Wedding stories

Katie and Ben’s New Year’s Eve Wedding at Eaves Hall

© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
PROPOSAL When, where and how was the marriage proposal?

Ben proposed in our home on Christmas Eve 2019, with the help of our gorgeous golden retriever Wilson – the ring box was attached to his collar!

VENUE Why did you choose Eaves Hall?

We chose Eaves for it’s opulence and elegance. We wanted a venue that our guests could thoroughly enjoy and Eaves offered enough rooms to accommodate a large number of our party. The décor and design of Eaves is unmatched, and we were blown away with the grandeur. It suited our vibe perfectly, particularly on New Year’s Eve.

© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
THEME Did you have a theme?

Our theme was ‘clean and green’, specifically forest green to tie in with the festive period.

CEREMONY What did you walk down the aisle to?

The Big Gospel Choir sang ‘Feel the love’ by Jess Glynne and Rudimental, which was just perfect.

© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
FOOD How was your wedding breakfast?

We offered our guests a choice; Pork Belly, Goats Cheese or Soup to start, Chicken, Lamb or Wellington for main, and Sticky Toffee Pudding or Crème Brulee for dessert. We loved the food at the menu tasting!

ENTERTAINMENT Tell us about your entertainment

Where to start?! Big Gospel Choir sang during the drinks reception, and were an absolute highlight of the day. Eleanor Nicholson provided a beautiful Harp accompaniment to our wedding breakfast. Jo from PianoDaisy twinkled the keys during the room change and guests changing outfits.

Ian from DFC got the party started, and The Rockets Collective well and truly fuelled the fire with 2 sets of absolute bangers! Phenomenal Fireworks brought the new year in with a spectacular display, and Ian sent us off to bed with Auld Lang Syne.

© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY Your photos are amazing, who was your photographer?

Kerry Woods. Truly special. Kerry was an angel! She guided our day from start to finish, providing a reassuring smile a firm prod when needed! Her photos are just breathtaking, and from two camera shy people, I am overwhelmed with the beautiful pictures Kerry managed to capture.

WEDDING COORDINATOR How did you find your wedding coordinator?

Originally we booked with Clare, for whom nothing was too much trouble! We then dealt with Ocean who was brilliant.

© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography
PLANNING Did anyone in particular bring your wedding to life?

My bridesmaids were instrumental in bringing my vision to fruition, and for reassuring and calming me. I could not have made it through the 6 weeks of covid nightmares pre-wedding without them!

EXTRA'S Tell us about the little things that made your day personal?

Jane from Flower Design presenting the bouquets in the morning with such love for her job!

Mulled wine on arrival at Eaves.

The beautiful Christmas trees and door foliage from Bash Events.

An amazing wreath my friend made which hung above me & Ben during the wedding breakfast.

Singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight outside after the fireworks.

My bridesmaids wearing personalized white crocs as their dancing shoes!

The standing ovation my dad received from his speech.

Nana Mo being tempted to leave her armchair by the fire for a boogie on the dancefloor!

The outfit changes from the guests – a whole new sparkly evening event was held!

© Kerry Woods Photography
© Kerry Woods Photography

Wedding Details

  • The couple: Katie & Ben
  • Wedding Date: 31st December 2021
  • Venue: Eaves Hall
  • Photographer: Kerry Woods Photography

If you’re inspired by Katie and Ben's story, enquire with our Wedding Coordinators and start planning your dream wedding at Eaves Hall.