A regal reception

Anne-Marie and Jesse celebrated their nuptials with a rose pink and vintage crockery-themed day at Blenheim Palace

Having met through a mutual friend at a bar in Fulham, Anne-Marie Mould and Jesse Jenkins went on a magical first date. “We had such an incredible time – if it's possible, we fell in love that night,” Anne-Marie tells us. “It's hard not to fall for Jesse's larger-than-life personality. He's so generous and such a gentleman.”

However, Jesse's romantic proposal didn't quite go to plan. “He'd arranged for me to have time off work without me knowing and called one Monday morning and told me to pack a bag of warm things and wellies. I thought we were off on a romantic break to Scotland but to my surprise, it turned out to be Venice,” recalls Anne-Marie.

“After spending the day on a private limo boat around the city, he asked me to play Scrabble, but I refused as I had to get ready for dinner. Little did I know he'd separated seven letters so he could spell out 'marry me' and propose on his go. The ring was hidden in the Scrabble box for the whole trip!” Here Anne-Marie tells us all about their big day…

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You can't help but fall for the stunning setting and magnifi cent architecture of Blenheim Palace.

 

A regal reception: Image 2aMy beautiful bridesmaids, Polly, Bea, Leo and Bea, each wore a different Alfred Sung dress in pearl pink. My goddaughter Olivia was my flowergirl – she looked utterly gorgeous.

A regal reception: Image 2 I wore Nathalie by Vera Wang. It's an A-line gown covered in Chantilly lace and was the only dress I tried on. I wore simple diamond and pearl drop earrings and had spray rosebuds in my hair.

 

A regal reception: Image 3aMy dad and I arrived in a 1955 Bentley R-Type, we hired Mercedes people carriers for the bridal party and our guests travelled in a 1965 Bristol Lodekka bus.

A regal reception: Image 3 “I wore a navy blue morning suit with a gold waistcoat and tie from Moss.” – Jesse

 

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We decided against favours and instead gave each of our guests a beautiful rose with their name tied to it.

 

A regal reception: Image 5aThe ceremony was my favourite part of the day; Jesse shouted 'I do' before he was supposed to, the hymns were played in the wrong order and the rings wouldn't go on. It was wonderfully happy, relaxed and full of laughter.

A regal reception: Image 5 Our tables were named after types of tea to tie in with the vintage crookery theme, and they were decorated with candelabra surrounded by little silver vases with a rose bud in each.

 

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“My brother Hugo and my oldest friend Jay were my best men. My ushers, Richard, Andy, Tom and Michael, all wore matching attire.” – Jesse

 

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We fell in love with Barker Evans' photos online as they were fun and full of happiness. When we met Harley and Susie, we knew we wanted them to document our day as they made us feel at ease and they had boundless energy.

 

A regal reception: Image 8aWe had a vintage suitcase with love sweets in.

A regal reception: Image 8 My bouquet was a hand-tied design of sweet avalanche roses.

 

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We hired a string quartet for the church. Music is a big part of my life, and it was magical.

 

A regal reception: Image 10aJesse's mum is a chef and she made our amazing cake. Each layer was a different flavour, and it was gone before I had seconds! It was totally eccentric and captured our characters perfectly.

A regal reception: Image 10 We chose salmon to start, chicken as our main course and for dessert, the boys had chocolate brownies while the girls enjoyed strawberry meringues. We wanted to mix it up a bit and it also allowed guests to try a bit of both puds.

 

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I wore a Vera Wang veil to go with my dress.

 

A regal reception: Image 12aWe had a wishing tree decorated with photos of us and little love quotes.

A regal reception: Image 12 My parents arranged a photo booth and caricaturist as a surprise for us.

 

Jesse and Anne-Marie's contact book


Band
The Dukes of Havoc
www.thedukesofhavoc.co.uk

Bride's dress and veil
Vera Wang
www.verawang.com

Bride's hair and make-up
Sarah Green
www.teresafairminer.com

Bride's shoes
Emmy
www.emmyshoes.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Alfred Sung at Dessy
www.dessy.com

Bus
Nostalgia Travel
www.nostalgiatravel.com

Candelabra and table accessories
Wedding Day Hire
www.weddingdayhire.co.uk

Car
Platinum Wedding Cars
www.platinum-wedding-cars.co.uk

Flowers
Joanna Carter Contemporary Flowers
www.joannacarterflowers.co.uk

Groom's suit
Moss
www.moss.co.uk

Photographer
Barker Evans
www.barkerevans.com

Reception venue
Blenheim Palace
www.blenheimpalace.com

Rings
Grays Antiques
www.graysantiques.com

Stationery
CLD Stationery
www.cldstationery.com

String quartet
Marilla String Quartet
www.marillastringquartet.co.uk

Vintage china
The Utterly Sexy Café
www.utterlysexycafe.co.uk

Wedding list
The Wedding Shop
www.weddingshop.com

 
 

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