Eleanor & James in Lew, Oxfordshire

Eleanor and James were married earlier this year in Lew,  a small village located about 2.5 miles southwest of Witney in the Cotwolds, close to where they both grew up. You might recognise the church as it’s the church used to film the Downton Abbey weddings. As James and Eleanor exited the church and climbed into irish governess’ cart a coach load of American tourists turned up and got very excited about seeing a real life Downton wedding : )

The reception was held in the home of Captain Charles Radclyffe’s – Lew House. He has been James’ dad’s employee since he was 16 and a good friend of the family. Captain Charles is famous for training the queen mother’s race horses from there. They had a beautiful marquee erected in the grounds and all the tables were named after there favourite pubs and there was homemade plumb gin on the tables with personalised shot glasses as favours

Heres a few more details from the day:

Dress, veil and belt –  Christina Sposa from Debenhams, Oxford street, London
Shoes- Tallow in soft grey by Jimmy Choo, from Bicester village
Headpiece- Bespoke piece from Cocoa Couture, Cheltenham
Makeup- Emma Moore (a friend)- MOORE hair and makeup
Hair- Lawrence John Hairdressers, Cheltenham
Earrings- Eleanors grandmothers
Flowers- Kate Finegan floral design
Bouquet- Hand tied with ivory trailing ribbon- pale pinks, cream and white- peonies, o’hara garden roses, sweet avalanche, white astrantia
Groom and ushers- Classic morning dress from Moss Bros with duck egg paisley ties.

Bridesmaids- Skirts by Coast, tops by Ted Baker
bouquets- hand tied white peonies
Catering- Lindsey Allen catering- Canapés in the rose garden, roast leg of lamb carved by each table and seasonal veg, choice of 4 mini desserts served on high tea plates
Bar- Alex Vaughan- The Hollybush, witney
The Band were called Riot! from Brighton
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