Chloe & Louis’ Romantic Spring Wedding at The Maynard

If you're planning your wedding and seeking inspiration, look no further than the beautiful celebration of Chloe and Louis. On a chilly Saturday, April 4th, the happy couple tied the knot in a heartfelt ceremony that showcased how love can shine brightly, even on the rainiest of days. With a blend of personal touches, stunning details, and joyous moments, their wedding offers plenty of ideas for couples planning their special day.

Chloe and Louis chose us here at The Maynard. We are an award-winning wedding venue in the heart of the Peak District, known for stunning scenery and exceptional service. The Maynard provided a perfect backdrop for this memorable celebration.

All photography by Alexandria French photography.

The Venue: The Maynard

Nestled in the picturesque Hope Valley, The Maynard offers a seamless blend of historic charm and modern elegance, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic setting. The venue boasts breathtaking views, luxurious accommodation, and bespoke services tailored to each couple's vision. From the initial planning stages to the day itself, The Maynard's dedicated team ensures every detail is executed flawlessly​.

Cozy and Intimate: A Perfect Guest List

Chloe and Louis opted for an intimate gathering, with 40 guests during the day and 60 in the evening. This smaller guest list allowed them to create a warm and personal atmosphere, making each guest feel truly special.

Embracing the Weather

Despite the drizzle and the chill in the air on their breezy April wedding date, Chloe and Louis didn't let the weather dampen their spirits. Instead, they embraced it, proving that a little rain can add to the charm of the day. When planning your big day, you can never rely on the weather, no matter what time of year. Consider having a plan for inclement weather. Chloe, Louis and their wedding party headed to the warmth of the bar area at The Maynard. With open fires and plush comfy seating, this went down a treat with guests.

Detailed Timeline for a Smooth Celebration

With the help of The Maynard’s event manager, Katie and the brilliant events team; Lisa and Leah, we crafted the best timeline for the happy couple.

Here's a glimpse into their well-planned day, which can help you structure your own:

  • 12:30 PM – Guest Arrival: Warm welcomes set the tone.
  • 1:30 PM – Service: A heartfelt ceremony with personal touches.
  • 2:00 PM – Confetti and Photos. Despite the drizzle, confetti and outdoor photos brought joy and excitement.
  • 3:45 PM – Guests Seated in the Chatsworth Room. A seamless transition to the reception.
  • 4:00 PM – Groom’s Speech: An emotional start to the meal.
  • 4:30 PM – Main Course Served. Delicious food that delighted guests.
  • 5:15 PM – Second Speeches. Humorous and heartfelt.
  • 5:30 PM – Desserts Served. Sweet treats to end the meal.
  • 7:00 PM – Evening Guests Arrive. More friends and family join the celebration.
  • 7:30 PM – Champagne Tower and Bridesmaid Speeches. A sparkling start to the evening.
  • 7:45 PM – Cake Cutting and First Dance. A romantic and funny highlight.
  • 8:30 PM – Buffet. A satisfying end to the culinary delights.
  • 12:00 AM – Home Time. A memorable send-off.

Music That Moves

Music plays a crucial role in setting the mood. Chloe and Louis chose songs that reflected their personalities and love story:

  • Bridesmaids Procession – Juan Maria Solare’s piano instrumental of 'Dancing Queen'.
  • Bride's Procession – 'Turning Page' by Sleeping at Last.
  • Signing the Registry – 'The Vow' by Ruthann and 'Until I Found You' by Stephen Sanchez.
  • Recessional – 'Best of My Love' by The Emotions.
  • First Dance – 'You're on My Mind' by Tom Misch.

Unique Touches to Personalise Your Day

Consider these special elements from Chloe and Louis' wedding to make your day uniquely yours;

  • Tequila Shot Wall. A fun and interactive way to get guests mingling and find out where they were sitting.
  • Camcorders for Guests to capture candid moments with their videos and moments they choose to capture.
  • Sparklers for a magical touch to your evening celebration.
  • Karaoke Machine. Keep the party lively with a karaoke session!
  • Getting To Know Your Table Card. Find out about those on your table with fun and informative ice breaker cards prepared by the couple.

Honouring Loved Ones

Incorporating memories of loved ones can add a touching tribute and loving layer to your wedding.

Chloe honoured her late father, Pete, with a beautiful black and white photo of him in pride of place for during the ceremony, overlooking her mum giving her away as she walked down the aisle. His picture was placed with Chloe's stunning bouquet after the meal, a heartfelt tribute that kept his presence felt throughout the day.

Choose the Right Team

Selecting the right suppliers can make all the difference. Chloe and Louis chose;

  • Dress: Ella Kate at Nora Eve Bridal

  • Suit: Moss Bros

  • Groomsmen's Suits: M&S

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses: Club L London

  • Flowers: Betty’s Flowers

  • Flower Wall: Luxe Events

  • Hair & Makeup: Embellish Beauty

  • Photographer: Alexandria French

  • Jewelry: MrsQCreation (Etsy)

  • Cake: Beth Grainger

  • DJ: WDC

Wedding SHOWCASE at The Maynard

Our next wedding showcase takes place on Sunday 14th July 2024 from 12- 3pm.

Our expert team will be on hand to answer all of your questions and show you around our beautiful, award-winning wedding venue. No need to book – drop in!

Why not make a day of it and join us at The Maynard for Sunday lunch too? Click here to book.


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