Beanie and Gawein’s Wedding

Beanie and Gawein’s wedding at Aynhoe Park was not one to be missed. We knew from the initial conversations with wedding planner, Jeni, that it was going to be something special. We travelled to Beanie’s family home in Wimbledon for the tasting, met the entire family – luckily Beanie’s Grandma really liked our food! – and booked the date in our diary.

Beanie and Gawein have historical links with Oxford University, which is where they were due to marry (The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford – can you believe it?!). Following the service and a short reception in Radcliffe Square by University Church, Oxford, their guests would then be driven to the stunning Aynhoe Park for a cocktails, canapes, the wedding breakfast and, of course, dancing!

Guests were greeted with a selection of cocktails showcasing the brand new sherry which Beanie and her friends launched last year – Xeco. It’s a really exciting new brand and proved to be very popular with her guests! In a nod to Gawein’s Danish heritage, Heineken and Bitterballen with aged Gouda fondue were also served.

Due to their numbers, Beanie and Gawein’s guests were seated in a marquee which was set up on the West Lawn of Aynhoe Park. This is the second time a marquee has been hired for a wedding and it looked amazing. Jeni helped Beanie and Gawein put together a soft colour palette, with navy table linens, sparkling candles, eucalyptus and pale roses. Touches of gold in the glassware and charger plates, brass candlesticks and the printed menus tied the whole look in perfectly.

Beanie’s Fino Xeco sherry was also served during the meal alongside Klein Zalze white wine and Mongrana red wine, which complimented their menu wonderfully. Coffee, petit fours and cheese were then served back in the Salon of the Main House, before the Orangerie was opened for dancing. Midnight munchies were served before guests moved to the Cellar Bar to continuing partying the night away!