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by Emma Hla

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Images by Boutique Films.

Braxted Park is one of the finest wedding venues in Essex, offering a choice of breathtaking ceremony options: the remarkable Orangery or the charming summer house, set in the idyllic Lower Walled Knott Garden, which is ideal for saying ‘I do’ al fresco.

If you are planning a cultural wedding, it is possible to hire Braxted Park on a dry-hire basis. This allows you to arrange your own catering and bar requirements, using the Pavilion’s large capacity to plan the wedding you’ve always wanted in a stunning location. With this flexibility, Mohini & David knew Braxted Park was the perfect spot for their Mediterranean and Indian inspired celebration.

Notes from the Bride

Mohini says…

The entrance of Braxted Park is incredible as the drive in provides a great feel for the grand nature of the venue. The manor house is beautiful for welcome drinks and the Pavilion is great for the main meal and evening. The venue provided a range of different experiences for our guests they could really absorb the beauty of the venue. The venue was everything we hoped for and more.

Our theme was summer florals which included a lot of floral decor! Our wedding was in August so it was inevitable to have a summery feel to it with the light pastel colours and peach. The venue boasts so much greenery it was only right to have a floral theme to our wedding.

The dress was predominantly lace, with off the shoulder sleeves and a long train. I fell in love with the dress the moment I tried it on. I wore Ted Baker bridal shoes and personalised platinum and diamond earrings and a bracelet gifted by my mother-in-law and father-in-law. David wore a bespoke suit for the ceremony and a tux for the reception. He wore Ted Baker shoes with Hawkes & Curtis accessories.

The drinks reception and canapés were served on the lawn and orangery. The weather cleared up and it was beautiful outside! Drinks included prosecco, cocktails and beers with 5 different canapés including veg and non-veg (fish and chip cones, mini burgers, Thai sesame chicken bites, mini cauliflowers and mushroom bites).

Our menu was a mixture of Mediterranean starters and Indian mains. It was a sit down meal of 3 courses with 4 starters, 4 mains and 2 desserts. This is the traditional way for Indian weddings where the guests then have a buffet selection on their table to chose from. We also had a kids menu and pasta on reserve in case any one found the food too spicy!

We had a violinist for the ceremony, a DJ for the evening and live Dhol drummers (Indian drummers) to close. Our first dance was You and I by John legend.

Best part of the day

My favourite part of the day was walking down the aisle and seeing the face of my future husband, who was very emotional! Another standout moment was organising the group shot. It’s the one time all your guests are all together with you.

From one bride to another…

Set yourself a goal every month to have something ticked off. There is so much to do and it helps breaking it down. Every month I knew what I wanted to have done and this helped manage the list.

There is honestly nothing I would have changed. What I would have done differently is enjoy the planning more! It can get stressful and you need to remember to enjoy it. It is the best time of your life and you need to treasure every moment from the cake tasting to the flower picking.

Credits

Venue Braxted Park

Photography Boutique Films

Florist First Impressions

Dress White Wedding House

Bridesmaids JJ’s House

Groomswear Marks & Spencer

Cake Jennifer Cakes

Décor Fairytale Finishing Touches & Laceys Events Services

Photobooth Krystal Photobooths

Braxted Park

Essex, East of England

 

This magnificent manor house set in thousands of acres of stunning grounds and parkland is easily one of the finest wedding venues in Essex.

The Need to Know

Website: braxtedparkweddings.co.uk

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  • 13 bedrooms
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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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