Kate and Lewis’s Hedsor House wedding 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!



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

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