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Sally & Steve - October '22

It came as no surprise to us that Sally and Steve had a big circle of very close family and friends, all of whom were excited to share in the couple’s big day. For this bride and groom, the input of their nearest and dearest was a very important part of their planning and they really relished having a large group of helpers while setting up. 

In contrast, some couples can feel a little overwhelmed when faced with a lot of input from those around them, which is perfectly natural. A great way to manage this is to assign small manageable tasks ahead of time so that you know which jobs will be taken care of. If you think you may feel a little overwhelmed on set up day then don’t be afraid to tell people that you would rather set up as a couple so that the venue is a surprise for your guests to enjoy on the day. 

Sally and Steve really enjoyed the personal touches that were added by their friends and family and Sally had a task list ready to delegate to willing volunteers. There were handmade miniature pumpkin favours; handwritten place cards and messages; hand carved pumpkin decorations; Steve’s handy friends and colleagues put their electrician training to good use, stringing the barn with beautiful lights; and there were tasty homemade lasagnes to feed the troops afterwards. What a team! 

Sally and Steve kept floral decorations in the barn to a minimum, opting for striking autumnal coloured bouquets and buttonholes. The barn was given a very seasonal feel with cosy lighting, lots of candles in lanterns and beautiful pumpkins proving that an impressive scheme can be achieved without relying on flowers. 

Sally is a very dedicated member of the veterinary profession and, as one might expect, a big animal lover. Sally and Steve’s beloved Snorkel was present to witness their vows and they even named their dining tables after Chip the horse, Matilda the cat and Snorkel the dog. 

Sally arrived for the ceremony in a blush coloured, strapless princess dress with delicate sparkle detailing. A coordinating sparkling veil, incredible glitter shoes and a sparkling smile completed a gorgeous look. 

After exchanging vows, Sally and Steve swapped handmade personalised wedding bands that were delivered down the aisle to them by their beloved dog Snorkel, before making their way back down the aisle for a well deserved glass of fizz. 

Guests were offered delicious canapes alongside their drinks as they enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather on the lawn. 

After the wedding breakfast and speeches, guests headed towards the bar to indulge in a cocktail and that good old playground favourite - a conker fight! Well, it is October, after all!  

Brownies and cupcakes decorated in Autumnal colours alongside a food truck offering of topped fries fuelled guests as they enjoyed a photo booth and partied the night away on the dancefloor. 

Sally and Steve, your Autumnal celebrations were just beautiful and we loved getting to know you both as you planned your wonderful wedding day. 

Photographer: David Blake

Florist: Fern Flowers

DJ & photo booth: Tony Waterfield

Make up:  Eleanor Ainsley

Suits: Pure

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