What Experience did you want to give your guests?

We wanted our wedding at aswarby rectory to be informal, so our guests felt relaxed and comfortable. Taking the lead from our venue, we decided to keep the styling rustic and minimal. The venue itself is beautiful without anything, so we just wanted to add a few floral arrangements to compliment property.

Our colour scheme was neutrals, blush pinks, ivories, greens and coffee tones. We used the flowers to reflect this, along with the bridesmaids’ dresses and our wedding stationery.

We wanted to make the aswarby rectory wedding a reflection of us, and for our guests to come and think “that’s so Sam and Leah”, so we had a few little touches that were special to us, for example, our wedding cake topper was a silhouette of a man lifting a woman whilst his guitar leans against them. My husband is in a band and plays guitar, and I am a dance teacher so it fit us perfectly.

Our wedding favours were mini jars of homemade marmalade and Nutella. Nutella is my (bride) all time favourite thing to eat, and it’s a running joke amongst my friends how much I love it.

The marmalade was a tribute to my mum. She used to make marmalade and label it “Nana Joan’s Marmalade” and give to people as gifts. So when I was thinking about what to have for favours it seemed fitting to have mini marmalades from Nana Joan. I spent an afternoon with my mum making the marmalade a few weeks before she passed away, so having these as our favours was a little nod to her and also meant our guests to have her marmalade one last time

We had our wedding at Aswarby Rectory, which is simply a stunning venue. When I first saw Aswarby online, I knew it was the venue. The simple yet stunning style, the grounds and the rustic feel was exactly what I was looking for, and when we went for our first viewing appointment, I remember walking in the main entrance and just falling in love with it.

You can’t help but feel at home at Aswarby, Donna and Richard are so helpful and welcoming, that by the time it got to the wedding day, I wanted them there as guests. The grounds and the rooms are beautiful, every little detail has been catered for, from warm blankets for your guests in the evening, to little touches of matching their bar flowers to the flowers in the bouquets.

We just felt at home at Aswarby Rectory, and that was the tone we wanted for our wedding day, a relax gathering of family and friends, and the venue fit that perfectly.




Why was videography important to you?

We had the pleasure of having Eric capture our aswarby rectory wedding and, having just watched the videos he captured from the day, could not be happier with everything!

Eric was really friendly from our first meeting and continued to be super helpful with planning, ideas and communication before the big day which really took a load off of our minds. He was really accommodating with any requests and suggestions we had and took time to understand our story so he could capture everything he needed to on the day to make the perfect wedding film.

On the day it felt more like Eric was one of our guests - that being said, he knew exactly when to capture all of the moments perfectly and made sure to grab us whenever the opportunity for a perfect filmed moment came up.

If you are thinking about having a videographer for your wedding day then do it! It's an absolutely perfect thing to have and Eric is the perfect person to capture that day for you.

My one piece of advice as a customer is to make sure that you listen to your videographer too - they know what they're doing and if you let them do their thing, you'll end up with something perfect