Danielle and Adrian met at a charity soapbox race. "Adrian said that he spotted me when he went flying down the hill on his fox cart," Danielle tells us.

"He decided to make a move by borrowing a friend's dog as an excuse to walk over to me. We exchanged a few words but we didn't speak for long. He plucked up the courage to come over to me again at the end of the day and ask me for my number. From then on, we became best friends instantly, and after a couple of dates our relationship began."

Kissing couple Adrian proposed during a mini-break at Ellenborough Park hotel in Cheltenham. "We decided to take a walk around the stunning grounds and spotted a large hanging swing suspended from one of the trees," Danielle explains. "Adrian suggested that he get some photographs of us on it for my Instagram page.

Once we were seated, I went to pass Adrian my phone and he said he would take one on his phone for me instead. Then, to my surprise, he got down on one knee and proposed! There was no one around and it was such a magical moment. I was shocked because we had the hotel stay booked for three months and I had no idea that he was going to ask me to marry him. I cried plenty of happy tears!"

Here, Danielle talks us through the finer details of their big day.


I'd always wanted a marquee wedding because a blank canvas is so much fun to work with and you can make it personal to you both.


"All of our suppliers made the day extra special, they went above and beyond. My parents put so much into the wedding helping me set up the day before and organising things before the day itself." - Danielle


We hired a car from Milbury Morris Minors to take me to the church and what a beautiful vehicle the Morris Minor is! It was decorated with a 'Just Married' case displayed on the back of the car along with a flower garland that worked well with our colour scheme.

Just married

Top tip: "Make a timetable for your bridal party because it makes things run smoothly and prevents everyone keep asking you questions." - Danielle

Church interior

At the church, we had 10 pews with a single white rose and gypsophila tied with a ribbon at the end of each one.

Marquee interior

We hired the marquee and needed to find the ideal place to set it up in the grounds of Badminton Estate.

Worceseter Lodge Worcester Lodge located in the grounds of Badminton Estate stole our hearts. As soon as we saw it, we knew it was the location for our wedding. There's a long driveway leading down to the venue and as you walk through the archway into the field, there's a beautiful folly with a view of Badminton House in the distance.

Couple in church

Inside the church, we had pillar displays in keeping with the theme along with some simple Ruscus and flowers decorating our easel.

Floral displays

We also had two large green and white floral displays in urns for the church ceremony that were easily transported to the wedding venue.

Kiss in marquee

Arriving at the venue and seeing everything in place was a wonderful moment for us. Being able to see our vision come to life was spectacular. We had everything pictured in our heads for our big day and we just knew our chosen venue was the one.

First kiss

"On the second day of celebrations, we had The Edge Coffee Shop which provided a savoury grazing table. In the evening, everybody tucked into fries served from the Fancy Fries van which went down a treat!" - Danielle and Adrian

Table plan

Our table plan was presented on an acrylic board. We kept the design very simple – it was frosted with gold writing.

Romantic moment

The day went by so fast. We had one moment where our photographer, Patrick, encouraged us to go off by ourselves so that we could enjoy a private moment together.

Table setting We seated our guests at the wedding breakfast with people who they knew. We had our bridesmaids and their partners on one table and the groomsmen and their partners on another.

Festival vibe

We achieved a relaxed festival vibe by having glamping tents which set the scene.

Place names

Our place names continued our theme. They were gold with keyring chains attached which were a keepsake for our guests.

Table numbers

We chose table numbers to keep things easy because we had a lot of tables and guests. They were frosted acrylic with each number in gold to tie in with the place names and table plan.


For our centrepieces, we chose simple, low-level designs so that our guests could see and talk to one another. We displayed pillar candles at different heights surrounded by greenery.


The theme for our flowers was soft green, white, terracotta and neutral-coloured blooms. We wanted seasonal varieties to be used and some dried ones too. Included in our displays were roses, cosmos, bunny tails and eucalyptus. We also suspended foliage with the lights from the ceiling in the marquee.


We gifted our female guests a small bottle of limoncello and the gentlemen a bottle of port as favours. We added labels that said 'Take a shot, we tied the knot' which we knew most people would love!

Cakes We had two cakes because we served cake for dessert. This is a tip for other couples because otherwise, much of it goes to waste. After all, guests don't want to eat cake after a three-course meal and party!

We had a three-tier and a two-tier one and all of the layers were different flavours. Our two-tier showstopper was decorated with burgundy dried flowers and displayed on a grazing table with a crescent moon flower stand which looked incredible.

Grazing table

On our grazing table, everything tied in with the theme, so our macaron tower featured the same colours as our theme and our cupcakes were white.

Top table

"We had Hey Pesto cater during the daytime who were incredible. They supplied our canapés, starters and main course and they cut up our wedding cake for dessert which was placed in the middle of each table on a wooden board served with fresh cream and berries." - Danielle and Adrian

Flowers in hair

I wore individually wired flowers in my hair.

Wedding Converse

I also wore a pair of Wedding Converse trainers under my dress for comfort!

Brides dress The back of the dress featured a button design which I had always wanted on my wedding dress. I teamed it with a pair of simple stud earrings.


Adrian wore the same suit as the rest of the groomsmen with a grey waistcoat while they wore navy tweed ones. He also wore a sage green bow tie.

Mr & Mrs

We loved our giant illuminated MR & MRS letters!


We booked a live band called Tux Fizz who performed on and off throughout the day and evening. Chris played at the church for us, then again at the wedding breakfast, which got our guests singing along between courses - it was a hit when people started standing on their chairs to dance! They haven't stopped talking about them even to this day!


My dad made a lot of the wooden signage which was placed throughout the venue. He engraved our welcome sign and made the wooden boxes for the flip flops to be displayed in. He also made the signs for the toilets, glamping area, and photo booth.

Gorgeous dress

I wore a gorgeous dress from the Aire Barcelona collection called Demet. I chose this style because I loved the tulle skirt and the illusion design on the top half of the dress. I also adored the tiny crystals that glistened in the sun.


Our beautiful bridesmaids each wore a sage green multiway dress and each one had it styled differently. We gifted them a pair of delicate dangly earrings.


My beautiful bridal bouquet matched Adrian's buttonhole made using cute bunny tails.

Vintage photo booth

We adored our vintage trailer photo booth!


For the evening catering, we had Box Kitchen Pizzas feed our guests who we chose because our favourite food is pizza – we enjoyed it on our second date!

First dance

Our first dance was a memorable moment - we had a confetti cannon that was set off during it which our guests loved and it was a great surprise for them all.

Danielle and Adrian's contact book



The Bar Bros.
Tel: 07912 546 037

Bar hire on day two

Bride's trainers

Wedding Converse
Tel: 01582 433 744


Cake Box Bespoke Cakes


Hey Pesto Catering Company
Tel: 01452 713 902

Church ceremony

St Marys Church

Dresses (boutique)

The White Collection
Tel: 01275 876 056


The Flower Hut Tetbury
Tel: 07584 065 692


Popplecot Flowers
Tel: 07891 175 439

Food van on day two (fries)

Fancy Fries
Tel: 07718 589 312


Beautiful Bells Bespoke Bell Tent Hire
Tel: 07747 037 656

Grazing table on day two

The Edge Coffee

Make-up artist


The Country Marquee Company

Music on day two

Cotswold Wedding Guitarist With Jukebox Guitar
Tel: 07838 154 144


Patrick Partridge Photography
Tel: 07956 265 293


Box Kitchen Pizza
Tel: 07794 418 207


Etiquette Events
Tel: 01242 898 396


Morgan DeVere Menswear Cheltenham
Tel: 01242 243 388


Milbury Morris Minors
Tel: 07918 147 701


Badminton Estate
Tel: 01454 218 203


Story Cabin Wedding Films
Tel: 07969 362 401

Wedding coordinators

Holly & Rebecca Weddings & Events

Wedding rings

Andrew Scott Designer Jewellery
Tel: 01242 524 000
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