Now all the invites are out and the acceptances back (barring the last few who we are chivvying up “Come on man! It’s not difficult Yes or No.’ why it is so difficult for some people to reply to an invite, I will never know.
Anyway rant over, all the best people have put the thumbs up and will be joining us so now I can talk about WHERE it’s all going to happen.
I went along this morning as there are only SEVEN weeks to go (panic!) and I sat down for over an hour with the lovely Jeana as we went through the entire day and the organising of the event. I think this was the first time I got butterflies thinking about it, up until now it’s seemed so far off it didn’t affect me but this morning….
Little Hermitage wedding venue
Little Hermitage is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house dating back to the 18th century and is fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.
‘Can I ask how you heard about us?’ Jeana asked.
‘Our plumber! He took a Saturday off to come to a wedding here when he was revamping our bathroom and he said it was the best wedding he’d ever been too.’ came my honest reply.
The wedding venue is the most important factor of your day, it’s the one that you will be investing most money in and so it’s important you get it right. The Mister and I had a few places we’d jotted down from our internet searches and Little Hermitage was the first one we visited, it happened by chance on a day my mum was visiting so she tagged along too, curious to see the place.
As I drew up in the car I got excited and as Jeana showed us around I fell in love with it. I left having booked the day and didn’t even go and see anywhere else, THAT’s how much I loved it.
The gardens are beautifully kept and have a gazebo and stone benches to host an outside ceremony, I won’t be able to decide on this until the day so am praying for a glorious March day, guests be warned to put a cardi in your bag ;) Just In Case.
In fact when we went over the ceremony details with the registry office they told me that you have to have the legal part of the ceremony under a roof, as our ancient law declares, hence the use of the gazebo. Quaint and I love quirky and quaint.
Of course if the Great British weather should decide to tip it down, no problem, you’ll not be ruining our day as the ceremony will be held in the Ivory Room.
Little Hermitage has three rooms for people to retire too, a comfortable large lounge, a smaller room overlooking the gardens and the Blue Room which will be turned into a buffet come evening.
There is also the most fabulous Bridal suite where I shall go to get ready, this too has a balcony overlooking the gardens which I’m sure the girls will love (please let there be sunshine) playing on in their flower girl dresses…
The Mister and I shall also be spending the night here and check out this bathroom!!! and thanks Mum and grandad for taking the girls home that night for us.
Jeana and I went through every section of the day and asked each other all the questions we needed to ensure a smooth running of the day. She asked me,
‘What time will you be arriving Marianne?’ (our wedding is at 1.30pm)
‘Don’t know, 12.30pm?’
Jeana very kindly pointed out that I may need a little longer to get ready (I’ve only got to put a dress on!) and although some brides like to be insitu at 7am, (when I hope to still be in bed that day) it might be a wise call to get there at 11.30 and take some snacks for me and the girls.
Enough wedding news for today, come back for more soon and please spare a quick like to Little Hermitage on Facebook