Ellie Press is thrilled to be a preferred supplier for Hampden House, and in fact 3 of the Bucks Wedding Team are now preferred suppliers! Therefore I thought I would write a post all about Hampden House and why it is so special….
Hampden House is located in the beautiful chilterns (a few miles from the Prime Minister’s country retreat at Chequers), and dates back to the 14th Century. It is named after the Hampden family (later the Earls of Buckinghamshire) and there has been a Hampden living at the house since the Norman Conquest!
‘Hampden House is located in the beautiful chilterns (a few miles from the Prime Minister’s country retreat at Chequers), and dates back to the 14th Century’
The house caters for a limited number of weddings each year so that the house can rest. The added benefit for the bride is that they are part of something more exclusive, unique and private – with the house itself situated in over 350 acres of historic parkland and beech woods. There is also the 13th Century Parish Church of Great Hampden, St Mary Magdalene situated within the grounds for you to take your vows or alternatively the house is licensed for Civil Ceremonies.
The backdrop for the photography is so stunning, the hall hardly requires many finishing touches. In fact apart from some floral touches I wouldn’t change a thing! Guests can walk past the huge oil paintings, admire the grand fireplaces and then adjourn to the bar for a cozy drink. A top Ellie Press tip … check out the toilets …. seriously I’d be happy just hiring that room out!
The Terrace at Hampden House, Buckinghamshire (photo courtesy of Sharon Elmidoro)
As part of the ‘Exclusively Yours’ package couples will automatically get their own exclusive venue stationery from Ellie Press. Couples can also contact Ellie Press is they want to co-ordinate all of their wedding invitations and stationery too either from the ‘Hampden’ range or for something more personal and bespoke.
For more information on booking Hampden House as a wedding venue or to find out about their Open Days please visit their website:
Ellie Press is very proud to be a member of the Bucks Wedding Team which was formed in early 2016. The team consists of wedding suppliers in the Buckinghamshire area, who have one main goal:
‘To help develop each other as wedding professionals, to create gorgeous projects and to make sure that our brides have everything they ever dreamed of’
Working so closely with couples we understand how overwhelming it is choosing who to ‘trust’ with looking after you on your special day. The market is saturated with wedding suppliers and delving into the detail is a difficult task for the uninitiated. More often than not most couples don’t look past the price tag, which is not always the best comparison.
Each one of the Bucks Wedding Team suppliers puts the customer at the forefront. We offer free no obligation quotations and some offer home visits. Most of the suppliers are based within a small radius of the beautiful village of Weston Turville, just outside Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – so you can also hop between appointments without travelling very far!
‘All you need is LOVE and a great team behind you’
If you’re planning a rustic wedding then a splash of burlap or hessian has to be top of your list. Numerous brides have fallen for the rawness of its frayed edges and earthy feel. As an added bonus its sustainable and biodegradable, so perfect for the eco-conscious bride too.
And even more importantly …. it doesn’t cost the earth!
Set the tone of the event up front with a simple romantic design printed on eco friendly Kraft card stocks like ‘Clarabella’ shown here in a dark grey ink. This was printed on 300gsm card stock which keeps costs low for the budget conscious unlike the heavier 4 to 600gsm stocks.
Banners can be used to spruce up your wedding reception and you can still use it over the fireplace or draped amongst the trees in the summer when you have a barbecue or birthday party. This is also a simple way to DIY some of your own wedding decorations – don’t be afraid to ask for help!
The wedding table is the main setting for a splash of burlap. Table runners give the main top table a focal point and afterwards you can reuse it on the dining table at home. Wrap small pieces of burlap around your floral centerpieces for instant charm and style with simple white porcelain and a white table-cloth.
The Aylesbury Wedding show takes place this year at the Waterside Theatre on Sunday 11th October 2015. Ellie Press will be displaying a selection of letterpress invitations and wedding accessories such as seating plans and thank you cards. Brides in the bucks area can book a FREE consultation so that we can design around your chosen theme.
Clarabella has been designed to suit all wedding styles. Mix and match cardstock choices to customise this suite to fit in with your own theme. Shown here printed on a luxurious 300gsm cotton (tree free) card. Font colours can be matched to wedding colours too.
Clarabella’s design is both timeless and elegant – a real must for any future bride.