Newbury Manor – Jo and Ian’s Easter wedding

On Easter Saturday Jo and Ian tied the knot at the lovely Newbury Manor hotel. Somehow I have never been here before, though I have driven past many times on the main road. What a little gem it is, tucked away with its own watermill and mill rush right there in the grounds.

When I arrived the girls were all busy getting ready, suitably fortified with champagne and chocolate. Jo looked utterly divine in her gown by Ian Stuart (I have to confess I squeaked quite a lot when I discovered it!)

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I love that Jo had a little tribute to her Dad tucked away in her bouquet, such a great way to include a loved one who is no longer around.

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Just get a load of those bridesmaid dresses, all that netting underneath, they just looked AMAZING!!!

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Remember I mentioned the mill rush? Well of course we had to make use of it for the photographs.

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Jo and Ian decided that they wouldn’t go for a formal sit-down meal, instead choosing champagne afternoon tea. The table centres and bridal favours all reflected this theme and were all made by Jo’s incredibly talented chief bridesmaid Tina.

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I can say with absolute confidence that the afternoon tea was delicious (I was defeated by it though!)

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The place settings were marked with little ceramic hearts stamped with each guest’s name. Some took to wearing them in various places.

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Speeches were, of course, emotional.

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So as the band got everyone jumping and the dancing was in full swing I slipped away, I couldn’t resist another picture of the mill rush on the way out though.

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