Joe and Helen’s February Wedding
On a beautiful, sunny day back in February 2020, Joe and Helen were the last wedding couple to hold a wedding ceremony and reception at Layer Marney Tower prior to lockdown. Held in a month that is likely to be remembered by many for the powerful windstorms of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, Joe and Helen’s wedding day was the most perfect weather imaginable for February…how lucky!
In this blog, we chat to Joe and Helen about their experience of wedding planning and the special day itself.
When did the proposal take place and how did it happen?
On Wednesday 13th March 2019, I took Helen to London where I had booked for us to go to the top of the Shard. Once we were at the top, I handed Helen some red petals followed by an engagement ring whilst getting down on one knee.
Did you have an ideal venue in mind before you began your search? How did you research your venue?
It’s always been a dream to get married at Layer Marney Tower, having grown up very close to there and it’s surroundings very much fit what we both had in mind for our wedding. We’d researched a few but I wanted Helen to view Layer Marney Tower before we viewed too many.
How many venues did you visit and why did you choose Layer Marney Tower?
We viewed three venues including Layer Marney Tower and all on the same day. We chose Layer Marney Tower because once we viewed it Helen fell in love with it just as much as I had. The Corsellis Room (wedding ceremony room) had a wow factor and Helen could not imagine herself walking down any other aisle.
How far in advance did you book your wedding day?
We think it was roughly 9 months ahead of the wedding day. We didn’t want a long engagement.
Did you have a theme?
The theme we chose was a rustic/woodland theme with our table names being the names of butterflies.