Saturday, 25 September 2010

July 10th 2010 Suzy and Charles Brympton Wedding

The weather glorious, the bride stunning, the groom handsome, it can only happen at the fairytale wedding venue, Brympton d'Evercy.
To be the Wedding Planner for Suzy and charles has been a pleasure from day one of introduction right through until the actual glorious wedding day.
Suzy and Charles arrived with their entourage of friends and family the night before the big day and made the most of the delights of Brympton House by settling their guests into the many guest rooms within the exquiste historical house itself and the adjoining Home farm which house The D'evercy Tower rooms beautifully decorated with Toile de Jouy fabrics and matching wallpapers. selected by yours truly.
After a rehearsal with the groom, best man, master of ceremonies (a close friend of Charles who was nothing short of a star on the day!) we let the lads escape for a planned pub last night of freedom and a pamper session for the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids.
The morning arrived quick enough and I found Cornelius the hair and make-up specialist from London applying his magic to Suzy (not that she needed much help!) in the bridal suite.
My helper for the day, Melanie the art student, had her skills called upon as Suzy needed a last minute wedding table plan produced, Mel went into the creative zone and turned around a fantastic last minute masterpiece admired by all.

The day flowed like a dream with a romantic civil ceremony in The Medieval Dower House with flowers by the Brympyon in-house florist to die for and a string quartet from Bath.

The sun shone mercilessly and luckily for the guests deck chairs had thoughtfully been set out in the shade of a giant tree, and with croquet set up on the lawn and a quintessential English lazy summer afternoon wedding drinks reception was enjoyed by one and all.

The photographer Ed was amazing and the perfect gentleman throughout the process of capturing the perfect picture unfolding infront of us.
The Wedding Breakfast was my chance to grab a rest and hand over the wedding party to the in-house chef Jane Parker and her fabulous team, they all make serving 100 guests simultaneously look so easy!
Night fell and my final hand over to the Brympton Evening team, Johnathan and Anita who served the evening guests and oversaw the local Morris dancers performing before the commencement of the evening live band.
I made my way home leaving a beautiful sunset over Brympton that lasted until I reached
What a fantastic wedding to have been a small part of, Renaissance Grace wish Suzy and Charles all the very best for the Future.

Falling down another Rabbit hole

As if falling down the Brympton d'Evercy rabbit hole wasn't big enough I now find I've popped up at The Warren!
The Warren is A fabulous golf course in Woodham Walter matched with a membership to die for, set in 400 acres with a traditional 1744 Essex Barn as part of the club house that hasn't been tampered with so remains as an historical record of the development of the course and it's various owners history since the Edwardian age what more can I say other than I think I've died and gone to Heaven!!
5 mins from home as well, Brympton is 390 miles round trip pure dedication!
Being commissioned on the refurbishment of The Warren along with my creative partner Linda Treacy is exciting enough, however, the icing on my cake has come from my engagement as Wedding Designer assisting all Warren brides on the organizing of their most important day, their wedding day.

Renaissance Grace Wedding Design launched on Valentine's day this year has gone from strength to strength.
I have been on such a whirl wind experience my feet need to touch the ground to allow me to post some of my Brympton brides wedding photo's taken at Brympton House Somerset. I promise to give you plenty of wedding eye candy a.s.a.p.
Take care Susan

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Brympton Library

    I thought I'd show you how the refurbishment of the state rooms are going. The original oak panelling from 1680 is really shown at it's best in the Library.
 Gainsborough silk weaving company in Suffolk were chosen for their expertise in weaving archive silk fabrics. Brympton d'Evercy shares their fabric maker with the Queen who also selects fabrics by Gainsborough. They were heavily involved in the reconstruction of fabrics at Windsor castle after the fire.
We agreed on a vibrant mix of red and gold to compliment the stained oak panels.
Swags and tails were decided on for maximum impact, as you can see the tails were as tall as me.
It took two of us to make them over 4 days with another day to fit them. Using the floor of the green drawing room next door we hand sewed for England! 
The curtains were soon immortalized by featuring in The Turn Of The Screw an updated version of Henry James's novel which was filmed at Brympton House by and shown on B.B.C.