When it comes to doing your wedding day your way, fabulous couple Belle and Nick are the ones to watch. We absolutely loved hosting their gleeful and quirky wedding celebration at Penton Park - it was full of so many gorgeous and eclectic touches. From the bride’s custom dyed Converse and the groom’s custom dyed facial hair (that pink beard is the best accessory we’ve ever seen), to the bold florals and epic fancy dress box, read on to find out more about their amazing day.
A Warm and Intimate Drawing Room Ceremony
The drawing room is one of our favourite spaces at Penton Park. It’s flooded with natural light, and is licensed for up to 70 guests for a civil ceremony (for more information on our ceremony spaces, check out this post). Belle and Nick chose to share their wedding vows with 40 of their nearest and dearest, and it was a gorgeously emotional ceremony. We particularly loved the flower arrangements on the chairs, forming a beautiful splash of colour as Belle walked down the aisle.
50 Shades of Pink
This wedding was pretty in pink, but as far away from bubblegum Barbie as you can imagine. First off, let’s take a minute to talk about Nick’s epic groom style. He rocked his magenta suit and matching dyed beard with panache, and we love that he decided to break the mould and stay true to his style for his wedding day.
Fabulous local florist Martha Rose Flowers created a suite of amazing blooms that popped with rich fuchsia, pale blush pink and lilac. The whole house was adorned with flowers, with our enormous mantelpieces being put to great use for some statement arrangements.
Party Time at Penton Park
When a couple has as brilliantly defined a sense of fun as Belle and Nick, you just know that the party is going to be a good one. Penton Park is a house made for epic shindigs, and we loved that Belle and Nick took to the dancefloor with such joy after their dinner on long tables in the ballroom.
Guests were wowed by the sleight of hand performed by magician Chris Piercy, and Belle and Nick chose acoustic band FM live to get the party going.
There were so many things we loved about this joyfully quirky wedding, but there are a couple of memories that will definitely stay with us forever. The first is the fancy dress box that appeared later in the day. Watching the children running and leaping across the lawns as little pirates and white rabbits was very special indeed. The second is our lovely Irish wolfhound, Duke. Nick became very fond of our giant, soft-hearted dog, and it was a real joy to see him loping around, mingling with the guests and even at one point taking to the dance floor himself. Nick mounted a fairly persuasive campaign to convince Belle that they needed to get an Irish wolfhound of their own – sorry Belle!
Our enormous Duke is a much-loved and important part of our lives here at Penton Park, but rest assured, he won't be part of your wedding day unless you expressly want him to be. For most of the celebrations we have here, he's to be found snoozing peacefully upstairs and away from the guests in his own private quarters!
If you’re looking for an elegant country house venue with a focus on fun for your wedding day, then why not get in touch for our brochure? We’d love to show you around our home and to see if we might be a good fit for what you’ve got planned.
Photographer: This and That Photography
Caterer: Sausage & Pear
Florist: Martha Rose Flowers
Wedding dress: Sass & Grace
Magician: Chris Piercy
Band: FM Live
Thank you to the photographers whose photos have been featured, we love their work! Emma Moore Photography, Gyan Gurung Photography, Graham Warrellow, Helen Power Photography, Joanna Cleeve Photography, Julia Conway Photography, Kate Gary Photography, LaHu Studios, Lemontree Photography, Lydia Stamps Photography, Mia Photography, Peter Dyer Photography Ltd, Tansley Photography, Teresa C Photography, The Springles, This and That Photography.