Emily & Matt – August 2017

A beautifully rustic, classic wedding with love at the heart of the day and personal touches throughout.

Theme – Woodland rustics with soft pastel colours and fairy lights.

Drinks Reception – Everyone arrived from Mulbarton church in a Bus & Us’ www.busandus.co.uk Red Routemaster bus. Pimms and lemonade and a section of bottled beers and soft drinks were served on the lawn in front of the Grade I listed Hall whilst guests enjoyed garden games, photos and Scintilla String Quartet www.scintilloquartet.co.uk under the Mulberry tree.

Food –  Our trusted friends De’Ath Hospitality nwbdhospitality.co.uk served potted ham with cucumber ribbons & caper berries to start. Followed by Norfolk-reared chicken wrapped in smoked bacon and garlic roasted new potatoes in a tomato, honey & thyme jus. Their guests finished with a trio of desserts of Classic Eton Mess, Triple chocolate brownie and lemon tart. Emily & Matt treated their evening guests to cones of fish & chips and sausage & chips whilst dancing to the Joe Ringer Band www.thejrb.co.uk – both of which are always well received at Hales!

Photographer – Andy Davison – andydavison.com

Videographer – Thomas Brown brownsfilms.com

Flowers – Noodlepip decorated the wall boxes hung from the walls with trailing ivy, eucalyptus and pastel florals and created beautiful floral centrepieces in milk churns for the tables, adding rustic detail and colour to the historic Great Barn. www.noodlepip.co.uk

Cake – Little Millie’s baked a delicious iced, white wedding cake decorated with floral designs and eucalyptus leaves. www.littlemillies.com

Styling –  Emily & Matt chose a woodland theme for their day, with wood engraved with their names for wedding signs and small wooden logs for placename holders and centrepieces for the beautifully decorated tables. They choose simple yet stunning stationary to complement the wood for placename cards and table numbers whilst offering homebrewed Sloe Gin for favours.

First Dance – The Joe Ringer Band started the night off with their first dance – I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. Later in the night, Matt surprised Emily with a solo guitar set with Joe Ringer himself!

Honeymoon – After their wedding night in the Gatehouse at Hales Hall, Emily & Matt jetted off to Sardinia for their honeymoon