Fun-Filled Summer Wedding
Real Life Wedding - 18.02.20
Real Life Wedding - 18.02.20
Alice and Joel chose delicate shades of coral for their summer wedding at Mythe Barn. Beautiful wedding flowers adorned the barn and the theme embraced the happy couple’s passion for travel.
Having attended a wedding at Mythe Barn in 2015, when Alice and Joel got engaged, they were keen to visit the venue once again. Sure enough, they loved it and decided to book their own wedding date.
“We were surprised to see some new additions such as the outdoor kitchen, which was an even bigger bonus!” smiles Alice. “We loved how light and airy it was, with beautiful grounds and space for our guests to enjoy welcome drinks in the Cart Barn and the Courtyard. It’s also great that there is a Preparation Room for both the bride and the groom.”
The happy couple chose shades of nude and coral for their colour scheme, just the thing for a pretty summer wedding. As they love to travel, they also introduced a travel wedding theme to their day, from passport style invitations to a table plan ‘map’ and miniature suitcases as name tags.
“We named our tables after our ten favourite destinations and even had an aeroplane pattern on our wedding cake!” smiles Alex.
When it came to flowers, stunning arrangements incorporated peonies, sweet peas, roses and gypsophila in glorious shades of coral. Ivory rose petals were scattered down the aisle and Alice’s mother decorated the centrepiece vases with string to add rustic style.
After visiting five bridal boutiques and trying on nearly 50 gowns, Alice finally found the dress of her dreams by Martin Thornburg.
“I loved the intricate detail, especially the beading on the shoulders,” she explains. “I wore ivory peep toe shoes from Paradox London, a jewellery headpiece and a short, simple veil.”
Meanwhile, Joel, his groomsmen and the father-of-the-bride looked the part in navy three-piece suits from Peter Posh. Joel completed the look with a grey tweed waistcoat, ivory tie and pocket square. Both the bride and groom wore sentimental jewellery owned by other family members, including Joel’s tie pin that had been worn by Alice’s grandfather on his wedding day.
Finally, Alice’s bridesmaids wore nude V-neck dresses with jewelled sleeve detail by TNFC.
Following the romantic ceremony in The Oak Barn, drinks and canapés were served while a steel band entertained the newlyweds and their guests, embracing the Caribbean heritage of the couple.
Moving into The Grain Store to dine, a salad of crispy duck was followed by supreme of chicken alongside delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Cheesecake proved a popular choice for pudding.
“All the food was delicious,” says Alice. “The popping candy in the cheesecake was an amazing surprise!”
As the sun went down, Alice and Joel danced their first dance to ‘Let’s Stay Together’ by Al Green and a DJ filled the dance floor.
“We wanted our guests to enjoy themselves and dance the night away,” smiles Alice. “A photo booth was really good fun and we have an album of hilarious photos from it.”
Jerk chicken and halloumi skewers were chosen as the evening dining option, giving Alice and Joel another opportunity to incorporate some Caribbean vibes into their day.
“The speeches. They were all amazing and heartfelt and I felt so emotional listening to them all. There were lots of tears.” – Alice
“I can’t pick a favourite moment; I loved the whole day!” – Joel