S&M Wedding at Buckland House Gardens, Taunton, Somerset

Muslim & English Multicultural Wedding Day in Taunton, Somerset

Wedding at Buckland House Gardens, Taunton, Somerset

Marquee from Venue

Photography by Victoria Welton

Floristry by Somerset Cut Flower Garden

Wedding Planning Team & Decor Hire by Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings, Proposals & Events

Catering & Bar by Alfresco Catering

Wedding Celebrant with Amanda-Louise Knight

Makeup and Hair by Kylie Rose

Wedding Dog Chaperone with Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Services

On one of the hottest days of the year (yes we do have heat waves) we celebrated the love of Mike from Devon and Shakira from Mayalisa, both dentists in the UK who wanted a day capturing their personalities, their religions, heritages and traditions. So together we planned a day that everyone enjoyed, including the dogs! They had multiple wedding ceremonies, then came together as one during their wedding reception and party held at this little gem of a secret exclusive wedding venue near Taunton in Somerset, as I say on a scorching hot day - you can tell our hair did take a battering!

Welcome to our marquee outdoor wedding at Buckland House Gardens, Taunton with Wedding Planner Amanda-Louise Knight and her team were on hand to ensure everyone has a wonderful day as planned!
Our set up and views on this very hot day in the South West!
a spot of lawn games before the groom and his groomsmen get ready for the day!
The girls having their makeup and hair in the annexe

The Muslim Wedding Ceremony

Mother of the Bride starts of the procession to our first wedding ceremony
Bride starts to make her way down to the Muslim ceremony in front of the water fountain
Bridal party arriving to the first of the two wedding ceremonies of the day
The start of two parts of our Muslim Imran Ceremony, firstly groom converts his religion followed by the Muslim Marriage Ceremony
Amanda-Louise Knight taking part in the Muslim Wedding Ceremony reading a chosen Malaysian blessing
After the Muslim ceremony, the family dogs were able to join in the celebrations

The Celebrant Wedding Ceremony

Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events are the partnered Wedding Planners at Buckland House Gardens, Taunton, Somerset
Wedding Celebrant Amanda-Louise Knight talks quietly with Groom to ease his nerves before his bride arrives
The Wedding dogs start the bridal procession for our English Wedding Ceremony, supported by Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Services
The bride enjoying a moment of joy during their English Wedding Ceremony
Somerset Wedding Celebrant Amanda-Louise Knight asks the couple questions about commitment during their personal ceremony
Bride and Groom signing their Blessing Wedding Certificate with Celebrant Amanda-Louise Knight out on the lawns
After signing their blessing certificate, a celtic ritual followed called Handfasting, and the mother of the bride placed the first ribbon welcoming M into their family
Celebrant Amanda-Louise Knight blesses the ribbons during the handfasting ritual within their wedding ceremony before they 'tie their knot'
The wedding guests were all ready for the confetti wall
Bride and Groom enjoying their confetti walk

The Wedding Breakfast

Our wedding team off to ensure everything is running smoothly
The Wedding breakfast was a hot and cold buffet for their international guests
Head Chef Tony on hand to serve from the dessert table

The Speeches

The Groom kicked off the speeches during their wedding reception
The wedding speeches were heartfelt and very emotional
Our wedding dogs watch on during the wedding breakfast in our quieter section of the marquee with dog chaperone
Cutting of the cake

The Party

The first dance
Everyone joined in with the dancing

Love Notes

Words from the bride:

"Amanda is the most lovely celebrant & we couldn't be more happier that we had chosen her to be a part of our big wedding day which was in October 2021 :)With just days away from our big day, Amanda worked hard in order to prioritise getting our wedding script written up for our ceremony in 1 week which she did & did it perfectly & we are so grateful for all that she has done for us :)She made me & my partner feel very comfortable on the day, we had lots of banter & felt that she captured our love story perfectly & we loved all the other elements which were used in our ceremony from the lighting of candles to remember loved ones & the mixing of unity sand.All of the family & guests commented on how lovely & professional Amanda is & she truly was like one of our family. Me & my partner would just like to say that we would highly recommend Amanda for her services as she is a wonderful celebrant & lovely person all round & can grantee that you will treasure some great memories. Thank you again Amanda xx"
Amanda-Louise from her company Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events with Wedding Couple in the walled gardens in Somerset

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Amanda-Louise Knight

Amanda-Louise is the creative director of her UK award winning business, Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events. She provides advice to modern couples who want unforgettable weddings that set the tone about their celebrations and love.

Amanda-Louise is a current celebrant, and has been involved in the events industry for over 30 years. Her love for logistics, she is wedding and marriage proposal planner in the South West of England. A dog lover herself, she is owner of Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service ensuring furry babies are included or cared for by her team.

She is mentor to other celebrants and venue consultant to her corporate business clients dedicating her time to helping them grow their own businesses.

And it all starts with making a date with Amanda-Louise!

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