A sad blog post this. No, Leon & Martina’s wedding was great, but it was my last Sutton Bonington Hall Wedding – for the time being anyway – as it is being returned to its owners as a private residence. The doors shut on the hall as a wedding venue at the end of September 2013.
Leon is a local lad, but Martina is Swiss and they live in Switzerland. This meant having to organise their Sutton Bonington Hall wedding over phone, email and through fairly frequent visits back to the UK to meet up with local vendors, so kudos to them both for managing it all and planning such a great day. Special mention goes out to one of the vendors in particular who was a ray of sunshine compared to many of his peers in the same industry – Toastmaster Geoff Harris. Contrary to my usual experiences with toastmasters, Geoff didn’t stand directly behind the bride & groom during the speeches, didn’t take over the day and turn it into his own show, but just got on with doing a great job of keeping the day on track. He comes highly recommended by me. My favourite thirty images are below along with a list of other wedding suppliers on the day.