We have been reflecting of late about how blessed we are to live in the glorious English countryside. It really is one of the things that epitomises our country and makes it so great. It’s no wonder so many choose to marry in the countryside, regardless of where they currently live.
If you are toying between an urban city wedding and a quintessential countryside wedding, here are a few elements to tip the balance in the latter’s favour.
Aside from making the best photographs imaginable, the setting of countryside weddings is exquisite all year round and provides magical memories for all involved. Whether it be rolling fields, gnarled trees or mystical woodland, English countryside views really are a dream come true.
With natural beauty comes a bounty of stunning flowers. In particular, the wild flowers of the countryside make for exquisite arrangements. Sweet peas, daisies, cornflowers, foxgloves and honeysuckle… We love in Alderley Edge for their work with wild flowers.
The Stately Homes
We know we are biased, but it really does never get boring being surrounded by the beauty of a stately home. Steeped in history, breathtaking architecture, high ceilings, large courtyards, gorgeous gardens… We are so blessed so have these homes as part of our cultural heritage.
The Old Chapels
Did you know that we have a chapel on our own grounds at Capesthorne that can be used for a wedding blessing? “The ornate interior of the Chapel provides a serene and intimate location for a more spiritual way of recognising your commitment to one another. It gives an opportunity for close family and friends to share in a simple service acknowledging the partnership already made during the civil ceremony.”
Put these four top favourite things about the countryside together and it really is difficult to argue with holding your most special day there.