Rustic Wedding Venue: The big proposal…Dan had bought the ring months before the proposal. He was waiting for just that perfect moment. One evening he told Hayley that he had a little game that he wanted her to play. He then disappeared upstairs leaving Hayley with her first clue that he had written on a post-it note…
One post-it note led to another post-it, then another, then another. Hayley was signposted to the fridge, oven, under the sofa until eventually she was told to open the hallway cupboard. In the cupboard she found a bottle of champagne chilling and two glasses. Along with the bottle was the final note…this time she was told to knock on the bedroom door before entering. As she entered, there she found Daniel. He was on one knee and a red rose between his teeth! They both started laughing and as Hayley looked down at the ring box she saw the ring she had pointed out when they first become a couple some (many!) years ago. All this time he’s remembered ‘the’ ring. Daniel had vowed to himself that when he asked Hayley to (finally!) marry him this would be the ring he was going to do it with…
Hayley had booked into the Hilton hotel in Northampton on the morning of her wedding to get ready with her bridal party. We were spoilt for space. While her five bridesmaids got ready in the lounging area of Haley’s suite, Hayley was being transformed into a whimsical, woodland bride in her bedroom.
Daughter Molly (AKA flower girl), was keeping a watchful eye on her mum and kept popping in and out of the room as the magic was happening. I loved Hayley’s hair created by one of my all-time favorite recommended suppliers, Leanne Eldridge. This was certainly one of my favorite styles of the season. The loose curls framing Hayley’s face and giving her that whimsical, rustic wedding venue feel she was looking for. Make up by another favourite, Liza Smith, was illuminating and enhancing. The finished look was simply beautiful and I couldn’t believe the transformation.
Haley wore a Lillian West gown from Courtyard Bridal Boutique in Kettering. With its soft layer upon layer of chiffon, I loved the way this dress moved and swayed in the breeze. The dress was teamed with a soft full length vale and shoes by Pink. The bridesmaids faces where a picture when they entered the room and saw Hayley standing there all ready for her wedding day.
Daniel and Hayley had a church wedding at St Nicholas in Great Doddington. Hayley arrived in style in a VW van by Fifties Chic. The bridal party were greeted by the youngest of the groomsmen who waited eagerly on the lookout at the church gates. I loved the ‘Here Comes the Bride’ banner Hayley was greeted with as she made her way to the entrance. It was such a lovely sight!
The bridesmaids were dressed in matching blush pink Jenny Yoo dresses and were holding a posy of pink roses, eucalyptus with a dusting of Gypsophilia.
I loved the look on Daniels face when he first saw Hayley walking up the isle. It has to be said, I think this is possibly the happiest groom I have EVER seen in my whole photography career. He didn’t stop smiling for the whole day.
The wedding reception was held at a wonderful rustic wedding venue called The Barns at Hunsbury Hill. Daniel and Hayley wanted to create a magical, forest wonderland theme to go with the rustic wedding venue feel.
With two children of their own, family plays such an important part of this couples life and they wanted the whole day to be fun, relaxed and family orientated. With a pink lemonade stand, sweet station, garden games and a bouncy castle the younger guests were in their element.
The Barns has some beautiful, hidden spots just perfect for wedding portraits. I loved everything about Hayley’s wedding style. Whimsical, relaxed and perfect for this rustic wedding venue.
Everyone entered the woodland barn ready for the wedding breakfast. There were plates of sweet treats, sandwich’s with a array of tasty fillings and trays of finger foods for everyone to feast on. Surrounded by blossom trees, wild flowers and rustic touches you really felt like you’d escaped into an enchanted woodland.
Daniel was a natural when it came to giving a speech as he had everyone crying with laughter.
Above all the whole day was simply perfect and exactly how the coupled had planned it. Hayley and Daniel have such a close community of friends and family. Hence, it was clear to see that everyone who’d been invited to share their special day with them really love them. The whole day was filled with so much happy emotion.
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