Friday, April 8, 2022

Leona + Ally's Glamorous Winter Wedding at Hyde House in The Cotswolds

What better gown to put on at a crisp winter's day wedding than the usual sparkling, long-sleeved number? They chose Cotswold venue Hyde House near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire for his or her ceremony and reception on 26 November 2021.

Inspired by the bride's love of neutral tones and pampas grass, the black-tie day was elegant and minimal, with softness added through dried flowers and grasses.

Leona wore an ideal gown having a sensuous thigh slit and delightful puff sleeves, from

"I always wanted something having a little edge – the thigh-high split provided that."

"The dress was built with a mink lining that I was immediately drawn to also it sparkled within the light. It only agreed to be the most beautiful thing I have ever placed on and made me feel millions of dollars."

The marriage ceremony was held within the high-ceilinged, airy barn, decorated having a fairy light canopy.

"Cara specializes in dried flowers and it is amazing at what she does. The style from the wedding dresses took its origin from pampas grass and dried floral arrangements."

"From the very first meeting together with her, she knew precisely what I wanted and understood me 100%. The night before the wedding Cara messaged me some pictures of the table pieces and my bouquet and I almost cried with happiness. I was amazed."

The couple possesses a nineteen-month-old son, who played a vital part in their engagement story.

"We met on New Year's Eve 2016 inside a local bar. At 5ft 11, I'm tall for a lady, and Ally is 6ft 5, so he caught my attention immediately. It's a bonus that he is extremely handsome."

"Ally lived in Somerset at that time and I lived in Gloucester, but his closest friend had gone to live in Gloucester a couple of weeks before and Ally had joined him for New Year's Eve."

"We got engaged in July 2020 whenever we were remaining in Fowey, Cornwall as a birthday gift."

"Whilst I was preparing for what I thought would be a birthday breakfast on our balcony, Ally put our son inside a vest with 'Will you've my surname, mummy?' on and was recorded on one knee around the balcony, awaiting me."

Photographer Patrick Partridge recorded your day, capturing movement and joy, emotion, and romance.

"We wanted a candid photographer so that as soon as we saw Pat's work, we knew his style was precisely what we wanted. From the moment we booked Pat, he was only helpful and thus easy to speak with. His type of photography and personality managed to get a no-brainer for all of us and we are extremely glad we found him."

"Every single picture tells a tale! It's amazing how fast you forget areas of your special day but as soon as we received the gallery I was able to relive the entire day, plus all of the bits we missed. We have had a lot of comments about what a lovely guy Pat was around the day. He felt just like a guest and not simply the photographer."

"Neither people like our pictures being taken but Pat completely puts you comfortable. Words should never be enough way of thanking Pat for which the amazing job he did at capturing our special day. We will always recommend him to anyone who asks."

After the service, the newlyweds, as well as their guests, enjoyed meals at long trestle tables, decorated with pampas grasses, candles, and modern signage.

"We chose Hyde House because it had all of the elements we loved using their company venues we visited, all-in-one! The staff was also amazing from the first day."

"Our favorite part of the day was the speeches. It was probably the most hilarious hour of the day, with lots of ugly, laughing photos to prove it."

The evening party had music from DJ Kieran Clarke Entertainments along with the first dance to Something Just Like This by Coldplay and The Chainsmokers.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

"Stick for your guns and do what's best for you as a couple. The planning stage can seem to be very overwhelming sometimes but all of your hard work pays off."

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