Helen & Kieran’s Spring Wedding

The Story

What made Manor By The Lake stand out for you?

The manor is absolutely stunning. We loved the elegant charm of the building and the surrounding gardens are truly beautiful. We particularly loved the fact that it had so many different spaces to appreciate and use on the day, such as the rock bar, the library and the cottage.

Tell us about your wedding journey in the lead up to your wedding and how did you feel?

The team at Manor by the Lake were amazing! They were so friendly and professional and made planning every step of the wedding easy! They went over and above to accommodate our ideas and thought of every little detail to make sure the day ran as smoothly as possible. We loved having the opportunity to come in several times in the build up to the big day, such as the food tasting and event showcase.

What was your theme? Any favourite unique touches?

Our theme was classic and timeless but simple and modern. We wanted lots of fresh flowers and went with lots of white flowers with leafy green undertones. Our bridesmaids wore olive green, satin dresses and all the groom’s party wore sand coloured suits with the same olive coloured tie. A few of our favourite unique pieces were a personalised disco ball, bride and groom cocktails (designed collaboratively with ourselves and the manor bar manager) and having the groom’s superbike on display in the ballroom!

With several ceremony spaces available, where did you choose and why?

We loved the intricate detailing and huge windows in the Maximilian room. We also wanted the option of getting married under the Italian pavilion if the weather was good. On the day, the team at Manor by the Lake set up both spaces and so a decision could be made at the final moment depending on the weather. In the end, we went with the Maximillian and it was perfect!

Favourite moment of the day?

It’s really difficult to pick a particular favourite moment of the day as there are so many but, if we had to pick just one, it would probably be walking out immediately after the ceremony and going into the library – just the two of us. It was such a surreal moment thinking we had just become officially husband and wife!

Tell us all about your food! What did you choose and why?

The food was amazing! We had the rib of beef and chicken supreme as choices for our main and they were both delicious. Our starters and desserts were equally as impressive. In the evening, we had the chef come out and live cook paella at a station in the corner of the ballroom. We had so many compliments on all the food and drink throughout the day.

With unlimited photo opportunities, where was your favourite spot?

The arches had to be our favourite photo spot. Our favourite photo of both of us was taken under there. It’s also a really great space for the confetti throw and large group photos.

What was your favourite space/area at Manor By The Lake?

The rock bar was one of our favourite rooms at the manor. We love to party and it was the perfect space to celebrate before, during and after the main event! We also loved the bridal suite as it was just beautifully presented and had a great view from the balcony.

Tell us about your evening reception, did you party the night away?

The evening reception was so much fun! We partied all night and all our guests loved it. The food was amazing and the ballroom was just the perfect place to celebrate with all our loved ones. The room was presented perfectly with a good sized dance floor in the middle with lots of space around to display all our other items such as the magic mirror, photo board and sweet cart.

Did either of you stay the night before in the cottage or lodge?

Did you enjoy being closer the night before? We decided not to stay the night before and arrive early in the morning but we loved having the option of doing both. The cottage was the perfect place for our bridal party to get ready and we were allowed to arrive as early as we wanted in the morning and the team was so welcoming and checked in on us throughout to see if there was anything they could do to help.

Did you and your overnight guests enjoy the afterparty experience?

Our guests loved the overnight and after party experience. The rock bar was a massive hit! Everyone loved their rooms and the breakfast in the morning was to die for – even if we did have slightly sore heads from all the celebrations haha!

Any suppliers that you would recommend to others?

All our suppliers were great! We would particularly recommend the hair and make up ladies for the bridal party and our wedding cake maker.

Photography: Matt Bunting (Novel Focus)

Make up: Alexandra Sinclair    Instagram: makeup_by_alexandra.s

Hair: Lyndsay Jacobs      Instagram: hairbylyndsayj

Flowers: Sunflower Blooms       Instagram: @sunflowerbloomsbristol

Cake: Annie Cook            Instagram: sparkleandsponge

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