Abby & Adam’s Hawkstone Hall Wedding

Written by Caitlin Hoare
‘Dance until you can’t dance anymore, don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember to take in every single moment’ – wise words from today’s bride, Abby.

A & A’s summer wedding at Hawkstone Hall is a bit of a beaut if I’m honest. If you love a show-stopping country house venue, magnificent floral installations and pet-friendly weddings as much as me then you are going to LOVE this real wedding feature. What are you waiting for? Grab a cuppa and dive straight in…

Notes from the Bride

Abby says…

We instantly fell in love with Hawkstone Hall whilst scouring the internet looking for venues and the moment we saw it in the distance driving down the drive, we knew it was going to be the one. We wanted somewhere where we could have the ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception all at the same place so that the day could be really relaxed and our guests didn’t have to worry about travelling anywhere. We also wanted our family and closest friends to be able to stay the night so the fact Hawkstone could sleep so many people was a huge bonus! And lastly, it was really important to us that the venue was dog friendly so that we could have Nala with us on the day.

Hawkstone has the wow factor! Nothing else measured up. It has the most beautiful bridal wing for bridal preparations, with plenty of space to relax and get ready. We loved that each part of our wedding day could be in a different space for our guests to enjoy and the gardens too are simply magnificent. We feel so lucky that we found Hawkstone Hall and were able to get married in such a beautiful place.

I went to London to get my beautiful wedding dress. It’s by Julie Vino from a bridal boutique in Kensington called Blush & Ivory. I knew I wanted long sleeves and a low back and I was struggling to find anything with both of those things locally! As soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one. Adam’s suit was by Ted Baker and the groomsmen’s were from M&S. We thought the navy and blue went really nicely with the blush bridesmaids’ dresses.

I had a fairly clear vision of the look and feel I wanted for our wedding day. Neutral, blush tones with a relaxed, romantic, feminine feel, with lots of flowers. I wanted timeless elegance, with modern romance!

Red Floral was our florist. We had a vision that I had no doubt, Mat from Red Floral could fulfill!

The food was amazing. Catering for the wedding breakfast was done by the in-house team at Hawkstone Hall. We absolutely loved going to Hawkstone for our menu and wine tasting. We both really enjoyed our fish and vegetarian choice so ended up getting one of each to share on the day! To start with we chose chicken liver parfait or butternut squash, beetroot, and lentil spring roll. For the main, seabass or wild mushroom and truffle risotto and for dessert we had a chocolate brownie. Our evening food was pizzas which went down a treat! The cake was from Occasion Cakes, it was absolutely beautiful and tasted incredible. It had four tiers of lemon cake, carrot cake, and Victoria sponge.

Our photographer was the very talented Jessica Reeve, who captured our day perfectly. I found Jess on Instagram and her relaxed, light, and airy style was exactly what I wanted. We couldn’t be happier with our photos, they are so beautiful and so many people have commented on what an amazing photographer Jess is!

Best part of the day

A really happy moment was just looking around the room and seeing all our friends and family enjoying themselves. The best part about our wedding day for both of us was that we didn’t have to worry about anything. Everything was taken care of for us which meant we could relax and enjoy our day.

From one couple to another…

On the day of the wedding, dance until you can’t dance anymore, don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember to take in every single moment, because as everyone says, it really is over in the blink of an eye.


Venue Hawkstone Hall & Gardens

Photography Jessica Reeve Photography

Florist Red Floral

Cake Occasion Cakes

Hair + Makeup Yasmin Schwitzer Bridal

Dress Designer Julie Vino

Videographer Marriage in Motion

Photo Booth Feather and Fox

Music (during ceremony) Trio Vivo

Singer/Guitar Rob Jones

Band Radio Edit

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