Mark Pugh and his team have been yearning to share Nicola and Paul's stunning wedding for such a long time and had to hold off to ensure their wedding had full exclusivity when shared within a magazine.
Their wedding was featured in issue five of Love Our Wedding Magazine and Mark Pugh and his Team are absolutely delighted with the feature.
Love Our Wedding Magazine shared an exclusive real wedding story with a beautiful collection of images.
However, our team have decided to share an additional 150+ images from Nicola and Paul's stunning wedding on behalf of www.markpugh.com as we could not resist!
THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING
Mark Pugh takes up the story:
A great relationship isn't when two perfect people come together, it's when two imperfect people learn to love and treasure each other.
Those were the true words spoken at Nicola and Paul’s beautiful al fresco wedding at the Dower House Hotel in Woodall Spa, Lincolnshire.
The Dower House Hotel is a very special wedding venue in a beautiful part of the world.
I couldn’t believe our luck when the weather was warm and sunny for Nicola and Paul’s special day.
The staff at The Dower House Hotel originally planned to hold the ceremony indoors, but seeing the weather was perfect, everything was moved outside. The venue has a stunning separate accommodation block in addition to the rooms in the main hotel, and it was in this building where Nicola had her bridal preparations. From her room, she was able to look down on the ceremony area out on the lawn where her guests were assembling.
After a beautiful ceremony, there was plenty of space for their friends and family to spread out in the extensive grounds.
The Dower House Hotel offers exclusive use and therefore complete privacy.
After ice cream from a tricycle, everyone adjourned to the main dining room for the wedding breakfast and speeches, and then onto the cake cut and first dance.
Nicola and Paul are a lovely couple and it was an absolute pleasure for Mark Pugh to capture their wedding.
Their main wedding photography collection contains 400 plus images. However, Mark Pugh's Team have decided to share a special collection on behalf of www.markpugh.com, and these can be viewed below.
This is the first time we have shared their wedding story in its entirety.
As always, enjoy.
THE TALENT INVOLVED
Wedding Photographer: www.markpugh.com
Dress Designer: dress name fada part of the blue collection by Enzoani www.enzoani.com - sheath gown with sleeveless lace overlay
Which boutique did you purchase your dress from?: The Bridal Lounge Highgate, Sleaford
Bride's Shoes: Rachel Simpson www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk
Venue: Dower House www.dowerhousehotel.co.uk
Florist: Shirley Dee www.safloraldesign.co.uk
Stationery / Wedding Invitations: made with love by ourselves
Table accessories: made ourselves with love - flower arrangements by florist Shirley Dee
Hair Stylist: Vicky from Urban Angels in Navenby www.urbanangels.net
Makeup Artist: Jenni Hughes www.makeupbyjenni.co.uk
Bride's Jewellery: Ernest Jones earrings
Bridesmaid's Dresses: One from coast, one made to fit bump and flower girl from John Lewis
Groom's Formal Wear: 1860 suit hire at Greenwoods
Wedding rings purchased from: Goldsmiths
Caterers: Dower House www.dowerhousehotel.co.uk
Wedding Cake: Celebration Cakes by Lisa
Musician / DJ / Entertainers: DJ organised by Dower House www.dowerhousehotel.co.uk
Honeymoon Destination: Bali
Travel Consultant: Hayes and Jarvis
ABOUT THE WEDDING VENUE DOWER HOUSE HOTEL
If you’re looking for a completely ‘self contained’ wedding on a single site, The Dower House Hotel is a standout venue, and it must be viewed to be appreciated.
The Dower House Hotel offers a delightful choice of setting, whether your wedding is a small intimate affair or a larger celebration. Inside the atmosphere of The Dower House Hotel creates a sense of romance and charm. Outside, the grounds provide the ultimate backdrop for your wedding photography.
They have no standard wedding packages; all their weddings are tailor-made around your vision for your perfect day. They want to deliver an entirely individual celebration. They never forget that this is your day, and as such, their flexibility and attention to detail will ensure they deliver your vision.
Stunning grounds, chic romantic rooms and a bridal suite, bespoke menus and exceptional service from beginning to end – The Dower House Hotel will help you create magic memories of a wonderful day.
There’s a delightful choice of setting, whether your wedding is a small intimate affair or a larger celebration. The atmosphere of The Dower House Hotel creates a sense of romance and charm.
For overnight accommodation, all the bedrooms and bridal suite are wonderfully spacious, individually decorated to the very highest standards; with luxurious curtains, invitingly comfortable beds and elegant furniture. The décor is quintessentially ‘English country house’, with warm neutrals and traditional floral and plaid prints, in keeping with the period character.
To complete your perfect day, they offer a complimentary overnight stay for the bride and groom in one of their romantic bedrooms.
Food + Capacity
At the Dower House Hotel, there are no set wedding menus or pre-determined packages. It is your special day and they want to help you plan exactly the wedding you want. The executive chef and experienced team will work with you to create a bespoke menu, taking into account your ideas and budget.
You can be confident that the menus planned will be imaginative and freshly cooked using locally sourced produce. There are a wide and varied choice of wines in the extensive cellar, with something for every palate. The venue can even organise beautifully designed personalised wine labels to make your wedding meal even more special.
The Seasons Restaurant can seat up to 60 guests, whilst The Orchard Suite can seat up to 120 in a formal dining style. For smaller wedding celebrations The Oak Room can seat up to 30 guests. There is also The Morning Room and The Garden Room which can seat up to 14 and 20 guests respectively.
The Dower House Hotel is fully licensed as a Civil Ceremony venue. With a choice of beautiful, flexible settings. The Dower House Hotel is the perfect venue, whether it is in one of our charming private rooms or in our unique stone Folly in the grounds, with the majestic weeping willow tree as a backdrop.
For more information, or to book a no obligation meeting with The Dower House Hotel wedding planner, contact: 01526 352588
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