Your Herts and Beds Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 96)

EXCHANGING VOWS Situated on seven acres of picturesque gardens, Ware Priory is a beautiful venue offering a new 2023 bespoke wedding package. The venue is a traditional Grade I listed building with contemporary touches and architecture dating back to Medieval times. The main building is stunning, with a whitewashed frontage and a stonewalled exterior surrounded by flower beds and distinctive windows. The Fletcher’s Lea is a modern addition to the estate and features a decking area, which overlooks the beautiful River Lea. Both spaces provide an excellent location for weddings. Couples can work with the venue to create their own wedding package to ensure they create their dream wedding. Get in touch with the team to discuss details and ideas! Discover more about the property in our Historic Venues feature on page 23. Check out: RING-A-DING-DING Bedford-based Baker Brothers Diamonds has introduced tiara wedding rings to its extensive ring collection. A ring is a small but elegant part of weddings and in today’s modern world, people want to get away from the traditional style for something with a contemporary twist. Tiara wedding rings are romantic wedding bands that play on the classic shape-to-fit style and are a growing trend for 2023. Fit for a princess; this style is the perfect modern twist on a classic style. The new collection at Baker Brothers Diamonds is handcrafted in naturally white platinum and set with the highest quality diamonds. The distinct crown-like wedding bands are perfect for complementing engagement rings. The style is a piece of jewellery that will last forever and be passed down through generations – it will always remain timeless, stylish and chic! Check out: SETTING THE SCENE Nestled in Royston, Minstrel Court is a stunning wedding venue now under new ownership. Sara and Na’im Paymán tied the knot at the venue last year and fell in love with the charming spaces. They decided to seize the opportunity and purchase the venue when it was about to be put on the market. Located in five acres of beautiful gardens set around a private lake, the impressive Hertfordshire property with adjoining listed outbuildings will wow guests. The couple brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to Minstrel Court. Na’im studied natural sciences and owns various hotels around the country, while Sara’s attention to detail is unsurpassed. With every detail counting in the event industry, it’s essential to be a perfectionist to ensure all aspects of the venue are well-maintained to the highest standard. So, Na’im’s keen understanding and experience in the hospitality industry are invaluable. Since December, the dedicated team has worked tirelessly to create the perfect spaces for couples to start their lives together. They’re constantly making upgrades to enhance this already magnificent venue. Creating a magical experience for couples and their guests is an honour the new owners intend always to appreciate. Check out: 10