A Surprise Loyton Wedding!


At Loyton - you may have heard - we like to host the occasional bash!  And there is nothing we enjoy more than a rural wedding - the type of day that suits our bucolic location and relaxed approach. It is always a great pleasure to be able to support a couple in hosting such an important and memorable day.

We have the honour of hosting three very different weddings this May and June - each one unique and each one embracing the country setting they have chosen to celebrate in. I find we always learn a thing or two from the bride and groom when working on planning the ‘big day’; last weekend we were inspired by the brilliant organising and creative imagination of the couple for their SURPRISE wedding! This is no mean feat! 

TIP: it’s all in the instruction! Make sure you think of all the eventualities for your guests both before and during the day, and don’t be afraid to be direct about what they are to do.  Groups of guests DO need instruction as to how to go about enjoying their day - strange as this may sound - they need to know what’s on offer and where to be when. Other than that, a glass of champagne to hand, they’ll soon relax into the surprise celebrations!

Saturday had a wonderful informal feel as guests were invited to enjoy the offerings of a chic, country village fete, with an enchanting array of temptations: pizzas, bubble dogs, children’s disco, gin bar, numerous games, beer barrel, ice cream parlour, champagne, crazy golf, face painting, cocktails, casino, late night paella, cheese table, kid’s movies, and more.. ending, inevitably, with dancing into the balmy night to the tunes of a live band!  A truly marvellous day for a wonderful couple! 

We wish all you brides, grooms and wedding guests a splendid Summer of celebrations!