A truly stunning ceremony on New Year's Eve where the bride wore a beautifully embellished wedding dress and a classic red lip. The wedding kicked off with the couple saying their vows in front of the fairy light curtain, followed by mulled wine in the courtyard and a marquee celebration with lots of laughs and dancing. The decor was kept simple in keeping with the beautiful barn details and featured a DIY table plan with hanging baubles, polaroid place settings, delicate fairy lights and a pretty impressive macaroon tower wedding cake. When New Year hit the party really started with the bride and groom dancing on the bar with their band, all in all, a beautiful winter wedding captured by Bloom Weddings.

What Made Our Day Unique

A dear friend acted as a celebrant, with another friend doing a speech in the ceremony. A close friend drove dad and I to the wedding, with a playlist Tom had made (the makeshift chauffeur also had novelty hat and gloves). A late grandparent had bought Tom a case of port when he was born, which we served after dinner as a nod to them. In addition to the food and the fairy lights, everyone commented on the band. We rang in the new year dancing on the bar with a big brass band count down! The whole day was honestly more fun than we imagined. We both felt the most relaxed after the meal and just had the time of our lives on the dance-floor! The band came into the venue one by one playing their instruments and it was so much fun to see everyone's faces when they realised what we’d organised. One of our guests came in military dress and we borrowed his sword to open some champagne in the courtyard (and a few of the guests had a go too) which was completely spontaneous and one of my favourite moments.

Sasha & Tom

Embellished Wedding Dress

The bride really stole the show in an embellished wedding dress by Jenny Packham, the perfect choice for this winter wedding. Styled with an updo, and a red rose floral bouquet, the bride looked beautiful. The groom looked equally dapper in a Reiss Navy velvet suit jacket and a festive floral buttonhole. Simple but super sophisticated and a perfect combination with the bridesmaid's black dresses! A gorgeous couple and a gorgeous wedding!

Inspiration & Styling

I loved the idea of getting married on New Year's Eve, with sparkles and glamour! I wanted everyone to have a chance to dress up, so we opted for black tie, including black bridesmaid dresses. I had imagined opulent colours meets Great Gatsby, so opted for jewel-toned flowers and a red lip for me. Fairy lights were mandatory! I found the blue jackets for both of us by chance wandering the Boxing Day sales, which matched in with my shoes. Apart from the colour accents, we kept things simple with fairy lights, candles and a bit of metallic.

Sasha & Tom

We just can’t get enough of wedding lighting and especially a fairy light curtain! It just brings so much warmth and glamour to the celebration! We just love them… if you do too and fancy some more inspiration take a look at this real wedding with botanical styling and a fairy light curtain.

Olivia Smith

Written by Olivia Smith

Venue: The Normans Farm | Videographer: Mr and Mrs Wedding Photography | Bridal Dress Designer: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaid Dress: Monsoon | Grooms Suit: Reiss | Bridal Jacket: Jules B | Shoes: Anthropologie | Food: The Hog and Apple | Cake: Macaroon Tower | Florist: Wild Floral Couture | Makeup Artist: Laura Mac Makeup | Entertainment: The New York Brass Band | Simply Strings | Honeymoon Provider: Trailfinders

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