Today I am thrilled to share the beautiful Berkshire barn wedding or Hannah and Phil at Combe Manor Barn with gorgeous yellow details.
Images were captured by Annabel Farley Photography.
Annabel Farley Photography offers natural, romantic wedding and portrait photography in Berkshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.
Hannah says of the couples day…
Hannah and Phil had their big day at Combe Manor Barns, which is on the outskirts of Hungerford, in the Combe valley on Easter weekend last year.
I started the day at Hannah’s mum’s house where the bride was getting ready with her gaggle of bridesmaids.
I say gaggle, because this lucky girl had no less than 13 bridesmaids and flower girls by her side as she walked down the aisle!
Once the bridal party were ready, we hot-footed it over to Combe Manor and were fortunate enough to be able to take some stunning shots inside the manor house itself before the ceremony. Hannah looked absolutely incredible in her Anna Sorrano long sleeved lace gown.
Hannah and Phil weren’t actually getting hitched at Combe Manor Barn, but instead at the very quaint 12th century St Swithun Church in Combe, which was a mere 50 yards away.
This gorgeous little church looked fantastic decked out in their yellow colour scheme and even in the small chapel, it felt like they had brought the sunshine inside.
After a heartfelt ceremony, guests were welcomed back to Combe Manor Barns with canapés on the lawn and treated to a champagne wall, no less! As you can imagine, that went down a storm.
I then snuck Hannah and Phil away from their guests for a little shoot against the many perfect backdrops the venue has to offer, and against the picturesque, rolling countryside.
The couple didn’t stop smiling and their day was filled with pure love and laughter., and their three gorgeous children truly stole the show.
Fast forward to a delicious wedding breakfast and some brilliant speeches including some particularly sweet words from Groom, Phil.
There were some truly gorgeous details… from the floral table centrepieces and daffodil plant pot table plan, Hannah and Phil absolutely nailed the spring theme and included so many sweet touches.
They even had an Easter cake and a table full of chocolate treats for their guests to enjoy!
The party truly got started later in the evening and you could tell the guests were having the time of their lives.
As you browse the happy couple’s lovely day, some of you might be thinking that you recognise the lovely Hannah.
She has a pretty cool claim to fame – in that she was in S Club 7 Juniors.
I hand over to stunning Bride Hannah…
How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends at a local night club, Liquid in Newbury when I was 18.
Tell us about the Proposal…
We were away on a family holiday in Palma, Majorca and enjoying the evening entertainment with our children when Phil got up and said I’m going to do some Karaoke!
I was surprised and said “Are you sure about this?”
He got up on stage then called me over on the microphone to sing with him, then he got down on one knee.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We wanted a relaxed day and for there to be lots of personal touches to reflect us as a couple.
We made lots of things including the marmalade favours and all of our stationery.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
Our colour was Lemon yellow and the theme was Easter treats!
We hired a wedding stylist to help us with our vision who came up with lots of ideas.
We had a dessert table with lots of Easter chocolate and guests made and brought homemade cakes.
What was the best bit of your day?
The best bit of our day was having all of our family and friends together in one place, and the children playing and enjoying themselves.
The weather was amazing too! (It was Easter weekend but just like a hot summer’s day)
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Don’t be nervous in the run up to your wedding, take the pressure off yourself and enjoy it.
Do your research and spend your budget wisely, invest in good suppliers and trust them to deliver.
Choose to spend on the important things like photography.
Ceremony Venue – St Swithuns Church
Photography – Annabel Farley Photography
Reception Venue – Combe Manor Barn
Wedding dress designer – Anna Sorrano at Wed2b
Bridesmaid’s dresses – Maya at Asos
Decor & Styling – The Wild Elopements ( previously The Rustic Dresser)
Florist – Jane Wells
Wedding cake – The Bride’s sister – Elouise Anderson
Bride’s make up – Lissy Puig
Bride’s hair – Natasha Laytham
Mobile horse box bar: Platinum Bars
Singers – Albert Benton and Leroy
DJ – Moonraker
Caterer – The Hogfather