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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.