I can’t imagine how exciting it must feel for winter brides and grooms as the leaves start falling from the trees… the first frost instantly reminds me of snow and cosy nights in… and winter weddings. Today I wanted to share a really beautiful wedding from Buxted Park: Fiona and Mark styled a winter wonderland wedding at this gorgeous venue and I’m delighted to be able to share all of their fabulous images with you today.
Thanks to Kerry Ann Duffy for sharing the photographs of Mark and Fiona’s day with us on the English Wedding Blog. You can see more of Kerry’s photographs here – do have a look. (Fiona was so pleased with her photos she recommended Kerry to her sister and friends, who have booked her for their weddings!)
Our winter wonderland wedding at Buxted Park, by Fiona and Mark
Our wedding report: Mark and Fiona
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes she was amazing! I have recommended her to my sister and friends who have booked her.
Buxted Park Hotel
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
I married my best friend – it was the most amazing day!
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
It bought back all the memories of the day, it was overwhelming as they captured every moment – our families watched our wedding video for the first time 6 months later and all cried as it brought back so many great memories of the day.
Your wedding style and theme:
Any happy tears on the day?
Yes lots from everyone!
How did the two of you meet?
In a bar
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Have one, but then be prepared to blow it to have the day you want
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes I loved it and still do
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Pronovias- Mia Sposa Newcastle
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Veil and Tiara- Perfection Bridal and Menswear – Maidstone
Diamond earrings- my husband had them made for me by Angela Clement of Hatton Garden, London
Shoes – Jimmy Choo, Bond Street, London
The groom wore:
Morning suit by- Perfection Bridal and Menswear – Maidstone
Trousers – Raffles, Maidstone
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Stunning pewter coloured dresses and Boleros by Perfection Bridal and Menswear – Maidstone
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Bridesmaid hair by Michelle Harding – Something Special for all Occassions
Bridal hair by Laura Palmer – Spirit Hairdressing, West Malling, Kent
Make-up by Kelly Gough and Carla Nicholls
True flower design
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Walking down the aisle
We didn’t have any readings
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
A little bit: we had elegant drapes on the curtains to make it look wintery and candles everywhere to create a warm ambience, the Christmas/winter decorations that Buxted Park Hotel have are wonderful and fitted in with the look we wanted to create
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Traditional cake with a little twist: it was made to look frosty made by Jenny and Lizzie Foster
Pianist and singer- Noel and Lydia Bannister
Hullabaloo- jazz band
Dead Fresh dj’s
On the day tips and advice:
Enjoy every minute!! Make sure you take a step back with each other to take in the day and watch everyone who you love enjoying themselves – it is truly the most precious day, and one that you will never forget
What’s the best thing about being married?
Companionship, love, and contentment
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Photographer- Kerry Ann Duffy www.kerryannduffy.com
Videography- TDH Media Ltd www.tdhmedia.co.uk
Ceremony and reception venue- Buxted Park Hotel www.handpickedhotels.co.uk
Wedding dress- Pronovias- from Mia sposa in Newcastle www.weddingdressesinnewcastle.co.uk
Bride’s accessories- veil and tiara from perfection in Maidstone www.perfectionbridalandmenswear.co.uk
Diamond Earrings- hand made by Angela Clement in Hatton Gardens, London
Shoes- Jimmy Choo- Bond Street www.jimmychoo.com
Bridal hair- Laura palmer from spirit hairdressing
Bridesmaid hair- Michelle Harding www.somethingspecial-foralloccasions.co.uk
Make up – Kelly Gough and Carla Nicholas
Groom’s suit- perfection in Maidstone
Grooms trousers- Raffles in Maidstone
Bridesmaids’ dresses- perfection Maidstone
Other outfits – perfection Maidstone
Rings- were hand made by Angela Clemont in London
Cake- Jenny and Lizzie Foster
Flowers- True Flower Design www.trueflowerdesign.com
Stationery- Collinsons from www.sosfm.co.uk
Disco/DJ- dead fresh – Mitchell and Sam
Pianist and singer- Noël and Lydia Bannister www.noelbannister.co.uk
Band- hullabaloo jazz band www.hullabaloo-uk.com
Wedding Planner- myself 🙂