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Real Life Wedding at Lainston House

Hear from Danielle and Alasdair about what made their wedding day so special

How did you both meet and how did the proposal occur?

We met on an online dating site and went on our first date in our local pub. Alasdair proposed to me five years to the day we met and we got married seven years to the day. It was a lockdown proposal, but it was perfect.

What did you love most about Lainston House?

We loved that we felt at home as soon as we walked in, the staff are so friendly and welcoming, we just had a great feeling and knew it was our venue. When you drive up the lane you know it’s going to be special and then you see the house…… it’s just stunning.

Did you have a theme or style, and how did you make it come to life?

Our theme was bringing the outside in, lots of greenery, indoor trees, fairy lights, foliage and plenty of candle light. We used suppliers recommended by Lainston, Twilight Trees and Luminique events to bring our vision to life. Our florist completely understood our theme too and covered the beams in the Dawley Barn with foliage, it felt like a midsummers night dream.

Tell us all about THE dress…..

I booked two appointments to try on dresses in one day (ambitious I know), it was the third dress I tried on and it was in the window, the lady in the shop saw the styles I was choosing and she rushed upstairs to get it. When I tried it on I loved everything about it minus the sleeves, they said I could change the sleeve in alterations, so I took a huge gamble and bought the dress. My seamstress understood my vision and made it a reality. The main thing I loved about it, it was so comfortable, I could dance the night away!

What do you remember most about the day itself?

Everything! we look back and just beam. We had the most incredible day, everything was perfect. The Lainston House team were fantastic, they were always one step ahead of us, we didn’t have to think or worry about a single thing, we just enjoyed our day. We just wish we can do it all over again.

Were there any special moments or surprises that made it unique and personal?

For us, it was the attention to detail on the day, Kamil was there with us whilst we had our photos taken with a tray of canapes and bubbles to make sure we ate and had a drink. The team also made sure we had some moments together, just us, to take it all in. All the staff knew who we were from the moment we arrived and made us feel so welcome. Our guests couldn’t get over the venue, especially their bedrooms, it was the talk of the day – the size of their bathrooms!

What advice would you give to future couples on their wedding journey?

Try not to get taken over by what everyone is doing on social media, do what is right for you both, get ideas and turn them into your reality. You don’t need all the gimmicks, if you have a fantastic venue, great food and music, the rest is history.


Photographer @josephkinerman
Videographer @vignettefilms
Flowers and styling Flowers by Hayley 
Flowers and Styling @twilighttrees
Flowers and Styling @luminique_events
Danielle's Dress @abigailscollection
Alasdair's Kilt @kilts4all
Other all-important outfits @laclosetdechanel 
Band @theshakedown_functionband