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Pembroke Lodge :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
A magnificent Georgian Mansion, set in some 2500 acres of Richmond Royal Park with spectacular views across the Thames valley to Windsor and Surrey.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped and include King Henry VIII mound. Previous occupiers include the Countess of Pembroke - "A close friend" of King George III, a Prime Minister and the philosopher, Bertrand Russell.
Richmond Royal Park provides 2500 acres of classic English Parkland.
The Lodge is in one of the finest locations, on high ground with spectacular views to the West.
The Lodge has eleven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with many wonderful photographic locations
GARTER AND BRIDAL BOUQUET TOSS
In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.