Fran & Liam’s Magical Wedding Day at Matara

Francesca Hill (was Moore) and Liam Hill

 20th July 2018

Matara Centre Tetbury 

What made you decide to get married where you did?

The feel of the place, very unique and the staff were laid back and very open to let you do what you like. Also having the house on the grounds as well so everything was in one place.

How long was your wedding planning process?

We got engaged in the January of 2016 and booked the venue by end of Feb. So around year and a half.

How would you describe your wedding day in 3 words?

Perfect, Dreamy, Fun

How did you meet?

Known each other since primary school. Liam is friends with my brother 

What was the proposal like?

Amazing – we were skiing in St Anton in Austria and we went to the highest viewing point called Valluga. It was just us and was a massive surprise. We were on holiday with our friends as well so then spent the afternoon celebrating with some Apres ski.  

How did you choose your photographer?

I found this the hardest thing to decide on and originally booked someone else but changed my mind due to not being 100% and photos are the most important thing when it comes to a wedding. The day goes by so fast and this is all you have afterwards.

Dress designer?

Victoria Jane by Ronald Joyce from Krystle Brides in Bath.

And the suit? And bridesmaids?

Suits were all from Moss Bros. Bridesmaid dresses are from Coast

Theme or colour scheme?

Pink and grey 


Chrissie Wiltshire Flowers

What did you eat?

Ham Hock Scotch Egg to start, chicken in a tarragon sauce for main and lemon posset with a blackberry crumble.

And the wedding cake?


4 layers. Chocolate orange, Victoria sponge, Bakewell and fruit cake on top.

Any special moments, mentions or highlights of the day?

The most special was walking down the aisle, was perfect and the choir were amazing (vocal gospel choir).

A highlight was my bridesmaid Lori stealing the microphone from the band: Interlight and doing her own karaoke!

I also loved staying in the house was so lovely and I was so chilled on the morning which I didn’t think I would be! This was helped by the amazing Charlotte Tillyer who did my make up by making us all look fantastic!

Also all of my guests commented on how amazing Darren Campbell was! Still trying to work out how that card ended up in a sealed tonic water!!

Makeup and Hair by Charlotte Tillyer

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