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Bradgate Manor Wedding: Allie & James’ Country Fete Wedding

Allie & James had a fun village fete themed wedding in Southampton on a sunny summers day. They were married at St Mary’s Church in Sholing and were driven in a vintage model T ford to Bradgate Manor in Southampton for the marquee reception. Out on the lawn guests could play splat the rat, have a space hopper race and have a go on the wedding party coconut shy. In the marquee Allie had made all the table decorations, with pretty birdcages entwined with flowers, tealights, and jam jars of purple wildflowers. Each guest had a handmade fabric bird and a packet of seeds as favours. The ceiling was festooned with beautiful bunting in vintage floral prints, and there were sweet little touches like homemade colouring books for the children, and pashminas for chilly shoulders. All the planning was worth it, the day was fun and relaxed, and went from a summer’s afternoon garden party to an evening party, everyone dancing the night away to the band.

Bradgate Manor Wedding Photographer
by Amy Wass

4 Responses to “Bradgate Manor Wedding: Allie & James’ Country Fete Wedding”

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi, I live in southampton and I’m getting married next year (2014) and have always wanted a carnival theme wedding! Your day looks absolutely amazing and just wondered if you could share any tips, where you bought the carnival bits or did you hire them from a company?

    Thanks so much 🙂


  2. Amy says:

    Hi Sarah, I have passed your details onto Allie & James so they can get in touch if they are happy to. Have you looked on Pinterest, it is addictive and has so much inspiration. Good luck with your wedding plans, it sounds like a cool day.
    Amy x

  3. Catherine says:

    OMG! I too would also love a wedding exactly like this! And although I am a few years too late in replying to this wondered if you could give me any tips on where to get the games etc! Love it! And lovely photos too! Xxx

  4. Amy says:

    Hi Catherine. I think that the couple made all of the games themselves. I loved the coconut shy made of the bride and groom and best man and bridesmaids, could be a fun hen party activity. Good luck with your wedding planning! Amy