Tying the knot at our very own Lord Thompson Manor in Connecticut, Jen and Pat's romantic wedding has swept us off our feet and left us feeling completely blown away with the immeasurable beauty of their big day.
Capturing every gorgeous moment, we want to give a special thanks to the talented Nicole Chan Photography for sharing these breathtaking images, which as you can see are just simply overflowing with love.
Whether you're planning an extravagant affair with an elaborate guest list, or an intimate get together for only a few select loved ones, the Lord Thompson Manor offers the most memorable and magical experience that you could ever hope for.
The Weekend Wedding Experience
At the Lord Thompson Manor, your dream wedding experience begins the moment you arrive at the venue. With a perfectly planned timetable of events organized for you, you’ll be able to enjoy every second of your magical wedding weekend with friends and family without having to lift a finger. With six luxury bedrooms in the manor and a further six rooms in its sister cottage just two miles down the road, your close friends and family will be able to enjoy the entire weekend with you, creating an unforgettable experience for all.
You and your wedding party can meet and enjoy your first taste of the chefs incredible food while settling some nerves at the wedding rehearsal and dinner, and after taking advantage of the spa facilities in the evening, you’ll awake on your wedding day feeling fresh faced and full of excitement. Your big day will be an effortless flow of events, eliminating all stress and allowing you to enjoy each precious moment. With the delightful hosts taking care of morning brunches, ceremony, cocktail hour, after party, and everything in between, the only thing you have to worry about is remembering your vows.
The Event Space
Nestled on forty acres of breathtaking grounds in a quiet corner of Connecticut, the Lord Thompson Manor features stunning manor building, manicured lawns, and majestic old trees. The effortless romance of the setting makes it the ideal spot to tie the knot, whether you’re opting for an inside or outside ceremony. One of the major highlights of the venue for many wedding couples is the preparation and dressing rooms, which offer the perfect sanctuary in the hours leading up to the main ceremony. The bride has a luxury bedroom and dressing room area, while the groom and his groomsmen can hang out in the stylish den, complete with pool table.
With both a beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony space available to choose from, the Lord Thompson Manor caters for weddings at any time of the year, no matter what the weather. If you do plan an outdoor ceremony and your worst fears come true, you can easily move indoors with guests in tow, while still taking advantage of the awe inspiring natural setting thanks to the floor to ceiling windows that surround the altar. If you are lucky enough to be getting wed at a time of year when the sun is shining, the outdoor ceremony space is truly magical enveloped by birth trees and trailing ivies, and tucked away in a private and tranquil part of the grounds. Whatever you choose, you won't be disappointed.
Jen and Pat knew that they didn't need to go overboard on the decorations when they already had such a beautiful backdrop to work with. With that in mind they kept their influence elegant and effortless, making use of the lavish interiors, manicured grounds and sensational setting.
Forget about needing to hire a florist to help style your big day as Jackie, one of the invaluable members of the Lord Thompson Manor team, will take care of everything you need, adorning the manor with endless beautiful and creative arrangements. Jackie takes the utmost care to make every detail perfect, and will even spend the time blowing out the blooms to help them look extra impressive! Jen and Pat opted for a choice of white roses, pale pink tulips and baby's breath, accompanied with vibrant green foliage, which suited their romantic vibe wonderfully.
When it comes to the food, the talented onsite chef and culinary team will work with you to create an unbelievable menu and fully customized dining experience that features all your favorite flavors. Don't be surprised if comments like "the food was incredible" and "this is the best food I've ever had at a wedding" become the mantra of the day, as your guests are seriously going to be bowled over how delicious the food is. Whatever you have your heart set on, be it a traditional sit down meal or a seasonal buffet, nothing is too much to ask for. After tucking into all the delights on offer, the wedding party can make their toasts from the picturesque balcony overlooking the gardens.
The details are often an overlooked aspect of a wedding, but without them your decor can easily end up feeling a little lackluster. Jen and Pat 's wedding features plenty of charming particulars cleverly placed throughout the event space including lanterns lining the staircases, hanging chandeliers from tree branches, and floral garlands weaved around the altar. One of our favorite details from this couple's super sweet celebrations was their thoughtful collection of photographs which were framed and placed atop the grand piano in one of the main reception rooms.
When it comes to the photography we knew that there was no better person to ask than Nicole herself. Happy to share her personal insight into what makes the Lord Thompson Manor such a picture perfect setting here's what she had to say:
"Lord Thompson Manor is filled with personality. It's charming interiors lend for some incredible photographs. The bedroom on the top floor, where many brides prepare before their ceremonies, has large windows and is decorated with dark rich tones. If you skillfully climb out of this window, there's a platform where it's possible to view the yard and take a photograph of the all of the wedding guests (as Jen and Pat wanted). The exterior of the manor has a plethora of fantastic textures - from different fauna in the garden, to stone, to an open field that lends to an incredibly colorful sky during sunset."
Are you gearing up to plan your wedding? What do you think about Lord Thompson Manor as a potential venue for your big day? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to check out the venue details for yourself right here.
Bride's gown, veil and belt: Watters Gown, Lovely Bride
Cake: Konditor Meister
Makeup and hair: Priscilla [email protected]