This is an absolute gem of a wedding, a stunning setting, a gorgeous couple and a woodland ceremony all at this Norfolk wedding venue. The guests were treated to a delicious slow-cooked bbq, a three-tier semi-naked wedding cake and if that wasn't enough, the groom's sister baked and decorated 150 (!) cupcakes too! The bride looked stunning in a lace wedding dress and gold platform shoes, whilst her bridesmaids matched the pink bouquets and gorgeous flowers that lined the aisle! Johnny, the bride's uncle, wrote and conducted the ceremony and its those personal touches that really made this day (or should we say weekend) so special!

What Made Our Day Unique

The weekend was about bringing everyone we loved to one place. The meeting and mixing of families and friends was the whole inspiration behind our wedding. We are so lucky to have such fantastic families and friends and it was so special watching everyone meet and putting faces to names and stories. We couldn't have put the day together without them either. My uncle Johnny wrote and conducted the whole wedding ceremony - he'd never done it before and he absolutely smashed it. The ceremony was very unique to us, it was light hearted but meaningful and was the perfect start to the day. Liam's sister Beth made us the most delicious wedding cake and cup cakes. Liam's family were up at the crack of dawn icing and decorating 150 cup cakes before the ceremony! Our parents were so kind and did so many supermarket runs and last minute dashes.

Caitriona & Liam

Norfolk Wedding Venue

This couple fell in love with this Norfolk wedding venue charm! Just a few weeks prior to the wedding the barn was a working cattle shed, however, you would never have guessed when stepping into it during that weekend. The pontoon lighting with pink floral displays, wooden tables and ceiling drapes transformed it into rustic wedding bliss. The outdoor ceremony was held in the woodlands nearby with pink flowers lining the aisle and altar. Guests didnt have far to travel back to after the days celebration as bell tents were erected for everyone to stay for the weekend

Inspiration & Styling

We just wanted the day to be really relaxed and for everyone to enjoy themselves. The styling was more of a last minute thought and was actually all down to Natalie, our amazing florist! She had such a great vision and worked tirelessly to bring it all together. And our friends and too, we had so many wonderful people arrive on Friday to help set everything up - laying the tables, arranging the ceremony area, collecting pine cones and ferns. One groomsman even cut 150 ferns to size! But the venue and setting itself was just so stunning that we didn't need to do too much. Katy and Scott from Happy Valley worked incredibly hard to transform the barn and site beyond what we could have imagined. The first time we saw the barn it was a working cattle barn. Simple things like festoon lighting made it feel so magical.

Caitriona & Liam
The wedding flowers for this celebration are absolutely beautiful, with the pops of pinks and deep reds they look sensational! We have a whole podcast dedicated to wedding flowers, so if you're wondering what is key when considering your flower budget? Is foliage actually cheaper than flowers? How can you grow your own wedding flowers? How can you stop them from wilting during the day? We have the answers! rock my wedding forum
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Venue : Happy Valley | Bride Dress Designer: Hermione De Paula | Bridesmaid Dresses : & Other Stories | Grooms Suit: Cat & The Dandy | Bride Shoes: Saint Laurent | Drinks: East Coat Bars | Cake: Bethan Jones | Flowers: Wild Folk | Makeup Artist: Harriet Stevens | Entertainment: Juicy - DJ | On the day stylist: The Wedding Planners | Decor/Hire : Dotty Events & Hire | Transport: Eagles Coaches | Bell Tent Hire: Bumble Bell | Food: Alex Chef | Andy Low 'n' Slow | The House Devils | Crockery Hire: White China
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