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period romance. cornflower blues & lilac blooms for a fun-filled day at pendrell hall – jennifer & david

March 24th, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Pendrell Hall (c) Juliet Lemon (31)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that only the most gorgeous weddings grace the pages of Brides Up North. What’s with the Jane Austen? Well, there’s something a little bit Regency-era about today’s real wedding. Perhaps it’s the understated elegance of the bride’s Phase Eight Hermione dress (that cape!), or maybe it’s Pendrell Hall’s stunning architecture and sculpted gardens.

Jennifer and her dashing Mr Darcy (aka David) left Pride and Prejudice behind, however, when they also opted for vibrant colours, confetti balloons, pom poms, giant Jenga and an industrial-sized bubble machine (yes, really) to ensure a fun-filled day for young and old alike.

Period venue, classic gown, children’s games and wacky photo booth? Trust us. It really works.

With photography by Juliet Lemon.

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Pendrell Hall (c) Juliet Lemon (17)

jennifer says: We got engaged during a trip away for my birthday in 2013 to Snowdonia, Wales. It was organised by David. We stayed in a beautiful B&B with views of sheep and mountains, and the day after my birthday we climbed Snowdon. The heavy snow and weather meant we could only get as far as Glas Lyn (the lake beneath the summit), where we stopped for a lunch break practically up to our knees in snow. He then surprised me by getting down on one knee with a totally perfect aquamarine and diamond ring. Of course, I said yes!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Pendrell Hall (c) Juliet Lemon (18)

We got married on 15th May 2015. The date had a nice symmetry to it and meant we had a shot at a sunny wedding. Luckily, we got it!

Our venue was Pendrell Hall, Codsall Wood (near Wolverhampton). It is close to both our parents’ homes and lots of friends and family so we went along to view the venue not long after we got engaged. We fell in love with the grounds, and the beautiful interior (even though it was still being renovated and wasn’t finished!) We knew we could trust the team at Pendrell to finish the works to the high standard of the rest of the venue, so we booked. They also work with Jenkinsons Caterers.

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Pendrell Hall (c) Juliet Lemon (2)

The overall idea for a theme was ‘relaxed’ – we didn’t want anything too formal. We fancied some wild flowers dotted around and some loosely arranged floral arrangements, and then tea lights, fairy lights, confetti balloons and garden games were quickly decided on. We just really wanted people to have fun and get to know each other.

Our colours were mainly ivory and lilac, forget-me-not blue (bridesmaids’ dresses) and pale pink (e.g. pompoms) dotted around – the colours complemented the venue and are our favourites!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Pendrell Hall (c) Juliet Lemon (48)

I chose a Phase Eight dress called Hermione, from a couple of seasons ago. I fell in love with the Phase Eight range last year when I was looking and the Hermione dress just felt wonderful to wear. It’s quite heavy (all the beading!) but almost slinky too, and I loved the cape (I’m quite conscious of my arms!) It wasn’t too expensive either, and spending less meant I could spend more on shoes and my hair! My hairband was from June Ellen, shoes from Rainbow, my hairdo was by Cute Hair (Wolverhampton), nails by my mother (a nail artist, handily) and I did my own makeup. My mini-birdcage veil was from LilyBella.

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Supplier Showcase: And All Things Nice (plus special Brides Up North discount code!)

January 5th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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The And All Things Nice SALE is currently on, until 9 January 2011!

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Featured Supplier, Andrea of And All Things Nice, tells us all about And All Things Nice which sells, well, all things nice for your wedding table and wedding party gifts.

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AATNVintage rose and pearl square favour box

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Tell Brides Up North a bit about yourself and how And All Things Nice began…

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I’m Andrea and heading towards a significant flirty thirty birthday in 2011. I’ve always loved parties and all the pretty fun things that go alongside them so despite spending 3 years at University studying economics and then working in finance roles, it’s no surprise that in the end the girly dream of working with all things pretty & celebratory came true!  In April 2005 the And All Things Nice shop opened in Willows Drive, Hornsea.

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Just married paper chain

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What sort of products do you supply?

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Nearly 6 years later the focus remains the same – to enable people to have quality, coordinating celebrations with something a little different to that offered on the high street.   I put together all the handmade wedding favours and we also supply a large range of products for wedding receptions including trivia, table crystals, guest books, table plans, bubbles, cameras and a wide range of bridal party gifts. 

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 Confetti cones holder with natural delphinium petals

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How can brides to be order your products?

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We still operate from our retail store in Hornsea, East Yorkshire but have been offering our products and services through our website since 2007 and we can be seen exhibiting at many wedding fairs.

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What have been your best selling wedding products in 2010?

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Our vintage rose and pearl pillow box favour has been our biggest selling favour closely followed by our heart chocolate lantern stacks.  In other products. the crystal heart personalised guest book, just married paper chains, wooden wedding sign, bridesmaid heart gift tags and fortune tellers have been some of our strongest sellers of the year.

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AATN

Vintage rose and pearl pillow box favour

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Have you any new wedding products for 2011?

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We have lots of new products for 2011 including a new range of favours made from stunning high quality card in some beautiful colours.  Early January also sees the arrival of the new Something in The Air range with butterfly wishes tags for guests to write messages on and hang up as an alternative to guest books, laser cut butterfly place cards for glasses, new wedding table trivia, laser cut cupcake wraps and coordinating cupcake stands.  We are also getting ready for the Royal Wedding with a special range of products to launch early March catering for Royal themed events & street parties! 

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Something In The Air place card and well wishes

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Any really unusual or fun products for weddings that we should know about?

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I personally love the Something to Keep You Busy When the Grown Ups are Being Really Boring At The Table – The Wedding Version! Packed with puzzles with a wedding theme for children at weddings. We’ve seen adult bridesmaids so taken with them that the bride has bought them one too!

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AATN

Something To Keep You Happy When the Grown-Ups Are Being Really Boring At The Dinner Table

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Can you provide decorations and favours for bridal showers and hen parties too?

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Yes we can provide favours and decorations for almost every occasion.  We have just done lots of bespoke Christmas favour orders including a couple of local restaurants for their Christmas day tables and have three new hen party favours launching in late January.  Our new website which is still under construction www.andallthingsbaby.co.uk will, alongside baby gifts, showcase our favours and decorations for baby showers & Christenings

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AATN

Purple and silver chocolate heart favour

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Are you married? 

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Sadly not! Mr AATN is undoubtedly the love of my life and despite seven years together, a beautiful home we share and our latest puppy addition I am yet to convince him that we need to get married.  He’s very supportive of my business but is a typical bloke and runs a mile at the thought of me being let loose with our bank card!

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Which And All Things Nice products would you use on your big day?

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I would have to have a personalised guest book as I am a sentimental fool and I think having beautiful messages in such a beautiful book to keep for a lifetime is lovely (although I might have to purchase a waterproof cover for it!).

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AATN

Clear jewelled heart personalised guestbook

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Which of your favour products would you suggest for the royal wedding?

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I would suggest the vintage pearl and rose pillow box favour (above) as it’s elegant and classic and I still imagine the bride to be wearing lace on her dress. 

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Can you offer a discount to Brides Up North readers?

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I can offer a 10% off code to readers if they quote: BUN01

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Bridesmaid keepsake box

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How can people find out more about your products?

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Visit our store at Willows Drive, Hornsea, East Yorkshire or view our products online.

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The And All Things Nice SALE is currently on, until 9 January 2011!

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And All Things Nice is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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