Wednesday, 19 October 2016

'Quintessentially Barnsley House'

If you follow us on social media (Instagram in particular), you will know that we have been super spoilt this summer with the most amazing run of stunning weddings.

Though I don’t have the time to write about them all, I knew from the day itself that I really wanted to feature this wedding of Claire & Nick as to me, it was quintessentially Barnsley House.

With a great combination of our recommended suppliers, great taste and an amazing couple, the results were just beautiful and with the addition of the great British sunshine the house was full of smiles.

The amazing team at Flowers by Passion complimented the gorgeous Barnsley gardens perfectly with lots of greens and pastel colours - just look at those pedestals! 

As is her forte, Jennie at Curtis and Co. Cakes themed the cake perfectly in line with the flowers and decor.

Once again, with their surroundings at the forefront of their minds, Claire & Nick added seeds as their favours with a nod to Claire's Irish roots. These were accompanied by our signature place cards and rosemary (though in this case, our couple did use a professional supplier for their calligraphy).  

They also chose my personal favourite from our wedding menu; Francesco's Beef Wellington, Parsley Potato Puree, Roasted Vegetables and Port Gravy - always a crowd pleaser!

The evening continued with our beautiful temple cocktail bar, crack baby shots (!) and Fake Tan - the most energetic band I have ever seen. They guys not only look fab dressed all in white but bring so much life to the party, the dance floor was full from the first note!

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

An English country garden with a touch of Morocco!

Nina & Erik’s wedding was always going to be amazing as Nina had such a strong concept of how she wanted the day to be and to look.

With guests and families the world over, the Petersson wedding was a four day affair beginning on Thursday evening with an arrival dinner, a Moroccan evening and BBQ on Friday, the wedding itself falling on the Saturday and finally a farewell brunch for everyone on Sunday.

Both ambitious and hard-working, Nina & Erik took their wedding as the perfect opportunity to spend time with one another and their families in the wonderful setting of Barnsley House. Nina looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful dress and Erik, tall, blond and handsome in his perfectly tailored suit. Their looks as well as their personalities are the perfect combination.

For me, the Moroccan theming was a highlight as The Raj Tent Club completely transformed the Barnsley House lawns with the addition of low level seating with vases and props to enhance the look.

The lovely marquee from The Pearl Tent Company was also unique to Nina and Erik complete with a stunning hanging floral arrangement at its centre, singing bridesmaids, rapping ushers and my first introduction to ‘Swedish House Rules’ introduced to everyone at the beginning of the wedding breakfast by Erik’s sister.

I love how over the course of the weekend, the guests used every inch of the space we have to offer whether for activities, photos (captured by the very talented Thierry Joubert) or just for additional seating (not to mention the groomsmen’s wedding morning game of tennis). Barnsley House matched Nina’s vision perfectly and the house and grounds were embraced just as they are meant to be.

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