September 2014 brought two wonderful weddings to Shillingstone House – both completely different in design.
The first started with a civil service in the Dining Room of the house. This was followed by a family lunch, with the wider circle of friends bringing picnics to eat on the lawn in the afternoon. A delicious Hog Roast supper from local butcher J Matto of Blandford - Woody's Hog Roast - firstname.lastname@example.org), had been cooking all day, and was fallen upon by a ravenous gang of children in early evening!
The evening brought a Moroccan flavour to the day with dancing in a magnificent tent provided by www.dorsetpartymarquees.co.uk. Friday had seen the lawns covered with cushions, low sofas, cushions, drapes and Moroccan lamps waiting to be installed in the marquee.
Campers took up their spots in the big field, with some staying to picnic with the bride and groom the following day.
It was a very relaxed wedding and the sun shone throughout the day.
The second wedding had a lovely traditional feel to it and was again a wonderfully relaxed day with a great family feel to it.
Wedding guests gathered on the top lawn for drinks and canapes while the Bride and
Bridegroom had their photographs taken in the gardens and grounds by simonfurlongphotography.co.uk
After the first of the speeches they moved to the marquee -www.affordable-marquees.com -
The inside looked stunning with lowers arranged on the poles and tables by a family friend - www.topiary-tree.co.uk.
The bride's mother had baked and designed the three tier wedding cake which then assembled by www.cakes-by-christine.co.uk.
A delicious dinner followed the speeches, provided by www.rebeccagreencatering.co.uk, who also cooked the barbeque provided on the following day for close family. Everyone danced the night away to live music with taxis coming at about 12.30.