Ashley & Leon Colven

Ashley and Leon Colven held their ceremony and reception at Blake Hall, Ongar on the 14th April 2014

‘Set in the country, at a beautifully restored 17th-century barn, we went for a summer party theme, planning everything around creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere.’ said Ashley.

‘Adopting this approach, we dressed the venue with rustic flowers in glass jars placed on wooden slices, fete style bunting, and small personal touches like our recycled wooden pallet, which advised guests of the timings for the day.’

‘I chose a fitted, low back, long white dress with delicate sequinned detailing from Pronovias; I am forever changing my mind so knew I wanted something that would stand the test of time!’

‘For the cake I was after a ‘naked’ cake with fresh fruit and flowers. Luckily for us my friend offered to make it for me! 

The end result was perfect – and it tasted fantastic too!’ 

‘My favourite part of the day was having all our closest family and friends under one roof. 

Much of my family live abroad, which means we are rarely all  together – that was very special to me.’ 

Leon was in charge of music and hired ‘Always Tomorrow’, to provide an acoustic set during the drinks reception whilst ‘The Fabulous Feedback Band’ kept the dance floor full all evening!


I have known Arif, our photographer, for many years through my work as an Events Manager, so I always knew we would be in good hands.

As well as a great personality Arif managed everyone with ease,  which was welcomed as group shots are quite possibly the most stressful part of the day!


All Photography shown courtesy of AG Studios,

Wedding Venue: Blake Hall, 

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