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Wedding Fair | Pretwold Hall – Autumn 2017

Wedding Fair | Pretwold Hall – Autumn 2017

Another busy Buckinghams wedding fair took place at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire on Sunday 8th October 2017. This idyllic wedding venue opened her doors at 12.30pm and over 100 brides came to visit us. The house and grounds were open to explore including all the new bedrooms and the romantic bridal suite. Visitors wandered through the stunning entrance hall, the library, dining room, bar and marble hall and the Prestwold Hall event team were on hand in the Brown Study to help brides and grooms wanting to secure a date at this most sought after of venues in Leicestershire. Wedding…

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Zara And Pete’s Real Wedding At Prestwold Hall | Dottie Photography

Zara and Pete’s Real Wedding at Prestwold Hall | Dottie Photography

A love of travel and vintage chic brought this real wedding to life

Prestwold Hall set the scene for the wedding of Zara and Pete, providing a stunning backdrop for the work of Dottie Photography. Bride Zara shared some words with Buckinghams to shed some light on her beautiful wedding day and the process leading up to the big event.

How did you meet – tell us a little about yourselves?

We met at university in 2005. Pete was in his second year studying Geography, and I (Zara) had just started my Biology degree. Since then we have done a lot of growing up and travelling until we eventually moved in together in 2009, renting a flat in Fulham. 

Tell us about the proposal – where, when, how?

It wasn’t until January 2014 that Pete finally proposed to me, nearly 9 years after we first met! He suggested we go for a walk in central London like we used to when we were at uni. We made our way towards a little spot on the river where we used to sit and chat and, once I’d finished the scotch egg I had insisted on buying just before we got there, Pete surprised me by dropping on to one knee. There was a beautiful vintage diamond ring staring back at me. I was shocked, but of course, I accepted straight away!

How did you find the wedding planning process?

The planning process was great fun if a little stressful at times! We had never appreciated how much time could be spent choosing a font or deciding a specific hue. I really enjoyed being creative and making our ideas come to life.

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