Tess and Pete got married at The Mill at Gordleton, which is a boutique hotel in Lymington with a pretty garden. It was the most beautiful wedding and the sun shone all day long!

The ceremony

The ceremony was an intimate service next to the River avon. During the ceremony Tess couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear. It was really emotional. They decorated the area with lots of colour, which I loved. The reception was in a marquee at The Mill at Gordleton – I love this venue because it has so many great opportunities for portraits. Weddings at The Mill at Gordleton are amazing, because the grounds are so pretty.

Why The Mill at Gordleton is a great place to get married

The Mill at Gordleton is perfect for couples who want a chilled out wedding, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Lymington. The venue offers an amazing atmosphere for a wedding – and there are so many beautiful spots that are perfect for photos.

The reception

The couple had lawn games in the afternoon, and a DIY photo-booth in the evening. Tess and Pete bought so many personal touches to the day which made for such a unique and beautiful day. For dinner they had a delicious afternoon tea, and the first dance was a romantic slow dance. They finished off the evening with an awesome party The decor was full of so many handmade colourful touches, which made everything feel so personal and unique.

The couple

Tess wore a classic white dress and Pete wore a navy suit and they looked really incredible. The couple got in touch with me a year before the wedding, and their enquiry was so personal. They said they wanted a relaxed photographer, and I loved that they were so fun. Every supplier that worked on this wedding still raves about what an amazing and lovely couple they are.

Advice for planning your colourful wedding at The Mill at Gordleton 

We asked the lovely from Rachael from Love by Design Weddings for a few little tips of how to design a colourful wedding. 

1. Opt for bold flowers that will set your colour palette and use these throughout - in the bouquets, buttonholes, centrepieces, and on the cake and ceremony table.

2. Don't overdo it! Keep wooden tables bare or use white cloths. Otherwise you risk everything looking too busy, with too much going on.

3. Think "pops'' of colour, especially in a blank canvas venue like a marquee. Paper lanterns, pom poms or hoops with flowers suspended from the ceiling are great options

4. Make the most of any outdoor space to display colourful hand painted signs, fun garden games, bunting and buckets of flowers.

5. Use different colour ribbons to fasten simple white chiffon chair drapes, either giving each table a colour, or using a rainbow effect on each table.

If you’re planning a wedding at The Mill at Gordleton, get in touch!

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Venue & Coordination, Gina from The Mill at Gordleton - https://www.themillatgordleton.co.uk/celebrate/weddings/

Videography by Pete at Moos Movies – http://www.moosmovies.co.uk/weddings/tess-and-pete

Venue design and decor by Love by Design Weddings – https://lovebydesignweddings.co.uk/

Flowers by Shelly Sishton at Orchard Oast Flowers - https://www.shelleysishton.com/aboutme.html

Wedding Cake by Sammi at The Blushing Cook -https://www.blushingcook.com/

Entertainment by Hampshire Events DJ – https://www.hampshireeventdjs.co.uk/blog/the-mill-at-gordleton-wedding-dj/