What are your first names?
Chris and Hannah
Where and when did you get engaged?
Donnington Castle, May 2008
What was your wedding date?
14th March 2014
Where did you get married?
Shaw Registry Office and then The Donnington Valley Hotel.
Why did you choose your venue?
We chose The Donnington Valley Hotel because of the setting. Its beautiful for photos and also the flexibility and the proximity to our friends and family in the area. The Donnington Valley Hotel lies in the heart Berkshire near Newbury, it has 111 rooms and has its own Health Club a& Spa with swimming pool, also a challenging 18 hole golf course. Its a fab place to hold a wedding reception.
Did you have a “theme”?
Not a theme as such but our colour scheme was burgundy, red, ivory and gold.
Why did you choose Simply Bows and Chair Covers and what were they like to work with?
Great! Straightforward, helpful, creative and a much more reasonable price than the rest!
What sort of dress did you choose and where from?
An ivory off the shoulder dress with a flower design on the trail, bought from Helen Douglas House
Who was your photographer?
What “special touches” did you add to your day?
I made my own table names. Everyone had a lotto ticket and a big bunch of flowers for the 2 mums and my Bridesmaid.
What was your favourite part of the day?
It probably has to be the registry office, Chris and I don’t spend much time apart yet we did prior to the wedding which made it all a bit more special and quite emotional for us both when we did meet at the registry office.. which I didn’t expect at all!
Where did you go on honeymoon?
What would be your top tip for another bride to be?
It is a really stressful time; try to call in as many people to help you as you can! Don't be afraid to ask!