Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - October/November 2023 (Issue 97)

Modern LUXURYHannah and Tom’s wedding was brimming with modern luxury and oh-so chic vibes Images courtesy of Simon & Kiana Photography Hannah and Tom have been together since they were teenagers. Tom would try to catch Hannah’s attention in the corridor between lessons, but she was completely oblivious! Eventually, it was Hannah who decided to add him as a friend on Bebo, as she knew of him at least. He accepted and they spent the next few months messaging each other before deciding to make it official, even though they hadn’t met #IRL yet. Tom had carefully planned everything for a romantic proposal at the Stourhead Christmas Lights in December 2021. However, that evening there was a terrible storm and the event was cancelled – Tom went into panic mode! Luckily though, they managed to get tickets for the following night, so off they went. They reached the end of the trail and Tom started to grow concerned again, as he still hadn’t popped the question. But as they stood there, by the lake, a light show started up to an instrumental version of Let It Go. This was his moment as Hannah is a huge Disney fan! With that, he proposed. “I was totally surprised and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting: on a winter’s evening by the lake at one of our favourite places accompanied by the ideal song,” Hannah says. Crowcombe Court was the first country house venue they’d looked at and had four others booked in to view. Hannah remembers, “It was the long driveway leading up to the house that sold it to us. It was so picturesque. Inside was very grand and from every window all you could see was countryside, it was perfect! One of my favourite rooms was the dining hall. It was very elegant and had a lovely blue and gold ceiling, which exuded pure luxury. The fact that you could also have the ceremony, reception and guests staying all in one place was fantastic.” Here, the bride tells us more about 10th July, 2023 – W-day... 37 REAL WEDDINGS