Now…I don’t know how to put into words what Jonno and I want to say!!

We have so many thank yous that I don’t know where to start. The whole day was perfect!!!! The weather was incredible and everything we’d hoped for.

Firstly, we’d like it if you could pass on a huge thank you to everyone who made the day run so smoothly on Saturday. They were incredible!!!! Everyone commented on how polite, well-organised and efficient the staff were. They were on hand for everything – topping up drinks, serving the guests, making sure everyone was ok and bringing Jonno and I our canapés.

Please pass a personal thank you to: Jo, who kept everything running to time on Saturday and for being there on Friday to run through the day with us. I felt so calm handing everything over.

The bar staff who I know poured a lot of shots and making sure jäger bombs were served at all times!! Thank you!

Tara, who was an amazing front of house waitress!! From when we arrived, she was polite and so accommodating when I just wanted to get a drink and warm up. To finding me with our plate of canapés and making sure I had some. To refilling my champagne glass when I hadn’t had any and for being so efficient with the band, cake cutting and first dance in the evening. Thank you so much!!

Laura, who made sure the cocktails were being handed around and for checking our tables during the food.

Dave, who organised the car park and made sure all our guests knew where to go.

Mr Fenwick, for opening the marquee early on Saturday for Dad to position the cake and flowers. Thank you so much as this was a huge help and meant Dad was ready on time.

The kitchen staff and cooks as the food was incredible!!!!! This was something that had always played on our minds as we hadn’t tried it but it wow!!!! The salmon, beef and potatoes were incredible and the chocolate pot!! Delicious!!! Everyone loved the food and it was really delicious!! The pasties went down a storm and I know guests really enjoyed them!!! The canapés were just as I had remembered them – delicious! The pate was my favourite!! My friend said she loved the crab and waited for them to keep coming back round!

Finally, to you Hollie. Without your guidance, support and emails Saturday would not have gone as smoothly as it did. You listened and understood everything we spoke about. You were so accommodating when I emailed with various requests or questions. So thank you so much!

Shilstone will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we were so grateful that we found a venue that could provide what we wanted for our wedding. We were so overwhelmed with emotions on the day that we can’t believe how quickly it went. Every guest commented on how perfect and beautiful Shilstone is – thank you!

Thank you once again to everyone at Shilstone. Our wedding day was perfect and it holds so many memories!! Also, the accommodation was just perfect for our weekend!

With huge thanks and best wishes, The New Mr and Mrs Purdie 

Photograph Courtesy of Memories and Milestones Photography