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Real Weddings at the Manor

We’re so lucky to have so many beautiful weddings here at Manor By The Lake. We wanted to share some of these with you so you can be inspired for ideas on your special day.

Roberta & Kirk

“Our colour scheme was very Autumnal and the whole style of our wedding was just a classic/timeless feel. We stuck with a lot of white but included the autumnal colours of browns and nudes. We used a lot of wood, twine, hessian and brass.”

Photography: Jennifer Marino

It’s all about you

How did you meet?

We were both wing woman and wing man for our friends on a date. We had heard of each other before but we hadn’t met and we clicked but the friends didn’t!

Tell us about the proposal?

Kirk organised a party for my 21st Birthday. I had no idea he was going to propose, he got down on one knee in front of all of our family and friends. The best part about it, it was a fancy dress party and we were dressed as Peter Pan and Tinker bell.

What was your stand out moment from your wedding party?

I think it has to be when my Chief Bridesmaid Naomi decided to have a worm competition against my 9 year old nephew on the dance floor. In fact she continued to do the move numerous times to the horror of the older guests.

Who did each of you wear?

I wore a Lyn Ashworth dress called ‘Lovers kiss’ from a small boutique in my hometown of Witney – Georgina Pimm. It was tight fitted with lace sleeves. Kirk wore a brown checked slim fit suit from Next.

What made you choose Manor By The Lake?

We fell in love with Manor by the Lake within minutes of being there. Cheltenham was close enough from Witney that our older family members were willing to travel there but far enough that the venue was unknown to many of the guests before the big day.

Who food did you choose and why?

Sausage and mash! We love good old English food and this went down a treat with all of our family and friends. It wasn’t on the original options but the chef was very accommodating to let us have this dish.

 

What made your day extra special?

Family, the venue, the weather, all our guests, our suppliers and all the staff at Manor by the Lake, all that combined just created the perfect day for us!

What moments stood out for you the most?

Definitely walking down the aisle and being stood there with Kirk, and just the realisation this is happening. Our first dance was also a great moment because it went so well and after that we knew all the bits we had planned to do like our vows, speeches, cutting the cake and dance was done and they had all been perfect!

Jade & Scott

“I would describe our wedding décor as old school vintage glamour.  The Manor was nothing short of perfection. I used a mix of deep burgundy, blush pinks, peaches, rose golds and coppers in my floral arrangements.”

Photography: Fear Photography

It’s all about you

How did you meet?

We met on a night out at Christmas at a very quiet pub! I was wearing a red dress and Scott claims it was ‘love at first sight’ and I have since inherited the nickname ‘Jadey in Red’.

Tell us about the proposal?

Scott proposed Christmas morning in front of my Mum, Sister, Sisters Fiance, my Nephew and my Dad! It was a total surprise! My Dad knew and had lined up the champers before I even said Yes! He even secretly recorded so we luckily have a video to look back on!

What was your stand out moment from your wedding party?

I really loved my Sisters poem she read for us during the speeches. We were so fortunate to have her there as my Niece was, and still is a very poorly little lady in Kings Hospital, London. It was such a joy to still have her there and do a reading for us.

Who did each of you wear?

I wore a backless lace dress by Mikaella. I always knew I would want a more slimline style and have always loved backless. Scott wore morning tails with traditional grey pinstripe trousers, black waistcoat, white shirt and a burgundy tie to match my bouquet.

What made you choose Manor By The Lake?

I fell in love the moment I drove up the drive. We loved the dark wood and opulence of colour throughout the Manor house and the beautiful ballroom which gave me as much scope as I wanted to add flowers and make it suit our theme.

Who food did you choose and why?

We had a selection of soup or fishcake for the starter, Chicken or beef for the main and Sticky toffee or choc trifle for pudding! We had so many compliments on the food and it was so delicious!

What made your day extra special?

The whole day was a fairy-tale from start to finish, it was a beautiful, magical…BLUR! Our wedding manager Jules and all the team ensured the day ran like clockwork.

What moments stood out for you the most?

Waiting outside the ceremony room doors with my Dad waiting to walk up the aisle to meet Scott. My Dad was so emotional and those last few moments with him as a Miss were so special! For Scott is was the moment I walked through the doors and he saw me in my wedding dress.

Jade & Scott

“The whole day was a fairy-tale from start to finish, it was a beautiful, a magical…BLUR! The team were just amazing and ensured the day ran like clockwork.”

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