Emotional countryside wedding at Crowcombe Court
If you've ever attended a wedding at Crowcombe Court you know how special it is. From the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, to the relaxed atmosphere of the venue, Crowcombe Court weddings are sure to leave a lasting impression and Eden and Jonno's wedding back in September 2022 was no exception.
Morning of the wedding
Eden (the lovely bride) and her besties had set the tone for the morning; the bridal room was buzzing with wedding feelings when I arrived, and I knew this was going to be a memorable occasion. On the morning of the most important day of her life, Eden was so relaxed and enjoying her surroundings and the company of her friends and family. Music, laughter, tears of joy, and singing (I'll get to the singing later on).
A bride's prep usually starts calmly and then time catches up and it's a mad rush to finish the last minute details. But not today! As I said, the tone was set and calm was present all morning. The bridesmaids finished getting ready and left Eden to get into her dress with her mum's help. We had the double reveal today - the bridesmaids and the father of the bride.
After Eden was ready for her reveal, I led the bridesmaids back into the room with their eyes closed. The wedding day just became more alive with the reveal.
When dad walked into the room for his reveal, he wore the biggest smile ever, it was just perfect. Eden was ready to meet her man!
At their pre-shoot earlier this year, we hit it off right away. A pre-shoot is one of the best ways to get to know each other before your big day, which, in turn, helps keep things relaxed and enjoyable. I found out how it all began which in turn is how we ended up here.
When Jonno Met Eden
Eden and Jonno met at work. Jonno had seen Eden's picture on the staff board and asked about her. He kept coming onto the ward to fix broken taps and they just kept smiling at each other as he walked past. Eden asked about him further with her boss in which her boss gave Jonno's boss her number. Jonno wasted no time. He messaged her that evening though Eden played it cool and pretended she had no idea who he was. They have spoken every day since!
Conveniently things kept “breaking” on the ward so Jonno had to keep coming back every day to fix things, until one day Eden and another colleague got caught pulling a tap off the wall to get him back and were told to stop breaking stuff.
When Jonno popped the question
Eden and Jonno were sightseeing on the hottest day in London in quite a while. Eden had not been feeling well and told Jonno they needed to head back to the hotel to get a drink to cool off and chill. But Jonno got frustrated and he said, “No, please, we have to go and see this last place, so we can go back after that.” So Eden drank some coke and sat down. When he got down on one knee Eden understood why they couldn't go back. A woman saw what he was doing and shouted “stop, stop, pass me your phone” so he got up off his knee gave her his phone and got back down again!
Now to meet Jonno before the "I Do's"...
Although Jonno kept it together most of the morning, I think he was carrying nerves for both of them! In spite of this, Sam & Callum (his two best men) were by his side to support him. Though if you were to have witnessed the best man's speech later on in the day, it was quite the opposite and possibly one of the funniest roastings I have witnessed in a long time. A salmon-coloured suit was worn by Jonno and his groomsmen, and he accessorised with a matching waistcoat. Such a unique, cool look!
I had a little keep sake from Eden to give Jonno to open, it was one he could always keep close to his heart. It was a little broach with a picture of his grandad. Following their preparations, the boys headed to the bar area to greet their guests. Here's where the fun begins!