Hannah and Stephen return to where it all began for rustic barn wedding

Wedding: 11/11/2017

Posted by Kate | 21 August, 2019

Hannah and Stephen returned to where their love story began for their rustic barn wedding.

The couple met in their final year at Royal Holloway, University of London, choosing to wed at the Royal Holloway chapel for a sentimental touch to their big day.

“Becoming husband and wife in the place we had met nearly 10 years earlier with all the friends we had met along the way was magical,” Hannah says of the November 11, 2017 celebrations.

A drinks reception was held at Great Fosters in Egham, before evening celebrations at The Tithe Barn.

Personal touches were a hallmark of the day, from the groom’s father, a bishop, officiating the ceremony, to theatrical entertainment that was a nod to the couple’s passions and creative careers.

“Our table plan was named after all the shows we had seen together as a courting couple. We performed a number from the wedding scene of The Mikado and Jane Austen Regency dancers got everyone up ‘do-si-do-ing’,” Hannah says.

“It was such a special and beautiful day.”

Photos courtesy of Damion Mower Photography.

The couple’s classic gold bands from Goldsmiths were engraved with “Team Ramsden” and their wedding date.

Hannah found her gown at Matchmaker Bride, pairing it with shoes from Pink Paradox.

The wedding party travelled in grand style courtesy of Abbey Rolls Hire.

“We met in 2008 when a mutual friend put us in a house together in our final year at Royal Holloway, University of London. We always stayed in touch as great friends following graduation,” Hannah says. “Getting together in 2013 following a Covent Garden meet up, we quickly realised that we were meant to be more than just friends.”

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Bomboniere: Wilkin and Sons Ltd, Tiptree jams, No1 PNG Tea / Brides Accessories: Beaverbrooks, Next / Brides Gown: Matchmaker Bride, Maggie Sottero / Brides Shoes: Pink Paradox London / Bridesmaid Shoes: Pink Paradox London / Bridesmaids Accessories: Beaverbrooks, Freshwater Pearl / Bridesmaids Dresses: Matchmaker Bride, Sorella Vita / Cake: Maki's Cakes / Celebrant: Peter Ramsden / Ceremony Music: The Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway / Ceremony Venue: The Chapel of Royal Holloway / Entertainment: Niche String Quartet, Mrs Bennet's Ballroom, Firebird Events / Flowergirl Dress: Monsoon / Flowers: Flowers by Eve / Gift Registry: John Lewis / Grooms Attire: Moss Bros, Favourbrook / Grooms Shoes: Charles Tyrwhitt / Groomsmen Attire: Charles Tyrwhitt / Groomsmen Shoes: Charles Tyrwhitt / Hair: Kristina Gasperas Make-Up Artist / Honeymoon: Iso-Syote Finland / Invitations: Emily and Jo, Three Ginger Foxes / Makeup: Kristina Gasperas Make-Up Artist / Photobooth: SnapShak / Photographer: Damion Mower Photography / Reception Venue: Great Fosters / Rings: Goldsmiths / Transport: Abbey Rolls Hire / Wedding Night Venue: Great Fosters / Wedding Planner: Great Fosters

Photos courtesy of Damion Mower Photography.

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