Naomi and Stuart

Designing everything themselves, from their outfits to the room décor, Naomi and Stuart celebrated in style at their elegant spring wedding. 

A Hint of Glamour

It had the contemporary, glamorous feel we were looking for. We loved the black and white colour scheme, the grand chandeliers and the accommodation with the copper baths!


Setting the Scene

The happy couple decided to introduce an ‘Ibiza glam’ theme with a sophisticated colour scheme of black and gold. Working with the style of the venue, they hung white paper lanterns from the trees in the gardens and made black confetti cones with a personalised gold wax seal. Candles were placed on the lobby fireplace, with black lanterns and white rose petals on the staircase. A wish tree served as a modern alternative to the traditional guest book and black candelabras adorned with pearl garlands made perfect table centrepieces.

Naomi used her creative talents to make the top table flowers with artificial white hydrangeas in black wooden boxes. “We wanted to create a laid-back atmosphere that was romantic without being twee!”

Bridal Style

With a very definite idea of the style of dress she would like, Naomi took the decision to design it herself. She sent a sketch of her dream gown to a bridal boutique in Colchester who then sent it on to a designer in Italy. “I took it to a local seamstress to make any final tweaks and eventually I had my dress!”

The beautiful bride completed her look with a pearl and feather comb, diamond earrings and stunning gold shoes by Badgley Mischka.

Stuart looked the part in a bespoke suit by Anthony Formal Wear, designing a modern take on the tuxedo consisting of a grey jacket with black lapels and black trousers. “He had the lining of his collar made in purple as it’s my favourite colour and he had our wedding date stitched on the inside pocket.”

Naomi’s sister was her maid of honour and looked beautiful in a backless, fishtail dress with cowl neck in black crepe. She accessorised with pearl earrings and a gold back chain.

Order of the Day

Following an intimate ceremony in The Study at Swynford Manor, a drinks reception was held with a caricaturist to entertain the guests. Moving in to dine, Naomi and Stuart chose food they both loved, starting with a warm scotch egg and moving on to individual chicken pies with creamy mash. For pudding… a New York cheesecake with chocolate bon bon – simply delicious!

I loved all three courses as they were our favourite dishes. I just wish I could eat them all over again!


Evening Celebrations

As the sun went down, a cocktail hour was held in the Bar.

The newlyweds didn’t have a first dance, opting instead to ‘launch’ their evening party with performer Ellie Sax, a saxophonist with illuminated rainbow saxophone. “I wanted an Ibiza style sax player. She was amazing and worked so well with our DJ.”

Pizza and fries were served, and the dance floor filled at the finale of this spectacular wedding day.

Top Tips from the Newlyweds

“Stay true to yourselves and don’t be influenced by others. It’s your day, do it your way.”

If you’re looking for more real wedding inspiration from Swynford Manor, take a peek at the beautiful spring wedding of Holly and Brendan.

In the meantime, if you have yet to see Swynford Manor for yourself, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01638 592609 or contact us online.

Glimpses of Swynford Manor


There is a new member to the Swynford Manor family - The Lady Augusta Pavillion - licensed for outdoor ceremonies! Availabe from July 2023....

Congratulations Kasia & Perry! 

Photography: @mark_nortcliffe


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Then our Golden hour package is perfect for you:


Available Mondays to Thursdays until the end of December 2023!

Exclusive use of venue from 3pm
Bridal Lounge from 12pm on the day
Indoor ceremony room with cream aisle carpet
Reception drink
2 course sharing boards or 1 course BBQ buffet
Honeymoon suite
Teas and Coffees
White Linen cloths & napkins
Cake stand & knife
Additional guests £65 per person

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Our next open day is on the 12th of June from 4pm to 9pm
Come and view our fully set up venue, meet our team, chat to suppliers, and get nosy in all the bedrooms! 

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We are soo ready for the summer! 
And we still have some hot dates available for this year too!

28/08/2023 Bank Holiday Monday £7 999 for 50 Daytime guests and additional 30 adults in the evening, 

24/09/2023 Sunday £8 499 for 50 Daytime guests and additional 30 adults in the evening,


30/12/2023 for 80 daytime guests and additional 30 adults for evening £11 000

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