The fabulous Dr Anne & Dr Jay Atkinson
If you are looking for a pretty wedding venue with a lavish yet homely feel, that is surrounded by lush green countryside, you’d love the Deer Park Country House Hotel!
From the moment you enter the long drive up to the house there are ‘What ho’ signs which instantly make me think of Jeeves & Wooster and Blandings – what more perfect a setting for a fabulous wedding? Doctors Anne & Jay Atkinson were the lucky couple enjoying the perfection of the venue and the day last Saturday 2nd August.
I found myself in this timeless setting and sat in the drawing room sipping tea whilst dinner was being served to the wedding party and as the speeches were taking place. You can’t help but feel very settled by the comfort of the hotel and the very jolly, friendly staff.
During the turnaround of the marquee, the wedding party took to the lovely gardens as well as the conservatory – which was where the VW camper van booth was set up. Before they could sit down, I approached what turned out to be the Groom’s parents to see if they’d “be interested in ‘christening’ the photo booth tonight”! They were fantastic as they threw on some fancy dress props and rushed into the booth. Squawks ensued – always a good sign – bang – they were the first pics in Anne & Jay’s guest book! The Bride’s Mum & Dad followed shortly after and enjoyed the experience immensely – lovely people!
The gorgeous bridesmaids too looked fantastic and came away with some really nice pics of themselves in their pale olive green dresses. A brilliant girl called Claire announced “she had died and gone to heaven” when she spotted the photo booth and of course the fancy dress props! Nice to know that you put a smile on people’s faces for a living!
What lovely people! A lovely venue. Congratulations Anne & Jay Atkinson! Hope you have a fantastic life together! Tally ho!