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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
Owner, Emma Deeley of The Tythe Barn, Launton, shares how this inspirational shoot came together, “The Tythe Barn in Launton is a welcoming, picturesque family-run farm hosting weddings, corporate events and private parties throughout all four seasons. Comprising a cluster of characterful 14th-century thatched barns hosting up to 155 guests, a secluded bridal preparation room, an idyllic first-night Shepherd's Hut and the prettiest wisteria-clad gardens for outdoor ceremonies, The Tythe Barn is the go-to venue for understated yet stylish and undeniably fun occasions."
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Supplier involved in this shoot
Venue, The Tythe Barn, Launton, www.thetythebarn.co.uk | Photographer, Paul Browse, www.paulbrowsephotography.com | Dresses, Anna McDonald, www.anna-mcdonald.com | Hair and make-up, Katie Burt, www.katieburtmakeup.co.uk | Flowers, Penny Blossoms, www.pennyblossoms.co.uk | Models, Bayley Eyley, Emma Eyley
Shelley and Luke met in 2011 at a friend's party and have been inseparable ever since!
When it came to the big day, they knew instantly that the Tythe Barn, Launton was for them as soon as they walked through the doors. “Everything about the barn was perfect, from the high-beamed fairylights, to the grounds and the beautiful wisteria walkway. We both really wanted an outdoor wedding – little did we know that the English weather would not allow this – and the setting was beyond perfect!” shares Shelley. “Tythe Barn could not have been more helpful even from our initial viewing of the venue and they answered question after question in the build-up always re-assuring us and making every effort to guarantee that we could have the day we wanted.”
Images courtesy of Kate Gray Photography
To read more about Shelly and Luke's big day, download the March/April issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding for FREE now: www.yourberksbucksoxon.wedding/free-download
Shelley and Luke's little white book
Venue, www.thetythebarn.co.uk | Photographer, www.kategrayphotography.com | Bride's dress www.thebridalbox-oxford.co.uk | Bride's accessories www.valentino.com, www.brittenweddings.com | Hair and make-up, www.rachaelcapocci.com and www.katypheiffer.co.uk | Bridesmaids' dresses, www.jarlolondon.com | Groom's suit, www.clementsandchurch.co.uk | Groomsmen suit, www.marksandspencer.com | Pageboys kilts, www.slaters.co.uk | Flowers, www.flowersbykirsty.com | Entertainment, www.utopiadisco.co.uk | Catering, www.absolutetaste.com
Becky and Howard's day was the rustic, floral extravaganza they'd always wanted. "We wanted a rustic venue that we could decorate as we wished. North Hidden Barn was a venue I had previously attended and as soon as we visited, we knew it was the venue for us - a secret gem in the Hungerford countryside!" shares Becky. "We quickly enlisted the help of Sonning Flowers, a florist in Reading that we have always used and loved. I've always had an obsession with flowers and knew they would be a big part of our day.
"It was important to us that as guests arrived at our reception, they were greeted with real wow factor as they walked into the barn, with warm, colourful textures and flowers hanging from the beams."
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Becky and Howard's little white book
Venue, North Hidden Barn, 07774 725 823 | Photographer, Benjamin Stuart Photography, www.benjaminstuart.co.uk | Bride's dress, Bride to be Reading, www.bridetobe.co.uk | Groom's suit, Slaters Basingstoke, www.slaters.co.uk | Flowers, Sonning Flowers, www.sonningflowers.com | Transport, Berkshire Big Red Bus Company, www.bigredbus.company | Lighting, Oakwood Events, www.oakwoodevents.co.uk
Jared and Sallie met while they were at secondary school, after friendship and romance blossomed Jared's proposal came as a complete surprise. “We where on a pre-Christmas get away in Florence, we where over looking the city and it was a beautiful sunny winter's day,” recalls Sallie.
The big date was set 13th April, 2019, and Furtho Manor Farm provided the perfect backdrop.
Although the happy couple visited on a grey, cold January morning, they instantly fell in love with the venue. “We thought if it looks nice on a miserable January day then we knew it wouldn't let us down. We also loved how accommodating and relaxed they were allowing us to make our wedding unique,” says Sallie.
Images courtesy of Laura Rachel Photography
To read more about Jared and Sallie's wedding day, download the Apr/May issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding for FREE, now: www.yourberksbucksoxon.wedding/free-download
Barn wedding venues are as popular as ever in 2020 and Berks, Bucks and Oxon offer a wealth of properties to choose from. In the February/March issue on sale now we showcase Fison Barn
Nestling at the foot of the Wittenham Clumps nature reserve, Fison Barn is set amidst 1,200 acres of countryside. This stunning and beautifully maintained nineteenth-century barn boasts original oak beams which have been lovingly restored and local Western Red Cedar has been used on the exterior cladding.
The large barn doors open onto a tranquil courtyard where bats and swallows have made their homes in the barn eaves, red kites swoop overhead and there are floral displays of herbs and plants attracting butterflies and insects. The courtyard area provides an ideal extension for events in good weather or an area for a marquee...
To read more about this venue buy the February/March issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding on sale now!
For anyone looking for a picture-perfect wedding venue voco Oxford Thames Hotel has it all!
As you approach the hotel, the sweeping tree-lined driveway opens up to reveal the beautiful Cotswolds stone buildings, which surround the Medieval barns and the grade II listed, 15th-century manor house. Nestled within 30 acres of grounds, this charming hotel sits on the bank of the River Thames, providing the most picture-perfect setting.
With a history dating back to the middle ages, it was originally headquarters of the Knights Templar, the house and its lands have been owned by notable religious figures, lords, and even kings throughout the centuries.
For vows, couples can choose to make the most of the idyllic River Thames location with an outdoor ceremony at our Riverside Gazebo. Here, elegant white chairs and a pretty gazebo sit wonderfully within the natural landscape and host up to 200 guests.
A magical setting for more intimate ceremonies of 30, take to the water and say your vows aboard the St. John's College Barge. As the dappled light filters through the trees to the pretty boat below, you'll know this is a wedding day unlike any other. Not only can this be used for ceremonies, it is the perfect backdrop for photos.
Check out 01865 334 444 | www.oxfordthames.vocohotels.com
To read more about this big-day venue, buy the February/March issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine on sale now!
*swoon* how dreamy is this picture-perfect big-day venue, it looks like it's come straight from a postcard!
Minster Mill is set in the heart of the quintessential village of Minster Lovell in 65 magical acres on the banks of the River Windrush. You'll find an enchanting blend of romantic riverside gardens, luxuriant wildflower meadows and peaceful woodland.
Elegant, timeless and unique, Minster Mill is a charming mix of honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings barely a hundred years old, but it is built on the foundations of a thousand-year-old mill that was documented in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Minster Mill's wonderfully atmospheric spaces feature exposed Cotswold stonework, high ceilings, original wooden beams and magnificent views across the scenic hotel gardens and the peaceful Cotswold countryside beyond. Each one of Minster Mill's 38 guest rooms is dressed in a sleek, streamlined Scandi-style with contemporary fittings, mid-century furniture and sumptuous bathrooms.
Check out 01993 774 441 | www.minstermill.co.uk
Read more about this gorgeous venue in the February/March issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine on sale now!
I have to admit I've always adored these car and I think they make for lovely big-day transport as highlighted by Christina of Fiagro for Wedding Hire...
"Peggy the retro classic Nissan Figaro was born in 1991 in Japan, she is a two-door retro-styled convertible with leather upholstery, 1950s instruments and CD/radio, but with up to date specification including power steering, power windows, full air conditioning, 2+2 seating, and fully automatic for your comfort!
“Now living in a small village near Milton Keynes, Peggy is happy to travel up to 180 miles to your event and is a picture-perfect addition for a couples wedding day pictures. We offer our Customers a unique experience. We pride ourselves on always being reliable and flexible, we will do our best to accommodate any special requests or requirements.”
Contact: 07956 655 758 | www.figaroforweddinghire.com
For more big-day wedding transport options buy the February/March issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine on sale now!
This gorgeous sequence of images is from our photography feature in the February/March issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine where we asked local photographers for their favourite images.
Kate & Gary, 26th July 2019, Lillibrooke Manor
“My favourite is actually a sequence of three, the father-of-the-bride being introduced to his daughter as a bride, both have tears of joy, happiness and love.” - Loren Stone, Stone Photos | www.stonephotos.co.uk
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In the February/March issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine we have an inspirational photography feature to cast your eyes on!
This shot was taken by Wallingford Portraits & Weddings:
Silvia & George, 30th June 2019, VOCO Oxford Thames
“An image showing the dad delivering the bride to the groom, glances are exchanged, such a pivotal moment.” - Tonja Fritz-Johnson, Wallingford Portraits
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