Phoebe & Rob’s gorgeous black tie wedding at Woodhall Manor, with Lisa & Neil Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

A fabulous late December wedding with creative and beautiful lighting, perfect for the winter months. Phoebe and Rob’s day is incredible, beautifully styled and we’re in love with the lamps adding a soft glow to table settings.

Along with brilliant reviews and recommendations for photographers Lisa & Neil, Woodhall Manor and The Suffolk Florist, Phoebe told us how phenomenal The Decorative Collection Cordless Lighting (TDC Cordless Lighting) were for creating a truly magical wedding.

Wedding photographer’s website

Lisa and Neil https://lisaandneil.co.uk

Wedding photographer review

Lisa and Neil are absolutely fab! They listened to everything we asked and completely understood that we didn’t want to be spending hours doing photos during our drinks reception. Their photos have made us feel like movie stars and they have captured all the magical moments our guests had. They also offered a variety of photographs from posed, candid and artistic. They made us feel really comfortable and made all the photos very fun! We would recommend them to all our friends and family.

Your best moment or memory

There were too many to choose from but our top highlights were the first moment we saw each other as Phoebe walked down the aisle, our entrance into the Wedding breakfast as Mr and Mrs Attwater. Our first dance was also such a special moment dancing to “Better Man” by Paolo Nutini. Also loved doing the professional artistic photos in the bar under the atmospheric lighting – the photos look amazing from this!

Tell us anything you did differently – we love hearing about NEW traditions (or none at all!)

We had a guestbook of baubles where every guest wrote us a special message on a bauble and hung it on a tree (as we got married between Christmas and New Year). We also lit up our who wedding with the help of TDC Cordless Lighting. They provided all the lighting for the venue and the wedding breakfast this really added the wow factor. All our guests commented on how atmospheric and gorgeous the tables looked. We used Audio Guestbook which has captured all our guests messages and enabled us to have a keep sake of all our loved ones. I’m so happy we’ll be able to keep listening to these for years to come. Such a special touch. Phoebe’s Grandad piped (bagpipes) her down the aisle so we included black watch tartan throughout the whole wedding. Our cereal buffet was also epic (big up the chocolate weetabix).

Videographer name + review

Nick and Molly, Heartwood wedding films They were amazing, the video has captured every special memory of the day and has enabled us to keep all the special memories from the day. We keep rewatching it again and again. They were incognito the entire wedding but always there whenever there was a moment to capture. Would definitely recommend!

Venue name + review

Woodhall Manor, Woodbridge We could not have asked for a better venue it offered everything we wanted. It was perfect for a winter wedding a great mix of sophistication and cosy. The staff were phenomenal, nothing was too much of an ask. They made everyone feel so welcome. We also loved the fact we could stay and have breakfast the next morning with all our loved ones. The biggest shoutout has to be for the food though, it was outstanding and every guest has mentioned how good it was!

Tell us a little about your outfits – both of you!


Rob is in the Royal Navy so he wore his uniform and then swapped into his mess dress in the evening so got a chance to wear both! Phoebe’s dress was tight and then went down into a long lace train it was buttoned all the way down and had a v neck that was lacy. This was paired with a pearl veil.

Dress or suit shop name + review

Grace and Lace, Colchester The service I received was amazing they made it feel so magical and adapted my dress and re made a lot of it to make it fit my perfect vision. It was like hands had never touched it when they re designed the dress. They are some very talented ladies!!!

Florist name + review

The Suffolk Florist Emma went above and beyond to help me to create our vision she thought outside the box and helped bring my pine cone theme alive. The bouquets were absolutely gorgeous and she was so receptive throughout the whole process.

Any crafty projects or homemade styling touches?

We made our own shot wall as a table plan and donut wall. Also made all our table decorations

Wedding readings?

Ecclesiastes 4 9-12 Excerpt from The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

First dance song? Playlist recommendations?

Better Man by Paolo Nutini

Hair + makeup name + review


Paige from House of Hair and Beauty did my hair – she is amazing she created my visions completely and came back and redid my hair in the evening with a slightly different style. Paige was like one of the other girls it was soo easy having her during the morning. Also she spent hours in my trial perfecting the right look.

Alice Setterfield – make up. Alice was amazing at creating a really natural look for me that also popped in all the photos. She was able to adapt to all ages. She listened to exactly what I wanted and made it happen. She was super friendly and fitted in so easily in the morning.


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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