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A Midsummer Night's Dream For A Fairytale Wedding

Everyone loves to hear the brides story, so we took a trip down memory lane with Laura to tell her own wedding fairytale...

"The Summer House setting in the grounds of Egginton Hall was perfect for my wedding ceremony.  

It was an idyllic setting as I did not want everything too manicured and the woodland backdrop gave the natural feel that I was looking for. 

I always wanted to walk out from bushes and trees rather than down an aisle, there was a romanticism about the whole thing! 

All my guests were able to gather around to watch our wedding ceremony without the formality of rows of chairs, it was exactly the relaxed atmosphere I wanted.  

I used an extremely talented local hair piece designer as my florist, Sheena Holland.

She was able to add beautiful flowers to dress the summer house, incorporating the wild greenery in to the whole look which had a Midsummer Nights Dream air about the setting - amorous yet mystical.

Our champagne reception was based by the lake across from the ceremony where we had small tables, chairs and an oyster bar.

One of the things I loved the most about Egginton Hall as a wedding venue is the freedom to make it very personal to me.

I worked very closely with the florist to create the perfect look for the day and the grounds of Egginton Hall could not have been a better choice to execute this.


Guests were able to wonder around the grounds, not feeling stuck in one place for too long, giving opportunities for photographs with colourful backdrops.  

The wedding breakfast we held in tipis from Papa Kata to position in front of the Hall which accommodated our wedding guests for a dinner feast and dancing way in to the night.

The house was lit up and created a beautiful frame against the contrast of the tents.


On a practical note Egginton hall in Derbyshire is a fantastic location, particularly when you have guests coming from London, Scotland, Cyprus, Spain.  East Midlands airport is close by and the Midlands is manageable for all to get to.  

The venue provided lots of parking for guests and the team made me feel confident and stress free, I felt as though everything had been thought of in advance and my mind was at ease... I was able to just relish in our special day."