Kat & John - Loughborough Endowed School - April 2018
Kat and John were this year’s first to have an Orange Tree Wedding. They chose one of the grand and beautiful listed buildings at Loughborough Endowed School in which to hold their gorgeous wedding reception.
The celebrations started over in the historic tower building, where the guests arrived from the ceremony to a mouth watering selection of welcome cocktails, and more canapes than you can shake a cocktail stick at!
They then spilled out onto the magnificent quad gardens in front of the building.
A little down pour didn’t stop the smiles or frolics from this crowd!
Happily full-up on tasty welcome treats, the guests followed our friendly team of staff through the grounds, to the main high school hall. Yet another of Loughborough Endowed Schools beautiful builldings
Here it was time for Christine McNally to capture the ever important confetti shots!
and naturally some cheeky smooches too…….
Everyone made their way inside to take a seat for the wedding breakfast.
Their bespoke table plan, cocktail board and table names by our favourite sign writer, Lesser than Three, fit with the colour scheme perfectly.
Inside, the hall was decorated in the prettiest spring colour palette and twinkling lights. The stage was draped in fabrics to set the perfect backdrop for their party. It’s always a fun job for our Orange Tree Weddings stylist to make this hall look beautiful. The wooden beams and big old windows make a perfect canvas for the most dreamy of weddings!
Our vintage lounge set up worked wonderfully in a cosy corner of the hall. Complete with a retro style macrame plant hanger from Clove & Hitch to add some greenery!
It’s all about the attention to detail which make an orange tree wedding styling so special……
Flowers by Blooming Wild Flowers
The newly weds were announced in to a hall of smiling faces and applause.
They took their seats for a wedding breakfast of pie and mash, and finished off with some moving speeches.
The guests stretched their legs with ice cream from Living the Cream out on the lawns, and took a little break whilst our team got the room ready for party time!
Jazz and blues from Anna Sinfield and her band, really made the evening swing!
We loved being part of Kat and John’s special day. We really hope they had the BEST DAY EVER!
Thanks so Much to Christine McNally for use of her stunning snaps!
Rachel & Matt - Hoby Village Hall
Following their wedding ceremony at the lovely Oakham Castle’s Great Hall, Rachel & Matt’s guested arrived on mass to the quaint Hoby Village Hall, an Orange Tree Weddings Favourite!
They began their afternoon with endless refreshing cocktails as their welcome drinks. With a choice of Mojitos, Godfathers and Hedgerow Fizz’ to get the party started! Mmmmmmm. So hard to choose!
There were more canapes than you could shake a cocktail stick at! But we have always said, the more you eat the more you can drink, right?!
The sun was shining so they could enjoy a canape and cocktail outside in the garden, which had been given the Orange Tree Wedding’s vintage touch, with handmade tassel bunting, day shelters and a vintage lampshade or two.
Inside, the hall looked so inviting. Decorated with giant balloons, bunting and hundreds of twinkling lights, it was just asking for a good party!
The tables featured bespoke table names, wild flowers in jam jars, and macrame and lace details.
There were vintage features a-plenty for the cake table and card case.
With not just one bar to be served by our friendly staff, but two! And both of them were busy from start to finish. These guys knew the real meaning of fun!
Our very own barman ‘Roger’ from Winged Ape in Loughborough, helped us pull many a pint of delicious APA from Charnwood Brewery, a special ale chosen by the Bride and Groom for their big day. We can confirm it was very tasty!
A delicious banquet of a homemade fishcake starter, followed by beef brisket smokehouse-style baps were served to the hungry guests.
And of course there was cake!
The speeches got a little raucous and even featured a little light gambling! We never did quite figure out what everyone was betting on though :)
Our team then quickly worked their ‘changing-rooms’ magic and transformed the room for party-time as the dj set up centre-stage!
The dance-floor didn’t stay empty for long, and you could really feel the love for this cracking pair! Congratulations Rachel & Matt, what an epic day!
Thanks so much to Josie Parr the use of your stunning photographs!
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