Bride Charlotte and groom Patrick exit their wedding venue

We begin our Real Weddings series with a real life fairy tale. Set in the English countryside, complete with a 150 year old church, a custom Chantilly lace gown and a countryside mansion overlooking the River Thames. We couldn't make this up.

Charlotte René, a senior technology delivery manager, and Patrick Muyot, a media communications officer had initially considered a destination wedding in France, but were lucky enough to find their dream venue less than an hour from their home in London. Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire (the aforementioned mansion) was the perfect classic and romantic setting for the stylish couple. “It was everything we wanted from a venue; almost like your own home for the day, where every room would be accessible to all your guests" says Charlotte. Working with Louise Hughes of One Stylish Day, Charlotte drew on her Mauritian heritage and Patricks Filipino background to create a day that honoured their families, as well as being true to their life in England. Including traditional elements while keeping a modern aesthetic with the flower arrangements, food and music.

Read on for all the details of the couple’s incredible day in the English countryside, planned by One Stylish Day and photographed by The Curries.

Bride Charlotte in her Chantilly lace wedding dress

Flower girl sits at the feet of bride Charlotte 

Bride Charlotte stands at a window in her Chantilly lace wedding dress and veil, holding a bouquet.

Charlotte wore a custom Chantilly lace dress with pearls by Emma Beaumont. “I love everything about my dress and only wish I could wear it again someday," initially finding the dress shopping experience stressful, it wasn't until she met the designer that she felt excited “Emma immediately put me at ease and I knew I wanted her to design and make my dress,” the bride adds.

Charlottes bridal bouquet.

Florist, Liberty Lane Flowers, created a stunning bouquet which included Charlottes requested anthurium, the national flower of Mauritius, along with roses and orchids.

Flower girls wearing our Violette lace flower girl dress.

Flower girls wearing our Violette full length lace flower girl dress and flower crowns of fresh roses. Shown from the back showing the feature eyelash lace back.

Charlotte’s two nieces served as flower girls, wearing our Violette full length lace flower girl dresses, and fresh crowns of roses.

Groom patrick wears a bespoke three piece suit and sunglasses, he stands in front of a vintage car.
Groom Patrick sits in the vintage wedding car.
Patrick wore a custom three-piece suit in midnight blue by London based Zebel BespokeHe added gold cufflinks and a gift from Charlotte: a silver and rose-gold Rotary timepiece.
Groom Patrick and his groomsmen stand outside the church.
Groom Patrick and his groomsmen stand outside the church.
Patricks' groomsmen wore black tuxedos from Next and oxford shoes from ASOS.

The door of the church, flanked with dried florals.
Dried florals outside the church door, where the wedding ceremony took place.
It was important for the couple to say “I do” in a Catholic ceremony. The ceremony was held at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church in Windsor. Statement floral arrangements flanked the doors to the church. They included dried palm fronds and seed heads, dried bracken, smokebush foliage, and café latte and quicksand roses. "It was such a wonderful sight to see as I pulled up to the church that day" says Charlotte.
Dried florals outside of the church.
Groomsmen stand inside the church.
Bride Charlotte walks up the aisle of the church during the wedding ceremony.
Inside St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church in Windsor, where the wedding ceremony took place. Bride Charlotte walks up the aisle.
Flower girls and bridesmaids watch the wedding ceremony.
Groom Patrick and bride Charlotte during the wedding ceremony.
Bride Charlotte and groom Patrick exit the church after they are married.
Bride and groom kiss outside of the church.

"Both of us recall the amazing feeling once we were married"

Bride and groom leave the church in a vintage car.

Charlotte adores that Patrick retells the story of how they met as if it were a scene in a rom-com film. “Slow motion included!” she adds. Meeting at an office party, he later proposed on a trip to Mauritius with a ring he designed with the couple’s friends at Burt + Gurt Jewellery.

Bride and groom stand in front of their wedding car, a Jaguar E-type.

Bride and groom walk outside of their wedding reception venue.

Groom Patrick and bride Charlotte.

“From the beautiful country lanes leading up to the gated entrance and then a further drive through the breath-taking grounds, we were already filled with excitement,” Charlotte says of first encountering their venue, Hedsor House, in Buckinghamshire. “It was everything we wanted in a venue.”

Guests and bridal party arrive at Hedsor house for the wedding reception.

The bridal party stands outside of Hedsor House.

Bride and groom stand with flower girls outside of the wedding reception venue.

Groom and groomsmen stand outside of Hedsor House.

Bride Charlotte with her bridesmaids and flower girls. Flower girls wear our Violette lace flower girl dresses.

Bride and bridesmaids walk in the grounds of Hedsor House.

Charlotte’s bridesmaids wore champagne satin gowns designed by a friend’s mother, Sylvee Orcran. They carried bouquets that echoed the bride’s flowers and each added gold, pearl, and crystal hair accessories to complete the look.

Groom Patrick and Bride Charlotte enter their reception venue, Hedsor House.

The bride and groom took a sneak peek at their reception venue before the guests arrived for cocktail hour. "Take time to pause and take it all in".

Bride Charlotte looks around their reception venue.

Dining room of wedding reception.

Table setting at wedding reception.

Dining room at Hedsor House, where the wedding reception took place.

The wedding cake. Four tiers with floral accents.

Bride and groom cut the cake.

After enjoying a European-inspired menu, the newlyweds cut into their incredible cake with a trio of flavours: white chocolate with raspberry, vanilla with champagne and strawberry, and red velvet. Charlotte loved that the detailed sugar flowers made the confection look like a work of art and Patrick touts the cake tasting as one of his favourite parts of planning.

Bride Charlotte and Groom Patrick in the grounds of their wedding reception venue.


Bride and groom outside their reception venue, Hedsor House.

“One moment during dinner—when the evening sun was casting a beautiful, warm glow upon the room, with the candles flickering and everyone laughing and enjoying themselves—I turned to Patrick and told him to take it in," says Charlotte. "This is exactly what we wanted from our day: all of our family and friends coming together and having an amazing time.”

Bridal table during speeches.

Drinks at the wedding reception.

Bride and groom on the dance floor.

Bride and groom during their first dance.

Wedding guests on the dance floor.

Bride and groom exit their wedding reception venue, flanked by sparklers held by their guests.

Bride Charlotte and groom patrick outside their reception venue.

The couple kept the celebrations going later in the year. After a six-week honeymoon through Sri Lanka, Vietnam & Bali, they had a family-moon in The Philippines with Patrick’s extended family and Charlotte’s parents and grandparents. “It really was a trip of a lifetime,” Charlotte says.



Ceremony venue: St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Hedsor House

Planner: Louise Hughes, One Stylish Day

Bridal Gown and Veil: Emma Beaumont

Jewellery: Victoria Fergusson; Tania Maras

Shoes: Valentino

Hair: Michael Gray Hair

Bridal Party hair: Brooke Painter

Makeup: Ruth Lily Reynolds

Bridesmaid dresses: Sylvee Ocran

Mother of the Bride dress: Altuzarra

Groom's Attire: Zebel Bespoke

Groomsmen Attire: Next; ASOS

Flower girl dresses: Oui Babe

Ring bearer attire: Next

Engagement ring and wedding bands: Burt & Gurt Jewellery

Florals: Liberty Lane Flowers

Paper goods: Emily & Jo

Ceremony music: Get Gospel

Reception music: DJ TJ

Saxophonist: Dan Blaax

Catering: Caper & Berry

Cake: Dotty Rose

Rentals: Glo Productions

Car Rental: Kudos Cars

Photo Booth: Foto Noir

Videography: Grace & Mitch

Photography: The Curries


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