When did you get married?
9th October 2017.
Jack planned a romantic weekend away and surprised me by getting down on one knee inside Tintern Abbey, Wales. It was a beautiful setting for an incredible moment which he managed to capture on camera.
Why did you choose The Montagu Arms Hotel for your wedding?
We had spent quite a few days wondering through Beaulieu and whilst still dating always thought about what it would like to be married there, so when we got engaged it was the only option that fit.
I wore a tulle ball gown wedding dress with lace and my veil was my something borrowed.
We had a beautiful ceremony in the Oakwood Room with a really special reading by my maid of honour Darja who read 'Union' by Robert Fulghum. It was perfect but it all went by so quickly.
We wanted to keep the wedding traditional so instead of a sit down dinner we opted for the afternoon tea which perfectly complimented the simplicity of the day.
Finn at Belle and Blossom did our flowers and they were stunning. We wanted something that looked quite natural and showed Finn some of the styles we liked, we left it all in her capable hands and showed up on the day to find that she had got it just right for us. It was all that we wanted and more!
Like the rest of the day, we wanted very simple decor. Finn dressed the windowsills with ivy and candles and the jars of flowers which we had on our signing table decorated our long table for the afternoon tea along with lots of tea lights.
How do you feel the day went?
The day truly was spectacular and will stay with us forever. We got to really enjoy ourselves and Clara and the staff were incredible at making everything seamless and easy. Everyone had an amazing time and complemented the choice of location at the Montagu Arms.
Any particular memories from your Wedding Story that stand out that you would like to share?
We got engaged on the 13th August 2017 and were married merely 8 weeks later. Unfortunately Jack's gran was not well and we knew that we would not have a lot more time with her so we planned the wedding to ensure that she would be there with us on our special day. Sadly, she is no longer here but the memories of her on our wedding day we will cherish forever. The day was an important one for us but her presence made it all the more meaningful, now even more so than perhaps we realised at the time.
Consider the Montagu Arms Hotel for your wedding venue in the New Forest. Pop by our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 4th March or contact Clara Earp today 01590 614981 to book your show around.