Fiona & Tim’s wedding took place during the summer at The Almonry Barn, Somerset. Despite Fiona & Tim being from London, they chose to hold their festival style wedding day in Somerset after falling in love with the venue - and I can see why! This historic stone barn is one of the oldest in the UK that’s still being used for weddings. The Barn is located in picturesque Somerset and is surrounded by beautiful rural surroundings and has a rustic elegance and beautiful architectural design throughout. It’s such a romantic and inspiring venue, with great options for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
The Bride and Grooms favourite things to do mostly centre around good food and drink, relaxing with friends and family and listening to music; and for their big day, they wanted to mix all these together. The whole day had such a nice, relaxed festival feel to it and the surroundings only helped add to the ambience of the wedding. It really is such a lovely location.
Fiona & Tim got married in the upstairs hayloft room, and held their wedding breakfast downstairs in the stone barn. Most of the day, however, was actually spent outside, drinking and enjoying the stunning sunny weather. In particular, I loved the traditional English fete games they had set up outside. Games such as ‘bat the rat’, ‘coconut shy’ and ‘tin can alley’ - this provided great entertainment for the guests and made for some brilliant photo opportunities.
Part of the reason for Fiona and Tim booking me came from our discovering our mutual love for Glastonbury festival. We’ve all been numerous time and see it as the best festival, ever, no exceptions! They loved that the Almonry barn was close to Glastonbury, as this meant something to them and gave them another very good reason to book it. This was an ideal wedding for me too as I love relaxed summer weddings and being outside. Settings like this are ideal for capturing relaxed guests that’re unaware and enjoying themselves. Luckily the weather was perfect which meant most guests did spend the day outside - they even pushed back the first dance to enjoy the lovely warm summer evening.
Fiona’s dress was from Eliza Jane Howell. Fiona wanted a dress that was both comfortable, and flattering. She wanted her dress to have a 1920’s, meets woodland, meets romantic style to it and, she managed exactly that! Along with feeling comfortable herself Fiona wanted her bridesmaids to feel comfortable too - They settled on a theme and colour for the bridesmaid dresses but then she let the bridesmaids each pick their own. They coordinated when everyone found their dress and they all went really well together and everyone was happy.
Bramble & Wild who decorated the venue with their gorgeous flowers, really helped to bring The Almonry Barn to life thanks to the colours of the flower arrangements. To compliment the event, they went for blush (bridesmaid dress colour), burgundy (Groom’s suit), cream and sage. Moss was draped amongst the tables to really add to the feeling that the reception was in a woodland. Along with the moss, Fiona and Tim had tiny medicine bottles with a couple of flower stems in each, which added another very lovely personal touch to the event. They even made the name places themselves, and each table had a polaroid of a place where Fiona & Tim had visited - my personal favourite was of course the Glastonbury table. All these little additions made for a very memorable meal!
I love how Fiona & Tim made sure the day reflected them as a couple - it suited them down to a T and it was evident that all the guests loved every minute of it.
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Venue: Almonry Barn https://www.almonrybarn.com/
Food: Pickle Shack https://www.pickleshack.co.uk/
Dress and veil: Teokath Wimbledon http://www.teokath.co.uk/wimbledon/
Flowers: Bramble and Wild https://www.brambleandwild.com/
Garden: Café Bon Bon Ice cream https://cafebonicecream.com/index.html
Hair: Another Little World https://www.anotherlittleworld.co.uk/
Make Up: Lewis Clarke @mac_lewis_c
Personalised sunglasses: https://www.bridea.co.uk/wedding-sunglasses
Rings: Eric Ross Jewellers http://ericross.co.uk/