Claire and Garry spent two years planning their perfect wedding and found that this length of time was less stressful and far better for saving money. They booked Ardencote Manor and celebrated their ceremony with 70 guests before being joined by a further 50 friends. The couple danced their first dance to a romantic tune by Leona Lewis, spent their honeymoon in Santorini and were under budget at the end of their planning.
Claire and Garry
Claire and Garry met through a mutual friend and then connected with each other on Facebook. Claire loves to create delicious looking desserts and would always post her creations onto her facebook profile. Garry always says that this was what first attracted him to Claire, and eventually the couple met up for a first date.
Garry proposed on a rowing boat in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2011 – after having been together for around 18 months. The couple had drifted on their boat into the exact location under a willow tree where Garry had told Claire that he was falling in love with her during their second month of dating. It was a beautiful sunny day and Garry had bought a beautiful diamond ring along for the ride.
Claire and Garry spent two years planning their dream day and decided to secure Ardencote Manor in Warwickshire to host their wedding for a total of 120 guests.
Garry & Claire’s supplier list
Photography by: Peter Blanchflower Photography