The Wedding of
Joanne and Stephen
Real Life Weddings at Fanhams Hall
How did you both meet and how did the proposal occur?
We met nearly 10 years ago at Leeds Uni. Being from Hertfordshire, I asked my friend to find me a boyfriend who was ‘dark and handsome and lived in or around Hertfordshire’. She said meet Stephen Marsh!
In the Summer of 2011 I spent a season in Magaluf. In Stephens own words ‘like the melt that I am, I fell in love on a lads holiday’. Stephen joined for 2 weeks and the rest is history
What did you love most about Fanhams Hall?
We loved the special atmosphere in the Long Gallery. It’s intimate yet grand and surrounded by tradition. It overlooks the most beautiful gardens.
All of our guests were able to stay on site the night of the wedding and the night before. Our whole bridal party were able to get ready together and extend the wedding celebrations. No one had to travel. The bar manager and staff were outstanding.
Were there any special moments or surprises?
We chose to have J Cole - Work Out as our first dance and loved that we chose a song unique to us.
A man caught the bouquet which caused uproar.
We had a singer and Danny Mills on the piano who had everyone dancing during the dinner. One of my Irish cousins spontaneously sang Pretty Woman for us during the meal.
What tips or advice would you give to future couples?
Everyone feeds off your energy so have the right people around you at different moments for what you need on the day. Ask the venue to leave wedding cake & food in your room for the end of the night - munchies are soo needed. Stay on the dance floor & guests will follow. Dance dance dance. Definitely offer flip flops