Ian & Carlene’s wedding

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Prepare yourself for some serious real wedding gorgeousness from one of our recent weddings! It was a beautiful late spring day for Ian & Carlenes wedding day held at the Billesley Manor Hotel, near Stratford Upon Avon. When I first met Carlene and she told me of her desired colour palette of red, dusky pink and gold I was so excited. I knew it would look absolutely gorgeous and it certainly did. 

Kind Words

“Linzi was my wedding planner in May and in summary she was brilliant, extremely organised, outlines what she will do and does it promptly with great efficiency! She kept me posted at every stage, took ideas/input eg colour scheme, decor and entertainment and really made it all happen!! She worked incredibly hard, was a great source of advice/support and it was fantastic to have her on the day for coordination of the wedding from beginning to end. She even helped to tidy up after the event! Furthermore, she also helped spot miscalculations re quote from the wedding contract which helped with overall costs. She was very dedicated and totally professional throughout our time working together, I would fully recommend her support and services without a doubt – having her on board made the whole experience significantly less stressful …The day was enjoyed by all and I am sure without Linzi’s presence it would have been a different story! Thank you Linzi!!
Our gorgeous bride in red wedding dress - Ian and Carlene wedding - real wedding inspiration
Carlene Luo
Bride

Summary of the Day

Wedding preparations were in full flow from early in the morning

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The wedding ceremony was held in the Great Hall at Billesley Manor with the couple's family and friends. The flower girls looked so cute in their gorgeous while and red rose petal dresses. And I love first look pictures - this one is no different!

AND THE CONFETTI SHOT!

Of course there was the obligatory confetti shot. With colour coordinated red rose petals with the country house forming the perfect backdrop.

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And there was chance for more photos in the glorious garden with the country house hotel & topiary gardens. Always work out with your photographer in advance locations for great photos. There was a few rain showers but these didn't dampen the wedding spirit.

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As the guests enjoyed their garden drinks reception, we made sure that the Topiary Suite was dressed to perfection with dusky pink ruffle hood chair covers with ornate brooches, matt gold candleabras and matching flowers with gorgeous peonies & hydrangeas. The bespoke stationery design used included a matching table plan, table names & place cards  - all matching the colour palette perfectly.

We also lit the room with a starlit backdrop behind the top table and uplighters (matching the colour palette of course!) stationed around the Topiary Suite. The right use of lighting can transform a room and this case was no different.

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The wedding breakfast

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The topiary garden looked magical lit with fairy lights

It formed the background for this awesome shot from Aaron at Aaron Storry Photography (see link below for more details). Absolutely perfect!

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And the best way to finish this magical day - a firework display!

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The amazing wedding supplier team

Wedding planning, design and co-ordination - Linzi at that black & white cat

Photography -  Aaron Storry Photography

Venue - The Billesley Manor Hotel

Florist - Carolann at CK Flowers

Stationery - Nikki & Tom from Tickled Pink

Venue styling items - Fi from Vintage Fare

Lighting, love letters, starlit dancefloor & starlit back drop - Revolution Events 

Cake from Melody Cakes

Casino from Mercia Casino Hire

Photobooth - Y7 Photobooths

Fireworks - Jonathans Fireworks

Wedding planning, florist, stationery, styling items and photobooth supplier are all part of the Leicester Wedding Network.

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The above photo was taken by Linzi at 'that black & white cat weddings' on our trusty iphone!

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