The Ice Cream Box was the first thing you spotted when arriving to the venue. A queue soon formed in front, wowed by the flavour selection, including the bride and grooms favourites.
Everyone loved this!
You could even add toppings like brownies, marshmallows or a flake, but it soon got forgotten when ordering that all important ice cream. We heard a few people missed out. I enjoyed having cherry and custard plus a second scoop of clotted cream ice creams topped off with brownies & marshmallows. David couldn’t resist rum & raisin his favourite ice cream! Was your favourite ice cream available?
Whilst ice creams were being devoured, canapés and drinks were also on offer. From duck wontons, goats cheese profiteroles and pulled pork snaps. All could be washed down with a glass of refreshing Pimms. These were all delicious, I enjoyed the duck wontons the best! What did you enjoy?
We then made time for a moment to chat with guests, this didn’t feel like very long though! Before we were whisked off to have a few intimate couple shots.
We walked around the beautiful grounds that Barley Wood has to offer. It was lovely spending time with one another for the first time as husband and wife. We didn’t really know what to talk about! I think we were both in a little bubble of ‘is this happening!’ Pinching ourselves.
Then time for the speeches
Games & Drinks
More time for mingling after the speeches just before the evening guests arrive. We had time to play a few more of the outdoor games, some that we had handmade ourselves. Like these dice within the game, Yahtzee.
David chatting to his work colleagues, who had travelled miles just to be with us on our special day. A couple of family members, friends & other work colleagues also travelled afar to be with us.
Checking out game tactics
Trying to share some advice to those not doing so well at the game. I think my face says it all though.
Chatting in the sunshine
Then it was time to cut the cake & do the first dance. I spoke to my bridesmaids to get them to round people up and bring everyone to the middle of the house.
When sending the band our song choice originally, they asked us if there was an acoustic version we liked. I quickly located one on YouTube and we sent it over to them. They nailed it and did such an amazing job! Everyone loved the band & many people have since asked how we found them!