When did you get married?
31st January 2015
We were on a family holiday in Mallorca and had just been to see a show that night. We put the children to bed and had a relaxing drink on our balcony when Mike got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes of course!
Why did you choose Careys Manor Hotel for your wedding?
I have always lived in the New Forest so have driven past the hotel so many times and have always loved the hotel. When we were shown round we both fell in love with it and it just so right for us. The knowledge and service we received from the hotel was excellent from our initial enquiry to the big day.
I only tried on one dress and knew that that was the one for me. It made me feel so special and I knew my husband would like it. It was strapless and fitted down to the hips and then had a fishtail.
Tell us about the Groom’s outfit
Mike had a grey suit with a pink accessories, he looked very handsome.
My bridesmaid was called Lauren and she wore a stunning baby pink dress and looked totally gorgeous.
We were married in the lounge at the hotel. We choose to have a small ceremony with just our immediate family, so there were only about 25 of us in total. We had flowers and some simple music. The room was lovely and the fire had been lit for us.
We had friends arriving directly after the ceremony to celebrate with us which was fantastic. Then at 7pm we had our main evening reception with friends and family. We had a disco and all our guests enjoyed the BBQ evening food.
I choose some beautiful flowers arranged by Jane Bidwell in Hythe. We had a mixture of roses, all in varieties of pinks.
We didn’t have any particular decor, but there was a pink theme, chosen by myself!
How do you feel the day went?
The day was one of the best in my life, it could not have gone any better, and I would not have changed a thing! It’s one I will never forget.
Any particular memories from your Wedding Story that stand out that you would like to share?
Again, it was one of the best days of my life, one I won’t forget. The staff made us feel so special and the day was so well planned and very attentive!
Photography by Emma Ditchfield