Sometimes a breathtaking wedding venue can set the tone for your entire wedding day. If you book The Daffodil in Cheltenham you’ll be whisked right back to the art deco era, as Duncan and Natalie found, much to their delight!
I was completely bowled over by this incredible wedding venue and the beautiful ambience Duncan and Natalie created for their wedding reception.
Duncan told me, “We love The Daffodil and it sort of dictated the theme, being an art deco cinema. We encouraged fancy dress and were delighted with the effort that everyone went to.”
Enjoy the gorgeous images by Photoglow’s charming and talented wedding photographer Jonathon Watkins and be inspired by the amazing look of this wedding day.
The sophisticated style of Natalie and Duncan’s day is so perfect for the venue and the vintage setting. If you’re near The Daffodil then it’s definitely worth considering as one of the area’s most unique wedding venues.
About The Daffodil wedding venue
Wedding photographer Jonathon Watkins told me, “The Daffodil really is an unusual and good-looking building.
“It was built in 1922 in the art deco style as Cheltenham’s first purpose built cinema. Romantically it also had the country’s first ‘kissing seats’. The original protectors are still parts of interior. The kitchen is placed where the screen used to be right at centre stage!
“The restaurant is very striking and especially so when many of the guests were dressed up in 1920s style costumes. There are many beautiful details in the restaurants which were great fun to photograph.
Jonathon told me, “There is a beautiful sense of light and contrast in the daffodil. Large windows at the bar let in bright daylight, while the more subdued lighting of the balcony gives it a real period feel.”
“We had tequila instead of champagne for the best man toast, as a surprise for all.”
Duncan explained, “Natalie’s head-dress was made using an old brooch found in an antique shop, and her dress was off the rack at monsoon.” I think she looks fantastic: Who needs thousands of pounds when you have such a brilliant imagination and creative flair!
“Instead of a wedding cake we made individual luxury chocolate brownies, which went down so well one of the Daff’s waitresses contacted us for the recipe for her wedding and she subsequently shared the recipe with one of the Daff’s chefs.
Duncan and Natalie hired a local 8 piece funk band called Fink, who they say really made the evening unforgettable.
Check out their website: Fink’s main priority is getting as many people on the dancefloor as possible. They are passionate about what they do and this makes for an excellent party atmosphere. www.finkfunctions.co.uk
Thanks to Duncan and Natalie for sharing their wedding story and for kindly allowing me to blog about their wedding. I’ve loved the spirit of their day since the first moment I saw it, and I hope it’s inspired you too!
Thank you also to Jonathon Watkins, wedding photographer from Cheltenham. Jonathon’s official website is Photoglow: please check him out if you’re getting married this year as I believe he still has some availability. I love these images – he has such an eye for light and beautiful spaces, and I’ve saved my favourite image of The Daffodil for last!
The Daffodil is an exquisite wedding venue and is licensed for civil ceremonies – their website is www.thedaffodil.com and tells you all about the history of the cinema from its opening in 1922 to the present day.
No matter where your wedding day will be, I hope Natalie and Duncan’s wedding will give you some great ideas: sometimes one little detail can create a fabulous theme to run through your day. What will yours be?