We first met Jenny and Paddy at Alex and Rachel's wedding back in 2015 (Jenny was one of Rachel's bridesmaids).
Jenny and Paddy wanted a blank canvas venue for their reception, somewhere they could make their own. After visiting a few places they approached a local farmer who had a working barn never previously used for events – he agreed to empty it leaving a blank canvas for them to decorate. They wanted to put lots of their own ideas and hands on creativity into their day and (as all the gorgeous details show) they managed to do just that! With the help of an amazing team of wedding suppliers, the support of family, friends and our wedding day management service, in Jenny's words, "the barn came to life and it was absolutely perfect. It worked so well that Grove Barn has since become a venue for weddings and events!"
You can see more images from Jenny and Paddy's beautiful wedding over on Rock My Wedding in this lovely feature.
“We had seen (and heard) what a wonderful job Val did for our friend’s wedding the previous year. As we weren’t getting married in a venue, we really wanted the support
leading up to, and on the day, so we didn’t have to worry about pulling it all together. Val did exactly that!
Val was incredible. We took on a lot of work with our wedding (as we turned an old industrial shed/ barn into a venue) and I honestly don’t think we could have pulled it together without Val’s constant support. She worked tirelessly amending our schedule (when I made last minute changes every 5 minutes!) and helped enormously with the barn set up. She was always calm, cheery, helpful, supportive and a sounding board for ideas/decisions. She was our wedding angel!”.
Wedding Planning - Benessamy Weddings & Events
Photography - Hannah Duffy Photography
Ceremony Venue - St Luke's Church, Hickling
Reception Venue - Grove Barn
Dress Designer - Charlie Brear
Bridal Boutique - Cicily Bridal
Veil - Nieve Couture
Headpiece - Debbie Carlisle
Bridal Shoes - Kurt Geiger
Bracelet - Monica Vinader
Hair Stylist - Tim Foster Hair
Makeup Artist - Leona Seymour
Bridesmaid Dresses - The Dessy Group
Grooms Suit - Hackett London
Waistcoat - David Saxby
Lighting - TGS LIVE Events
Catering - Stones Events
Florist - Kim Kupfer Flowers
Lanterns - The Urban Flower Co
Entertainment - The Money
Cake - Dominic at David North
Stationery - Feel Good Invites
Videographer - New Gen Films
Today, I’m kicking off a new blog series sharing some of the amazing venues I’m lucky enough to visit, explore, and work with. Prestwold Hall is a stunning Grade I listed stately home in the heart of Leicestershire Wolds.
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