Olivia & Alex

Olivia and Alex started working with me right at the start of their planning journey, when all that they had decided on was their incredible wedding venue, Euridge Manor. Originally contemplating a destination wedding, Euridge offered the European feel that they loved, whilst having the benefit of being local to their home in the south west. Furthermore, given that Liv is American, it offered the perfect English countryside experience for her friends and family who travelled over from the States for their three day celebration.

The weekend started with a rehearsal for their (30+ person strong!) wedding party, followed by an intimate lunch in the Euridge Manor Orangery, where Pickers Catering put on a rustic sharing feast of Italian-inspired dishes. Afterwards, they joined the rest of their guests at a local pub for drinks, to welcome them to the Cotswolds.

After a summer of unreliable weather, we woke on the morning of the wedding to glorious sunshine, and began setting up for their outdoor ceremony in the iconic Boat House. Fleur Provocateur transformed the space into a breathtaking, immersive floral wonderland, giving an undeniably intimate feel to the ceremony. Following an emotion-packed ceremony, guests were led up to the Rose Garden for cocktails and canap├ęs, whilst their string orchestra played a medley of modern pieces. After a series of unforgettable speeches, our guests took their seats under the pergola for dinner, where we dressed rustic wooden tables with elegant, blush and gold tableware, sage green napkins, textured floral arrangements and an abundance of atmospheric candlelight. We then invited guests to the Orangery for cake, espresso martinis and a show-stopping champagne tower, before our DJ and saxophone duo encouraged everybody to the dance floor for the evening reception. Alex surprised his new bride by re-recording a heartfelt version of their first dance song (perhaps the best surprise I've EVER seen at a wedding!) and they celebrated with their guests into the early hours.

The following morning, guests returned to Euridge for a relaxed recovery brunch to debrief on the previous day. We set up lounge furniture and garden games on the lawn, and a pizza truck served wood-fired pizzas, before bringing this beautiful weekend of love, happiness and fun to a close.


Portraits by Amelia Allen, with detail photography by Sasha Dove Photography

EURIDGE MANOR, WILTSHIRE

"Working with Rachel has been nothing but smooth and professional. From our first conversation with Rachel we knew she was the right choice to help us plan and execute the wedding of our dreams (spoiler alert: it was the best wedding ever and our favourite weekend of our lives!) Rachel understood our vision from the very beginning and not only was able to recommend amazing suppliers but also help add little unique touches to the day to make everything perfect.

During the weekend we had 3 days of events planned and all of them were perfect, we never felt stressed as everything was managed by Rachel and her team. Not only was the weekend stress free but planning was made so fun as Rachel is extremely professional and keeps everything so organised in terms of budget, supplier liaisons, deliveries, calls, appointments etc. we got to just enjoy working together and planning an unbelievable wedding. Again, Rachel we cannot thank you enough for all you have done and helping us have the wedding of our dreams! 10/10 best wedding planner!"

OLIVIA & ALEX

Kind words from the happy couple