Ryan and Maria - December 2015

The First Meeting

Ryan and Maria first met during a night out in Leicester and after two years together, Ryan proposed on holiday in Tunisia. After a seven year engagement and having had two daughters, the vows were much anticipated and the happy couple eager to say their ‘I dos’. The couple love winter and Christmas, “it’s so busy and beautiful but so much about family and friends, and getting together, so a winter wedding just before Christmas seemed fitting for us.”

Choosing the Venue

Maria and Ryan said: “we just knew Hothorpe Hall was the venue for us! We wanted somewhere that could be ours for the day so the exclusive use was really appealing!” The newlyweds felt that spending quality time with family and friends and having bedrooms for them to stay over was important: “It was so lovely to see everyone at breakfast the next day. It made our time at Hothorpe Hall last longer.”

The Perfect Day

The wedding was a winter wonderland which followed a colour scheme of white and silver, and the decorations were handmade by Maria and the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids wore long nude dresses while the flower girls matched the bride in ivory. Maria’s dress has a long train with beautiful lace detail and a sparkly waist band: “I have never loved a dress so much!!” said Maria. The groomsmen and the page boys wore traditional grey tails with silver waistcoats and Ryan’s ivory waistcoat coordinated with the bride. Eighty guests were invited to join the couple during the day and plenty more arrived in the evening. Ryan and Maria felt, “it was such a good day right through to the end of the night - we didn’t stop dancing.”

Our Team

“We honestly didn’t worry about a thing all day – it was the best day ever!” said Maria, who continued, “the team added the special touches and ensured everything went as it should.”

A Lasting Memory

Maria said: “Not only was it our wedding day but also our youngest daughter’s first birthday, so it was a double celebration. It made the day even more special!” 

Would Ryan and Maria Recommend Hothorpe Hall?

“The staff are reliable and the food is amazing. Many of our guests commented on how they enjoyed the menu, the evening buffet was as nice as the wedding breakfast. The food is fresh and served really well.”

Advice to Other Couples                    

The newly-weds said “Our only advice would be to let the staff guide you and to put your trust in them. You won’t regret it!”

 

 

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