When 28-year-old James proposed to girlfriend Ashleigh, his favourite song, Everglow by Coldplay, was playing in the background.
It ended up being their first dance song at their bohemian barn wedding on September 8, 2018 with 85 guests in Norfolk. “Our priorities when planning our wedding had to be all the little details, and making all of our guests feel really involved in the whole day,” Ashleigh, 27, says of the planning process. They opted for a “clean” colour palette of whites and greens.
“We are a very laid-back couple so we wanted the day to be chilled and just have fun,” smiles Ashleigh. “That’s exactly what we did. We had our very own tractor ride, which our guests took full advantage of, and fire pits with marshmallows to toast in the evening.”
Her advice for other brides and grooms-to-be is to stick to your guns, invest in a great photographer and videographer and make sure you get a few minutes alone as husband and wife! “People still talk about our wedding as one of the best they’ve been to,” recalls Ashleigh.
Photos courtesy of Lorna Newman Wedding Photography.
Ashleigh is a hairdresser by trade, but had someone else create her glam up do on the day.
Ashleigh’s show-stopping gown is by Lillian West.
James had quite the crew behind him on the big day!
“Our wedding photos were just perfect. Lorna is so professional and makes you feel at ease,” says the bride.
“Our video was one of the best things we agreed to do,” says Ashleigh. “It brings a whole new dynamic to the day and is great to watch everyone back on that day.”
Guests were gifted Sambuca shots with a ‘Drink Me’ tag as favours.
Bomboniere: Etsy / Brides Gown: Lillian West / Brides Shoes: Dorothy Perkins / Bridesmaid Shoes: New Look / Bridesmaids Dresses: Dorothy Perkins / Cake: KP Kakes / Caterer: Classic Choice Catering / Ceremony Music: Bon Iver / Entertainment: Leon Jax / Flowergirl Dress: Monsoon / Flowers: Swaffham and Fakenham Florist / Grooms Attire: ASOS / Grooms Shoes: ModShoes / Groomsmen Attire: ASOS / Hair: Helen Green / Honeymoon: Crete Greece / Invitations: Wonderland Invites / Makeup: HB Makeup / Photobooth: Lorna Newman Wedding Photography / Photographer: Lorna Newman Wedding Photography / Rings: Ernest Jones / Transport: Tractor / Venue: Godwick Great Barn and H / Venue Decor: Little Lending Company, Letters Aglow / Videographer: Oliver Gammell
Photos courtesy of Lorna Newman Photography.