Real Weddings

Real Wedding | Courtney & Dan

Courtney and Dan married in August 2013 at Notley Abbey in Oxfordshire. It’s one of my favourite Oxfordshire wedding venues, within a beautiful setting. They were super lovely to work with throughout the planning process, and had lots of lovely ideas, but didn’t know where to start in bringing them to life, which is where I came in! Their wedding day was beautifully sunny, which set the scene for a gorgeous outdoor Humanist Ceremony conducted by one of Courtney’s dearest friends. Their guests were great fun throughout the day, and they all certainly knew how to get the party started on the dance floor! PS. Look out for the cutest mini Pageboy you ever did see!

Event Planning, Design & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings | Photography: Lorenzo Ali | Floral Design: Sonning Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Claire Hanson | Venue: Notley Abbey | Place Cards: The Little Posy Print Company


“Dan and I just really want to thank you so much for coordinating our wedding at Notley Abbey on the 10th of August! From the moment we met you at our house (less than a week after you having a baby nonetheless!) we felt a connection with you and knew that you were the right match for us to help tie all of our crazy ideas together and help us to have a stress-free wedding day. The way all of your helpful suggestions for table setting and name cards came together was just gorgeous.  The flowers looked beautiful, and so did the scripted name cards, and the table names on easels.  We just loved every bit of it. On the morning of the wedding and throughout the whole day we literally felt carefree as the day was just unfolding seamlessly.  The transitions were so smooth. We’ve also had many of our guests say that our wedding was the best they’ve ever been to, and you were such a huge part of it’s execution that we can’t thank you enough. We’re both a little sad that it’s all over, but hopefully we’ll have an excuse to keep in touch!” Courtney | The Bride