Steve & Angelina
Photos courtesy of Darren Lovell Photography
Christmas time is always a special but it was a particularly special time of year for both Steve and Angelina and also the whole team at Talbot Heath Weddings. Following the grant of the Licence for civil marriages earlier in the year we were thrilled to welcome Steve and Angelina to our venue with their family and friends to host the first ever licensed marriage here. What a truly amazing Christmas wedding we had we an enormous Christmas tree, beautiful candelight and lovely flowers by Concept Flowers. Thank you to Darren Lovell Photography for these wonderful images.
Here’s what they had to say about their experience at Talbot Heath:
It’s about time I wrote something on here to tell everyone how fantastic our wedding was at Talbot Heath School last December, and how that was down in no small part to Melanie and her team at Bellissimo. We found out about Talbot Heath when Angie stumbled across this Facebook page last spring, and when we spoke to Melanie at the Farmer Palmer’s wedding fair soon after, it sounded like exactly the kind of venue we’d been looking for. But I don’t think we realised quite how lucky we got. True, the venue is smashing. We liked the fact that we could have all our friends in one place for both the ceremony and the reception (a lot of the places we had looked at had quite a small capacity for the ceremony), it would work if the weather was good or bad, and frankly the price was right – without any of the hidden extras which many of the other venues we saw seemed to try to sneak in. But Melanie was even smashinger. She was there with advice and suggestions on the run up to the big day, and no request was too much. And then on the week and the day of the wedding, I can only imagine she was nine-tenths Red Bull because she did not seem to stop. The venue had a twenty foot Christmas tree, and we had a colour scheme predominantly involving gold, so she and Lara redecorated the tree to make sure it looked the part. She transformed the stage of the venue with a couple of black bags of holly, pine cones and foliage that my parents had brought with them, in a way that makes me think if this wedding thing ever doesn’t work out she could be a full-time florist. And she was at the venue from the start to the end of the day (and for several hours afterwards) making sure that my new wife and I were happy with every tiny detail. She was waiter, bar-tender, master of ceremonies, button-hole-applier, usher, and half a dozen other roles, that if we’d had to have worried about ourselves might well have taken the sheen off our day.
I cannot speak highly enough about the hard work that she put in, and it was noticed by many of our guests too (my mum wanted to tip her a fiver!) Thanks Melanie
for making our day perfect..