Wow, we don't even know where to begin after Saturday... It was the best day we could ever have asked for.
The whole team at Shilstone were amazing, and all of you went above and beyond from the moment we booked right up until Saturday. Our day was more than we could have ever had imagined it to be. Obviously, Shilstone is a beautiful venue, and we fell in love with it on our first visit, but we never imagined it would be as amazing as it was, the weather helped but the staff and every part of the day were incredible.
Thank you to you Hollie for all your help with me organising over the past 22 months, you have been brilliant in answering all my emails within days and getting back to every single question that I have. I felt that I could ask any question to you no matter how silly (e.g., what are the measurements of the railings outside the barn!).
Thank you to Jo, for being the best manager on the day and making sure everything was perfect and went as it should. I am a bit of an organised control freak (if you couldn't tell already!), but you made me feel so at ease and made me have full faith in you to ensure the day ran as we wanted it too, which it did and more. Guests have since commented to me saying did anything go wrong on the day and there isn't one single thing that we could say that we would have changed or improved, we have you Jo to thank for that!
Thank you to all the team at Shilstone who are behind the scenes on the day and in the build up, every guest at my wedding commented on how beautiful the house is, how stunning the gardens were and how friendly everyone was.
Thank you to all the staff on the day, every single one of them was happy to be there and couldn't have done any more for us. We both felt we could have asked for anything and you would have catered for us. I know you are so busy with weddings every week, but all the staff made us feel that it was all about us, this is something that is hard to come across, and it made our day even more special. So many of our guests have commented on the staff to say how approachable, friendly, happy and accommodating they were so thank you very much. The service was brilliant from start to finish including the food, again so many guests commented on the quality of the meals that we were served and how delicious they were.
Sunday morning we gathered all the guests who stayed with us at Whitmore Barn to motivate them to come down to the marquee to help start to tidy up when we got down there at 9am every single thing had been tidied up and taken down and placed on tables for us to just load in the car. This was the final touch which made us realise even more how amazing you are.
Thank you to Sebastian and Lucy for allowing us to have our special day on the grounds of their home. They have done an incredible job down to every little detail at Shilstone to make it the perfect venue for a wedding. Thank you to Ned for also driving the golf buggy around for the camera shoots in the ground!
Our day was beyond anything that we had ever imagined, and we have been so emotional since waking up yesterday morning.
Every single one of our guests has commented on how beautiful the venue is, how lovely all of your staff are and that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. We have you all at Shilstone to thank for that!
We are hoping that someone we know gets married at Shilstone in the future so we can come back again!!!
Words cannot describe how incredible our day was and I could just keep going on and on about it so thank you thank you thank you for the best day ever! We will be telling everyone and anyone about our day and how unbelievable it was.