Thursday, 22 September 2011

Thyme Southrop Manor


Set among a bucolic panorama straight out of Thomas Hardy, Thyme Southrop is a place of immense prettiness, charm and captivation.
Little wonder, then, that Kate Moss chose this rural idyll for her summer’s wedding to rock and roller Jamie Hince. Restored with a lightness of touch that belies the barn’s 300 year old age, the honeyed stone and lovely Green Englishness of this place makes it a perfect country wedding spot - and one of my favourite country venues in the UK.
Whilst Kate surprised many with her nods to tradition, tender touches such as use of baby’s breath with abandon and generally quite conservative affair, this place really doesn’t need much prettifying. And in the end, love is a fairly simple thing.
Establish your wedding as distinct from that of her Mrs Hince with a woodland bar area, artisan ciders produced in nearby Somerset (www.thatchers.com), lace drapery from Fiona Leahy and Maypoles (but be watchful of mild strangulation incidents with little ones). Should you want some rollicking rock and roll action, invest in the services of Witchwood Rock School to occupy wannabes (www.witchwoodrock.co.uk).
Thyme Southrop, Southrop, Gloucestershire GL7 3NX

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