From the photographer: Today, I am thrilled to share this gorgeous, Italy-inspired Shropshire wedding with aspects of green and gold at Delbury Hall.
From the bride: We officially met at my uncle’s 50th party on Valentine’s night.
Harry was behind the bar & I was helping him collect the glasses!
We didn’t spend a weekend apart since that day.
He would travel to Chester to visit me at uni. Harry is a course manager & lives on Wrekin golf course. I moved in the year after we met.
We LOVE Italy…so we planned a 3 week tour of Italy, hired a fiat 500 (so Italian!), and drove around lots of different parts.
We stayed in a remote farmhouse in Tuscany in the Chianti hills…and we were due to go wine tasting at 6 pm but at 5:45 pm Harry got down on one knee in the Tuscan vines and popped the question… I was sitting on a plant pot!
It’s safe to say I learned nothing about wine as I was staring at my hand the whole wine tasting session!
We knew we didn’t want a long engagement, so we booked our Shropshire Wedding venue & church within 3 weeks of being engaged.
Delbury Hall was 45 mins away from us & the only venue we considered.
It was perfect for us as we wanted to make use of the 10 beautiful cottages on site & we loved the fact the church was through a cute little path through from the venue.
Harry made me a 15 minute video to watch the morning of the wedding, it was all of our memories.
Our labradoodle Rocco was our dog of honour.
We didn’t do much DIY, we had some amazing suppliers, we had a pizza van in the evening! And we had Italian sharing platters for starters and puddings & an Italian-themed, buffet style banquet as our wedding breakfast.
This is really hard.. we LOVED it all.
We both said the next morning however that there was a moment that stood out for us.
We had long trestle tables so when we were introduced as the new Mr. & Mrs. Jones, we danced through the middle to “signed, sealed, delivered” high fiving our guests. Everyone was up on their feet dancing.
. I’ve never been to a wedding where this has happened, if I could have bottled the atmosphere at that moment it would sell for millions.
It was a room full of all of our favourite people, so happy and so content.