Shep & Sarah were married at Ettington Park Hotel, an elegant 4-star venue just outside Stratford Upon Avon. With its tranquil location and beautiful architecture it proved to be the perfect place for their glamorous and slightly gothic wedding. The exterior of the hotel was actually used as the setting for the 1963 film The Haunting.
“Neither of us liked the idea of an ‘off the shelf’ wedding, so although our wedding was small we wanted to look after the details that meant something to us”, explained Sarah. “These included the music and the decorations for the reception. I really enjoyed making the wedding stationery despite my totally uncharacteristic swearing at the printer! Shep is a classically trained guitarist and so he wrote and recorded the music played before and after the wedding ceremony itself. We also both chose the all the music for the reception.”
The celebrations started the day before the wedding with many of the family staying over at the hotel. “We stayed at the hotel the night before the wedding. Shep and I had separate suites and we had a private evening meal in the family chapel with our closest family who also stayed before the big day.”
Sarah wore a dress by Enzoani with Irregular Choice shoes. Instead of a traditional floral arrangement, she carried a bouquet made of handmade leather flowers. “The flowers were all custom made from monochrome leather by Leather Wedding Roses,” she explained. “They were designed to look like something from a black and white movie. We also had black and white roses on the tables in green absinthe glasses surrounded by multicoloured votives.”
Beautiful! Thank you to Shep & Sarah and their wedding photographer Jon of S6 Photography for sharing these today.