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Natasha and Brett’s Colourful Summer Wedding

Real Life Weddings - 13.03.18

This dreamy summer wedding turned Combermere Abbey into a romantic secret garden with bursts of fuchsia pink and violet, a family vibe, garden games and great entertainment.

With fun being a priority on their wedding day the newlyweds enjoy bouncing on space hoppers © Stanbury Photography

The Venue

Natasha and Brett wanted to have a wonderful summer wedding filled with vibrant colours and fun. Looking for something a little different, they fell in love with Combermere Abbey on their first visit and booked it straight away, just one month after Brett’s proposal.

Décor and Style

Deciding on a colour scheme of fuchsia and violet, Natasha’s favourite colours, the happy couple chose a fairy-tale secret garden theme with bright flowers. Rose, orchids and hydrangeas were just a few of the beautiful blooms chosen and the end result was a fun yet relaxed country garden theme.

“We used birdcages and tall vases, adding hanging globe candles and church candles to the birdcages. We wanted lots of variation in height throughout.”


Bridal Attire

On her first visit to a bridal boutique, Natasha discovered dresses by designer Nicole Spose. Looking for stockists of these wonderful gowns, Brett actually found the range at Elizabeth Louise Bridal. From there, Natasha chose her dream dress, a breathtaking design in blush pink.

The bride gets ready before the wedding ceremony – wedding dress wedding hair © Stanbury Photography

The beautiful bride accessorised with jewellery from Next, a hair comb from Glitzy Secrets and shoes from Rainbow Club.

Natasha’s four bridesmaids looked stunning in their Lola Couture dresses, each choosing a different style and with two bridesmaids in fuchsia and two in violet.

The Groom

Brett looked the part in a Herbie Frogg suit with fuchsia pink tie to coordinate with the bridesmaids. The checked waistcoats worn by his ushers complemented his suit and they finished their look with vibrant violet-coloured ties.

The excited couple exchange marriage vows in the Glasshouse – wedding ceremony venues Cheshire © Stanbury Photography

Saying ‘I do’

Natasha prepared for the day in Malbanc Cottage while Brett and the ushers got ready in Crossley Cottage. Following their magical ceremony in the Glasshouse, they held a drinks reception in the centre of the fruit tree maze.

The happy newlyweds raise a glass and toast to their wedding day – autumn wedding © Stanbury Photography

“We had Prosecco for the ladies, beer for the men and Elderflower Spritz as a non-alcoholic option.”


The Wedding Breakfast

While Gavin Jones, a swing singer, entertained, delicious food was served. Olive Tree delighted the taste buds with red pepper and tomato soup to start followed by sticky beef and a trio of desserts.

Making the most of the great outdoors, croquet, bowls and colour-themed space hoppers were set up on the lawns.

And Finally…

As day turned to evening, a five-piece band, ‘The Rush’ played their set including a the first dance song, ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perry.

“We had a gatecrasher during our first dance, our little son, Lincoln!”

Pork and stuffing rolls, macarons and wedding cake were the perfect choice for an evening menu and Natasha and Brett designed their own personalised cocktail, the L.A.W, the initials of their son.

“It consisted of Champagne (for the bride), vodka (for the groom), Blue Curacao (for Lincoln’s blue eyes), a dash of lemonade and blueberries, Lincoln’s favourite food, on the top.”

“The team at Combermere Abbey were amazing throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always on hand. As for my favourite moment… all of it!”


For more real wedding inspiration from this beautiful Cheshire wedding venue, make sure you check out Rachael and Tom’s Spring Celebration. You won’t be disappointed!

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Natasha and Brett's real life wedding at Combermere Abbey

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