Caroline + James


‘Absolute joy from start to finish – we really are incredibly grateful. ‘


When and how did you first meet?

On Tinder! We both swiped right in January 2017.

How long did it take you to plan your Wedding?

We originally had our Wedding planned for June 2021, however we made the decision to delay our Wedding until June 2022 due to COVID restrictions. We had more time to plan but we were still organising everything up to the day before. The planning never stopped!

Who popped the big question/ how did they propose?

 James proposed at the same place we had our first date, in a historic pub in Birmingham. There was a private pianist for us playing our favourite songs. The big surprise was both of our close families waiting to celebrate with us when we got home!

What was your favourite part about your big day?

Our favourite part of the day was our drinks reception after the ceremony, where we could relax, have a drink and chat to everyone.

What would you do differently about your Wedding?

We would try to relax and just enjoy the day more. It goes so quickly and you don’t always have time to take it all in. Also, you can’t plan for a heatwave like we had so you just have to go along with the weather!

Why did you pick Brinsop for your big day?

After looking at all different venues, Brinsop just felt like the right place. We loved that Brinsop has so much character and history in all the beautiful rooms and gardens. We actually booked Brinsop before the Knot barn was even built so it was exciting to see how this could be incorporated into our day. The team at Brinsop were so helpful throughout the planning process right up to and including the big day.

Lucy G Photography


Located on Wordsworth Lawn, Caroline and James had an intimate Ceremony, with just over 25 guests. Although Wordsworth can seat over 180, it is the perfect outdoor location for smaller numbers too. With the Moat surrounding the lawn, endless views and the Manor House to the right hand side, the settings in this location are idyllic.

Lucy G Photography

Drinks Reception

Caroline and James also opted for an outdoor Drinks Reception located, due to their Wedding being in June, the Cricket Pitch lawn was the most obvious choice. With a large Cedar Tree, ideal for shade and a close location to their Ceremony site- it created a relaxed feel, where guests could mingle outside on both the patios and lawns.

Lucy G Photography & Issy + Belle Florist

Wedding Breakfast

After speeches in the Courtyard, Caroline and James guided their guests up the Courtyard steps and into the Banqueting Hall. They decided to have fairy lights hanging throughout which created a magical atmosphere. They decided to have a traditional trestle table by the candle wall for their top table and round tables for the rest of their guests.

Lucy G Photography

The Party

Before the Party began James and Caroline had a coffee bar up at the Knot Barn, which encouraged their guests to come from the house and get the Party started! They had Colin and Connie as their Wedding cakes and had these with their evening food. James and Caroline then retired to Bailey Parlour with their overnight guests to enjoy a midnight tipple and relaxed by the fire!

Meet the suppliers who helped to create their magical day:

Wedding date:

17th June 2022

Ceremony Location:

St Michael’s Breinton Church


Hannah Miles Photography   


May Rose Floral





Charlotte Mills


Rebel Rock

Groom’s outfit:

The Scotland Shop               


Colin M&S


Mitchel & Co


The OJs Soul Band


By Florence

“Daisy and the entire Brinsop team made it an absolute joy from start to finish – we really are incredibly grateful. Caroline and I felt completely at ease on the day which is exactly what we were hoping for. And everything went off exactly as we’d planned it!”


Caroline + James

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