Magdalena & Adrian's Beautiful Berwick Lodge Wedding
Magdalena has worked at Berwick Lodge for 8 years front of house and more recently as the events coordinator. You may be surprised that Mags chose her workplace for her wedding, a lot of people wouldn’t, here’s what she says..
Tell us about how you met?
Mags and Adrian met at work 14 years ago in their native Poland, where they built a friendship. When Adrian moved to England they kept in touch but it wasn’t long before they realised their destiny was to be together and Mags moved to England with her daughter Emilia, to start a new life together as a family.
How did he proposal?
After 8 years together, Adrian popped the question one evening at a beachside restaurant when they were on holiday in Cuba. It came as a shock to Mags but not to her daughter Emilia, 14, who had been in on the secret with Adrian
When did the wedding take place?
Their anniversary date is 21st June so they decided that June was the special month for them. With Emilia having exams at the end of June, they brought it forward to early June in 2 years’ time. Thursday 6th June 2019.
“On the day I felt extremely laid back and relaxed about it all” says Mags “but when I first saw him waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs I have to admit I felt choked with emotion!
“I was feeling very nervous to begin with but as the day went on and I relaxed into it, it was the most fantastic feeling” says Adrian “I knew Emilia was nervous too, I was so proud of her when she read the poem ‘This I Can Promise’ during the ceremony”
What colour scheme did you choose?
Magdalena chose navy, blush and white as their colour scheme.
“I’d seen the most beautiful bouquet of peonies, roses and hydrangeas delivered to Berwick Lodge once for someone else’s wedding. It fitted perfectly with my colour scheme and style so I took the florist’s details there and then”
What sort of favours and decorations did your choose?
Homemade ‘bitki’ – a Polish biscuit with poppy seeds and rose marmalade were the guest favours. The original plan was for Emilia to make chocolate brownies as favours but the night before the wedding they were made and didn’t quite go to plan! Mags’ mum who was over for the wedding, helped Emilia make the bitki for favours
Tell us about your cake!
A friend of Mags’ recommended cake maker Joanna Pyda who made them a beautiful 2 tier cake finished with blush and ivory buttercream. The bottom tier was chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream (for Mags) and vanilla sponge (for Adrian). It was set on a log slice and decorated with blush and ivory roses.
We’re obsessed with wedding dresses! Tell us about yours?
Mags was certain she wanted a blush wedding dress but having tried on 7 and none of them looking right, went for a stylish ivory gown with a deep V front and back. She wanted something with simple lines and subtle embellishment. Her dress, from the wedding boutique at Monsoon, had pearly beads and sequins in the form of stripes and intricate flowers.
Adrian chose a navy suit from Dyfed Menswear in Westbury on Trym.
Who did your photography?
Berwick’s friend and recommended photographer Charlene from Morlove Photography was chosen to capture their special moments. You can see more of the photos below in the gallery.
Pianist Travis Glover played piano during the ceremony and drinks. Mags, Adrian and Emilia walked down the aisle to instrumental of A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. Lionel Richie’s Endless Love and Destiny provided the background music for their signing of the register and Your Song by Elton John as they left the ceremony.
Finally, we’d love to hear about your honeymoon?
Immediately after the wedding they went to St Ives in Cornwall for a 5 day break, ahead of their long holiday to Poland in July where they’ll celebrate with friends who couldn’t make it over.