A Fursdon wedding at Fursdon


No-one can remember the last time a Fursdon was married at Fursdon, so we were delighted when Catriona and David Fursdon’s youngest son Charlie and his girlfriend Laura decided to hold their wedding here this September, with friend of the family, Dave Watts, enlisted as wedding photographer.

Laura and Charlie were married at St Michael and All Angels Church in Cadbury before returning to Fursdon for a cream tea and champagne reception, dinner and dancing, with the incredible Honest John Band keeping everyone on the dance floor all night!

The day was a truly memorable occasion with all hands on deck in the weeks preceding. Special mention to Jo Portwood (@thegreydoorflowershed) and mother-of-the-groom Catriona Fursdon who managed to conjure up some incredible flowers for the day, despite the drought of this summer; to Cadbury’s postman and local pyrotechnic, Graham Cann, who put on a dazzling firework display after dinner (cue lots of oohs and aahs from assembled guests); and to the Fursdon team who worked so hard to make sure everything looked its absolute best.

We were also honoured to have 95-year-old Fursdon matriarch, Joan Fursdon, in attendance at the wedding, the eldest now of five Mrs Fursdons!

Despite the somewhat threatening weather (and a last minute water crisis when it was discovered the reservoir had run dry), the day was a huge success with all the joy that weddings bring making it feel like a truly special occasion.

We’re sure you’ll agree that the bride looked pretty amazing too….

A huge thanks to Charlie and Laura, and Laura’s family, who worked so hard to pull it all off and so generously invited so many of their loved ones to celebrate with them.

We wish Charlie and Laura every happiness in the years to come.

LOCAL SUPPLIERS + SERVICES RECOMMENDED BY LAURA & CHARLIE

Marquee Hire – Abbas Marquees
Local Lager – Utopian Brewing and Otter Brewery
Local Cider – Sandford Orchards
Photography – Dave Watts Photography
Live Music/Band – The Honest John Band

Fursdon runs a small number of micro weddings (up to 60 guests) at Fursdon’s Coach Hall with photographs around the garden included in the package and Fursdon Cottage available to hire in addition. To enquire about holding your wedding at Fursdon, please contact [email protected]