Sophie & Alex's elegant countryside wedding


We're spoiling you with an utterly magical editorial of Sophie & Alex's Wedding Day here at Coombe Lodge back in July 2022. Sophie is here to tell us all about her day with us and is ready to give us some friendly advice. Also to add, today’s beautiful bride, made all the floral bouquets herself… inspired! So if you love a healthy dose of wedding inspiration from a real wedding then you’re going to love this one!

Why did you choose Coombe Lodge?

Finding a venue with exclusivity, classic British grounds and an affordable price seemed like an impossible task. When we first came across Coombe Lodge we thought it was too good to be true. When looking at the pictures, the venue looked idyllic in all seasons and was everything we had wanted. We immediately contacted the venue to arrange a viewing to see if the venue was as stunning as the pictures suggested. The team at the venue responded promptly to all of our queries and were extremely helpful and friendly when booking a viewing. Amazingly, in person, the pictures didn’t do the venue justice. Situated in a beautiful part of the country, Coombe Lodge looked like something out of Downton Abbey. Even though it was raining on the day, we knew this was the venue for us. Our decision was solidified when we met the experienced and professional staff at Coombe Lodge.


Who made your dress? Did you always want a veil?

The amazing team at High Society Boutique helped me find my dream dress straight away. This was a classic Kennedy style dress by Sophia Tolli. I did have a veil in mind before going to my dress appointment, however, I wasn’t 100 percent as it would depend on the style of wedding dress I chose. While I was there, the team tried a few different styles of veil on me and the Pixie pearl veil went perfectly with the classic style ballgown I had decided to go for. 


Talk to us about your suppliers…

Hannah May Miles- An incredible photographer who captured our day with pictures to cherish for our lifetime. Not only did she do this, she went above and beyond helping with other elements of the day. She blended in so well to our day it was like she was a guest.

Oliviamadethis- Our amazing videographer, joined by partner Chris, made the most beautiful movie of our day. We have watched it countless times since the day and will watch it for countless more. They were so easy and fun to be around on the day and helped make it so special for us.

Jeris Music and band- They are so unbelievably talented. We fell in love with Jeris’ voice when we saw her online and she sounded even better in person. They managed to get everybody involved with some classic songs that everyone could sing along and dance to.

Hollyboo events- Beautiful floral archway which was the focal point of the ceremony. They also provided gorgeous white linen chair covers for our wedding breakfast which fit in so elegantly with our classic wedding theme. They were so professional with their set up and collection. They were also super friendly and helpful with any queries we had.

We would highly recommend all of these for future wedding planners!


Did you have a theme?

We had no particular theme in mind. However, we wanted to have a traditional/ classic wedding set in the British Countryside. We decided to go for white florals, pretty greenery, light linen and minimal decor. This was perfect as the venue itself was already so magical!

Favourite part of the day?

It’s so difficult to pick our favourite part of the day. Everything about the day was absolutely perfect. Having the ceremony outdoors, on the hottest day of the year, was everything we had dreamed it would be and more. The appetisers, wedding breakfast and evening hog roast were applauded by all of our guests. We would love to return for a meal as the food was so delicious! There was a wonderful space for our evening band and plenty of room for all of our guests to enjoy a good dance. In the days following our wedding, we received numerous messages from friends and family complimenting the venue, saying it was the best venue they had ever been to.


Advice for future couples?

As soon as you have a date or time in mind for your wedding, we would advise getting in contact with the venue to avoid any disappointment. As we knew this was the venue we wanted, we were flexible on the dates but this may not be possible for everyone. A wedding may seem quite daunting to plan but we have to say, with such great and talented suppliers and customer service such as Coombe Lodge, it was far easier than we had anticipated.


Venue ~ Coombe Lodge

Photographer ~ Hannah Miles

Videographer ~ Olivia made this

Venue Stylists ~ Holly Boo Events

Wedding Dress ~ Sophia Tolli

Bridal Shop ~ High Society Boutique

Band ~ Jeris Music


For more information about holding an exclusive wedding at Coombe Lodge, our wedding venue near Bristol please visit our wedding venue page or call us on 01761 463 355 - we would love to hear from you and find out all about your plans.

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