Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous cosy Winter Wedding in Oxfordshire with beautiful aubergine, navy and gold details at Tythe Barn.
Images were captured by Two D Photography.
Two D are Dan and Sarah, a husband and wife team of creative wedding photographers in Bedfordshire shooting all over Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, the UK and Europe.
Dan says of the couples day…
Zoe got ready in the bridal suite at the Tythe Barn, Launton with her bridesmaids, mum and little girl, and there was such a relaxed vibe..
Zoe wore a stunning Bardot dress (with pockets)! from Butterfly Bridal, and looked incredible.
There were a few special details in the morning – Zoe had her late granddads harmonica with her, this was really special, and the harmonica represented him.
When she was ready, Zoe walked together with her dad to get to the ceremony.
The ceremony took place in the Tythe Barn. The ceremony area was lit by twinkling fairy lights, and alongside the most beautiful florals from Charlie at The Flower Fairies it looked divine.
The ceremony began with lighting a candle together, and finished with a sweeping first kiss.
For the reception, the couple ate canapés and had drinks with their guests as the fires roared, to shield against the seasonal cold.
Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast, which came in the form of carvery, served by nominated guests who entered in full ‘chef’ gear to Eye of the Tiger.
After the cake cutting, everyone got straight on the dancefloor, and after an intimate first dance the evening really got started.
The DJ played all the best songs to get everyone dancing. The kids, however, were asleep by the end of the first dance!
The evening ended with a sparkler exit, which was just beautiful – and perfect for a cosy winter wedding.
Bride Zoe says of the couples cosy winter wedding day…
How did you meet?
We met on a night out and kept in contact on Facebook, chatting on and off and then decided to meet up one weekend.
We have been together ever since, just over 12 years!
Tell us about the Proposal…
Christmas is my favourite time of year, and Christmas of 2015 was extra special as we’d had just had our first son, Henry.
He was four months old at the time as we were preparing to have a lovely first Christmas at home with him.
I came down that morning to find Scott on one knee holding a ring in one hand and Henry in the other arm wearing a baby grown saying “Mummy, will you marry my Daddy.”
It was just perfect, I think I’d shouted Yes before he’d even had a chance to finish asking.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We had a long engagement after postponing our first Summer date after Scott was in an accident but it all turned out for the best.
We rearranged for a late in the year instead and then quickly realised it better suited the style we were hoping for and everything fell into place.
Any special touches/DIY?
We DIY’d almost all of our decorations and made our own signs.
We both really enjoyed doing it and it gave the day a lovely personal touch.
We had also both sadly lost grandparents in the couple of years running up to the wedding so we lit a candle during the ceremony in honour of them, that was a special moment for us.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
We chose Aubergine, Navy and Gold for our colours as we felt they suited the time of year and the more rustic look we were going for really well.
We chose to have a loose theme of movies/film as well as adding some Christmas touches.
We had mini bauble for place names, a few Christmas decorations and lots of sparkly fairy lights to give that Christmasy feel.
Our Son had also asked if his Christmas Elf could come to the wedding.
This turned out to be such a cute little game for the kids, our lovely staff at the barn moved him around throughout the day for the kids to find!
We choose our own playlist for the wedding breakfast with of a mixture of songs from our favourite films and put a challenge card on each table for the guests to name the film.
We had lots of guests commenting on how fun this was and it made a great icebreaker on the tables.
We also named our tables after our favourite Christmas films to tie our two themes together.
What was the best bit of your day?
We really loved every moment of our cosy winter wedding day but a couple stand out.
We had our children walk out of the ceremony with us, it was such a lovely moment having everyone cheering and clapping as we walked out as a family.
Our lovely wedding manager had arranged for us to have a little time just the two of us just before the wedding breakfast, it was a much needed moment to stop and take it all in.
Is there anything you would do differently?
We honestly wouldn’t of changed a thing on the day.
The only thing we’d do differently is try not to worry so much about how the day will turn out, it can feel like a lot of pressure but in the moment it all feels perfect anyway.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Our biggest advice would be to plan some time on the day just the two of you to take it all in, when you’ve been planning for so long it all feels quite surreal so even a few minutes together to stop and appreciate the moment is so important.
I would also say wedding planning can be quite overwhelming at times so remember why your doing it and focus on what’s most important to you as a couple.
Photographer – Two-D photography
Venue – The Tythe Barn – Launton
Bridesmaid Gowns – ASOS
Cake – Iced Delights Cakes
Florist – The Flower Fairies
Rings – Beaverbrooks
Stationery – DIY
Hair stylist – Jodie Farmer – Jodie’s Mobile Hair
Make up – Bride
Entertainment – Gigz Management