Back in July, I had the pleasure of co-ordinating Liz and David’s wedding at Barmbyfield Barns just outside Pocklington.

The venue is a complex of large blank barns, which allow couples to decorate to their own particular choice so it tends to attract people who are happy to roll up their sleeves and get very involved in the wedding planning process.

Whilst I have on occasion assisted some couples with the full planning process there, because of the set up, by far my most popular package is to run the day because, let’s face it, who wants to work their own wedding?!

I originally met Liz and David back in August 2015 when they were still in the earlier parts of their planning process and as part of my services, I helped them plot a timeline for the day based on their preferences and suppliers but it wasn’t until the day before their wedding, I got the first glimpse of seeing their ideas come to reality.

I popped up to the barns to go through the finishing touches and directions for the day and was thrilled with the efforts they’d put into bringing the barns into life. (You can see some details of this on my FB page) with beautiful flowers, big illuminated letters and well put together dining tables to name but a few things.

The couple got married at 2pm on a lovely sunny day. After the ceremony, guests filled out to be greeted with cocktails and popcorn – a great change to the usual and the popcorn cart was so cute!

After a few hours of mingling, it was time for the speeches followed by one of the best BBQ’s I’ve ever eaten (perks of the job). The guests took it in turns per table to go up and be served which can sometimes be challenging in execution but the caterers were speedy and the guests were so relaxed, it worked really well with nothing but compliments.

After dinner, the fabulous Four Shadows theatre kicked off the evening. I’ve had the pleasure of working with these guys on many occasion and they never disappoint but for some reason, the atmosphere on the day just made them sound better than I’ve ever heard before and I’m pretty sure all the guests would agree seeing as not one of them left the dance floor for the entire set.

Whilst the band took a break, Liz and David cut their amazing wedding cake which was made by Blush cakes. You can see a picture of this on my gallery images – it was too pretty not to share with you.

After a few hours it was back for some more yummy food, this time supplied by Liz and David themselves. There was a lovely buffet variety of cheeses, breads, scones, jams and chutneys which went down a treat.

Then it was time for the evening DJ and where I said my goodbyes to the newlyweds as they kicked off their heels and partied into the night.

The whole day was an absolute pleasure to work; from the lovely polite guests, to the fantastic suppliers and definitely because of the fact that Liz radiated happiness and beauty wherever she walked!

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Lots of Love…

“Ellen was an absolute star on our wedding day. Everything ran so smoothly and perfectly and it was down to Ellen and all her hard work.

She liaised with all our suppliers in the run up to the wedding and never stopped all day on the day. She was also so friendly, helpful and approachable. She took all the pressure off so we could just enjoy our day. We’d recommend her to anyone!”

Liz and David