Real Weddings: Harriet and Jamie
PUBLISHED: 11:49 09 December 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 09 December 2013
celine chaplin photography
Jamie surprised Harriet by proposing at their home on her 25th birthday.
When looking at wedding venues, “we knew we wanted somewhere with the wow factor, beautiful grounds, grandeur and exclusivity,” says Harriet. “Exclusivity was paramount to us as we wanted to share the day with all the people in the world who we loved and cared about, and didn’t want anyone else there detracting from that.
“We had never heard of Wiston House, but the moment we drove up to the house we fell in love with the beauty of the location and grounds. Every room we walked into was more beautiful than the last and we could see ourselves and our guests having an amazing time at the venue. The Victorian greenhouse, full of beautiful flowers, which leads out into the grounds, is simply stunning. I waited with bated breath to see what Jamie thought, hoping he loved it as much as I did. He turned to me and said ‘Harriet, will you marry me here?’ The second happiest day of my life that far!
“There are too many ‘best’ moments from our wedding day at Wiston House. The beautiful weather, the stunning surroundings, the sound of laughter and happiness and feeling like every time I saw something new it took my breath away. The staff also made both Jamie and I feel like the most important people in the world on the day, and in the run-up to the wedding. No question was regarded as silly and my emails were responded to immediately. “We wouldn’t have changed anything…other than maybe wishing the day had gone slightly slower!”