpie into that mix and you have the perfect combo. Nothing was ever too much trouble, they both had great ideas and answered emails late and even on weekends.”

On the day itself, the happy couple described it as “perfect” which coming from Katie, was huge. “I’m a Virgo and work in the business; let me tell you again it was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing. Angie even had my back with my overzealous bridesmaids who were trying to convince me to have the ceremony inside.”

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue For Darren And Katie

Photo Credit: Paul’s Studio

Theme and Entertainment

When it came to the theme, there wasn’t a distinctive theme itself but there was a definite idea of how they wanted it to look. They wanted something romantic yet stylish. It was also important that a relaxed atmosphere was created. They wanted to avoid anything too formal or too stuffy. It was important for their guests to simply have fun and celebrate their union with them.While their guest list could have run away with them, our wedding venue itself made them keep numbers down which actually helped create the intimate, informal setting they wanted. It also meant their family and friends integrated throughout the entire day, just what they wanted.

With regards to entertainment, they enjoyed the west end singing waiters posing as servers all day, until they surprised guests after their meal by bursting into song. This was one of the best decisions they made about their day, Katie also thinks she, “deserves a medal for keeping it secret for a year”. In the evening, they had the fabulous Piano DJ. They submitted a song list of some of the songs they wanted to play but they also found Piano DJ read the crowd on the night and “played tune after tune. The dance floor was full all night. We highly recommend both companies.”

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue For Darren And Katie

Photo Credit: Paul’s Studio

Flowers

Stock florist provided the flowers on the day. Katie had very specificideas of what she wanted and they, “knocked it out of the park. My favourite flowers were peonies,which were out of season so they suggested having David Austen roses,which were a beautiful alternative. Along with the David Austen roses, I had avalanche roses as well as amnesia roses and eucalyptus in my bouquet. The flowers looked glamorous and classy.” The beautiful couple especially loved the table centrepiecesand large urns that stood either side of theaisle.

Dress

Katie’s dress was from David Bridal in Stratfordand was created by a designer called Zac Posen. Katie’s stunning veil was added at the last minute, around a week before the wedding, much to Katie’s delight and may we add she looked stunning. It finished off her look beautifully.

Catering

The catering was covered by Magpie Catering; one of our Essex wedding venue recommended suppliers. Katie and Darren chose 10 canapésduring the drinks reception instead of a starter. Their meal was a traditional roast dinner followed by a trio of desserts. All food was served with an espresso martini or long island iced tea. They were particularly pleased with the waiting staff, “the waiting staff were brilliant – we were especially happy that we were handed a glass of prosecco instantly as we walked back down the aisle. In all seriousness it’s hard to cater for a large number of people but Lizzie did it. The food was perfectly executed, delicious and the waiting staff were super efficient. In the evening, we opted for cheeseburgers andchips instead of a traditional buffet and our guests loved it.”

Wedding Photo At That Amazing Place Essex Wedding Venue For Darren And Katie

Photo Credit: Paul’s Studio

Special Moments

For Darren, the special moment was the ceremony itself. When Katie saw Darren’s face, she “nearly lost it. Seeing him looking back at me from the top of the aisle, after trying to channel my inner Zenall morning, specifically telling my bridesmaids to not act excited or get emotional around me.”

Katie really enjoyed the walk too, with her Dad but, “the best bit was the west end waiters during the wedding breakfast.”

From all of us here at That Amazing Place, we wish the happy couple every happiness and hope to see them again soon for an anniversary celebration…or two! For more information about our Essex wedding venue, simply contact us today!

That Amazing Place

Hubbards Hall Drive
Harlow CM17 0NH

01279 354455

enquiries@thatamazingplace.co.uk

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Lewis & Becki’s Special Day At Our Essex Wedding Venue

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We couldn’t be more excited to tell you the wonderful story of Lewis and Becki and their beautiful day at our Essex wedding venue. This very happy couple wed right here at That Amazing Place not so long ago and with their permission, we’re telling the story of their big day. Becki and Lewis met five years ago after having been introduced at a friend’s birthday party. It was when they met that night they discovered a myriad of connections, from mutual friends to where they’d both grown up. How they’d gone so many years without actually bumping into each other was a conundrum but one they decided to see as fate. They’d finally crossed paths and fallen in love. Here’s their story of love and finally saying, “I do”.

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The Venue

Both Becki and Lewis visited That Amazing Place during one of the Wedding Fairs we hold throughout the year. In their own words they, “instantly fell in love with the venue. From the moment we walked in, we knew it was the one. It had such a lovely feel to it and everybody was just so welcoming. Angie was extremely helpful from the moment we met her.” It wasn’t just our beautiful venue that captured their attention, nor just the venue that made their wonderful day as spectacular as it was. Becki explained, “Paul and Jane made us feel like family and nothing was too much trouble. They were more than happy to help whenever we needed them. We loved how relaxed and comfortable it all felt. That Amazing Place felt like a second home. The day itself ran so smoothly, thanks to Angie. She made us feel totally at ease and ensured everything came together just as we’d planned. We were really keen on having a relaxed wedding without the structure and formalities you usually see and thanks to That Amazing Place, it was achieved perfectly.”

 

Theme and Entertainment

When it came to the theme of their wedding, they wanted something to reflect their “quirky” natures and so avoided anything too traditional. They opted for a 1920’s vintage theme, which saw, “all the boys dressed in tweed suits with feather button holes. The bridal party wore maroon coloured dresses with feather and flower bouquets. We were keen to hold our wedding party in a manor house as opposed to a barn or marquee, as we felt it went well with the theme.” They even borrowed our candelabra’s for the table centerpieces, which were then draped in pearls to really create the 1920’s feel.

When it came to their entertainment, they took the advice of ourselves here at That Amazing Place and went with the incredibly talented Piano DJ. As a surprise for their guests, they hired a saxophone player. They also enjoyed an hour of old school anthems, which saw their entire wedding party hit the dance floor until the very end. Becki said, “we both spent the whole night on the dance floor and loved every second of it.”

 

Flowers

Their flowers were supplied and arranged by a florist in Norpar Barns, Esta Bocking, The Workroom Florist. Going along with their quirky theme, they chose flowers combined with feathers. The happy couple were incredibly pleased with their floral arrangements and were even pleasantly surprised when Paul, the owner of That Amazing Place (not a lover of flowers himself) actually confessed to loving the arrangement on the staircase, only highlighting the amazing job their florist did.

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Dress

Becki chose her dress from a shop called Grace and Lace in Chelmsford. An American designer called Lusan Mandongus designed her dress. It was made of ivory lace and boasted an embellished belt with open back detail. The jeweled belt and headband were additional creations by the boutique and brought Becki’s vision to life.

 

Catering

The happy couple actually found their caterers at our wedding fair, choosing the famous Magpie Catering. Just as they did with our venue, they knew instantly Magpie was the one. Lewis explained, “They were so accommodating when it came to dietary requirements and adapted dishes to cater to everyone’s needs. The food was outstanding and so many guests commented on how much they enjoyed their meals. Lizzie and her team were all so lovely, we would recommend them to anyone and everyone!”

 

Special Moments

Any wedding day is special but they’ll always be those extra special moments and for Becki and Lewis, that began with the walk down the aisle. Becki’s most memorable moment started when she walked out of those back doors here at That Amazing Place, “seeing Lewis and all of our family and friends waiting for me.” The couple had hoped for an outdoor wedding so to have the incredible sunshine that we did this past summer was a huge blessing. Marrying under the gazebo was the icing on the cake. For Lewis, his memorable moment was seeing Becki walking towards him as he stood, waiting under the gazebo. When I heard ‘Ho Hey’ start to play, “I couldn’t help but turn around to get a sneak peak of my wife to be. When I saw her I was in awe of how beautiful she looked. The second most memorable moment was probably splitting my trousers on the dance floor!”

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Photo Credit: Derek Anson Photography

Here’s to the happy couple. We hope you have many years of wedded bliss and hope to see you again here at That Amazing Place soon, perhaps celebrating your first anniversary? If you’d like more information on our Essex Wedding Venue, simply contact us today.