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“I was starting to get nervous. Luckily my mum and best friends were on hand. And a glass of bubbly always helps.”

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It was hard to believe that after 12 months of meticulous planning, the day had finally arrived. I was a bit nervous, but it was such a lovely atmosphere with my best friends, my mum and my sister around me. Having a private house to get ready in was the most amazing luxury.We were pampered and treated like VIPs – I know I’ll never feel that special again. It was truly amazing.

The team at the Manor just seemed to know instinctively what we needed and I felt confident that the whole day was going to run smoothly. It was the most perfect and relaxing way to start my wedding day.

“The only time I wobbled was when my Dad arrived. Thank goodness the make up artist was there for a last minute touch up.”

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“It’s all going to be fine. My best friend is by my side.”

“Our perfect moment.”

It was a bit overwhelming seeing all our friends and family gathered together in one place, just for us. Walking down the aisle was a little surreal and I just wanted to take in the surroundings and remember it forever. It was better than I could have ever imagined.

I was struck by all the little details and it just looked like something out of a film or a magazine. There were candles, beautiful lighting and stunning floral arrangements that created the most amazing ambience. The setting was perfect and I’ll never forget saying my vows overlooking the lake and stunning gardens beyond.

“Everything about the ceremony was so personal and memorable. Knowing that we had the whole manor to ourselves was wonderful as the day really was just about us, making a commitment in front of our loved ones. “

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“We did it!”

“Enjoying our first task as Mr & Mrs”

As soon as the ceremony ended I had an overwhelming feeling of elation. As my husband and I mingled with our guests I was giddy with happiness. We drank champagne in the gardens and it was quite emotional watching every generation of our families all together in one, beautiful setting.

The food was exquisite and the choices we’d made with the Manor’s chefs were absolutely what we’d hoped for. Everything really felt as though it has been tailored exactly to our wishes.


After dinner we were ready to take to the dance floor and party, although some of the older guests seemed happy to relax in one of the private lounges. I think that’s what made the day work so well, having the options to use different rooms and let everyone relax and enjoy the day as if they were at home.

I just wish I could do it all again.

“What a day. Perfect in every respect.”

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