Sarah wore THE most elegant Jesus Peiro wedding dress! You would never guess today's farm wedding was the first at this stunning venue or in fact, 18 months previous it was a disused cattle barn. The Willow Marsh Farm venue in the East Midlands has literally blown us with its beauty and wonderful tale accompanying its history. Bride and Groom Sarah and Simon worked tirelessly to bring to life their perfect wedding and Matt Horan has captured it and this gorgeous couple perfectly. We have a feeling The Willow Marsh Farm is going to have a busy summer next year, as let's face it who wouldn't want to get married here. Insert multiple heart emoji's.

Wedding Suppliers

We tried to use people that we knew personally to keep the day as intimate as possible. Our caterers, cake and hairdresser were all provided by family and friends. Matt Horan our wonderful photographer was a recommendation. We were so lucky to have found him he was incredible! Through his work, we found Louise at Number Twenty Seven whose talent we cannot recommend highly enough. We noticed Oli Ng playing in a local bar and signed him up on the spot. We recognised his husky voice would be perfect for our first dance 'Wild Horses'.

Sarah & Simon

Farm Wedding

When Sarah & Simon couldn't find their perfect wedding venue they decided to build one! From the rubble of an old cattle shed on the family farm, Simon spent 7 days a week for 18 months transforming the space into the gorgeous venue they are now very proud to call The Willow Marsh Farm. This gesture of love, commitment and vision is surely going to win him brownie points for life! They had a beautiful humanist ceremony outdoors on the farm grounds, followed by the reception in the barn and each setting makes this farm wedding an absolute dream.

Wedding Inspiration

The sun shone all day allowing us to marry outdoors in front of the farm's marshlands and lakes. We wanted it to be relaxed and informal. We personally styled the venues (until 2 am the night before) with a little help from our friends. I would describe our style as rustic elegance, we love timeless and classics and work on the idea that less is more. We sourced antique furniture throughout the year from the local auction house which we visited every Saturday morning. Simon saved the reclaimed glass chandeliers from a ballroom that was being redeveloped locally.

Sarah & Simon

Jesus Peiro Wedding Dress

Sarah sketched her ideal wedding dress on a piece of paper and gave it to Julia at Frances Day Bridal, which Julia then kept in mind until she found Sarah her dream gown on the catwalk in Spain! She brought her beautiful Jesus Peiro gown home and the rest they say is history. This is a wonderful account of wedding suppliers going the extra mile, which our handpicked wedding suppliers on The List are also renowned for doing. Search now to see who can help you plan your day your way.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Videographer: Rachel Horan | Venue: The Willow Marsh Farm | Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro | Bridal Boutique: Frances Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Frock and Frill | Grooms Suit: Savoy Taylors Guild | Shoes: John Lewis | Florist: Number Twenty Seven | Cake: Cake Booty | Entertainment: Oli Ng Music | Planner : Sarah Jenks via The Willow Marsh Farm | Decor & Hire: The Willow Marsh Farm | Celebrant : Cath Sutherland

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