Karen & Doug’s wedding took us to Highclere castle. They had exclusive use of this stunning Victorian castle set amidst 1,000 acres of parkland. An amazing venue which although very grand, still has a homely and welcoming feel. Not only is it a fantastic wedding venue, it is also home for the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and hosted ITV’s new costume drama ‘Downton Abbey’.
Below is a taster from the day, from preparations through to their dramatic and theatrical first dance!
The Saloon, at the heart of the castle is where the ceremony and evening entertainment took place. A magnificent centre stage for Karen & Doug’s ceremony.
Eagerly awaiting, Doug had to wait for Karen to walk round the gallery and down the staircase before he could see her in her full glory.
At the end of the ceremony Karen & Doug took part in the tradition of a 30 second kiss, counted down by their guests and finishing with a huge applause!
Being a triathlete Doug was up for a gentle jog!
A stunning sunny evening lit up the balcony and was an opportunity not to miss.
The wedding breakfast took place in the library filled with flowers and was a gorgeous setting for the meal and speeches
Karen’s brothers gave her away and made the speech together, Karen was given an easy time compared to what Doug’s best men had in store for him!….old family photographs and a ‘Fame’ reminiscent film of Doug from his dancing days which had us all in stitches, no pics of that for the blog as I didn’t want to embarrass further! Loved the leg warmers Doug!
So to the first dance wich they had been planning for months, a grand and theatrical entrance by Karen followed by a masterpiece of moves and lifts and a little guest participation with some showbiz feather fans, a fab start to their evening entertainment.