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How To Personalise Your Essex Wedding

Inspiration - 14.10.19

Without a doubt, the most memorable weddings are those that embrace an element of personalisation. Thoughtful touches make your Essex wedding truly bespoke and certainly don’t need to cost the earth. Let’s take a look at a few simple ways to add that personal touch to your big day at Braxted Park.

Choose A Wedding Theme

When you start planning your wedding day, create a theme and style that suits you both as a couple. Whether it’s an elegant black tie celebration or an informal afternoon-tea, be inspired by the things you love. Many couples choose to incorporate elements of their lives together, perhaps highlighting their passion for travel, movies or great food. Create an environment with wedding décor that feels like ‘you’.

Write Your Own Vows

At the heart of your day is your wedding ceremony, either in our exquisite Orangery or idyllic walled garden. Speak to your registrar about including some of your own words, making those special vows even more meaningful to you. Of course, you’ll also include readings and carefully chosen music.

Put Your Twist On Traditions

From cutting your cake to those all-important speeches, wedding traditions remain popular and are often romantic. That doesn’t mean they can’t be adapted to suit your day. You might ask both your parents to walk you down the aisle, decide to cut your cake before dinner or make a bride’s speech. It’s your day so do things your way!

Say it with Stationery

From invitations to table names, stationery is a wonderful way to personalise your wedding. Design a monogram, introduce your wedding style and give your table names a theme, perhaps naming them after countries you have visited together or favourite cocktails! You might also personalise place cards and favours with the names of your guests and the date of your wedding.

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Incorporate Photographs

Including photographs in your décor is a lovely idea. Displaying wedding photographs of your parents and grandparents is a romantic gesture and you might also create a montage of photographs of the two of you, from the moment you met to the present day, maybe even including some childhood images to make your guests smile.

Create Personalised Menu

Choose a menu that reflects your personalities, from your wedding breakfast in the Pavilion to an evening barbecue. Speak to our talented team of chefs about different options to personalise your food and drink. We love ‘his and hers’ cocktails, alongside a cocktail bar for your guests to create their own.

Be Bold with Entertainment

From your playlist to your first dance, delight your guests with music that you love. And, go that extra mile by choosing additional entertainment that reflects your wedding theme. If you’re choosing a boho style wedding, you might have theatrical evening street food, while a jazz band or close-up magician would be the perfect choice for a black tie celebration.

If you have yet to visit Braxted Park, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01621 770855 or contact us online.


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