BLENHEIM PALACE WEDDING
A couple of months before their Summer wedding, I received a call from Helen, who had meticulously planned her perfect day at one of our favourite wedding venues, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Helen had been chatting to her photographer, Weddings by Nicola and Glen and told them that she was a little concerned about how everything would come together and run perfectly on the day, that’s when they kindly suggested that she gave Planned for Perfection a call to see if we could help.
Helen and Adams wedding had been years in the planning and Helen had envisioned a very specific and perfect wedding day, she knew exactly how she wanted the day to unfold and had very beautiful styling requests – but she didn’t want to be worrying about it on the day so she needed everything to be executed very precisely and exactly how she pictured it to be, by a wedding planner, who is as much as a perfectionist as she is!
We met at Blenheim Palace to discuss her plans and I genuinely adored everything that Helen had chosen, it was elegant, beautiful and expertly styled, there were sumptuous urns, gold candelabra’s, a top table runner, ornate glassware, bespoke stationery (lovely made by the mother of the bride – aren’t they gorgeous!) and trailing chair backs, all in a gorgeous colour palette of soft pink and ivory shades, with a blast of raspberry pink!
Helen called me later that day as she headed back to London on the train to say that she was now able to relax, knowing that her vision and plans for the day were in safe hands and she was confident that Planned for Perfection would make sure that all of her years of wedding planning would come together how she wanted it to on the day.
With guests flying in from all over the world to attend the wedding, Helen wanted to spend time with them and enjoy the weeks leading up to the wedding and with Planned for Perfection on board, she could enjoy every moment of being the bride to be. She had worked so hard, with impeccable attention to the smallest detail and it was now my responsibility to ensure that all of her plans were perfectly executed!
The bridal party stayed in a local hotel the night before the wedding and enjoyed a relaxing morning before making their way over to the palace for the civil ceremony. The bridesmaids wore Monique Lhuillier blush pink bridesmaids dresses, which complemented the brides couture Suzanne Neville wedding dress perfectly. The boys looked very dapper in their suits hired from Buckleigh of London.
The ceremony took place in the Orangery in the palace, which looked so pretty with the gold, blush pinks, raspberry pink and ivory floral colour scheme chosen by the bride, with flowers perfectly created by Joanna Carter Contemporary designs, it was the first time that we have worked with Joanna and her team and they are amazingly talented!
Guests then enjoyed a drinks reception in the palace gardens and the newly weds were whisked away with Nicola & Glen for some formal photographs. During this time, we discreetly transformed the orangery into a beautiful dining room with a gorgeous pink wedding cake made by Petit Gateau which stood five tiers high beside the top table. Some guests even gasped in delight as they entered the room – exactly the reaction that we wanted!
After the delicious wedding breakfast, served by Searcys, who cater at the palace, the bride and groom departed for some more photographs in the grounds and the bridesmaids posed with the cute balloons ordered from bubblegum balloons.
The evening entertainment commenced with a first dance followed by a father / daughter dance, before their wedding band, The Burgandys performed for the guests, who filled the dancefloor all night, taking time out to nip into the Say Fromage photo booth!
Thank you to a great team of wedding suppliers who helped me to ensure that Helen and Adam’s wedding day unfolded just perfectly and exactly how they wanted it to…we loved working with you!
If you would like to talk to us about planning your luxury wedding, call our award winning wedding planners on:
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Cotswold Weddings: 01452 302797
UK Weddings: 07917273180
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