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The Proposal

Whilst on a wonderful trip to Las Vegas the couple had booked an excursion to Grand Canyon, via helicopter. Adam’s careful planning ensured that his proposal was delivered perfectly, not forgetting Julia’s dream solitaire engagement ring to seal the deal. The couple spent the following 18 months planning their traditional wedding at Cain Manor.

Choosing Cain Manor

Julia spotted Cain Manor on the back of a wedding magazine shortly after their engagement and the couple knew that they simply must pay the venue a visit. The couple saw 5 wedding venues in total, but knew that Cain Manor was ‘the one’ as soon as they walked in to the oak-beamed Library and in to the triple-height Music Room. The light flooding in from the cathedral length windows, the barn-style beams and the elegant, intimate atmosphere were all exactly what the couple were looking for when it came to finding the perfect wedding venue for their Saturday wedding in Surrey.

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The Attire

Finally, Julia fell deeply in love with a timeless lace wedding dress by Maggie Sottero and in terms of colour, opted to have ivory lace over soft blush which made the gown subtly match the rest of her dusky pink wedding colour scheme perfectly. Julia teamed her glamorous gown up with one of three veils that the bride-to-be had purchased due to her indecisiveness. And, on recommendation from a various friends and family members, Julia bought a pair of wedding shoes designed by Rainbow Club. Her braided wedding hair styled and beautiful bridal makeup was done by Suzanne Dusek, who also made the bridesmaids look gorgeous on the day. Julia knew that she wanted to wear her hair up and braided on her wedding day so grew her hair long for 18 months, ahead of her special occasion.

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The Big Day

It had been a childhood dream of Julia’s to ride to her wedding in a Horse and Cart. Therefore, the bride decided to get ready at a hotel local to Cain Manor, so that she could fulfill her wish. Julia booked Haydn Webb Carriages to meet her at the hotel and along with her mother, sister, niece and sister-in-law to be, the excited party enjoyed a moment they will never forget. Trotting through the Hampshire country lanes and along the picturesque drive, and receiving well wishes from generous strangers, was the perfect introduction to what was just about to be, the ultimate traditional wedding at Cain Manor.

Julia carried a cascade-style bouquet of flowers filled with dusky pink coloured blooms; the floral theme continued in to The Music Room for the ceremony and were the highlight of the wedding reception tables. The couple hired Harper Partner Sonning Flowers to decorate their day (and wedding cake) with sensational florals.

Their wedding reception tables were named after family pets and all of the wedding stationery, including place cards, seating plan instructions, invitations, table names and more, had been created by a company found on Etsy, LoveFromStephanie.

After cutting through their three tiered M&S wedding cake, the couple were ready to kick-start the evening part of their wedding celebration. The Harper DJ played ‘Wings’ by Birdy as the newlywed couple dance their first dance together as husband and wife and instead of tossing her own bridal bouquet, Julia (with permission) tossed one of her bridesmaid’s bouquets so that her own bouquet could be laid on the grave of her grandparents.


Photographer: Kit Myers | Beautician: Suzanne Dusek | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Shoes: Rainbow Club | Wedding Accessories: Ivory & Co | Suits: Dapper Formalwear | Bridesmaid: Dig for Victory | String Quartet: Salieri String Quartet | Florist: Sonning Flowers | Horse & Carriage: Haydn Webb Carriages | Wedding Cake: Marks and Spencer | DJ: Harper DJ