Happy 1st Anniversary to this Amazing Goth Couple who married at Sunninghill Weddings this weekend last year
Huge congratulations to Cat and Scott on your first wedding anniversary.
This amazing couple held their steam punk goth themed wedding at Sunninghill in April 2019 in a wedding that was meticulously planned down to the very last detail.
From wedding attire, flowers and venue styling there was so much to inspire.
Thank you for choosing Sunninghill as your wedding venue; sending you much love and happiness.
The Sunninghill Wedding Events Team were delighted to help the haapy couple plan their wedding and to be there on the day to coordinate the suppliers and to take care of guest needs.
This is a complimentary service for all Sunninghill Wedding couples; if you would like to learn more please call 07815 429073 or send a message
Gothic Steam Punk wedding flowers in abundance at Sunninghill Weddings venue in Dorchester
Floral Couture by Jay certainly lived up to their motto 'Flowers don't tell they Show'!
Take a closer look at this awesome bouquet and you see that it goes beyond colour matching the flowers to the wedding theme, it is adorned with tiny brass cogs and wheels that really reflect this couple's unique personality.
Hand tied bride squad bouquets in black and purple together with pink and purple button holes complete the look.
Sunninghill Weddings is perfect Dorset venue for a Gothic Inspired Wedding theme
A Grade II Victorian Gothic house set within its own walled gardens, Sunninghill offers huge scope to style your Gothic wedding theme.
Think gargoyle stone carvings on the arched entrance, stunning stained glass windows and magnificent wooden fireplaces beautifully carved are a perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures.
The house and grounds are hired exclusively for your wedding day giving you a private houseparty vibe.
The Sunninghill Weddings Event Manager Jacky is on hand to help you plan your special day.
Sunninghill is hired to our wedding couples with a neutral venue styling which C&S chose to ramp up to reflect their wedding vibe by employing local venue stylist White Willow Weddings
The couple's black and purple colour scheme was a perfect choice for this gothic steam punk wedding theme.
Gothic Venue Styling at Sunninghill Weddings styled by White Willow Weddings
Debi from White Willow Weddings used a mix of black and purple chair sashes to accentuate the wedding aisle which had two bay trees either side to mark the start of the wedding march. Silk petals, also in black and purple were scattered along the couple's personalised aisle runner.
The high attention to detail of the venue styling stands out. We loved the black candles in the two tall silver candelabras which framed the wedding couple as they exchanged their wedding vows.
Also a big hit was the fresh bay leaves scattered on the window sills and the edge of the Sunninghill Grand Staircase - the aromatic bay stimulating the guest's sense of smell in addition to being a feast for the eyes.
Natural biodegradable confetti pouches were also supplied by White Willow Weddings which they placed on the ceremony chairs on hire from Rochesters Event Hire.
The Sunninghill Weddings Team work alongside our coupe's venue stylists as part of our complimentary wedding planning service and free on the day wedding coordination service.
If you would like to learn more please drop us a line or call
Loving Cat's Gothic Bridal Look for her Wedding at Sunninghill, Dorchester
The Black Wedding dress is a key part of the gothic look; Cat chose a Victorian style dress which she customised with crystal beading.
The crystal detail matched the sparkly neck brooch, skull drop earrings and her amazing skull tiara.
The black lace sleeves were held in place with a finger loop, delicately embellished with a small black rose.
Sunninghill is a quirky wedding venue; an independent school during term time and an exclusive use wedding venue over the weekend and school holidays.
Dressed for each wedding, the venue is very flexible and adaptable. The Sunninghill Wedding Event Team offer you a complimentary wedding planning service and on the day coordination to deliver your wedding vision, stress free, so you can enjoy your special day with family and friends.
If you would like an informal chat, call Jacky the Event Manager on 07815 429073
This should be an exciting happy time, however, the reality for you as a 2020 wedding couple is that you are facing an unprecedented situation full of uncertainty about what to do in the best interest of you as a couple and also your close family and friends.
#bekind to wedding couples wrestling with the decision to postpone their 2020 wedding day
If you are wrestling with this decision then you will most likely be turning to the internet to see what others are doing.
As a wedding venue we too are reading the online comments and we are saddened to see how social media has changed direction from being a supportive space to voice your concerns into quite frankly, in some groups, into an extremely hostile environment.
For your own mental health STOP READING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTPONEMENT POSTS AND INSTEAD keep informed of health developments from reputable sources such as the BBC and .....
If your wedding plans have been affected and you find your venue is unable to offer your desired future wedding date do get in touch
In response to the unprecedented situation Sunninghill Weddings are opening their doors to 2021 wedding couples affected by the Covid 19 virus.
Ordinarily the number of weddings at the venue is limited to a maximum of 20 and only one wedding each weekend. This will be extended for the 2021 wedding season only. If you would like to chat more about this, please do get in touch.
You can send an email to email@example.com or call Jacky on 07815 429073
The Sunninghill Weddings COVID 19 Policy:
At Sunninghill our position on wedding postponement is very clear:
The policy will be reviewed on a regular basis; if you would like to be kept up to date with changes please subscribe to our email list HERE
A true story and explanation of the link between a sprout and postponement of your 2020 wedding plans
This story reminds me of my dad.
When I was younger he grew vegetables in the garden.
My favourite vegetable is the much aligned 'love it or hate it' sprout.
Seasonally sprouts are a winter vegetable. If you haven't seen them growing they grow on a tall stalk above ground; lots of them on one stalk.
As the knobbly veg grew I was always eager to pick them BUT my dad said no, he told me that we had to wait for the first frost which made the sprouts tighten their leaves and as a result taste better.
As an adult I can buy sprouts at any time throughout the year however, I don't. Even though they are my favourite vegetable I only buy them for our Christmas lunch.
When I peel the sprouts I can almost taste their flavour; as they are cooking, their smell wafting through the kitchen I cannot begin to express how much I am looking forward to eating them at last.
It's not the turkey or the trimmings or the accoutrements of Christmas that feeds my soul, it is the humble sprout that I have waited to eat for many, many months.
Why your new postponed wedding date will be more meaningful to you both
If you have read to this point you are likely to be or a close friend or family member of one of the hundreds of wedding couples throughout the world whose wedding plans have been put on hold due to the Covid 19 virus.
During those sad moments when you or they regret the postponement of the original wedding day, I would ask you to think about this true story and to hold on to the thought that the new wedding day will be all the more special because of the wait.
If your wedding plans have been put on hold and you are trying to find a wedding venue for your new date, we invite you to discover Sunninghill in Dorchester, Dorset's historic county town.
No space at home for pre wedding prep? Consider hiring the Sunninghill Weddings Bridal Changing Suite
Finding space in the modern home for pre-ceremony bridal prep is a challenge for many brides to be.
The Bridal Gown, Bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewellery, bridal flowers and hair accessories demand LOTS of space.
Sunninghill offer a 4 hour hire of the Bridal Changing Suite, suitable for up to 8 people for £350.
Interested to learn more CLICK HERE
Top 5 FAQ's about the Sunninghill Bridal Changing Suite
Q1 Do I have to be getting married at Sunninghill to hire this facility?
A1 No, however booking preference is given to Sunninghill brides to be wanting to use the space
Q2 Does the Bridal Changing Suite have a full height dress rail for my Bridal Gown?
A2 Yes, we have a full height rail the same as you find in a wedding dress shop
Q3 What time is the Bridal Changing Suite available from?
A3 Our standard hire is 9am to 1pm, however if you need the rooms earlier this may be possible
Q4 Does the space have a full-length mirror?
A4 Yes together with make up mirrors for your convenience
Q5 Can we bring our own alcohol to celebrate as we get ready?
A5 Yes you can bring your own bottle of bubbles and there is no corkage charge for this
Bride Rosie's thoughts on using the Sunninghill Weddings Bridal Changing Suite
"Highly recommend the bridal suite made getting ready so enjoyable and stress free already being at the venue. Also really great to see all the guests arriving without them being able to see you. So many nice little touches to make the day so perfect" 😘
Taken from FB Comment 5/4/20
Photo taken in house.
Hair and Make Up Artist, Dorchester based Hannah Lloyd
Romantic Wedding Planning: Exchange your marriage vows on your parents wedding anniversary
Exchanging wedding vows in front of their family and friends was a key part of Laura and Rob's 2020 Valentine's weekend wedding day at Sunninghill.
This super romantic couple chose to wed on the same date as Laura's parents, 15th February 2020 and within one week of Rob's parents anniversary; both sets of parents celebrating over 40 years of marriage each.
Love and support was the golden thread that ran through Laura and Rob's wedding day. Many of Rob's family braved Storm Dennis to travel from Yorkshire to Dorset, some making a six hour journey on the actual day; a true commitment to the couple.
Bride Laura, her Mum and sister in law and Maid of Honour were joined by five bridesmaids in the Sunninghill Weddings Bridal Changing Suite. Laura chose locally based Hair and Make Up Artist Hannah Lloyd for her bridal prep.
Bridal House employee Laura chose a couture wedding dress designed by Mori Lee
Laura looked stunning in her couture wedding dress designed by Mori Lee from the AF Couture collection.
Style code Raphaella 1736, the dress had all over diamante and crystal beading on net over chantilly lace in Ivory/nude.
The dress was supplied by Butterfly Brides in Poundbury, Dorset.
Young Daughter Walks Mum Down the Aisle at Sunninghill Weddings
Live Music Played During the Wedding Ceremony from Over The Threshold
The Wedding Breakfast and Evening Entertainment
Hot mulled cider was a welcome and warming post ceremony drink before guests sat down to a tasty meal of Beef Bourguignon with Herby Dumplings followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding and Cream, a perfect combination for a winter wedding.
Wedding party band Over The Threshold rocked the wedding party in the evening.
Status Changed to Married
Laura and Rob's chosen photographer was James Bramble Photographer. The professional images the couple chose to accompany their updated status to 'Married' are included below. Apologies James for the pictures above which were all taken informally by the Sunninghill Event Team.
Indoor confetti shower and ribbon arch exit at Sunninghill Weddings
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Tickets to the Sunninghill Weddings Fair 17th May 2020 are FREE
Have you put the Sunninghill annual Wedding Fair date in your diary yet?
Sunday 17th May 2020, 11am to 3pm we will be exhibiting the venue alongside some of Dorset's finest wedding suppliers. This is a very special event in our marketing calendar; it is treated as a 'not for-profit making venture' which means that all of the exhibitor stand fees are allocated towards marketing and one absolutely amazing prize which will be won by one lucky wedding couple visiting the show.
The visitor prize will be announced shortly - watch this space!
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We enter 2020 with a new magazine-style wedding brochure.
It is 44 pages packed full of possibilities at the venue and contains lots of helpful tips for wedding couples. Our aim is to inspire you and to help showcase how you really can turn Pinterest into a viable possibility at Sunninghill.
Keep in touch with us by following our social media posts:
Facebook Page @sunninghillweddings
Instagram feed #sunninghillweddings
Your feedback on the new style magazine is welcome
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The Sunninghill Weddings Team