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Ayleen & Jack // Dorfold Hall Wedding Film

Why did you pick Dorfold Hall for your wedding venue and what makes it special to you?

We stumbled across Dorfold Hall while searching the internet for the perfect venue. We sent our bridesmaids, Ayleens Mum and her friend to take a look. We booked it from the other side of the world and hadn’t even seen it in person. Once we did, we knew we had made the right choice. It’s traditional with a modern twist, set in beautiful grounds, grand yet has a personal feel as soon as you arrive. Living in Australia we don’t get to see our friends and family as much as we would like. Dorfold Hall was the perfect place for us to spend the whole weekend celebrating with our loved ones.

How did you meet each other?

We met through mutual friends in the beer garden. A few snake bites later and it was love! I fancied Ayleen in her white jeans and Ayleen was smitten when I told her I liked red wine, motown and then pretended to be Cilla Black and play Blind Date!

How about the proposal? Tell us everything!

Jack had organised an intimate surprise party for my 30th and also got video messages from all my friends and family back in the UK. He played them on a big screen in the room and afterwards made a short speech. I remember every single word! ”One day I’ll be luckily enough to call this beautiful woman my wife… before then, I need to ask a question” The room was filled with deep breaths of people shocked and awaiting that question. I was totally oblivious and in complete shock when he got down on one knee with the most incredible ring that he had designed and asked that question. I was so shocked and still don’t think I ever actually said yes!! He then flew me to Thailand a few days later where he surprised me AGAIN by having some of our family there to celebrate with us.

What part of the wedding event is the most important to you?

Having our friends and family witness us say our vows and become Mr & Mrs Eades.

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