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Choosing Notley Abbey

Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire was the only wedding venue that Victoria and David viewed during their search. They fell instantly in love with the beautiful, country house setting and the fact that the wedding venue was steeped in history. The couple also found the online planner extremely helpful and easy to use, which made the whole of their wedding planning process more enjoyable.

Victoria and David celebrated a spring wedding at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire along with their two sons and 86 wedding guests. They held their romantic wedding ceremony in the Abbot’s Hall, followed by a wonderful wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Monks’ Refectory.

wedding breakfast table set up
Notley Abbey yellow wedding ceremony room

The Decor

When decorating her reception tables, Victoria hired Sonning Flowers who helped create a real spring feel throughout the wedding venue. The bride opted for spring flowers in jam jars for the reception tables, as well as in the bridal bouquet, the bridesmaid’s bouquets and the button holes for the grooms party. Daffodil themed place cards and table numbers highlighted the pretty spring theme.

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The Big Day

On the day of their wedding, Victoria walked down the aisle in the Abbot’s Hall at Notley Abbey with her father and eldest son to ‘You’re So Cool’ by Hanz Zimmer. Her youngest son walked in with the bridesmaids, wearing his bright orange wellington boots, as he refused to wear his shoes. The registrar comically mentioned that this was the first time she had ever conducted a wedding where one of the members of the wedding party was wearing wellies.
Beautiful readings were read during the ceremony, focusing on family which is so important to both Victoria and David.

Victoria and David held their wedding reception in the Monks’ Refectory at Notley Abbey. They’d carefully chosen a wedding menu of onion tart to start with, followed by braised beef and vegetables for the main course; for dessert, rhubarb and apple crumble with custard and ice cream was served. Later in the evening, the newlywed couple cut through their simple, M&S wedding cake which was covered in white icing and filled with vanilla sponge.

romantic lit evening shot at Notley Abbey

Looking Back

When asked what advice she would give future couples, Victoria said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff. It doesn’t matter if the groom’s pocket square is not the exact match to the bride’s bouquet. Nobody will notice! All of your guests want to see is the smile on your face. Don’t let the planning process overtake your life – it will all fall into place. Even little hiccups add to the memories!”


Photographer: Eneka Stewart | Wedding Dress: La Sposa | Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist: Clare Turner | Florist: Sonning Flowers | Wedding Cake: M&S