Spring Wedding at Shrewsbury’s Rowton Castle

Happy bride and groom smiling together under a tree, as newly weds, at their Rowton Castle Wedding

Romantic Wedding in Shropshire

Last week I had the pleasure of spending the day with Sarah and Yuri and their family and friend’s celebrating their marriage at Shrewsbury’s Rowton Castle.

It was a typical Spring day weather wise and the bride insisted that rain or shine she would be marrying outside; and right up until the wedding took place it was looking rainy but the sun shone right at the final moment!

Everyone was able to make the most of Rowton Castle’s beautiful gardens and Shropshire views, and the guests were treated to some fabulous entertainment from Silver Service Wedding Singers after dessert AND the bride’s step father also acts as a Freddie Mercury impersonator – see if you can spot him below..!

Scroll down for a selection of images from the day, and below are some tips for wedding planning from the couple.

Firstly, tell me all about the proposal!

We were on a weekend away in the Brecon Beacons. Yuri had booked us a ‘glamping’ trip staying in a wigwam. He had told the owner what he was planning so she had decorated it with fairy lights and popped a bottle of fizz in the fridge ready. I had no idea what was coming. Yuri had food spilt down his top, we were sitting on the step watching the sun go down with our fire pit lit and our bubbly. He started saying such lovely things, and because I thought we were just having a chat I kept interrupting! When he got down on one knee, I went a little into shock and he had to ask me a second time to get a response. It was perfect.

Share your wedding inspiration/theme for the day:

“Very casual and all about the people who are there. Family, friends, and love – in all its’ forms.”

Share why you selected your venue, did you look at many?

“Quite a few! We wanted to go to a Chateau in France, but when we saw the outside area at Shrewsbury’s Rowton Castle and it blew us away. Plus, Sarah spent a lot of her childhood here so it is very special to the whole family.”

Which songs did you select to use across the day, do they have a special meaning to you both?

“Sound of the Shire for walking down the aisle – Sarah used to work at Hobbiton in New Zealand as did two of the bridesmaids so this is very special. Other songs are just because we love them.”

What advice would you share with future couples planning their big day?

“Be respectful, but don’t let other people dictate how your day should be – this is easier said than done. Don’t lose sight of why you’re doing this – for love! It’s the marriage at the end you want, not a wedding.”

What was your favourite part of the planning process?

“We loved everything! But particularly choosing the food…. mmmmm food…”

What were your worries, if any, about the day?

“Everyone enjoying it as much as we hope. Not falling over in front of everyone!”

What are you both most looking forward to on the day?

“The drinks reception – the scary part with everyone looking will be done and we can just relax and be excited about what just happened.”

Have you booked a honeymoon? If so, where and why did you pick that place?

“Not booked yet but we’re planning a road trip in California in October! It’s somewhere neither of us have ever been and we love an adventure.


Wedding Suppliers:

Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Wedding World Shropshire

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: That Special Day

Men’s Suits: Martin David Menswear

Hair & Makeup: Sophie Bebb

Band/DJ: Little GemFX

Florist: Shropshire Field

Wedding Rings: Ernest Jones

Entertainment: Singing Waiters – Silver Service Wedding Singers


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