I can only imagine cruising down River Thames in England, waiting to arrive on Monkey Island. Just like Dukes, artists and aristocrats did centuries ago. This history-rich island is now home to the most excellent hotel in the Bray, Monkey Island Estate. An exquisite venue for your destination wedding. This luxury estate has 40 beautiful guest rooms and one suite for the happy couple.
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Amy of The Timeless Stylist created a picturesque wedding day to showcase how utterly romantic your wedding could be on this secluded island. She even created a touching backstory to this wedding shoot. Please scroll down to read. You'll thoroughly enjoy it!
Berkshire wedding photographer, Hannah McClune Photography photographed this love story. You can see even more photographs in the full gallery here. You might be wondering how much it is to have your wedding at Monkey Island Estates if you're curious scroll down. We have a full budget breakdown.
Years ago, Camilla and Sebastian spent a lot of time on Monkey Island as children. Growing up in Bray, they used to have so much fun running over the bridge and exploring the island with their friends. It was their favorite place to go.
Despite each moving away to University, both Camilla and Sebastian returned as young adults and re-found their previous bond. Friendship turned to romance, and they each stole the key to the other's heart.
Today we are depicting what their marriage on the Island would have looked and felt like. With the importance of keeping it intimate, relaxed and taking inspiration from the surrounding nature.
A Floating Spa
This magnificent venue also has a floating spa. Yes, you read that correctly a floating spa. The first of its kind, a barged booked is parked on the river, offering all the relaxing services one would expect at an elegant spa. Below is a photo of the actual spa from Monkey Island Estate's Instagram.
UK WEDDING VENDORS
Scroll down to see a complete list of all the UK wedding vendors that collaborated to create this shoot. From hair to makeup to the stunning wedding cake, all available to make your dream destination on Monkey Island a reality. If you're a UK wedding vendor we'd love to add you to our wedding guide. Easily add your business to our vendor guide here.
Key To The Heart
Amy also wanted to draw inspiration from nature and theme 'the key to the heart'. Scroll down to see how she used vintage keys throughout the charcuterie/cake table.
As far as the color she wanted to mainly focus on a neutral palette with a hint of color. For her hint of color, she opted for a romantic dusty rose and a light plum. She brought various brass elements into her vignettes for warmth and balance. Creating a polished yet incredibly relaxed event fit for royalty.
Please note that prices vary and this is simply to give you an idea of what a wedding on Monkey Island Estates would cost.
Venue: Approx £50,000 / $62500 for exclusive hire (The public will not be allowed at the hotel and restaurant during your stay)
Photographer: From £2250 / $3000
Wedding Stylist: £2675 / $3340
Hair & Makeup: from £500 / $620
Dress: £2200 / $2745
Grazing / Food: £650/ $810 for 50 guests