Allow me to introduce Jason and Alexandra. They planned a Holmewood Hall Wedding in Peterborough. Here is their story so far.
How it all Began.
Jason and Alexandra met at work. He was the nerdy science teacher and she was the bonkers art teacher! They made each other laugh, challenged each other and became really good friends at first. Then, over time, it organically and unexpectedly blossomed into more!
Jason proposed to Alex last September, at a family bbq in their garden. It was a complete surprise and so lovely to be with family and celebrate straight away!
Building the Perfect Holmewood Hall Wedding
Alex and Jason wanted a spring or autumn wedding, as a result they needed somewhere that was beautiful and interesting on the Interior; Holmewood Hall certainly delivered that! They adored the use of space and flow from room to room. It meant that Their guests could be comfortable and not stuck in one room all day. Of course, the Gold room was spectacular and felt perfect for us to make our vows in.
- Favours – “we chose wildflower seeds for bees and Mini activity packs for the kids”
- Table plan – made by Alexandra, with a few original illustrations.
- Centrepieces – collected and arranged by Alexandra, a mixture of textures and colours.
- Flowers – “we chose dried flowers – in line with our colour scheme and to add different textures”.
- Cake – a 4 tier naked cake decorated with fruits and rosemary. Made by a very good friend (and excellent baker) Luke and his mum Sue.
- Place names – laser cut wooden names, lovingly made by our friend Becca at school!
Looking the part
The bride wore a long white lace dress with silver beading and detail. Alexandra said “I chose it because I loved the back of the dress and detail at the front. I had dried flowers in my hair and wore a hand embroidered veil, as I wanted a little bit of colour and loved how different it was”.
Jason rocked the perfect and unique burnt orange tweed suit, complimenting the colour scheme perfectly.
The bridesmaids donned long beautiful dark teal dresses, with brown fur wraps, each looked beautiful!
Time to celebrate
I asked Alex about her choices for entertainment. She had this to say, “My friend Graham played his guitar during the cocktails and canapés. We also had a live band which was amazing and they got everyone up on their feet! We then had a DJ in a separate room after the band to complete the evening.”
Right in the Feels!
How did you both feel on the day?
“Amazing, lucky, loved and in love and drunk!!”
What parts stood out for you the most?
“The ceremony – our son Oscar walking down the aisle and stealing the show! Also us reading our vows felt incredibly special and intimate in the Gold room.
The speeches – each made us laugh and cry!
The first dance was magical – all our guests got up onto the stairs which wrapped around the hall. They threw the confetti over us as we danced together, it was incredible!“
•Who/what made your day extra special? “My friend Luke and his mum made the most incredible cake, 4 tiers, naked cake decorated with fresh and dried fruits. Everyone was blown away by it, and it tasted incredible.Our friend Graham provided an amazing acoustic set during the cocktail hour which everyone loved too!”
Where did you go? How long for? Who planned it? Did you enjoy it?
We are planning on going to Thailand at Christmas time!
Your top wedding planning/on the day tip:
If you’re planning a Holmewood Hall Wedding make sure to be organised beforehand so that you can thoroughly enjoy your day! And have fun!
What you’ll always remember:
“My sister Victoria flew over from Australia as a surprise, after telling me she was unable to make it. My now husband and her arranged it as a wedding gift. It made my day as I was able to have all of my sisters beside me as I got married to my best friend. I will always be grateful for that gift.”
Venue: Holmewood Hall, Peterborough
Photographer: Drew Webb Weddings
Bride’s dress (boutique): Lily Rose Bridal boutique, Peterborough
Bride’s accessories (boutique)
Hair and make-up
Contact name: Becca Suckling And Rachel Green at Embrace
Entertainment : live music – Poppin’ candy