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Q&A With Emily & Jonathan

Emily & Jonathan’s Enchanting & Romantic Newton Hall Wedding

Bride’s Maiden Name: Emily Partington

Groom’s Full Name: Jonathan Sturgess

Wedding Date: 20th May 2017

How many guests? 90

Emily and John 

The Details:  


How did you and your partner meet? Hilariously through my mother! She was a client of Jonathan’s business.

How did he propose? It was incredibly low key – in the garden of the Goring Hotel, London.

What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship? Building trust through being honest, and not being afraid to speak your mind – you have to be comfortable being yourself as you’re going to be spending a lot of time together!

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: I knew I wanted a Temperley dress as I love her quintessentially British aesthetic. I only actually tried on around 5 dresses and I knew I’d found the perfect one when my grandmother got so emotional!

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day? Traditional and ethereal.

What was your favorite moment from the day? Gosh I honestly couldn’t tell you! Was all so magical.

Any DIY décor elements? I wish I could take credit for all of it, but in the professionals, I trust! So, no, they expertly made my vision a beautiful reality. 

If you could do it all over again, what would you change? Nothing! The day was just perfect, all I wish for is to have been able to enjoy it for longer. The day just went by sooo quick!

Any tips that you can give to future brides? Ensure you’re working with a fantastic caterer, and enjoy each moment!

Anything else you’d like to add? A wedding is one day, marriage is eternal! You can always wear the dress to hoover the house…

The Team:

Wedding Invitations:
Photographer: Helen Warner
Dress: Temperley Bridal
Makeup: Charlotte Kavanagh
Hair: Jo Morden Hair Design
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Accessories: Clifford Burr
Jewelry: LoveOn Jewelry
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ghost
Grooms Suit: Chimney Suit Hire
On the Day Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Cake: Emily Jane Cakes
Printing: InkTank Printing
Food: Carte Blanche Catering
Flowers: Through The Looking Glass Flowers
Ceremony Venue: St George’s Church, Anstey
Reception Venue: Newton Hall
Welcome Sign: Catsy Creative
Marquee: Chelmer Marquees