March Blossoms – Vicky & Stuart’s Real Wedding At Dodmoor House

Spring certainly recommends itself as the perfect wedding season – just look at this beautiful real wedding at the Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire! A splendidly sunny day, a beautiful cherry blossom theme with white, pink and green colours, and a delicious BBQ – Vicky & Stuart’s glorious March day to be remembered forever.


Bride & Groom: Vicky, product manager, and Stuart, senior account manager

Length of engagement: 15 months (got engaged 12th December 2011, the day before moving into our first home we had bought together)

Wedding date: 24th March 2012

Wedding ceremony: Civil ceremony in the Courtyard Barn at Dodmoor House Northamptonshire

Wedding reception: At Dodmoor House in the Catesby Barn. We had a sit down meal which was an informal BBQ with lots of food and drink, followed by an evening do with a band and we had a pasty van come as evening food serving pasties, sausage rolls and baguettes.

Wedding photographer: Source Images (Jordan and Ines Banks)

Wedding theme/colours: Springtime theme – cherry blossom as decorations, white, pink and green colour scheme.

Wedding dress by: Maggie Sottero

First dance song: Rule The World by Take That

Your favourite wedding story: I think the surprise “summer” day in the middle of March was my favourite wedding event! Our families had warned us of the wet-weather risk associated with getting married in March, but we love spring time – the blossom, the lighter evenings, the cool days, everything (our wedding night was the night the clocks went forward, marking the start of British summer time!) and had been to plenty of soggy August weddings so we know there’s no guarantees whatever season you choose! We decided to just expect wet weather and make what we wanted work around it! So, we went ahead with the venue which was beautiful and had lots of seating both inside and out. We went ahead with organising our favourite type of food as the wedding breakfast (a huge BBQ with pastas, salads and lots of variety, which could all be cooked under a canopy if needed) and a pasty van in the evening. All our wonderful suppliers worked with Dodmoor to identify how everything would work in torrential rain, and we didn’t give the weather another thought until the wedding morning when we woke up and realised it was a glorious day, and set to get even warmer! The whole wedding had an unexpected “garden party” feel, with guests sitting outside all evening enjoying the mild night, the drinks reception seeing people basking in the sun wearing shades (I even got a bit of unexpected colour on my shoulders) and the BBQ ending up being exactly what people wanted on a day like that. As the year went on an actual-summer was a bit of a wash out, our friends always joke that the summer of 2012 literally occurred on 24th March!

Dodmoor House Wedding Venue

Dodmoor House Wedding Venue

Bride's Suitcase

Bride Getting Ready

Bride Putting on Makeup

Bride Putting on Makeup

Bride and Bridesmaid Put On Jewellery

Bride and Bridesmaid Bouquets With Pink

Bride and Bridesmaids Shoes

Bridesmaids in Pink Dresses

Bride Getting Dressed

Bride's Hairstyle with Pearl Pin

Mother of the Bride

Bride Meeting her Father

Bride With Her Father

Bride in Maggie Sottero Gown

Wedding Order of the Day

Ceremony Room at Dodmoor House

Pink Confetti Ceremony Decorations at Dodmoor House

Wedding Confetti in Basket

Groom and Groomsmen Waiting for Bride

The Groom Waiting For Bride

Bride Arriving at Ceremony With Father

Bride With Groom and Father

Exchange of Rings and First Kiss

Mother of the Groom with Groomsmen

The Newlywed Mr & Mrs

Newlyweds Confetti Shower

Newlyweds Confetti Shower

Newlyweds Mingle With Guests

Newlyweds Mingle With Guests


Bride and Groom Official Family Portraits

Bride and Groom Official Family Portraits

Newlyweds With Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Bride's Portrait with Bouquet

Bride & Groom Plaque at Dodmoor House

Bride and Groom Portrait

Bride and Groom Kissing

Newlyweds Vicky & Stuart

Newlyweds Vicky & Stuart

Wedding Reception at Dodmoor House

Wedding Reception at Dodmoor House Table Decor

Spring Blooms Wedding Theme Table Decor

Wedding Table Centrepiece Mirror Candles and Pink Confetti

Candy Jar Wedding Favours

Candy Jar Wedding Favours

White & Green Lanterns Decor at Dodmoor House

Travel Wedding Table Names

Spring Theme Table Plan

Spring Theme Wedding Menu

Wedding Colouring Poster for Guests

Reception Room at Dodmoor House

Pink Petals Spring Theme Wedding Cake

Father of the Bride Making a Speech

Bride And Groom Laughing at Speeches

The Groom's Speech

Best Man's Speech

Best Man Speech Groom Joke

Best Man Speech Groom Joke

Groom With Jamie Redknapp Photo

Reception Guests

Wedding Reception BBQ

Bride and Groom's First Dance

Bride and Groom's First Dance

Bride Dancing With Parents

Dodmoor House By Night

One of the most beloved and highly recommended venues in Northamptonshire, Dodmoor House is all about weddings and giving the bride and groom the most special day with a personal touch! Recently recognised as Best Venue and Best Website at the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards, they offer everything from great service to excusive hire and impressive recommendations of the best suppliers in the area. Fully licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships, they can accommodate up to 90 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and 180 for an evening reception.

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