Charlotte & James’ Wedding

Picture the scene… a beautiful Grade II listed home overlooking stunning views of the Leicestershire hills… There are two traditional marquees set up in the gardens, the first with rustic wooden chairs, long stunning white clothed tables, jam jars of wild flowers and the cake which was made by a friend.

The second marquee was reserved for the dancefloor, the fabulous band and a large basket of flip flops for the tired party feet later in the evening.

The day began with Charlotte getting ready at the house, her childhood home, a short walk from St Helen’s Church where the wedding service took place at 2pm. The church was decorated with gorgeous blooms and Charlotte carried a bouquet made up of greenery and just-picked wild flowers.

Following the service, guests were greeted with a miniature afternoon tea selection, consisting of cucumber sandwiches, salmon blini, scones with strawberries and clotted cream and chocolate eclairs. James used his position at Fever Tree to its full advantage and a variety of wonderful tonics with unusual spirits and extravagant garnishes were served alongside tea in vintage pots.

The wedding breakfast followed the speeches in the dining marquee – a feast of sharing food served to the centre of the tables for guests to help themselves to. Asparagus, a hot potato salad, grilled aubergine and heritage tomato were amongst the accompaniments alongside the house smoked salmon fillets, confit chicken and slow roasted lamb shoulder. Blueberry Eton mess, chocolate brownies and summer puddings rounded off the meal, leaving guests satisfied and ready for a night of dancing and the best gin and tonic bar we’ve ever seen!