Oliver first crossed paths with Daniella at a friend's house when the pair were younger. They spoke for a while about their interests but the timing wasn't right, as the pair were both in relationships at the time. Fast forward the years and they occasionally crossing paths but didn't realise they both liked each other until they sat down and discussed how they felt. Turns out, they were both ready to give a relationship a go and the rest is history!
Throughout the years they shared beautiful moments and their love blossomed into something truly beautiful. In 2016, Daniella plucked up the courage and proposed to Oliver minutes before the leap year on the 29th February and he said yes!
After getting engaged, the wedding date was set for22nd September, 2019, which was also Daniella'sbirthday. The next step was finding the perfect venuewhich was a clear choice. Throughout their youngeryears, Ashridge House played an important part in theirlives. For Daniella, she had fond memories of walkingthrough the forest with her parents and picking seasonalfruits and vegetables.
Oliver says, "For me, it was walking through seeing the bluebells with my family, watching the deers and climbing trees with my brother. I then did the same when my children were young." The pair adored the venue but never imagined that it would be their future wedding space.
Now the venue was picked, it was time to decideon the decoration and the colour scheme, which incorporated blush as the background colour with green, purple and yellow flowers. Silhouettes of the couple were distributed throughout the property, this included their lovely stationery, favours and cake.
Most brides dream about how they will look on their bigday, trying to figure out what would look best on them. For Daniella, she couldn't have picked a more perfect gown. The beautiful bespoke blush pink gown was from designer Kashish who also created a small silk pouchbag. To finish off the look, a diamanté headpiece was added as well as rhinestone hairpins. In the evening, Daniella transformed into a white Grecian-style dress.
Oliver says: "I wore a white silk dinner jacket and waistcoat with a white T-shirt, black tie, braces, black trousers and black velvet shoes, which allowed me to stand out from the rest of the groomsmen." The bridesmaids looked perfect in all-black dresses and matching shoes.
To keep guests entertained, a master of ceremony was hired who happened to be their dear friend and a fabulous entertainer with a great style and humour. On top of that, they had a four-piece string quartet during the drinks reception, which friends and families loved! Oliver says, "We had a professional DJ Tony Lawrence, saxophonist Wendy Allen and percussionist William, and not forgetting the amazing firework display carried out by Pains Fireworks." Each entertainer interacted with attendees and made the whole experience extra fun and memorable.
Throughout the day the couple felt emotional, excited and happy to be surrounded by their loved ones. Oliver comments on a moment that stood out saying: "The brideangels walked down the stairs one by one, leaving my bride-to-be, which made me fill up with excitement as she looked so stunning in her wedding dress." Daniella also comments on her favourite part saying: "To walk down the long steps after being so lovingly prepared by my gorgeous stepdaughters and see my future husband beaming at me was so special and emotional. "When it came to speeches, the best man, who's also their nephew, shared beautiful words full of love and emotion, which got everyone up on their feet for a standing ovation. According to the couple every supplier went above and beyond to ensure the day was perfect. Oliver says: "It feels like we have extended our family and friends, they're no longer just suppliers!"
For Oliver and Daniella's honeymoon, the pair jetted off toIceland for five days with their friends who lived in Australia.The trip was packed full of beautiful moments and theywere lucky enough to see the northern lights!
The couple shares their top tip, saying: "Always make decisions together and spend your money on what you feel is most beneficial in the long run, for us this was the photographer and videographer to capture the whole day. It's difficult to see everything going on around us and this captured any moments missed".
Master of ceremonies
Saxophonist and percussionist