As you know, here at That Amazing Place, we’re a fan of sharing real wedding stories that have taken place right here.
Today we’re looking at the beautiful day of Ashlee and Leigh. Meeting back in 2010, working within the property market, Ashlee and Leigh were lucky enough to become friends before it blossomed into a full blown romance, and as we all witnessed here at TAP, love truly was all around when it came to this pair. As Ashlee puts it herself, “there was no avoiding the chemistry.” After a whirlwind romance, an engagement took place, which is where their story takes off…
Upon asking just what it was that led them to choosing That Amazing Place as the venue of their big day, Ashlee explains it was love at first sight, “We fell in love with the venue the moment we arrived, not simply because of how beautiful it looked but because it was evidently the perfect size and style to host our intimate DIY wedding”. Both Ashlee and Leigh are very close to their families and as a result, wanted to make it a real family celebration. They loved the fact that they could hire the venue exclusively for the night. This made it, “so much more personal” but that’s not all. They were also very much drawn to the fact that our Essex wedding venue allowed them the freedom to design their whole wedding from scratch. As Ashlee explained, “Being complete perfectionists and very particular, we wanted to create every last touch ourselves and That Amazing Place allowed us to do this.”
Theme and Colours
Despite their wedding being just two days before Christmas, they didn’t want a Christmas themed wedding and instead opted for a metallic theme. Ashlee and Leigh decorated the rooms themselves with kilner jars, sprayed rose gold and silver as centrepieces. They also created ‘Mr & Mrs’ signs along with a ‘#TheMelletts’ to fit in with the metallic theme too. Hundreds of petals were sprayed rose gold and were used down the aisle. Glittery feather nametags, sequin table runners, frames and candlesticks were all bought, and adjusted in some cases, in order to fit in with the theme. They even sourced huge balloons, ensuring they matched perfectly, before the fabulous Belles Balloons came to inflate them. Another real unique touch happened to be the rose gold prosecco favours. Straws were bought and tags designed, all ensuring the metallic theme ran perfectly throughout.
The Cake and Flowers
Bunty’s Cakes took care of their wedding cake with a vanilla, lemon and chocolate masterpiece. Ashlee couldn’t recommend them enough after telling Joanna at Bunty’s Cakes exactly what she wanted, and receiving just that. From a design drawing to actually bringing it to life, their wedding cake was a real feature on the day. Flowers by Danielle were on hand to please the perfectionist that was Ashlee by sourcing the exact flower in the exact shade (ivories, nudes, rose golds and greys to match their theme of course). Her dream bouquet along with bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes and corsages were all created beautifully.
From the outset, Ashlee knew she didn’t want to walk the traditional path when it came to her dress. She soon discovered however that she had a love for an Israeli designer by the name of Naama Anat and subsequently wore one of her unique and ornate creations. Luckily, instead of booking flights to Tel Aviv, a UK stockiest was found. She was even able to adjust the dress she fell in love with, making it even more special. Nothing about this dress was “off the rack”.
Ashlee and Leigh’s day here at That Amazing Place was a contemporary masterpiece. It was beautiful every which way you turned and the bride and groom themselves, just fantastic. We couldn’t have been more pleased to welcome them on their special day and watch them leave as man and wife.