Dear Sebastian,

We had the very best time at Shilstone. Our wedding simply could not have been more successful and delightful for us.

Thanks so much to you and all your team for taking such care and for being so thoughtful. Our guests were blown away by your home and the setting it created.

Everything worked perfectly: food, wine, the front of the house, back of the house, everything. Will you please pass on our thanks to everyone involved in arranging things so that we could relax and have a great day.

It would be invidious to single people out, not least because I fear to forget someone and I am also well aware that there are loads of people whom we didn’t even meet, as the chefs. But Hollie, Jo, Julie & Amy looked after us so well.

We’re off to the Amalfi coast now, surrounded by great memories of Shilstone and our guests. Thank you so much.