So, as I mentioned earlier this year, one of my summer wedding ceremonies was filmed to be part of Channel 4’s documentary, A Very British Country House, featuring Cliveden House.

Well, last night’s episode was all about Jenny and Michael’s wedding and although if you blinked you might have missed me, I was there conducting their ceremony.

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If you saw the episode, I can confirm that there were LOTS of photographers but what doesn’t come across on screen is how absolutely sweet Jenny and Michael are. They were both a little nervous before their ceremony and they also found the ceremony quite emotional too. It was lovely to be able to tell their story to their guests and also to include some Chinese elements too.

There’s no doubt about it - Lydia, Cliveden’s wedding coordinator, is an absolute superwoman. Watching her work was just fantastic and I’m so happy to see how well she comes across in this series. She’s definitely someone who you’d want on your side during your planning and on the day itself. Bravo Lydia!

Anyway, do take a peek at the episode if you can (it’s currently on All4) but if you do watch it, remember that the love stories that sit behind these weddings are what matter and as a celebrant, it’s my privilege to become a tiny part of each couple’s own tale.


Well, it’s been a wonderful year of weddings so far and I can’t wait to share some of them here with you soon. However, another of my August weddings could well be coming soon to a TV near you!

Earlier this month, I was so happy to conduct the wedding of an absolutely adorable couple at Cliveden House and it was filmed by Channel 4 for their upcoming documentary series that’s currently titled ‘A Very British Country House’.

Channel 4 say:

“The 3 x 60 minute series will follow the day-to-day life both front of house and behind the scenes of Cliveden House, a Grade 1 listed luxurious hotel set in 376 acres of National Trust grounds in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. It will feature the staff whose job it is to bring five-star service to Cliveden’s national and international clientele, and will feature some of the hotels most glamorous events of the year.”

And yes, you’ve guessed it, J & M’s wedding was one of those events!

Of course, we might not make the edit but it was super exciting to be part of their special day and, as you can see from the teaser image below, it was all kinds of beautiful…

Image by Wild & Oak

Image by Wild & Oak