Real Life Wedding
A Spectacular Winter Celebration
Candice and Rael set a January date for their elegant Morden Hall wedding. With an opulent colour scheme, elegant décor, talented musicians and an exquisite menu, it was a truly delightful occasion.
The Perfect Venue
With a passion for period architecture, Candice and Rael were on the lookout for a historic country house in which they could celebrate their Jewish wedding. They also wanted to find a venue with a beautiful indoor space having decided on a January wedding date. This happy couple soon came across Morden Hall and fell in love!
Morden Hall offered all the beautiful period features but with contemporary interior décor. It felt light and airy and spacious.
Setting The Scene
A rich colour palette of burgundy, plum and blush pink with gold and grey accents were chosen – simply perfect for a winter celebration. Working with the elegance of the venue, Candice and Rael adorned Morden Hall with flowers, candles and fairy lights.
“We wanted to use light to create a magical golden hue, so we had a magnificent fairy light feature in the Mulberry Suite.” CANDICE
The talented florist incorporated berries, ranunculus, eucalyptus, hellebores and anemones into the stunning floral arrangements.
Candice wore an ivory Vera Wang gown from David’s Bridal, with a beautiful long train and elegant period feel. She accessorised with pearl jewellery and an intricate floral crow made with fresh flowers.
The rich, deep colours of the flower crown contrasted beautifully with the ivory of my dress.
Meanwhile, Rael looked the part in a bespoke blue lounge suit with matching waistcoat which he accented with a plum-coloured tie, violet pocket square and floral lapel.
Finally, Candice’s two adult bridesmaids wore pale gold satin gowns from Biba, accessorising with floral crowns and chestnut brown faux fur shrugs.
Wedding Day Details
Following their romantic ceremony, a drinks reception was held in the Willow and Hawthorn rooms, serving mulled wine alongside delicious canapés. With music an important part of this special day, a quartet and cantor featured in the ceremony alongside a talented violinist and orchestra.
Moving in to dine, the wedding breakfast commenced with a starter of smoked Bibury trout and horseradish mousse followed by rump of English lamb and, for pudding, Eton Mess.
We were conscious of the cold weather so chose hearty, warming fare.
As day turned to evening the newlyweds entertained their guests once again, choosing an exceptional rock band called Backline.
“The music was so important to us. All the people who played on the day did a fabulous job.” CANDICE
“The traditional Jewish dancing session. It’s always a bit wild and gets everyone in the mood!”
Photography © Peter Smart Photography
If you’re planning a winter wedding, we hope you will also be inspired by the February celebration of Liz and Andrew at Morden Hall.