Our Story

For everything a reason

And so it begins...

For Everything a Reason has become our way of thinking for all of life’s events that led to us meeting and starting our relationship. It didn’t take long for us to realise that we are soul mates, destined to be, and the phrase holds truer today than it ever has before.

Almost as soon as we met, we found ourselves virtually inseperable and every weekend was spent in Clapton or London Bridge (mostly Clapton). We began making plans for our future, arranging holidays and spending as much time together as we could.  We flew to Lake Como together over the bank holiday, and whilst watching the rain fall over the Queen’s Jubilee from the sunny comfort of our hotel room we knew that we had a  winning formula.

After returning from Italy, it soon became clear the next natural step was to move in together. Seb decided to move out of the Batchelor Pad he owned with his brother, leaving Justin to rule the roost, and moved into deepest Hackney with El. From that moment on we knew we wanted to build our life together and it didnt take long for Seb to seal the deal with a phone call to Stuart Scheef begging, I mean, asking for El’s hand in marriage. After plucking up the courage to make the call, Seb spent 5 minutes trying to spit it out and ask permission. After managing to do so, the ever empathetic Stuart said “I’m sorry Seb, it’s a terrible line, can you say that again?”.


After Stuart’s “joke” wore off, both sets of parents couldn’t have been happier and even asked what took us so long to as they thought we were perfect together.

There have been many people who have been part of our journey and many of those people will be reading this. We are thankful to all of you and cannot wait to celebrate with you on the Big Day.

From the day we met, to moving in together, getting engaged and planning our big day, For Everything a Reason has defined us and will continue to do so.

The Beginning… 

For everything a reason

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The Bride and her Bridesmaids


Eleanor Scheef – The Bride

Eleanor is a self-confessed shopoholic, with wardrobes bursting at the seams and a shoe collection to rival Imelda Marcos.  Eleanor’s love of all things beautiful and stylish extends beyond material items, and comes in the form of Seb. He is the one thing Eleanor can’t live without and will never get bored of.  Seb is Eleanor’s most adored possession…with the wedding dress and Wang handbag taking joint second place.


Miah – Bridesmaid

The littlest of the bridesmaid bunch is the niece of the bride, Miah.  At 4 1/2 yeas old, Miah is leaving us all guessing as to whether she will actually take up the role on the day…only she knows and is keeping very tight lipped at present.  Either way, one thing is for sure, Miah will look as pretty as a princess on the day.


Vikki – Bridesmaid

Vikki and the bride go back years, meeting at university in 1999. After spending most of their student loans in Southampton’s finest clubs, they have grown up to become life-long friends.  Vikki has been pivotal in the coordination of the Hen night, and in the design of this wed-site.  If you ask her nicely, she might even slip you a business card and offer to help with your own web creation.


Maeve – Bridesmaid

Maeve is the cool, calm and collected member of the group. Maeve and the bride met back in 2008 whilst working for an educational publishing company.  They bonded over their in-depth knowledge of cider, and formed a great friendship there and then.  Maeve has been instrumental in coordinating the Hen party, and will no doubt be planning lots of added extras to keep the group entertained.  Maeve is the original party lover, and will usually be found throwing some shapes on the dance floor, or rehydrating at the bar.


Laura – Bridesmaid

Laura and the bride are ex-work colleagues from a few years ago. Both girls are self-confessed shop-a-holics with a love for all things shiny and new.  Laura has a rock side too, and can commonly be found rocking out to a plethora of old-school wrinklie rockers, such as Kiss and Aerosmith. She’s a multi-faceted individual, with a therapy qualification under her biker jacket. Her therapist skills will hopefully not be required on the morning of the wedding.

The Groom and his Groomsmen


Seb Stokes – The Groom

After asking permission for El’s hand in Greenwich Park and getting down on one knee in Springfield Park, Seb has taken on the big job as Groom (though El will be stealing the limelight on the day). He was hoping for a bit of a break during the wedding planning, but no such luck, Seb’s largely responsible for the quality of the band on the night. Things to watch out for… his suit, any suspicious signs of a spray tan, oh and the speech.


Michael – Best Man

Michael and Seb go way back to the good old university days. They have lived together and drunk more than should be humanly possible. Mike’s special skill is that he can down a pint in less than 3 seconds and for that reason alone deserves to take on the big role for the wedding. His speech will be one to remember, as will his organisation of the top secret Stag Do.


Justin – Ring Bearer

Voluntarily demoted from best man duties, Justin will be fulfilling the role of ring bearer on the Big Day. With a potential few tricks up his sleeve Justin will be making it a very special day for the wedding party, as long as he remembers those rings! He is prime suspect number 1 for the mystery of who threw the groom into the Hamburg Lake.


Pat – Master of Ceremonies

This is Manton’s dream role and he’s been waiting for this opportunity for quite some time. Rumour has it he was quite instrumental in the planning of the Stag Do to get even with the groom after Carl’s LizBon Tour. One to watch on the day, but don’t confuse him with Peter Beardsley.


Neil – Head Usher

Neil will be playing a big role behind the scenes to prepare Michael and Pat for their duties on the day, and will be a powerhouse of support for the groom. His quick wit and limitless charm will be required to entertain the guests and make sure everyone has a good time, at the very least he’ll make sure you have a drink in your hand.


Carl – Usher

Britain’s Got Talent finalist in the David Dickinson look-y-like category, Carl’s ability to lead a crowd and entertain the masses will be put into full swing. This is the man that will be making sure every detail is running like clockwork.

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The Hen Do

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The Stag Do

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Micklefield Hall - Hertfordshire WD3 6AQ

Micklefield Hall, Sarratt Road, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 6AQ

(Satnav may take you the wrong way so please note directions below)


01923 778898

  • The venue
  • The venue
  • The venue


NB: Satnav will take you the wrong way from jct 18, M25, so please follow directions below.

via M25


Exit jct 18, turn left towards Chorleywood. Proceed past garage to traffic lights ¼ mile. Turn right down Solesbridge Lane. Proceed down the hill, over the motorway & up the hill.

DO NOT take first right into Sarratt Lane but proceed to T-junction. Turn right into Sarratt Road and the front gates to Micklefield are on your right after ¼ mile at first left hand bend. Large wrought iron black gates, flint lodge at bottom of drive.

via M25


Exit at jct 20 and take A41 towards Watford. Turn right at traffic lights after ½ mile, signed ‘Sarratt’ (immediately after Langleybury Church). Proceed for 3 ½  miles to T-junction. Turn right into Sarratt Road towards Sarratt. Micklefield Hall is the first place on your left after ½ mile. Large wrought iron black gates, flint lodge at bottom of drive.

via M1

(from London) 

Exit at jct 5. Take 3rd exit A41 North. Straight on, at roundabout (2nd exit) by ASDA and proceed on dual carriageway, under bridge to large roundabout at Hunton Bridge. Keep in right hand lane and take 3rd exit, still on A41 towards Aylesbury. After ¼ mile, turn left at Traffic lights signed ‘Sarratt’. (just before Langleybury Church). Proceed for 3½ miles to T-junction. Turn right into Sarratt Road towards Sarratt. Micklefield Hall is the first place on your left after ½ mile. Large wrought iron black gates, flint lodge at bottom of drive.

Public Transport

The nearest train stations to Micklefield Hall are:

  • Chorleywood station (from London Marylebone) - 2.8 miles from venue
  • Rickmansworth (Metropolitan Line and London Marylebone) – 3.2 miles from venue

Local Taxi Companies

  • Sarratt Cars - 01923 270528
  • Boughtons – 01923 896060

Nearby Accomodation

The Wedding Party will be staying at the Kings Arms, a small hotel located in Old Amersham. There are a number of other hotels located in close proximity should you wish to stay, including:

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Evening Playlist ideas

If there’s a song you’d like to hear on the evening, please suggest it here and we will do our best to ensure that the band plays it!

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