Bride and groom on bench

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.”

Old camera

Wedding shoes and jacket on shelf

Wedding shoes

Bouquet

buttons on wedding dress Wedding dress

Wedding dress

Doing up wedding dress Detail on bride's jacket

Bride's father

Bride's skirt

Bride looking in mirror Bride through window

Walking to wedding

Walking to wedding down country lane

All Saints Church, Little Bradley

Wedding guests outside church

Inside church

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Exchanging rings

Kissing the bride

Bride and groom kneeling at altar

Signing the register

Sheet music

Confetti shot

Bride and groom on horse and cart

Bride and groom kissing on horse and cart

Groom helping bride off of horse and cart

Horse

Bride and groom with horse and cart

The Garden Barn

The Garden Barn

The Garden Barn

The Garden Barn

The Garden Barn

Wedding arrival drinks

Wedding reception in garden of The Garden Barn

Wedding guests drinking arrival drinks

Women at wedding

Family wedding shot

Men at wedding lifting up groom

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets

Bride and bridesmaids

Groomsmen in a line

Groomsmen

Bride and groom in a field

Bride and groom in a field

Bride and groom in a field

Bride and groom sitting in a field

Bride and groom sitting in a field

Bride and groom at The Garden Barn

Bride with back to camera

Bride with back to camera Groom

Bride and groom on bench

Bride and groom on bench

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom walking down path

Bride and groom walking down path

Bride and groom next to flowers

Bride with friends

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride looking in mirror

Suitcase wedding table plan

Wedding table plan

Wedding table display

Wedding table display

Wedding table centrepiece

Wedding top table

Wedding table centrepiece

Wedding table centrepiece

Corks holding up table number

Photograph on wedding table Wedding menu

Wedding table centrepiece

Wedding table display

Wedding place setting Wedding place setting

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Wedding guests standing clapping

Wedding guest taking picture

Wedding speech

Wedding speech

Wedding speech

Bride laughing at wedding speech

Cutting wedding cake

Wedding band set-list

Marshall amp

Guitar pedals

Wedding band

First dance

First dance

First dance

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