The Wedding season is pretty much upon us and Daisy has a fabulous full diary for the coming months, a couple of weeks ago we went to Kidbrooke Mansion in East Sussex for Harriet and Will’s Wedding.
Harriet booked me last year for her wedding which was originally planned for May but her venue let her down and she was left desperately looking for another venue that would fit the bill without having to change the date too drastically. Harriet is one of my Twitter brides so we put out a Twitter shout for help and info about venues. I think she got rather inundated and probably is quite an expert now on venues in the Sussex areas! Kidbrooke Mansion was a venue Harriet had already shortlisted and it fitted the bill perfectly.
Set in 60 acres of beautiful grounds, a Grade II listed building, Kidbrooke Mansion is part of Michael Hall School, off the beaten track with lots of inside and outside space. Built in 1735 it adjoins Ashdown Forest, where Winnie the Pooh writer AA Milne lived.
Harriet wanted a relaxed English Country Garden feel to her wedding and the house was decorated with pretty shells and jam jars with tea lights and beautiful sprays of flowers. With the weather being a little unreliable the house was a perfect wet weather plan venue, but on the day the sunshine came out, and Harriet and Will looked stunning and blissfully happy.
The beautiful doorway at the front of the building created a perfect sheltered area for guests to come for their ice creams and hot chocolate.
There was a wonderful atmosphere and very appreciative ice cream loving guests. The lovely Alex was managing the building for the day and was just brilliant making sure everything ran to plan and everyone had anything they needed.