There’s nothing we love more than talking about the weddings we’re lucky enough to host here at our Essex wedding venue, That Amazing Place. Today we’re looking at the nuptials of the wonderful Tania and Matt. Tania and Matt have been together since 2011 after crossing paths on a fateful day in a backpackers hostel in Christchurch, New Zealand. It’s here where one simple conversation led to their relationship and of course those all-important “I do’s” right here in our wedding venue.
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The Venue – when it came to picking their venue, Tania described it as no different to picking her wedding dress or even the realisation that Matt was the one stating, “We just knew. Both of us could picture ourselves getting married there and the intimacy of the wedding venue was perfect for our small winter wedding of 45.” One of Tania’s special memories includes our ceremony room, with the beautiful view of the grounds. She describes it as the “perfect size to include the pianist as well as everyone else, and Eugene Portman, our pianist, was truly fantastic and extremely talented at what he does!
Angie and Paul were superb too and it really felt a home away from home – they could not do enough to help us and it felt like the perfect wedding venue in Essex to celebrate our marriage.”
Theme and Colours – as they met in New Zealand, the theme was of course…that’s right you guessed it – travel. Tania explained, “Since we have done enough within our relationship to be with each other, our theme was of course, travel. Matthew and I put together table settings with small suitcases, travel tags and postcards and the staff at That Amazing Place did a fantastic job of dressing the tables and bringing our vision to life!”
Flowers – With colours of purple, white and green to stick to, Sarah from The Little Flower House did an amazing job. Tania and Matt were thrilled, “She created the most beautiful bouquets, buttonholes and centre pieces, which helped to create a breath taking picturesque atmosphere. We went for purples, whites and greens for our winter wedding, as my bridesmaids were in lilac. We had a bit of thistle as a feature in the buttonholes and my bouquet, as we made our home in Edinburgh, Scotland over the last 3.5 years before recently moving to Essex. I went for a hand-tied bouquet too.”
The Dress – just as Tania happened to meet Matt on one fateful night, she also just so happened to find the perfect dress thanks to her then future mother-in-law, “I didn’t stress too much about finding the right dress and just happened upon one as my mother-in-law suggested I try a few on while we were looking at chair and table decorations. The service at Martels Bridal Boutique was brilliant – really friendly and they have dresses off the rack. My dress was a simple yet beautiful ‘Debut’ dress with heavy lace. The dress was really ‘me’ and I felt fantastic.”
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Catering – the happy couple decided to source their caterers through the Essex wedding venue they’d fallen in love with. As such, they hired the fabulous Premier Crew Hospitality. Tania was so pleased with the wonderful service from Sarah, “Sarah was great in getting the preferences and details right for our wedding party as we had several guests with food allergies! With a winter wedding we wanted warm, wholesome, tasty food – and plenty of it! We had a beetroot salad starter, lamb for the main with a mushroom Wellington as the vegetarian option and a trio of desserts. Devine!”