About the Wedding
Groom Matt proposed to his beautiful wife to be on a clifftop in Moher, Ireland on a family holiday. Having asked the permission of Charlotte’s father who aided in ensuring the couple had some time to themselves, it was a well-planned and incredibly romantic proposal. For their August wedding, Charlotte and Matt wanted a “relaxed country venue, with stunning gardens, plenty of space, not needing much decoration due to the natural beauty of the venue itself, possibly a farm type setting…Crockwell literally ticked all the boxes!” The Bedfordshire pair loved that the venue is family run, saying “you aren’t just staff members; you are one big family who make planning a wedding so easy and personal”. For their theme and decorations, the pair kept things simple: “It was important to us that our theme complemented our venue. So since Crockwell needed very little decorating, we just added a few personal touches and dotted them around. Things such as; the bride and groom recommended drinks at the bar, the use of my Aunt and Uncle’s and Matt’s sisters amazing artwork and photos of all our guests displayed for laughing and reminiscing. My Mum sadly passed away when I was young, so it was easy to choose her favourite flower, the happy sunflower, as the base for the simple, country, relaxed feeling we wanted to achieve.” Charlotte found her stunning Pronovias St Patrick dress in Belle en Blanc, Olney. The dress was called “Lea” meaning “meadow” which she thought was particularly appropriate. While they had hoped for an outside ceremony, the weather sadly didn’t oblige but the marquee made for an excellent contingency plan and the ceremony was just beautiful. The sun did then shine and guests enjoyed drinks and photographs in the gardens and a delicious meal from the Chopping Block before dancing the evening away to live music from The Juke Boxes. Photographer Andy Doherty has captured the day perfectly; thank you to him, Charlotte and Matt for allowing us to share their day.