It was an absolute pleasure to work at the beautiful Chafford Park over the weekend which is just down the road from me! It really is joyous to start getting more work in my local patch after moving to Kent in Feb. It meant that in between set up and clearing I was able to go on a nice dog walk and catch up with my husband rather than sneakily trying to snooze in my van for 20 minute intervals in loading bays in London (I do love London but the parking just makes me want to weep). We found a secret foxglove paradise which I tried and failed to make the hound (Matilda) pose in front of for several hours - to husband’s dismay.
Anyway, Chafford Park is an utterly beautiful venue and has the best of so many worlds in terms of what you might look for in a venue. A grand farmhouse built in the 1800’s sits as the backdrop to your day and it is essentially what I picture as my dream home! Nick and Bethan had their ceremony in the newly built barn which is basically a blank canvas for all your wedding dreams to come true - whatever they might be! The couple had hay bales, balloons, candles and a statement floral arch to frame them as they made their vows. They then moved to a tipi to party the night away (Beautiful World Tents). We stocked the tent with rustic crates with flowers spilling out in pale blue and white.
I must also mention the views at Chafford Park – the height of the venue means you look down across fields and fields of green in every direction. Basically a dream country wedding venue!
I have had a couple of drinks with Bethan to plan her flowers and it has been wonderful getting to know her (and Nick I already knew). Fab couple! Bethan’s mud stained dress just goes to show what a fun packed wedding it was! Congrats both and please move to Chiddingstone soon so we can all go to the pub!
I must thank my sister and Helen who both helped me get things over the line. Especially Helen who has a wonderful team at her farm and helped me add extra stability to the arch in a very last minute fashion - Thank you! xx