I recently had the privilege of capturing Emily and Gavin’s breathtaking Cliveden House wedding. The day unfolded with absolute perfection at this iconic venue, and it was a true honour to be part of their beautiful day. Every detail at this festive fairytale wedding contributed to the magic of the day, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Check out the highlights of this beautiful Cliveden House wedding below.

First names: Emily and Gavin
Ages: 27 & 43
Wedding date: 19/12/23
Venue: Cliveden House

Emily and Gavin’s love story began in the digital realm of dating apps. They first connected on Bumble, but their initial meeting, as Gavin likes to playfully recall, took place at Blues Kitchen. The details of their first encounter at Blues Kitchen might be a cherished memory, perhaps marked by shared laughter and meaningful conversation.

Gavin’s proposal, however, was a more intimate affair. Picture the two of them snuggled in bed, surrounded by the warmth of their love. It was in this cozy setting that Gavin chose to pop the question, creating a sweet and romantic moment that would become a treasured part of their journey to marriage.

When it came to selecting the perfect venue for their wedding, Gavin showed his thoughtful side. Knowing Emily’s affinity for Cliveden House from her earlier experiences, he surprised her with a birthday stay at the venue. This gesture not only created a beautiful memory but also solidified Cliveden House as “their thing.” After the proposal, Gavin seamlessly incorporated Emily’s dream venue into their wedding plans, saying, “Let’s book Cliveden.” It was a dream come true for Emily, who had always imagined getting married at this enchanting location.

Emily’s wedding dress, designed by Pronovias Atelier, was a stunning choice. Custom sleeves were added to fulfill Emily’s desire for long sleeves, and she knew it was “the one” after trying only a few dresses. The dress embodied the elegance and grace that she envisioned for her special day.

As for the wedding theme, Emily and Gavin aimed for a fairytale vibe with a touch of Tom Ford’s sophistication. This combination created a magical and stylish atmosphere that reflected their unique personalities.

Their first dance was a mix of classic and contemporary love songs. The choice of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis carried sentimental value, as it reminded Emily of her brother’s wedding where the song was performed by the groom’s brother-in-law and quartet during the ceremony. The second song, “I’m in Love with You” by the 1975, held personal significance as it became their shared song during car rides to work.

For couples planning their weddings, Emily and Gavin offer a valuable piece of advice: collaborate with your partner and make it personal. Their emphasis on creating a celebration that truly reflects their personalities and preferences encourages other couples to tailor their weddings to be uniquely theirs. It’s a reminder that the wedding day is a shared experience, and every detail should resonate with the couple’s love story.

Check out Emily and Gavin’s beautiful Cliveden House wedding below.

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Photographer: Ross Hurley Photography
Instagram: @rosshurleyphoto

Venue: Cliveden House
Instagram: @clivedenhouse

Hair stylist: Katya Valentina
Instagram: @katya.valentinahair

Make up artist:Amy Rose MacDonald
Instagram: @amyrosemakrupartist

Florist: Kirsty Newall
Instagram: @fallintoflowers

Cake: Kristina Medd
Instagram: @pennweddingcakes

Stationary: Lorraine Burt
Instagram: @caboodleweddings

Bridal dress designer: Pronovias
Instagram: @pronovias

Brides dress boutique: The Wedding Dress Shop
Instagram: @theweddingdressshop

Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Instagram: @jimmychoo

Groom Suits/Shoes: Tom Ford
Instagram: @tomford

Grooms cufflinks: Giuliva Heritage

Band/DJ: Mark
Instagram: @mightyfineevents

Brides earrings: Alighieri Jewellery

String Quartet: London Strings
Instagram: @londonstrings_

Tableware: Duchess and Butler
Instagram: @duchessbutler

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