We love looking back fondly on all the weddings we’ve hosted here at Healing Manor over the years, and Beccy and Luke’s – which took place in August last year – is no exception.
The smiles on the faces of the happy couple, and their guests smiles, shone brighter than the summer sunshine at the wedding, which took place in The Barn and the hotel grounds, with idyllic gardens. Beccy walked down the aisle to Adele’s ‘Sweetest Devotion’, looking stunning in her white gown and carrying a bouquet of white and dusky pink roses, tied with matching ribbons. After a touching ceremony, the couple walked out, beaming, to ‘Perfect Duet’ by Ed Sheeran, with photographer Chris Ward snapping the precious moments.
As Chris continued to take photos of the happy couple and wedding party, guests enjoyed sipping on Pimm’s and Peroni, and snacking on canapes which included chicken tacos, with tomato jam, guacamole and coriander.
Then, after the guests were called to dinner, the bride and groom were announced, and everyone was treated to the speeches first, including the lovely addition of the mother of the bride, and the stepfather of the bride, along with the traditional father of the bride, groom and best man speeches.
Once the speeches were finished, glasses were raised, and dinner was served. The guests enjoyed a starter of either prawn cocktail, or chicken liver and bacon pate, before tucking into the main event, a choice of roast sirloin of beef, with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and onion gravy, roast chicken with creamed and roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, or spring green risotto with parmesan, basil pesto and pine nuts. Just delicious, even if we do say so ourselves!
Pudding was sticky toffee pudding, with butterscotch sauce and custard, or a lighter-than-air strawberry, white chocolate and elderflower pavlova. The evening reception followed shortly after, with the cutting of the cake…but this wasn’t a traditional wedding cake, it was donuts and cookies – yum!
And then onto one of our favourite parts of every wedding, the first dance. With John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ playing, Beccy and Luke took to the dance floor for the first time as husband and wife, before being joined by their family and friends. The dancing continued until midnight, with people often only pausing to tuck into a bacon bun – even though most had said they couldn’t eat another thing after dinner.
Congratulations Beccy and Luke, we loved hosting your wedding, and hope you are looking forward to your first anniversary in a few months.