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Abi & Sam - April '23

Sam and Abi married at 1pm in the Main Barn at Curds Hall Barn surrounded by their nearest and dearest.  

Ceremony timing is one of the first things that most couples look at when beginning to plan a wedding. Once decided upon, it provides a fixed starting point for the rest of the timings throughout the day. The ceremony time should be carefully considered, depending on the time of year (think: natural lighting); expected travelling time of your guests (think: avoiding hungry guests upon arrival!) and; any special entertainment that you would like to include (think: making sure speeches don’t overrun into band playing time), among other things.

One element to timings of the day that can often be overlooked is that of the morning preparations. Although guests won’t have seen anything that goes on in the morning before the wedding, the preparations can have a big impact on the rest of the day both in terms of timings and of the bridal party’s enjoyment of the day. Abi, in her usual way, had everything perfectly organised…

Abi had spent the morning at the Old Coach House with her bride tribe. Getting ready just a stone's throw from the venue reduces travelling time, maximising the time available for hair, make-up and dressing, (and a glass of bubbles, or two!) making it more enjoyable and relaxed for all involved. 

It’s important to make time to eat in the morning, despite the nerves, in order to avoid feeling wobbly later on. It is a good idea to go for something that people can pick at in between other things. The Old Coach House features a huge island in the open plan kitchen-diner, which is regularly laden with breakfast goodies. Abi had ordered a grazing table breakfast from which looked absolutely stunning, not to mention delicious! Again, having something delivered, allows the bride tribe to focus their time on relaxed preparations.  

If you are planning to have professional hair and make up artists with you then it’s well worth asking for their advice and guidance on how much time should be allowed for the number of people that you have in your bridal party. They will work out a schedule for you, making sure that enough time is allotted to each person and that hair and make up don’t clash for the same person. It’s also worth chatting to your photographer to make sure that you have them with both the bride and the grooms’ parties when you want photos captured. 

It is also worth consulting your florist to ensure that you have any bouquets and buttonholes delivered to you ahead of travelling to the venue so that they feature in the early photographs. 

Abi had clearly taken all of the above into consideration as she and her tribe arrived on time and en pointe! Abi looked absolutely incredible in an ivory embroidered lace dress with open back and full length sleeves. A full length veil with delicate sparkles to catch the candle light floated behind the gorgeous bride as she made her way down the aisle to meet her future husband who was very dashing in his tuxedo.  

The barn looked very welcoming for the couple’s guests with an abundance of bulb lighting and copious amounts of candles flickering in glass hurricane vases. Warm lighting and fresh foliage featured in both the Main Barn and the Woodshed, bringing the look together throughout the venue. 

Mr and Mrs Palmer’s guests were definitely a party crowd and enjoyed hitting the dance floor with DJ Prestige and plenty of party shots well into the night. Congratulations Sam, Abi and little Fred - we wish you every happiness together. 

Photographer - Aurora Grey

Videographer - James Avery

Florist - Fox & Fern

Furniture and Props - Array Wedding and Event Hire

Lighting and Drapes - Quirk Events

Suits - Jarrolds

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