Emma and Sean married in February at Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel in Derbyshire. They fell in love with their venue because of it’s rustic charm and decor which embraces its agricultural roots. After a break from blogging while the new website was under constuction, I’m thrilled to be back and itching to get going! So, without further ado…
Emma is an English teacher and avid bookworm, so their styling revolved heavily around books and printed pages. Each table at the wedding breakfast was named after a book, which was chosen specifically with the group of people sitting at the table, for example Emma’s family sat on Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’, her university friends who all went to university in Wales sat on ‘Y Mabinogion’ and top table was named Shakespeare himself; aptly, Sean quoted Shakespeare as part of his speech, which moved Emma to tears! The cake was also a stack of old books, made by the Sean’s cousin, Sadie May Cakes and the gents all wore paper button holes made of pages from books. Emma wore a stunning Charlotte Balbier dress from The Wedding Room in Chilwell with a bespoke necklace by Jewelia and hair vine by Nieve Couture. The bridesmaids wore dresses from ASOS. Neither the bride or her bridesmaids carried flowers.
Anticipating cold weather, Emma and Sean provided an array of board games to entertain their guests during the drinks and evening reception which made for a really cosy and relaxed atmosphere, but they managed to convince their guests outside in the evening for sparklers instead of the traditional confetti shot!
Emma and Sean were one of my first ever wedding bookings and my first Donington Park Farmhouse wedding, so I felt pretty emotional as editing this lovely set came to a close. Such a glorious day full of love, fun and attention to detail and such a pleasure to be a part of. Massive congratulations, Mr & Mrs Collins!
Emma and Sean’s fabulous supplies include:
Dress designer | Charlotte Balbier
Dress supplier | The Wedding Room
Bridal accessories | Jewelia & Nieve Couture
Bridesmaid dresses | ASOS
Groom’s Hire | Slaters
Entertainment | Caroline Swaby & Josh Kemp
Cake | Sadie May Cakes
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