Claudia & Paddy

How did you find Caswell House & why did you choose it?

We love Oxfordshire! We lived in busy London at the time and wanted a wedding in the countryside. We had a small wedding ceremony during covid and had the reception at Caswell when the world opened up again! We found Caswell on Instagram.

How did you pick your wedding style and colour scheme?

We wanted to bring in colours that represented our heritage. My heritage is Ghanaian – so bright oranges feature in traditional Ghanaian cloth – Kente. Paddy’s heritage is Irish – so rich greens! Our bridesmaids were in a rusty orange and we had lots of dark green foliage. We wanted simple and classic!

Were there any personal touches or elements you did yourself?

We sourced our wedding favours all the way from Ghana! They were handmade traditional fans which were handy as it was a very hot day!

Tell us about your dress – who made or designed it? Did it take long to find?

I had a bridal jumpsuit by Rime Arodaky. I set myself a pretty straightforward brief – Dramatic sleeves, fitted bodice, no lace. I searched for about 4 months and finally found it. Love at first sight

What did the bridal party wear?

The bridal party wore a rust coloured floor length, satin dress. So dreamy.

What flowers did you choose?

We chose a very neutral pallet for a classic look. White flowers – Hydrangeas, roses and ammi visnaga was the main brief.

Which is your favourite image and why?

Our favourite image is the photo of Paddy and I walking out of the loggia and the confetti is thrown up as we walk through. We remember that moment so vividly seeing all of our friends and family on the most beautiful day filled with so much joy and love. It was magical.

How did you feel the morning of the wedding? 

We felt really excited!! We were already married so we were so eager to FINALLY party with all our family and friends. There were of course a few nerves but definitely more excitement.

What entertainment did you have for your guests in the day and evening?

We had a traditional Ghanaian drumming band for our drinks reception which was wonderful. In the evening we had ALR Live which is a brass band with drums playing over a DJ. They were electric.

What was your favourite part of the day and why?

Walking out to our friends and family with the confetti throw. It was such a happy moment – we had waited so long to celebrate, we’ll never forget it.

What advice would you give to other couples?

The day goes so fast! Savour every moment. Its your day and it will be magical.


Annie Poe

Beth Childs

Cakes by Anusha

Stacy Oakley

ALR Music

Rime Arodaky

Lake Sanu

Deborah Lola

Ross & Ross

Kakatsitsi Drummers