Gilbert White’s Barn Wedding!
Kerry and Paul had an amazing Gilbert White’s Barn Wedding at the end of August! They met online via Match.com. But they actually already vaguely knew each other! They went to the same junior and senior schools together years before!
Paul proposed to Kerry on the beach in the pouring rain! It was because of this we decided to go to the beach for their Engagement Session. Luckily the weather was on our side!
They chose a Gilbert White’s Barn Wedding because Kerry loved the big outdoor space for the kids to run around. It was also somewhere relaxed so they could put their own stamp on it as Kerry is really creative. They also loved that it also doubles up as an education centre which was perfect given Kerry’s teaching background too!
Both Kerry and Paul got ready at the nearby Angel Hotel. Kerry and her sister had their make-up done by the talented Victoria Oke Make-up Artist. Their friend, who is a professional hair dresser, did everyone’s hair so beautifully too.
Everyone surprised Kerry with a wedding car as she didn’t have one! Her friend drove a gorgeous mint green old style mini. They had decorated it especially to match the wedding colours- it was really cute!
The barn looked beautiful for the ceremony. Kerry’s daughter Ella had a photo of her nan in a heart frame hanging from her chair. This was such a lovely touch to have her nan ‘there’ with her.
After the ceremony the couple walked out of the barn under a load of amazing confetti and headed down the path to their drinks reception. They had hired an ice-cream cart and a bouncy castle too!
The barn was changed around for their afternoon tea wedding breakfast.
“Relaxed, hand-made, mis-mash and just everything that we like and things that are significant to us. Our 2nd date was in a tearoom (The Tea Party who are supplying the crockery!) and a bookshop hence the little book theme running through it.”
The evening brought gorgeous sunset photos in the gardens, a fire pit with marshmallows, a hog roast and a brilliant band!
Huge thank you for letting me share in your Gilbert White’s Barn Wedding!
Dress: Bleu Bridal
Florist: Julie Baptie (Sister in Law’s mum)
Crochet Bouquets: Kerry- Bride
Cake: Louise Bending – sister of the Bride (Louise’s Cake Kitchen)
Make-up: Victoria Oke
Hair: Michelle Regan (The Funky Barnet, Gosport)
Catering: The Pastry Corner, Crockery supplied by The Tea Party in Lee on Solent) and The Hog Shack (Hog Roast)