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The Proposal

After being together for almost two years, Michael decided that now was the time to take the next step and plan his proposal. On the 23rd December, at Hampton Court’s Bushy Park, Michael, Dayna and their twins enjoyed a walk on a bright winters day. After walking to the planned proposal spot in the park, Michael poured Dayna a glass of wine, which he had been hiding in his bag, and got down on one knee in front of their two children and asked her to be his wife – to which she of course said yes!

With Christmas Day just around the corner, the couple both decided to wait until then to announce their good news with both families. The excitement of being engaged made their festive holiday even more special and memorable for them.

Cain Manor exterior barn photograph

Choosing Cain Manor

Dayna and Michael looked at just one other wedding venue before deciding that Cain Manor was the place they wanted to celebrate their special day together.

After having done an extensive search for ‘wedding venues in Hampshire’ online, the couple requested a brochure and arranged to visit Cain Manor. But, even though it was a rainy winters day in January, the couple still knew that Cain Manor was their dream venue and they ended up cancelling their other arranged venue viewings.

We asked Dayna and Michael what they felt made them fall in love with Cain Manor they responded with “Everything from the drive up, to the building itself and all of the amazing staff. We loved the high ceilings, the beams, the open fireplaces, everything. It had such a homely feel to it.”

The Big Day

They walked down the aisle to ‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran and The Music Room was perfectly decorated with white chair covers and champagne organza coloured sashes. The aisle was simple but beautifully lined ivory rose trees that the couple hired through Harper.

Following on from everyone enjoying their drinks reception in the Cain Manor gardens, the couple and their guests entered The Music Room once again to enjoy a three course Wedding Breakfast. The couple later enjoyed the traditional cake cutting moment, which was a stunning three tired, square cake with grey ribbon to match the colour of the suits, subtle diamantes decorated the middle tier and the cake was finished off with a personalised cake topper which was made to look like the newlywed couple. The cake consisted of a layer of fruit cake, lemon cake and chocolate cake; this was kindly made by Dayna’s maid of honour’s mum. An additional 40 guests joined the newlywed couple for their evening reception.

Dayna and Michael kicked off the evening party with their first dance and song choice of, ‘All of me’ by John Legend. The newlywed couple and their guests then enjoyed the rest of the evening to their choice of music played by our Harper DJ.


Photographer: Premier Wedding Photography and Videography | Florist: BBL Design | Wedding dress: Jasmine Couture | Hair and Make-up Artist: Annette Kemp | Wedding DJ: Harper DJ