KATE & LEWIS
HEDSOR HOUSE WEDDING
Kate and Lewis’s autumnal Hedsor House wedding recently was such a beautiful day. Set in Buckinghamshire, Hedsor House (featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar), is one of the top and most sought-after wedding venues near London. It’s an architectural masterpiece in its own right and made such a gorgeous backdrop for this wonderful wedding day! From the elegant ceremony to the all-out party, Kate and Lewis’s wedding day was one to remember. Check it all out below.
First names: Kate Carey-Yard & Lewis McCormack
Ages: 27 & 29
Wedding date: 05/10/23
Venue: Hedsor House
How did you guys meet, tell me all? We met on a summer cruise holiday! I was on holiday with my parents and grandparents and he was on holiday with his family (both of us always used to do cruises as family holidays and we happened to meet on one!) I’m a triplet and it was the first family holiday I’d ever been on without my sisters as they were going on separate holidays with their boyfriends (now husbands!). I was single so my parents said ‘Just come with us’ so I did! We then met on the third day/night and then spent every day together for the rest of the 2 week holiday! We realised we only lived 40 minutes apart from each other back home (Camberley & Kingston) so continued the romance after we got home, moved in together in October 2020, and engaged in April 2021!
How did you get engaged, is there a cool story? It was in the middle of one of the half lockdowns in 2021 so Lewis set up an Easter Egg hunt around our apartment with big photos and clues on the back stuck to big Easter eggs (I love chocolate so was naturally thrilled). At the end was a letter and Lewis got down on one knee and proposed
What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many? We actually had another one booked for about 3 months but on New Years coming into 2022, we both admitted to each other that we didn’t like it! So we went to the open day of Hedsor House, I cried with happiness and we canceled the other venue on the way home and booked Hedsor that day! It’s a stunning, classic venue with a luxurious feel and that’s exactly what we were looking for!
Tell me about your dress? Who was it designed by and was there a particular style you were drawn to? It’s a Suzanne Neville dress, quite classic, with a dramatic neckline but simple everywhere else. I think everyone expects me to be in a really glitzy, tight, ‘booby’ dress lol but if gone very classic! It was a style I’d favored when I first saw dresses on Instagram but thought maybe I would go for the tight, glitzy dresses but when I tried them on in the shop, they just didn’t feel right! When I tried this one on, very cliché but it was ‘the one’ straight away! Matching it with classic Jimmy Choo bow heels and big bouncy waves for my hair (going maybe vintage Hollywood-type look I guess haha!)
What was the inspiration/theme/styling of your wedding? Classic / Glamour / Black Tie Wedding. We think the venue fits this style so well
What is your first song and why? Adele – Make you feel my love. It was Lewis’ Grandad’s favourite song. I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim before he passed away a year before I met Lewis but I like that song too so seems to tie together perfectly!
What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding? Don’t stress about the small details! It will all come together! My two sisters and my best friend all had their weddings this past year! So I’ve been a Bridesmaid 3 times this year… it’s made us realise that the day is so full of love, your best friends, and family and you won’t notice the tiny details as much as you think so don’t let it ruin the fun of planning!
Check out Kate and Lewis’s gorgeous Hedsor House wedding below.
Photographer: Ross Hurley Photography Website: https://www.rosshurley.com Instagram: @rosshurleyphoto Venue: Hedsor House Website: https://www.hedsor.com/ Instagram: @hedsor Second Photographer: Rachel Pearson Photography Website: https://rachelpearsonphotography.com/ Instagram: @rachel.pearson.photography Hair stylist: Brooke Feltham Website: https://vlbridallondon.com Instagram: @vanityloungelondon Make up artist: Amber Espley Instagram: @amberraemakeup Bridal dress designer: Suzanne Neville Instagram: @suzanneneville Brides dress boutique: The Dress (Teddington) Website: https://thedress.co.uk Instagram: @thedressteddington Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo Website: https://jimmychoo.com Instagram: @jimmychoo Bridesmaids dresses: RiverIsland Website: https://riverisland.com Instagram: @riverisland Suits: Suit Supply Florist: Seventh Heaven Events Website: https://seventh-heaven-events.co.uk Instagram: @seventhheavenevents Cake: Le Papillon Cakes Website: https://lepapilloncakes.square.site Instagram: @lepapilloncakes Caterer: Cavendish Events Ltd Website: https://cavendishevents.com Instagram: @cavendishevents Videographer: SY Media Website: https://sy-media.co.uk Instagram: @sy_weddings