Robyn & Chris’s Summer Wedding at Crumplebury

Written by Emma Hla
When Robyn and Chris chose Crumplebury for their July wedding, they knew it was perfect.

The venue’s stunning countryside views and modern charm made them feel right at home. They went with a pale blue theme that added elegance to every detail, from the flowers to the attire. With exceptional suppliers like Fi from Corky & Prince for the flowers and Nicola and Glen capturing amazing photos, their day was as beautiful as they had imagined.

Notes from the Couple

Robyn & Chris say…

After viewing multiple venues, we were delighted to find Crumplebury. It was the perfect mix, with stunning countryside to be seen at every window (of which there is a variety, many of which are floor-to-ceiling), a modern feel with charm carefully woven in, and an amazing team that made us feel excited and welcome from the very beginning. The views speak for themselves, and coupled with the stunning florals from Corky & Prince, we were confident that the natural beauty of the setting with the planned flowers would be an incredible combination. Crumplebury also focuses on food, which is key for us in any decision. We wanted to get married locally to where Robyn grew up and where we are moving back to, and Crumplebury was the perfect place to welcome our family and friends for a glimpse into life around Worcestershire.

Robyn was in a Rosa Clara wedding dress, which felt right as soon as she tried it on, making her realise quickly that “classic” was the look! Robyn also had a long veil (Rosa Clara) and various pearl pieces from Anja Potze and Clare Lloyd. Makeup and hair were by the wonderful Sasha Brown and Carly Chambers. Chris’s morning suit was from Favourbrook, coupled with shoes from Crockett & Jones, creating a traditional and timeless look that aligned with Robyn’s classic approach.

We chose a pale blue theme, adding an elegant aspect that was touched on throughout the day—the flowers, Chris’ pale blue waistcoat and tie, the bridesmaid dresses, and the beautifully drawn petals on the wedding cake. The wedding breakfast for 100 guests featured tables with pale blue tablecloths, glass holders with pale blue candles, and a combination of low and elevated floral centrepieces.

Our florist was the wonderful Fi and her team at Corky & Prince. As part of her stunning floral design, Fi created a beautiful broken arch to frame the glazing in the huge ceremony space. This provided an amazing atmosphere and a perfect backdrop for the ceremony and later during the wedding breakfast. Fi was the perfect person to work with—full of excitement with us at every step but also presenting everything so clearly and bringing the vision to life with complete perfection.

Crumplebury curated an excellent menu for an intimate tasting menu the evening before the wedding in the same room as the ceremony and for the wedding breakfast itself. Food is at the centre of this venue – with tastings and conversations around tweaks handled incredibly to ensure it was exactly what we wanted the whole weekend. Our beautiful wedding cake was made by Charlotte Cope of Perfect Cakes Co., with a choice of flavours that were near impossible to choose between and her delicate twist on a classic wedding cake (complete with hand-painted blue petals and light marbling) looking like a piece of art.

Nicola and Glen of Weddings by Nicola & Glen captured the most amazing photographs, using a mix of locations and figuring out the best lighting all day. They even traipsed across fields with us and agreed to our request to have a Crumple-cow in a few photos with complete grace! We aren’t comfortable in front of cameras, but they made the experience effortless and were a pleasure to work with.

Best part of the day

The day was a lot of emotions, even with the British weather trying to dampen things! After months of planning and being slight perfectionists prone to overthinking, us saying “everything was perfect” is the highest compliment. To choose a few… the atmosphere in the ceremony, surrounded by everyone we love, was a real: “we’re finally here” moment; the speeches by those who know us best (two of our groomsmen, Robyn’s Dad and Chris himself) were incredible; the band, Mountford, had everyone up and dancing all evening; and finally, the final hour or so of the day, sat with the wedding party in Crumplebury’s bar after everyone else had gone home singing our hearts out to classics accompanied by talented friends on the guitar or piano until the early hours, was the perfect ending to the most amazing day. Love, being with our favourite people and smiles all around.

From one couple to another…

Everyone has an opinion: this can be fabulous or make things overwhelming and difficult to juggle. Decide between the most important things and how to prioritise (time, budget or otherwise!). Open conversations you know might be difficult with “this is what we’d like; we’re so excited about it for X reason” – this worked for us whether it’s a conversation with a supplier, a parent, a bridesmaid or someone else jumping in… it’s your day. Knowing you’re excited and the reason why should help you get that across without drama!

Things will go “wrong” when you are planning, but it just means you need to find a different way. Saying “don’t stress” won’t help, but try and remember the end goal and try to enjoy (at least most of) the planning!

Track everything. From which suppliers you have messaged and engaged, what invoices have been paid or when they are due, who owes you responses on decisions or attendance – it’s all key to know, and you’ll never keep it all on the top of your head.

On the day: enjoy it! Let someone else (the venue, a coordinator if you have one or a trustworthy bridesmaid/groomsman) worry about whether things are going to plan or need to be done at a specific time. Most importantly, spend the ENTIRE day together – don’t divide and conquer on the day, or you’ll be comparing stories later instead of being in each other!

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