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Six real cou­ples in­vite you to their wed­ding days

This unique cel­e­bra­tion saw twin­kling lights, fab­u­lous flow­ers and whim­si­cal, ro­man­tic touches com­bine to mag­i­cal ef­fect

Some­times, wed­ding in­spi­ra­tion comes when you sim­ply think about your favourite things. Leanne has al­ways loved WKH ÀOP The Se­cret Gar­den, and af­ter Ni­cholas pro­posed, she wanted some of that movie’s magic for their big day. “My watch­words were ‘ro­man­tic’, ‘en­chant­ing’, and ‘whim­si­cal’,” says Leanne – so the stun­ning es­tate of North­brook Park proved the ideal place to bring her vi­sion to life, with its beau­ti­ful grounds, el­e­gant in­te­ri­ors, and even res­i­dent pea­cocks.

/HDQQH ZDV NHHQ WR FUHDWH D ÁRZ be­tween the in­door and out­door spa­ces. To achieve this, she chose a pal­ette of nat­u­ral colours, in­clud­ing green, white and blush pink, with a few bold ac­cents for ex­tra im­pact. Flo­ral ar­range­ments ZHUH ZLOG DQG IUHH ÁRZLQJ ZLWK ÁRULVW Han­nah Berry us­ing blooms such as pe­onies, caffe latte and am­ne­sia roses, sweet peas, stocks, lilac, and proteas, mixed with eu­ca­lyp­tus, pam­pas grass, dark prunus fo­liage, and pheas­ant IHDWKHUV 7ZR RSXOHQW ÁRZHU ZDOOV DGGHG to the ef­fect. The ta­bles also in­cluded twin­kling can­dles on minia­ture log slices, ZLWK D VFDWWHULQJ RI ÀJV DQG JUDSHV

Out­side, chan­de­liers hung from trees, there was an abun­dance of fairy­lights, a lounge area, a bellini bar and a ‘pimp your prosecco’ sta­tion on a vin­tage dresser. The cou­ple also put out a bike with a bas­ket of blan­kets to stop guests feel­ing chilly on that April evening.

The cou­ple’s per­sonal vows were writ­ten on the cake, and there were love quotes dis­played through­out the venue. A wand with bells was given to each JXHVW WR EH ZDYHG EHIRUH WKH ÀUVW NLVV

“I will never, ever for­get the feel­ing as I walked down the aisle,” re­calls Leanne. “Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, it was like we were the only two peo­ple there – and I was mar­ry­ing my best friend.”

“‘RO­MAN­TIC’, ‘EN­CHANT­ING’ AND ‘WHIM­SI­CAL’ WERE MY WATCH­WORDS FOR THE BIG DAY”

“I WILL NEVER, EVER FOR­GET THE FEEL­ING AS I WALKED DOWN THE AISLE”

“IT WAS LIKE WE WERE THE ONLY TWO PEO­PLE THERE – AND I WAS MAR­RY­ING MY BEST FRIEND”

TOP TABLE The plan fea­tured es­cort cards with tiny keys on green­ery, in a gilt-edge gold frame – a unique way to in­cor­po­rate the ex­quis­ite gar­den theme.

Guests were given scrolls con­tain­ing song lyrics be­fore the cer­e­mony, and at the end, ev­ery­one sang Ho Hey by The Lu­m­i­neers, ac­com­pa­nied by an acous­tic gui­tarist. JOIN­ING IN

Leanne tried on 34 dresses be­fore find­ing her dream Rosa Clará gown, with its wow-fac­tor over­skirt. The brides­maids wore dresses from ASOS in on-trend white. PIC­TURE THIS The bride dis­cov­ered the pho­tog­ra­phers on In­sta­gram. “My orig­i­nal pho­tog­ra­pher had to can­cel – I was in a sheer panic, but ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a rea­son. The Cur­ries are amaz­ing.” MAID IN HEAVEN

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