A Dream Wedding at Sheene Mill
Finding the ‘right’ dress, was probably the hardest part of the wedding for me. When I finally found my dress, from Caroline Castigliano, it took a lot of imagination to envisage what the final dress would be like. Every dress I’d tried on was always in a larger size and I’d asked the designer to make several changes to the original dress, which I didn’t
see until the week before the wedding!
For us, choosing the venue was a ‘no brainer’! Sheene Mill is such a beautiful venue and is more than just a venue to us – it is quite literally our home! I worked at the Sheene Mill from the age of 11 when my parents owned the business, to then come back 10 years after they left to own the business myself! I have so many lovely memories, from my childhood and from recent years…
Getting married at our own venue also meant I had complete trust in my staff and that they would execute everything the way they know I’d want it to be done. It also gave me the flexibility to go ‘to town’ and enjoy the venue from the other side for once! My staff did us proud, they all went above and beyond to make sure we had the most amazing day – it literally couldn’t have been better.
It was a Classic, yet Glamorous theme, consisting of beautiful deep reds, champagne golds and ivory, with a summery twist! We used crystal glass wear and décor throughout, positioning candelabras and candlesticks throughout for added romance.
We hung glass tealights from every tree and added additional mood lighting throughout the venue, which means that all of our brides now benefit from these improvements.
In addition to keeping our décor and colour scheme classic, we were keen to create our own touch. Our table plan was a large blossom tree, with hanging crystals and beautiful hanging place names, our guest book was a large graffiti painting, themed to suit our colour scheme and represent both mine and Jordan’s favourite things. We had a liquid nitrogen gin bar on our deck which we purpose built, a large ice sculpture Champagne bar, and a divine 8 course tasting menu with accompanying wines and Champagnes.
You can read more about Serena’s dream day, and get ideas for your own wedding at www.sheenemill.com/real-weddings-the-most-amazing-day
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