Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Wiltshire Barn Wedding with beautiful rustic touches and hints of pastel tones.
The couple had a vision of a relaxed homemade wedding day over which they had complete control and celebrating with friends and family in a way that represented who they are and what they love.
Images were captured by Heline Bekker Photography.
Heline Bekker is a natural Wedding, Maternity and Newborn photographer based in Bexley, but covering London and Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and the South East.
Heline says of the couples Wiltshire Barn Wedding…
Tasha and Mark got married on the 19th august 2017 in the beautiful village of Ramsbury, and thereafter we headed over to Wick Bottom Barn, driving through beautiful countryside.
Wick Bottom Barn is a well kept secret, a little gem of a venue tucked away in the rolling Wiltshire countryside.. The barn is basic and rustic, but has heaps of charm.
The couple chose the venue for its flexibility and dry hire as its perfect to put your own stamp on.
Their intimate wedding day was shared with 67 guests and was filled with lots of beautiful handmade decor that fitted so well within the barn setting from the cake table, to wooden palette signs, heart paper chains to twinkly fairy lights
After the meal we went for a lovely walk and took some bridal portraits and headed back for some more cake and coffee.
The evening then kicked off with some sparklers and the couple’s first dance.
Bride Tasha says of the couple and their day…
How did you meet?
We actually worked together for quite a few years before we were in a relationship and Mark was my boss!
Tell us about the Proposal…
Mark and I went on holiday to Italy in May 2016 and travelled from Milan to Sorrento and back (we love to travel and do everything with very little planning!).
We tend to book accommodation just a day or so before we need it for flexibility. In Sorrento Mark surprised me by booking us into a beautiful family-run villa with views over the ocean.
He took me up onto the roof terrace with a bottle of prosecco and proposed as the sun set.
To celebrate we drank copious amounts of red wine and limoncello and had massive hangovers in the morning!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We have both worked in wedding catering and were certain we didn’t want a hotel wedding as we have seen so many ‘conveyor belt’ weddings where couples get little choices on food, timings, entertainment etc.
We wanted a fairly small wedding that we could have complete control over. In particular we wanted something rustic in the countryside where everyone could enjoy themselves and let loose!
We also didn’t want strict timings, so we kept the schedule of the day as relaxed as we could which the caterers appreciated.
We started by popping to the local pub garden with a notebook and pen and discussing our dreams for our wedding over a pint of cider.
At this point we hadn’t looked at any wedding blogs or Pinterest as we didn’t want anything to influence our vision before we started.
We booked the big things first such as the venue and church. Then the catering, band and clothing came next.
The smaller things we did over the course of the year bit by bit such as the décor and invitations.
We bought a wedding planner which was so helpful with keeping everything together and we also used it to keep an eye on our spending. We absolutely loved planning our wedding!
Any special touches/DIY?
We wanted a lot of homemade pieces for the wedding, so we did all the barn flowers ourselves in the run up to the day.
These were bought from supermarkets and picked from my aunt’s garden!
We made the table plan and timings from old palettes and the table numbers were places Mark and I have visited on our travels.
We wanted romantic fairy lights in the barn and the bar. We also put up bunting, had lanterns and logs on each table and our friends made different pieces such as the bucket list log, heart paper chains and tins!
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
The theme was of our Wiltshire barn wedding was DIY/handcrafted/country.
We wanted lots of homemade touches made by us and our friends and family!
We didn’t have a particular colour palette within the theme – the Bridesmaids wore pastels and the groomsmen wore tweed.
The flowers were country flowers, feathers, wheat and grasses and poppy seeds.
What was the best bit of your day?
Walking down the aisle and saying our vows was obviously amazing, but we’ve both agreed that being surrounded by the people we loved at our reception meal and being able to enjoy the moment without the spotlight being on just us was the best bit!
Is there anything you would do differently?
Nothing that really stands out! Perhaps minor details but in the grand scheme of things they don’t matter compared to the whole day itself.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Don’t get bogged down with too many ideas and feel like you have to do everything that you see on Pinterest.
Have an idea in your head of what you want before you look!
And don’t blow your budget on these things because as long as you are surrounded by the people you love you’ll have the best day
Photography – Heline Bekker Photography
Venue – Wick Bottom Barn
Dress – Sottero and Midgley
Shoes – Irregular Choice
Suit – Moss Bros
Bowtie – Mrs Bow Tie
Florist – Rosy Lea Florist
Cake – Culleys Cakery
Cheese Cake – Madame Fromage
Hair – Jessica Faulkner Hair
Lighting – Light Fantastic UK
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