A Classic, Countryside Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall, in Newport, Essex, England

April Kitaka (23 and a youth mentor) and Windsor Kitaka (26 and a software developer) had an airy, classic wedding in Newport, Essex, England. With a

April Kitaka (23 and a youth mentor) and Windsor Kitaka (26 and a software developer) had an airy, classic wedding in Newport, Essex, England. With a color palette of pastels, they chose to highlight the springtime at their countryside affair, which was expertly captured by Jennifer Moyes Photography. They were married at Parklands, Quendon Hall, a historic manor and estate. "The gorgeous manor house has a breathtaking view of deer, horses and manicured cottages on the outskirts of the main building," April says. "It's a venue that you can transform into anything you desire." April and Windsor were strict on the dress code at their wedding. "I didn't want anyone in black, so the majority of the guests came in beautiful colors that enhanced the venue," April says. April wore an A-line wedding dress with lace and embellishments on the one-shoulder neckline. She carried a bouquet with roses and baby's breath. Windsor wore a gray suit and tie, and his groomsmen dressed in gray and navy suits. The newlyweds and their guests celebrated with dancing under the tented pavilion that was beautifully decorated with string lights. Between dances, they enjoyed a wedding cake that was baked by the bride herself. "We were so grateful to all those who came and stood with us while we exchanged our vows," April says. "Throughout the wedding process, we've been so blessed."

"We had our wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall, in Essex," April says. "The location is traditional but with modern finishes. The staff was always on hand to help us from the day we booked the venue up until the end of the wedding."
Windsor wore a gray suit and a white silk tie on his wedding day. He also wore a baby's breath boutonniere.
April wore her hair up and carried a bouquet of white and peach roses and baby's breath.
April wore an A-line wedding dress with lace details and an embellished, one-shoulder neckline. "The dress fit like a glove and I felt amazing in it," April says.
"I was quite strict with the dress code," April says. "I didn’t want anyone in black, so the majority of the guests came in beautiful colors that enhanced the venue."
Since April is an avid baker, she and her mother made the wedding cake together. The top layer was vanilla sponge cake with vanilla cream filling; the middle layer was vanilla sponge cake with Sicilian lemon cream filling; and the bottom layer was a traditional Jamaican rum fruit cake.
Dancing took place in the tented pavilion at Parklands, Quendon Hall. The venue was decorated with beautiful string lights that twinkled above guests as they danced.