elaine + craig | kinblethmont house

Elaine + Craig were married on 17th May at Kinblethmont House. They were planning their wedding for 9 months. Huge thanks to Danny Lawson for sharing his images of their colourful day.

"We wanted a venue where we could get married and also hold the wedding reception. We wanted somewhere with large enough gardens that we could have a marquee. We also wanted to make a weekend of our wedding and were looking for somewhere that had enough accommodation on site for both the wedding party but also our closest friends too. Kinblethmont House not only ticked all these boxes but it’s the most beautiful location."

"My mum and I ‘went for a look’ and ended up buying my dress that same day! It was a classic princess shape but I had a special off the shoulder, lace, bolero made giving it a Bridget Bardot feel. The dress itself was really simple with just a large bow for detail."

"Our Humanist ceremony was definitely my favourite part. Naturally there were many poignant moments during it but there was also a lot of lighthearted parts – and a lot of laughter too."

"Just as I went to leave the bridal suite, I looked out the window where I could look down upon the wedding guests, and I saw umbrellas. We had taken the chance to get married outside and it had been dry all day, until the moment I was ready to walk down the aisle."

"Our wedding was extremely hands on and so there was a lot of careful planning and plotting. It was a real team effort."

"I really enjoyed planning the logistics of the day – where people would arrive, directing them to the ceremony location and then enticing them to the walled garden for games and our drinks reception."

"Speeches at weddings are one of my favourite parts and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with the ones at my own wedding. I also did a speech which I kept a secret and I really enjoyed the moment when I got up to make it, seeing everyone’s reaction."

"My favourite photo is one of the ones of Craig and I laughing during the speeches – sums up the day perfectly; full of joy!"

"Really think about what’s important to you. What is the one thing you won’t compromise on – and then be prepared to compromise on the rest. A year later, you won’t even remember what those things were. "


Venue: Kinblethmont House

Band: Pork Pie

Cake: Made by my mum!

Stationery: Kat Scott at Thought Studio

Umbrellas: Ebay

Photographer: Danny Lawson

"Kinblethmont House were so versatile in the way they let us use the house and grounds. We had a vision and they let us make it happen."