It wasn’t just Danny’s proposal that came as a surprise to Emma; the whole wedding was one big surprise wedding too, expertly planned by Danny. Little did Emma know that Danny had already chosen Mythe Barn as the couple’s Leicestershire wedding venue before he’d even proposed. Of course, Emma loved his choice – just as he thought she would.
“Danny invited me to the wedding at Mythe Barn as part of the marriage proposal.”
When it came to her dress, Emma picked her own – hoping to wow Danny on their surprise wedding day. She wore a stunning Pronovias dress teamed with navy blue shoes, which also ticked off her ‘something blue’. The rest of the bridal party wore blue too – the colour of the day for the couple’s December wedding. Emma’s five adult bridesmaids wore floor length navy multi-way gowns while her two flower girls looked cute in navy and white ballerina-style dresses.
Styling the day was easy. As the pair were getting married on the 20th December, Mythe Barn was already dressed for Christmas. The couple enhanced the romantic atmosphere with a few enchanting details of their own, which included fairy lights and candles.
Danny’s long list of surprises didn’t stop at booking the couple’s exclusive wedding venue. He also surprised Emma with a plush car on the morning of her wedding, ensuring she arrived in style.
“I travelled in an amazing Ferrari FF – thanks to Danny.”
Emma and Danny’s charming ceremony was one to remember for both the couple and their wedding guests. A heartfelt reading from Danny’s daughter set all the wedding guests off and gave the couple’s ceremony that personal touch.
“Bethany, Danny’s daughter, planned her own surprise and read a poem during the ceremony. It was a surprise to our guests and Danny. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”
With the formalities over, it was time to celebrate in style with canapés and drinks in the cosy Barn. The pair opted for pub favourites including mini burgers and mini portions of fish and chips, among others. The wedding breakfast followed suit with more pub classics including a grilled rib eye steak with chunky sea salt chips as the main. Afterwards, guests were treated to not one but three puddings: Eton mess, sticky toffee pudding and Baileys Irish cream cheesecake.
To top off their celebrations, Emma and Danny planned an epic party, which included a live band and lots of treats.
“We wanted out guests to have the most amazing day so we served up live music along with a barbeque, popcorn and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.”
Thinking back on her wedding day, Emma tells us how her surprise wedding at Mythe Barn was even better than she could have imagined:
“Danny chose Mythe Barn because it’s stunning and he knew I’d love it. I’m so glad he did. We have absolutely no regrets about our day. It was perfect.”
Photography by © Esme Fletcher