ZOE AND REECE
A SPECIAL WEDDING VENUE FOR A SPECIAL COUPLE
Finally we do…
Childhood sweethearts, and inseparable from the age of 15, Zoe and Reece embarked on a 5 year long distance relationship while Reece studied to become a Doctor. On his return from University, ready to start a new career and the rest of their lives together, Reece got down on one knee and popped the question. Read about their special day and what they loved most about Baddow Park House Wedding Venue.
Following a turbulent few months and postponing our wedding date for a second time, we came across a newly transformed and renovated venue that was full of character and full of heart. With beautiful rolling grounds perfect on a sunny day, and charming rooms in the house, luxury bedrooms for our guests, and the most breathtaking orangery for our ceremony and wedding breakfast, there wasn’t a box that couldn’t be ticked. The attention to detail blew us away, and the truly incredible time, effort and customer service put into our day from Kelly, Gaynor, Phil, Jo and the team was more than we could have ever wished for”.
As soon as I stepped into the Mori Lee Providence gown, it instantly clicked. A peau-de-soie, box-pleated ballgown with a bardot off-the-shoulder neckline, I truly felt like a princess. Best of all, it even had pockets”.
“Reece and his groomsmen were so well looked after by the team at Slaters. The gents all looked so smart in their three-piece navy suits, each individually tailored to them, with the Groom in his specially selected Ted Baker suit and brogues.
To give the Groom a more unique look, he selected a waistcoat from Dapper Chaps, all finished off with perfectly colour-matched ties and pocket squares from Swagger & Swoon”.
CAKE AND FAVOURS
Perfectly adorned with a very apt ‘Finally!’ topper, our wedding cake from Sarah at Heart & Soul Cakes was truly delicious. A 4-tier ombre pink buttercream beauty, complete with layers of carrot cake, madagascan vanilla, salted caramel and sicilian lemon, and intricately handmade sugar roses to decorate”.
From a moongate arch taking centre stage in our ceremony, to the beautifully adorned staircase in the entrance hall, Megan created the most breathtaking floral arrangements that left our guests complimenting them all day long”.
‘The brilliant Essex Party Kingdom provided us with the very apt ‘Finally We Do’ neon sign to welcome all of our guests as soon as they walked into the entrance hall at Baddow Park House. So spectacular, it even caught the eye of our Registrar, who thought it was so special she added an extra line to our vows to ensure we said the immortal words “We Do”.
WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY?
“Your wedding day goes so incredibly quickly, you have to soak up and enjoy every single moment as it is gone in a flash. Having postponed our wedding twice, it really was a long-awaited but most special day for us both, but because of this at times it felt like it wasn’t real! It felt on many occasions like we were watching a wedding, maybe on TV or in a film, it really felt like a fairytale and the team at Baddow Park House were instrumental in making every part of our day as special as possible”.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF WEDDING ADVICE?
I’ve never known so many guests compliment a wedding venue so highly, it really is truly unlike any other venue”.
“From the biggest renovations, such as the extraordinary Orangery or the newly built Salon, to the smallest of touches, such as the luxury glassware or the incredible scent of White Company filling every room, the phrase ‘above and beyond’ epitomises everything Baddow Park House stands for.
We can’t thank you enough for giving us our dream wedding day in such a beautiful venue”.
Butternut squash and chorizo skewers
Chicken satay skewers with a peanut dip
Mini spring rolls with spring onion and sweet chilli
Roasted red pepper and manchego mini croquettes with red pepper aioli
Wild mushroom tortellini, sauteed wild mushrooms with tarragon and truffle cream
Rump of Essex lamb served pink,
Crushed pea, mint and broad beans
A Trio of Desserts
Glazed citrus tart with mango sorbet
White chocolate cheesecake square
A Little Later
The Baddow Park gourmet burger in brioche
Field mushroom, caramelised onion and chilli jam burger in brioche
Local butcher sausage, grilled onions in brioche
Chicken kebabs, served in flatbreads with minted yoghurt