Yohan & Mark's Ettington Park Hotel WeddinglauraGiles
There’s no hiding from the fact that Yohan and Mark make my heart sing no end! Yohan was a guest at Mel and Dave’s wedding and it was such a lovely surprise when he emailed me about his own wedding to Mark at Ettington Park Hotel in the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon countryside. The grandeur of this Neo-Gothic mansion is quite overwhelming at first sight, but nestled inside are areas of tranquility and the most beautiful architecture.
I literally couldn’t wait to be a part of their intimate day, even if Mark did challenge me to make him smile…challenge accepted! The couple decided to get ready together and in matching blue suits and Vivienne Westwood accessories, it wasn’t long until Mark waited underneath The Orangery for his beau to arrive. I loved that Yohan was given away by his dad which admittedly made me have a teary wobble!
Drinks and love surrounded this playful pairing on the terraces as everyone soaked up the early spring sunshine. Guests explored the grounds of Ettington Park Hotel before heading into The Chapel for an intimate candlelit dinner and it was my time to leave. I didn’t want Mark and Yohan’s day to end, but I had such a fabulous time and what more can you ask for?!
Oh…and did Mark smile? With Yohan and I being total goofballs, he didn’t stand a chance not to!!! Have a look…