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Box of treats

02 Apr 2014

Box of treats

Lee and Angela’s wedding at Chewton Glen in Hampshire was a delicious day filled with chocolatey flavours

Lee Oswald and Angela Upsher

Where: Ceremony and reception at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, Hampshire

Photography: Jan Zawada Photography

I was very calm and cool on the morning of the wedding. Everything was going to plan and I was excited to hear that Lee had arrived at the venue and that he was wearing the watch I had asked his brother Stephen to give to him on the morning. Lee had sent me a ‘love book’ filled with our favourite memories and beautiful Swarovski earrings – I was blown away. Walking down the aisle was the hardest thing, seeing Lee and all my family and friends, I was in tears at this point. Everything looked perfect, it was a dream. The ceremony was relaxed and just what we wanted.

At the reception, the tables were laid out beautifully, everything looked better than I had imagined. Our colour theme was Cadbury’s purple and each table was designated to an individual Cadbury’s chocolate bar. The table names were Flake, Wispa, Buttons, etc with the favours being that particular chocolate bar.

My best friend, Heather Zawada (our photographer’s daughter), did an amazing job of the wedding stationery and accessories. She knew exactly how I would like it to be. I carried a shower bouquet of purple orchids, my favourite flower. The table centrepieces also used purple orchids and were beautiful, attracting many comments. The wedding cake exceeded my expectations with purple roses decorating it.

The photographs were perfect for what we wanted; the evening pictures were natural and caught the special moments. Jan Zawada, really captured all aspects of the day... memories we will cherish forever.

Our first dance was to Celine Dion and R Kelly’s, I’m Your Angel. It was chosen by me the night before the wedding as we couldn’t decide what to have, so it was a surprise for Lee on the day.

WHO DID WHAT

Photography: Jan Zawada Photography, 07505 008914, www.janzawada.co.uk

Venue: Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, 01425 275341, www.chewtonglen.com

Dress: Proposals, Chichester, 01243 781729, www.proposals.co.uk

Accessories: Proposals, as above

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Light in the Box, www.lightinthebox.com

Hair & make-up: Heather Zawada (family friend)

Groom’s outfit: Moss Bros, Southampton, 02380 639854, www.moss.co.uk

Stationery: Heather Zawada

Flowers: (Bouquets etc) Boarhunt Flower Mill, Fareham, Hampshire, 01329 236119; (venue flowers) Corbins Florist, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, 01590 622245, www.corbinsflorist.co.uk

Cake: Coast Cakes, Bournemouth, Dorset, 07789 000387, www.coastcakes.co.uk

Entertainment: String quartet, Fantasia Music, 01202 421743,

www.fantasiamusic.co.uk

Entertainment: Les Hart DJ, Southampton, 02380 456149, www.leshart.co.uk; magician, Caley Page, Fareham, 07595 619201, www.caleypage.co.uk

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