Wow, wow, wow! There are pretty weddings, and then there are really pretty weddings. We are so excited to be featuring the incredible pictures that Tatum Reid captured of Eleanor and Gareth’s fabulous wedding, which took place at All Saints Church and The Garden Barn in Little Bradley. The details of this wedding are truly beautiful, from the pretty vintage china (from Eleanor’s mum’s business) that adorned the tables, to the show-stopping wedding cake made by Eleanor’s auntie (she has some good-to-know people, doesn’t she!), this is just an amazing wedding…
“The best way that we can describe our day was that it was a real family country wedding, and we wouldn’t change a single thing if we did it again! I (Eleanor) had always wanted to get married in the small hamlet that I grew up in (and where my parents still live). The church there is so tiny but it made the service really intimate; we squished 85 of our friends and family in and in order to do that we had them sitting in the choir stalls in front of us as well as in extra chairs at the back! Luckily Gareth loved the church and barn too!
“We didn’t want a set theme or colour scheme and really the barn is such a beautiful place that it didn’t need much décor. It was the same with the church, where my mum created gorgeous country arrangements and pretty pew ends; it was absolutely perfect. She also did all our venue flowers which were a mix of pinks and greens.
“My mum owns a vintage china hire business so we used that to add extra decoration to the tables (and serve the coffee / tea in after the meal). We also used lots of old suitcases and pretty tablecloths, and my top table centrepiece was a family heirloom. We didn’t want things to match too much and tried to make things quite unique – for example the shoes the bridesmaids wore.
“We were very relaxed about the whole day, and we’d always said that the most important thing for us was that at the end of the day we were married and that we wanted our friends and family to have fun and be a part of our special day – and that’s exactly what happened!
“One of our favourite memories of the evening was taking a moment on the dance floor to look back out at everyone really enjoying themselves and dancing the night away.”
Photography: Tatum Reid
Ceremony Venue: All Saints Church, Little Bradley
Reception Venue: The Garden Barn, Little Bradley
Wedding Dress: Shop owners own design from Nell’Amore Bridal Wear
Suits: Moss Bros Hire
Bridesmaids Dresses: ‘Eleanor’ in dusky pink, from BHS Wedding
Flowers: Bridal work by Tudor Rose, Bury St Edmunds. Brde’s mum did all the church and venue flowers
Cake: Made by bride’s Auntie, Melanie Jane’s
Catering: Wedding Breakfast by Splinters. Evening food they did themselves, with lots of cheese and chutneys, homemade by family members
Stationery: Made by bride
Transport: Bride walked to the church. Bride’s mum arranged for a neighbour to take couple on his horse and cart from the church to the barn as a surprise