Maria and Nigel get married in Henley-in-Arden!

Nigel and Maria reception at White Swan Hotel 1

Wedding bells at the White Swan Hotel

One year on from Maria saying “yes”, the festivities finally got underway in Henley-in-Arden as she and now husband Nigel celebrated with friends and family…

The reception

The festivities took place a few weeks after Christmas and began with the pre-wedding reception, which took place at the White Swan and STONEAGED. Guests were very well entertained by regular White Swan guest musicians and favourites Andy Bennett, New York Minute and Shampoo.

The food was a sensation! The international buffet was prepared by Head Chef Antonio and his team – with the boeuf bourguignon providing to be the star of the culinary show!

…and even the staff had the night off!

The Wedding

Two days later and Henley-in-Arden was abuzz with excitement as Maria and Nigel were married at St Nicholas Church, with Reverend Jon Ganjavi presiding.

Maria arrived at the church in a wonderful carriage and was accompanied by her son Christian who came over from Spain to participate in the ceremony. Best man Oscar Powell made sure that Nigel was waiting when his bride-to-be arrived.

Even the sun shone – not bad in January – and grandson Hugo stole the show. Champagne and canapés were served back at the White Swan before the wedding party continued on to a private meal.

Maria and Nigel then went on to enjoy a marvellous honeymoon in Mexico.

The day was perhaps best summed up by an entry on the White Swan Facebook page, which read simply,

“A wedding filled with joy, love & happiness.”