Sally and Jonathan celebrated in style with their rustic-themed spring wedding.
With a May wedding in mind, Sally and Jonathan visited Bartholomew Barn and fell in love with it as they were looking around.
We looked at a number of other venues in the following weeks, but I compared everything back to Bartholomew Barn,” smiles Sally. "Nowhere else came close. We chose it because we could marry and host our reception in the same place and we had the freedom to choose our own suppliers. It’s also such a beautiful location!
Complementing the style and surroundings of The Barn, the happy couple chose a delicate, rustic theme with pale pink as their main colour. Wood was introduced with tree slices in the centre of each table.
John made wooden table number holders himself. The couple also hung fairy light clips from the wall of the barn with photographs of them growing up alongside more recent photos of the couple together and photos of their guests.
Jonathan’s father kindly designed the table numbers and table plan.
Sally chose a beautiful gown by Anna Sorrano.
The boutique, Wed2B in Bromley, was recommended by a friend and I found my dress straight away,” smiles Sally. “My sister cried when I came out of the changing room, so I knew it was the one for me!
A crystal and pearl headband and pearl drop earrings completed the look.
Sally’s three adult bridesmaids wore pastel pink maxi dresses from ASOS, accessorising with silver heart necklaces that were a gift from the bride.
Sally also bought her bridesmaids matching pink and white floral robes to get ready in. And finally, the two flower girls looked adorable in pink and white dresses from Monsoon with pretty flower crowns and flower wands.
Beautiful spring blooms included roses, stocks, sweetpeas, astilbe, scabious and guelder rose, with Sally’s bouquet in shades of pink and white with green foliage. The bridesmaids carried smaller posies without the white roses.
When it came to the barn, a long arrangement was featured on the top table and the other tables were decorated with clusters of jars and bottles filled with seasonal flowers.
Following their ceremony, a drinks reception was held on the front lawn. Guests enjoyed Pimm’s, Prosecco, beer and soft drinks alongside a selection of delicious canapes. The couple also hired a coconut shy as Sally had seen one previously at Bartholomew Barn and thought it would be fun.
For the wedding breakfast, guests were invited to choose from three starters and three main courses before enjoying a delicious trio of desserts.
We thought there would be something for everyone,” explains Sally. "I couldn’t believe how lovely the food was when we had our tasting with our caterer, Good Taste Catering.
An aspiring magician, Sally’s 13-year old cousin performed card tricks around the tables in between courses.
A three-tier cake featured three different flavours – chocolate, lemon and Victoria sponge. It was decorated with pink ombre icing and pale pink flowers to coordinate with the style of the day
In the evening, a live band called Jester filled the dancefloor and the newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘Let’s Stay Together’ by Al Green.
There are too many to choose from! The moment when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife… and it was so lovely having so many of our amazing friends and family there to celebrate with us.
For more Bartholomew Barn wedding inspiration, check out Kim and Dan’s Intimate Celebration and get plenty of ideas for your special day.