Good evening Hollie, Juliette, Jo and the whole Shilstone team,

Apologies for not emailing sooner, it has been a very hectic two weeks following the wedding; though we can’t quite believe how quickly the time has gone and how long ago it feels!

On behalf of Salman, myself, and our family and friends we wanted to say a massive thank you for helping make our wedding the most amazing and stress free (except for the wind) day.

Every single person I have spoken to has said how beautiful the venue is and was on the day, how brilliant the service was and how smoothly the day ran… even if I was slightly late to the ceremony and Salman dropped the ring (two things we are attempting to forget).

From the moment I saw the venue with my Mum and Juliette showed us around I knew that I wanted it to be our wedding venue so I was obviously over the moon when Salman agreed. From that day onwards, you have all been so helpful, friendly and accommodating to our needs and making us feel comfortable and confident in our choices. What could have been a very stressful process due to our mixing two cultures was made so simple and every time I had a query or worry, Hollie was able to answer and help in one way or another. Something which I know as a sometimes stressed bride-to-be I will be forever grateful for.

The accommodation was brilliant, and my bridesmaids and I had a lot of fun reliving childhood sleepovers of being in the bunk beds and I know my family thoroughly enjoyed their stay as well and couldn’t fault anything.

On the day both Juliette and Jo were amazing and it was especially nice to see Juliette again as she was who I initially saw when choosing the venue, so it was nice to have her there at the beginning and the end. She also was great at helping with my dress prior to the ceremony, getting the tag out of my Mum’s dress in a panic moment and getting confetti out of my train and veil. I know Salman also enjoyed seeing and talking to her when he turned up in the car as well! Jo was also incredibly kind and helpful to us on the consultation day, the setup day, our wedding day and the day after so thank you. 

There really aren’t enough words to describe how grateful we are and how much the whole team helped us throughout the process and made it such a beautiful day.

The photos we have been sent from friends, family and some preview shots from Mark really reflect how much fun everyone was having throughout the day and how much love there was throughout the room so thank you for helping us make that happen.

If we could do the wedding all over again after the day that it was, we would a million times over and we would always choose you and your team.

I would also like to extend my thanks to Mr Fenwick for accommodating us and our requirements, making a special drinks package for the side of the family who don’t drink and asking Salman what he likes so he could incorporate it into the day too. It is all the small things like this that made our day / the whole planning such a memorable time for us. 

We are sad that for now we won’t be returning, but we’re hoping some of our friends / family will get married at Shilstone so we can enjoy being with you once again! We’re incredibly jealous of those who are yet to have their weddings with you.


Photograph Courtesy of Evolve Photography