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Thea & Sam's wedding


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Choosing Botleys Mansion

Thea and Sam only viewed Botleys Mansion in Surrey when they were looking for the dream wedding venue to host their once-in-a-lifetime occasion. They absolutely loved the grandeur of Botleys Mansion and the glass roof in The Atrium, where they planned on hosting both their wedding ceremony and their reception. The couple planned on inviting exactly 100 guests to their wedding, so they made The luxurious, glass-roofed Atrium work perfectly for both the day and the night time events.

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The Dress

Thea’s wedding dress was the exact opposite of what she had envisioned wearing to her wedding. But, she saw this particular Rosa Clara design hanging across the room and it just stood out from the rest. The fabric was truly stunning; Thea had wanted a fabric that was interesting and the gown she chose had a beautiful texture to it. Thea said, “It’s true what they say – when you see ‘the one’, you just know!”
The bride accessorised with Ted Baker wedding shoes and hired Gemma Sutton to do her wedding day hair and make-up. She opted for loose curls worn to one side; it looked wonderful.

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The Bridal Party

Thea chose three bridesmaids to walk with her down the aisle on the big day; her sister Veryan, her best friend Emma and Sam’s sister Stephanie. The girls wore navy, pink and silver dresses that Thea chose with her mother.

Sam, his best man and the ushers wore navy suits from Moss Bros; Sam wore a grey tie so that he looked different, and the rest of the groom’s party wore pink ties to complement the bridal party.

After the exchange of rings and their announcement as husband and wife, the newlywed couple enjoyed walking the grounds with their wedding photographer, Wendy Aldiss, as well as chatting to friends and family before the wedding banquet was served, back in The Atrium. Thea and Sam had previously chosen a sumptuous menu of onion tart, a roast chicken dinner and a chocolate pot for dessert – all of which was followed by tea, coffee and truffles. The wedding reception tables were decorated with tall candelabras featuring beautiful floral arrangements. For name cards, Sam and Thea placed paper birds on top of wine glasses and for wedding favours the couple gave out boxes of chocolate Lego bricks – due to Sam’s life long love of Lego.

In the evening a band called Southside Junction set up in The Atrium and the newlyweds danced their first dance as husband and wife to ‘My Eyes Adored You’ by The Jersey Boys. They also cut through a decadent, 6 tier wedding cake; ruffled with dark pink peonies decorating the base and the top. Their cake had been designed by a company up in Manchester called Slattery and it almost looked too beautiful to cut.


Photographer: Wendy Aldiss | Florist: Lilys Flowers| Beautician: Gemma Sutton | Wedding Cake: Slattery, Manchester | Musician: Southside Junction