We wanted a beautiful venue where we could have the ceremony and reception in one place, guests could stay at the venue and where we would have the entire place without other weddings or visitors – which is why we looked at Iscoyd originally. Iscoyd was the first venue we visited and straight away we loved it. The house was incredible – beautiful building with lots of history, fun and colourful interiors, the grounds were stunning and Kate was so helpful and accommodating, especially as we had no idea what we were doing!!
We did visit another couple of similar venues but none of them compared to Iscoyd. What stood out for us, on top of the amazing venue and setting, was the relaxed approach the team had towards making our wedding day ours – nothing was a problem, everything was flexible and could be tailored around us, and the house really did feel like our own for the weekend.
The whole day was brilliant but is a bit of a blur as it goes so quickly (we were told it would!). One of the special moments for us both was straight after the ceremony when Kate met us at the end of the isle with a glass of fizz and brought us to a private room to have a few minutes by ourselves. That and all the amazing food!
We wanted a relaxed summer wedding. We didn’t have a strict dress code – other than ‘summer wedding attire’ and no black tie. We just wanted everyone to enjoy themselves. Colour wise we kept it fresh with lots of loose white flowers – think country garden in summer – with olive green accent details for our napkins and accessories.
Our florist was Rebecca from Ivy Pip & Rose (who did an incredible job) and our brief was ‘relaxed summer British garden with all the white blooms and plenty of green foliage’. The bouquets were loose and delicate with cosmos, hydrangea and campanula, and the ceremony room flowers and table centrepieces had a mixture of lots of lovely blooms.
MonkeyMole (Ashley) was our photographer. We found him on Instagram and we loved his style of wedding photos. On the day Ashley was a great presence especially in bridal prep – keeping us on schedule and organised.
Dave Bone was our videographer who was recommended by one of our friends, and we have since been recommending him to others too! He too was great to have around on the day.
We were very happy with both our photos and video so if anyone is on the lookout for a photographer or videographer we would highly recommend Ashley and Dave!
We had a string quartet play at electric set after the meal to get everyone in the mood to have a party! Our band was The Embers who played two incredible indie/rock sets and had a playlist for the end of the night.
Go with the flow! Enjoy the day as it comes and try to take in as much of it as you go – it really does go fast.
If you are able to hold a day two – either at the venue or somewhere else, we really recommend this as it’s a great way to soak it in more and actually catch up with people!
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