The Perfect Venue
Having always loved Bury Court Barn, it was the only wedding venue in Surrey that Natalie and Dave decided to visit when they started planning their wedding.
“The gardens were beautiful and both the inside and outside spaces were perfect,” explains Natalie. “The venue is large, spacious and inviting and it looks beautiful at night with all the fairy lights wrapped around the beams.”
Design and Décor
The happy couple chose an elegant colour scheme of blush, oyster and autumn pinks combined with sage green and natural hues of hessian and wood. Flowers, lights, wood and candles decorated the barn alongside white bunting in the courtyard.
“Our amazing cake was made by Forever Cakes,” says Natalie. “It was decorated with roses and sat on a crate adorned with flowers and fairy lights. It looked wonderful and tasted delicious too!”
All About Flowers
Natalie and her florist decided on tall centrepieces with tree branches and tea light candles hanging from either side. The balcony was adorned with a swag of eucalyptus and roses while small jars, jugs and milk churns filled with beautiful blooms were dotted around the venue.
“On the day, the whole venue smelled amazing!” smiles Natalie.
Natalie was stunning in a Maggie Sottero gown, chosen from the Bridal House in High Wycombe. She accessorised with a pearl necklace (something old), a Tiffany pearl bracelet (something new) and pearl earrings (something borrowed). Finally, her shoes were sparkly Jimmy Choo’s.
The five bridesmaids looked beautiful in milk dresses from Little Mistress, accessorising with bespoke bracelets that were a gift from Natalie.
And finally... Dave looked the part in a classic morning suit from Moss Bros and Church’s shoes.
Order of the Day
Following their religious ceremony at Holy Cross Church in Binstead, reception drinks were served in the courtyard garden at Bury Court Barn. Alongside Champagne and delicious canapés, guests could help themselves to Padstow Beer, Pimm’s, Sparkling Elderflower and Pink Lemonade served in large Kilner jars.
When it came to the wedding breakfast, the versatile menu offered a great vegetarian choice as Natalie doesn’t eat meat. While Dave chose a sausage and mash main course, the vegetarian alternative was arancini with Mediterranean vegetables. And for dessert, elderflower and berry jelly with strawberry ice cream and mint meringue was the perfect way to finish the meal.
As day turned to evening, a cake made from cheese and another from pork pies was served along with crackers, chutney and breads.
Music played a big part in the day. A solo guitarist delighted guests during the drinks reception and, in the evening, a live band called “Rocking Steady’ filled the dancefloor.
“They were amazing,” says Natalie. “We had seen them before at other weddings and knew they were the band we wanted.”
The newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ and the party started.
“The ceremony! Standing outside the church doors knowing that all my friends and family were inside and that Dave was standing at the end of the aisle... seeing Dave was my favourite moment.”
Advice from the Bride
“Plan well! A week before the wedding, I had done everything other than dropping off the decorations to the venue. It meant I had two days before the wedding to relax.”
Images © Kerry Morgan Photography
If you want to find out more about this delightful wedding venue in Surrey, check out the Bury Court Barn listing page.