Having increased my wedding event quota this year, one thing I’ve definitely learnt is that you cannot plan your day around what you think the weather be like in that month.

May became a popular time due to the last few years being unseasonably warm but this year was a bit of a wash out…. summer actually was summer for once and if you expected September and October to cool off, you’d be wrong so when I turned up to work Jenna and Andrew’s day on the 8th October, I was so relieved for them and their guests that it turned out to be a beautifully sunny day.

I love working at the barns and on a warm day as the guests can really enjoy the outside space on offer and I really love watching photographers leading happy couples into the surrounding fields for a perfect sunset shot.

I first met Jenna and Andrew almost a year before their big day. They kindly took a risk in using me as I was planning to go on my own honeymoon just before their big day and I warned them I may be AWOL in contact up until the week of their wedding.

Whilst this may scare off some, we all made sure with the right organisation, everything I needed to know was in place before I went away and of course there was the fact that Jenna and Andrew both came across as super relaxed; I knew it would be ok!

This relaxed and happy attitude continued to shine through from when I met Jenna the night before the wedding to catch up (she was so excited but definitely showed no signs of stress) to their sunny colour scheme for the venue, their styling ideas and again with both of them on their day which I’m sure you’ll see in the images that the very talented Victoria Baker took.

Jenna and Andrew chose to style the venue using the yellows in the spectrum of Autumnal colours which worked really well at such a transitional time in seasons. These colours and same theme were used in the menus, seating plan and name cards and a friend very cleverly replicated the detail on these, to decorate the barns big blackboards.

The couple used Pink Ginger flowers to supply the bouquets, button holes and table flowers which became of my personal favourites; lots of succulents!

The flowers were also used to help decorate the cake which was very cleverly made by Andrew’s mum. Jenna herself makes cakes so no pressure to live up to her standard then! : )

As the day unfolded, there were so many added touches that made it great fun for all; the food was supplied by the Hog and Apple who I love working with, there was a photo booth which guests (especially the little ones) took full advantage of, pizza in the evening supplied by Pizza fella and music supplied by Clubclass entertainment.

One of my last tasks for the night was to take the guests outside to see Jenna and Andrew’s surprise – this had been kept a secret from guests all day. With the help of the ushers, we dished out sparklers to guests and then as they started making fun shapes in the dark, they were treated to a brilliant 5-minute firework display from the Fireworkers.

The whole day was an absolute pleasure to work and every time I think of it, I feel it could be summed up by a quote I once read by author Marianne Williamson; ‘Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves recognise how good things’.