A few weeks ago in July I was invited to the beautiful wedding of Gavin’s best friend, where he was best man. It was held in a a wonderful 17th Century oak barn called Milling Barn
in Hertfordshire and it was the most amazing day! The traditional venue had been beautifully decorated with neutral colours which suited the barn perfectly. It had high ceilings and exposed beams which gave it a rustic touch, and was ever so romantic!
Country Wedding Theme
I loved the small touches like the pretty table decorations, gorgeous flowers and country style theme. They also had a sweetie table and a stunning floral wall made up entirely of fresh roses which could be used as a photo backdrop for guests.
The venue was perfect the perfect size and layout for an intimate wedding. The ceremony was held in the Dairy Barn, then the drinks and appetizers (cheese and crackers and fancy mini burgers.. yum!) were served on the terrace outside, photos were taken on the grassy lawn in the garden, and then the reception was held in the adjoining barn, which also had an upstairs mezzanine level and a bar.
The food at the reception was delicious. For starters we were served
an oriental duck salad for starters, and
then the main was a rack of lamb with roast potatoes and veg, and then
the most delicious zesty lemon cheesecake! They also had a beautiful
three tier naked wedding cake which was decorated with roses and summer
fruits. I had a slice of the lemon tier and it was so so yummy!
I spent ages trying to find the perfect dress for the occasion, and in the end I decided upon this floral print bardot dress
with a dip hem skater skirt from Quiz. It was the perfect length, I love the bardot sleeves, and I find skater skirts most flattering on me.
I also liked the pastel pink and blue floral shades and decided to match my accessories to the blue colour. I found the heels
in New Look and bought the Hello Lovely clutch bag from Katie Loxton
. I got a spray tan done the evening before, and I also had my nails done in a pale pink with a glittery ring finger.
I knew that the happy couple were cheese lovers, and they even had a cheese tower at the wedding! Unfortunately though, I’d had too many glasses of presecco to take a photo of it by the time it came out! So I decided to give them a personalised cheese board
as one of their wedding gifts
It’s made from sustainable Hevea wood with an integrated knife compartment underneath that rotates. It includes two cheese knifes for Stilton and cheddar, and also a cheese fork, all in stainless steel with wooden handles. To make it extra special, I had the board personalised with their initials, names, and year of the wedding. Once I wrapped it up I also added a gift tag with a few romantic cheese puns! E.g. ‘we think you make a Brie-liant couple!’