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.

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

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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…

Photo Credit: Expression Photography

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

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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

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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

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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

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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