After four date postponements and one venue change, Katie and Gavin’s wedding day FINALLY arrived and we couldn’t have been happier for them. Birthday girl and Bride-to-be, Katie, arrived on set up day beaming with disbelief that tomorrow, Gavin would become her husband and she would be known as the new Mrs Harmer. With birthday bubbles flowing and the hype of the big day looming, it was such an honour to witness the excitement build amongst our soon to be newlyweds, friends and family.
As the heavens opened on the Friday afternoon, we braced ourselves for a similar forecast on the wedding day but the old wife’s tale of the Bride burying a sausage in the grounds of wherever she stayed the night before the wedding pulled through and a crisp, sunny October morning rose over the barn.
Candles were lit and guests were seated as they all eagerly awaited the arrival of their beautiful bride. Stepping out of the car in the most show stopping satin gown complete with an on trend pearl headband and Cathedral length veil, emotions ran high and tissues were needed to contain Katie’s nerves before she made the most important walk of her life.
Brasted’s were on hand to serve G&T’s, bubbles and beers after the ceremony followed by a glorious selection of delicious canapes which were devoured by all to tide them over for the wedding breakfast. The sun continued to shine, which meant our newly weds were able to take advantage of the grounds for their group and couple photography as they had hoped, and deserved.
With both our Bride and Groom actively serving in the military, we loved how they incorporated one of the traditions they practise at formal events where couples have a keepsake photo taken to cherish which in this instance, also doubled up as favours for their guests to take home. Capture lounge set themselves up on the mezzanine and guests were framed beautifully by a handmade wooden arch lovingly made by Father of the Bride. Each photograph was then put on display on yet another DIY project by Gavin, and available to collect at the end of the evening so not to lose or forget.
We have noticed that there seems to be a recurring theme between couples; the Brides organise, and the Grooms create. Gavin was put to work by Katie over the various lockdowns they endured with woodwork and DIY projects whilst Father of the Bride built a wooden arch to frame the gorgeous Capture Lounge photo booth and some fabulous neon signage to welcome their guests and then direct them onto the dance floor in the evening.
Neither Katie or Gavin have a sweet tooth, so instead of opting for a traditional dessert to follow the main course of their wedding breakfast, a cheese tiered wedding cake was served, which had been beautifully decorated by Sian at Brasted’s and admired by many before the official cutting took place.
Formalities concluded and the gents retired to the mezzanine for a whisky before changing into their ‘civvies’ for the evening. The Main Barn was then transformed into party central, with Quirk Events taking centre stage behind the DJ booth and guests soon filling the dance floor to celebrate our happy couple finally tying the knot.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Harmer, of all the couples who deserved to have the day of their dreams after such a long wait, it was you two! Wishing you both so much love and happiness in the next chapter of your lives together.
Photographer - Family friend
Videographer - David Flynn Photography
Caterer - Brasteds
Hire - CMA hire
Bar - Frizzante Bars
Florist - Elizabeths The Florists
Make Up - Charlotte Newell Makeup
Dress - Aire Barcelona
Lighting - Quirk Events UK
DJ - Quirk Events UK
Cheese cake - Lemontree Cakes UK
Photo booth - Capture Lounge
Chill out area - Magical Events ltd
Pallet bar furniture - Pallet Furniture Hire