Stylish in black and ivory

23 Jan 2014

Stylish in black and ivory

Michael Emmings and Charlotte Westall

Where: Ceremony and reception at Knebworth Country Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Photography: Anita Horsley Photography

After just a few weeks of being engaged we went to our first wedding fair at Knebworth and fell in love with the beautiful grounds straight away. We knew this was the perfect venue for our big day. We knew the colour scheme and theme we wanted from day one so this made things nice and easy to start wedding planning straight away.

The morning of the wedding was the most exciting feeling a girl could ever have, with everyone arriving to do hair and make-up, champagne popping and feeling pampered and being treated like a true princess. Our colour scheme for the wedding was black and ivory, we knew we wanted to have something totally different but also that looked very stylish and classy.

Arriving at the reception took our breath away. All the hard work from all the companies and people involved really had paid off. Everything was just how we wanted. After the service we were taken around the beautiful grounds of Knebworth and enjoyed our photos which we will treasure forever. The day went so quickly and before long we were taken back to meet our guests for our wedding breakfast which was beautiful. We had a tomato bruschetta to start, followed by chicken wrapped in bacon with new potatoes and new vegetables, to finish we had a summer pudding. Before the evening guests arrived we had the speeches, which was very emotional but also very funny - we had lots of laughter, tears and some very embarrassed faces.

Our evening guests arrived from 7.30pm which was a lovely time to start as it gave us a full evening with everyone to finish of a perfect day. We cut our cake then followed on into our first dance, ‘Without You’ by David Guetta. We wanted something different for our first dance so Michael mixed the original song so we could have a slow dance to start then mixed in so all our family and friends could join us to kick start the party into the original song


Photography: Anita Horsley, 07904 022530,

Venue: Knebworth Country Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY, 01438 813825

Dress: Karen Forte, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JL, 01763 242790

Accessories: eBay

Hair: Hair by Jodie

Make-up: Holistic eyes, 07808 365171,

Groom’s outfit: His own military uniform

Stationery: eBay and

Flowers: 37a High Street, Stevenage Old Town, SG1 3HR, 01438 210934

Cake: Lauren Dear, friend

Catering: Knebworth Barns

Venue dresser: Knebworth Barns

Transport: DNK Chauffer’s of Luton, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7BE, 01582 571516

Entertainment: Ken Smith, Knebworth’s resident DJ

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