Woodhall Manor, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Saturday 6 July 2019

The Venue…

Liz & Simon had their special day at Suffolk wedding venue Woodhall Manor, a beautiful, Elizabethan country house. The day was chilled and relaxed and full of love and laughter. Various members of the family milled about as we arrived and Nan greeted me to show me the cake she had made. Uncle Richard proudly pointed out that the toppers were not real flowers but in fact intricate icing decorations. The atmosphere was full of love and we instantly knew it would be a brilliant day.

The Details…

This wedding was planned so carefully and with so much love, that Liz & Simon were in everything you looked at. Liz handmade a lot of the decorations herself  so there was so much detail in everything. The table plan was a sparkling, silver picture of the UK. Each table was a location that meant something to them and the table numbers were collages of memories from that place. Liz’s wedding shoes were hand adorned with sparkles and gems by Liz herself, only the night before the wedding. Even the wedding favours were handmade jars of jam, made by Liz’s Uncle Richard. The dress was from Bridal Elegance in Eccles and the flowers were provided by Jade’s Flowers in Colchester.

The Ceremony…

The ceremony room was beautifully decorated and looked almost ethereal with the pastel flowers, the arch and all the twinkly lights. Liz was walked down the aisle by both her Dads. Simon’s nervous demeanour quickly gave way to joy when he saw his bride. It really was a beautiful ceremony.

The Speeches…

The dining hall was even more magical than the ceremony hall thanks to Liz and Simon’s attention to detail. The floral arrangements were beautiful and there were even more twinkly lights (my favourite)! Speeches were made by Liz’s Dad, Simon and Simons two best friends. Simon got away lucky with only a few references made to his near miss the week before. He had been hit by an F1 car while out working in Italy on the tracks. (This is TRUE – Simon is an F1 engineer and was out on the tracks in Italy when it happened. He’s one VERY lucky man)!

The speeches gave way to a special little treat organised for Simon by Liz. A singer/songwriter called Jamie who wrote a song just for them. It even featured their beloved cat and a last minute amendment to include the F1 incident.

The Reception…

The evening was so much fun! There was a magician, Jamie did a little starter set and the whole thing was rounded off by a DJ and a lot of incredible shape throwing.

All in all, the whole day was absolutely brilliant and I am so happy to have been made a part of it. Simon & Liz – you guys rock – how long can I string this out and get you back to see me?!!!

 

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