Oh, where do I even begin! The beautiful Elizabeth Jaggs, and England rugby player Dan Robson. Back when the sun was at its height, and the skies were clear and blue we were honoured to be part of the most memorable, fun, romantic and party fuelled weekend, celebrating the marriage of Mr and Mrs Robson.
This wonderful English wedding started with cricket at dawn on the lawns of the most beautiful venue, with a crew of England rugby stars jeering from the side lines as Dan and his groomsmen let off steam before an evening of fun and laughter at an intimate champagned fuelled rehearsal dinner, held in the main barn itself on a banquet table of dreams. Throughout the day Alex and her team from InBloom and Co created masterpiece after masterpiece of floral delights whilst the caterer, Aimee Kelly, alongside the team at Hanbeck Farm and myself, Amy Lauren Weddings styled and designed the tables and aesthetics within both the barn, ready for evening celebrations, before moving onto their sail-top marquee down by the lake where dinner was served for the main event on the Saturday.
Elizabeth’s style, beauty, and loving personality, was reflected in the most wonderful wedding that oozed personality; a weekend built on all the things they love about each other and the lives they have built together.
The beauty of the location at Hanbeck Farm, the gardens, the courtyard, the modern twist on rustic rural charm goes hand in hand with the traditional stonework that showcases throughout both the inside and outside of the barns against the 21st century décor and minimalistic design that is simply breath-taking, making this venue encompass everything Elizabeth and Dan could have ever wished for.
The barn was initially styled on the Friday evening for their epic rehearsal dinner for 36 of their nearest and dearest guests, most of whom were staying on site in the accommodation barns that branch off from the courtyard, or down by the lake in shepherds’ huts. Guests were welcomed in for dinner to the fun filled tunes of a pianist who filled the room with perfect tones as they found their seats around the longest banquet table that spanned across the room showcasing a 42-foot foliage runner, tapered candles scattered in between, linen napkins and personalised place settings.
After the most fabulous fun filled evening of indulgent food, champagne, dancing and adhoc karaoke the big day was upon us, and it was all hands-on deck as makeup artists, hair stylist, waitresses, stylists and musicians arrived early doors ready for the big day.
Elizabeth and Dan chose to have an outdoor wedding blessing held in the centre of the courtyard allowing their guests to bask in the summer sun rays as they were swept away by the love story of Elizabeth and Dan, whilst enjoying endless champagne followed by canapes and confetti.
The afternoon then continued as guests made their way down to the most exquisite sail-top marquee built by Peacock and Bow, overlooking the lake where guests were filled with course after course of indulgent food and wine, followed by none stop laughter and endless smiles as the speeches ensued just as the sun was setting across the lake, making for the most beautiful golden hour glow: all captured by the Australian Photographer and Videographer team Dear.Vincent.
The party then continued back in the courtyard and main barn to where chairs and tables had all been removed leaving only poiser tables to accommodate the ultimate dance floor to rival any A-list club. The music, the laughter the styling and the atmosphere that encapsulated every guest was second to none.
To conclude the insanely wonderful weekend, on the Sunday, Elizabeth and Dan held a pool party with an array of cocktails and grazing platters, featuring bikinis and speedos, pool floats and dive bombs.
Their wedding was designed to encapsulate their fun, lively and enthusiastic personalities, their love of fine food, champagne (and Guinness!) friendship and close family bonds. Each day showcased another little part of their passions and love of life.
The beauty of this story is that every couple who chooses to hold their wedding celebrations at Hanbeck Farm has the same opportunity to design and choreograph their very own dream day with the help from me, Amy Lauren Weddings, alongside the most wonderful, accommodating, and exceptional team at Hanbeck Farm.
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