Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Hampshire Barn Wedding with hints of pink and mint green and handcrafted details.
Images were captured by Honeydew Moments Photography.
Natasha of Honeydew Moments Photography is a South Wales based photographer covering weddings UK-wide with special places in my heart for Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire & Dorset.
Specialising in natural, romantic and creative photography her style is no-fuss and very relaxed blending in with the guests to let your day happen as planned.
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Kerry to tell us the couples love story, and about their stunning Hampshire Barn Wedding…
How did you meet?
We met properly via Match.com.
However we had been at the same Junior and Secondary Schools together and did have some mutual friends at school, but we weren’t really aware of each other at that point!
Tell us about the Proposal…
Paul proposed to me where we ended up at the end of our first date – on the beach at Stoke’s Bay in Gosport.
However, it initially nearly went pear shaped due to having to have a last minute change of plan and it pouring with rain.
I knew he was going to propose as we’d picked up the rings earlier that afternoon, but it was still lovely to see him down on bended knee and hear him propose even if we did end up absolutely soaked!
My 9 year old and our 7 month old waited in the car as we popped onto the beach and then we all headed home and got into our PJs!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
It started with wanting to incorporate Jersey Ice cream as a nod to my mum who’s no longer with us so I found Julie from Traditional Ice Cream and from looking at previous weddings she’d done I found Gilbert White’s Barn at Selborne.
We wanted our wedding to be very child friendly, with lots of open space so this venue which primarily is used as their education centre, was perfect, especially as I’m a qualified teacher.
We wanted the celebrant who had conducted my Grandad’s funeral and my Mum’s funeral to conduct our wedding ceremony so it would be far more personal to us and where we had our 2nd date, a local tearoom, to cater for us with an afternoon tea and luckily both were able to do so.
From there we chose Natasha our wedding photographer as I loved her photos of all of the little details and as I wanted to DIY a large amount for our wedding and wanted that documented too.
We then had recommendations for our make up artist from Natasha and our live band, The Fine Southern Gents, from my hairdresser who did our hair on the day too.
Whilst I knew I wanted to make a lot of our wedding décor etc, my sister designed and made our cake as a present and Julie Baptie did an amazing job with our fresh flowers.
As the planning was over 2 years it gave me the opportunity to create/diy a huge amount of our wedding.
Any special touches?
I wanted to incorporate as many crafts as I could so it really reflected us; crocheted bouquets and buttonholes, I designed and stamped all of the stationery, order of service etc.
I made 100m of bunting, hand wrote all of the chalkboard signs, handmade all of the crackers which doubled up as name places and contained their favour (a pin from Rowan’s Hospice which we’d made a donation to in memory of my mum).
My daughter drew a picture of every guest and we used them to create the seating plan; they were able to keep these pictures afterwards.
I also created the centre pieces – paper covered books with teapots containing flowers and a hand embroidered table number hoop on top.
I made/created practically everything you could see.
We made sure that there were little nods to my mum who wasn’t able to be with us, including having her photo hanging on my daughter’s chair
What was the colour palette of your Big Day?
It was mint green and pinks but also floral and very mix and match, basically whatever we liked – it was just very ‘us’ and relaxed.
What was the best bit of your day?
Apart from actually getting married I think having the surprise of being transported to the wedding in my hairdresser’s vintage mini and us dancing the night away (which I’d initially not been looking forward to as I’m not a dancer!)
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Do something that reflects you, don’t feel that you have to do anything ‘because it’s what you do at a wedding’ and be organised so you can totally relax on your big day!
Hampshire Barn Wedding Suppliers
Venue – Gilbert White’s Barn – Selborne
Photographer – Natasha – Honeydew Moments
Wedding Dress – Bleu Bridal Gowns
Suit – Astares Menswear
Cake Maker – Louise’s Cake Kitchen (Brides sister)
Florist – Julie Baptie (Sister in Law’s Mum) for venue floristry / (crocheted the bouquets/ buttonholes and hoop our youngest daughter carried)
Rings – H Samuel
Stationery – Bride
Hair stylist – Michelle Regan from The Funky Barnet
Make up – Victoria Oke
Crockery – The Tea Party – Lee on the Solent
Band – Fine Southern Gents and The Four Bows String Quartet
To Contact Honeydew Moments Photography
Website – https://www.honeydewmoments.co.uk/
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Phone – 07581 353 732