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Mary-Ann & Will - April '24

Updated: 5 days ago

Will popped the question to Mary-Ann on her birthday in 2022, fast forward 18 months and we were ready to welcome our Bride and Groom to be on-site with their friends and family for a weekend of wedding celebrations!

Choosing to marry in the local church to CHB and with the rehearsal done and dusted on the Thursday afternoon, it meant that all attention and time could be focussed on transforming the barn on set up day. Whilst Florentina laid the dining tables and Quirk draped the beams, Mary-Ann and Will’s chosen helpers set to work adding place cards to our rustic dining tables and fresh foliage to the window ledges. One of Mary-Ann’s brothers was on hand to offer his carpentry talents, having created a cute tiered cupcake stand and some contemporary black box frames for candles to be nestled in. Meanwhile, in the village, Will’s Mum was lovingly arranging some surprise floral displays for the church to complement the arrangements provided by Emms Stemms at the barn so it was all systems go!

There was a lovely, calming atmosphere throughout set up day which was so special to be a part of. When couples fully embrace the excitement of the wedding and surround themselves with the people they love and know will keep them calm as nerves (and tensions!) start to build, it makes such a difference. After a leisurely few hours, the barn was ready for Mary-Ann to show her bridesmaids before heading to the Old Coach House to settle in for the evening whilst Will and his Groomsmen checked into the nearby Greenbanks.

Although there was a breeze on the wedding day, we were all thankful that it was dry, warm and sunny so embraced the opportunity to make the most of the outdoors from the onset. Confetti was thrown as the new Mr and Mrs McEwan made their way out of the church and once guests had arrived at CHB, with a glass of fizz in hand, guests spilled out onto the lawn to enjoy the afternoon sunshine whilst admiring their newly wedded friends happiness. 

As guests took their seats for dining in the Woodshed, we took the opportunity to venture outside with Mary-Ann, Will and photographer Sam, to assist with those sought after couples shots. Good job we were on hand as moments after adjusting Mary-Ann’s veil, the wind caught it at the right point and before we could do anything more, it started flying across a nearby field! Safely back in its owner's possession after we sprinted across freshly drilled field, it was time for Will’s brother Ed to proudly announce the new Mr and Mrs into the barn so that they could take their seats to enjoy speeches from Mary-Ann’s Grandad and Brother, before ending with Best Man James’ tales of our lovely Groom.

With a hearty wedding breakfast devoured, the fire pit was lit as we welcomed further guests to join for the evening celebrations. Before long, it was time for our newlyweds to cut their cakes before taking to the dancefloor for the first time as husband and wife.

Congratulations to the loveliest pair, who are so genuinely in love with one another and deserve all the happiness in married life together xx

Photographer - Sam Gee

Furniture & prop hire - Array Wedding & Event Hire 

Draping - Quirk Events

Hire Equipment - Banqueting Hire 

Cake - Mother of the Bride & Grandmother of the Bride 

Evening Caterer - Van Pelt Hog Roast 

Band - Foxland 

Suits - Moss Bros

Hair - Chloe George

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