Country Cool at The Normans

Meet newlyweds Emma and Ewan, taking a loved-up moment outside The Normans Barn - before joining all the wedding fun to be had beyond those doors: think cocktails, pig - yes, pig - racing and a brass band to boot. 

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But first, allow us to share a closer glimpse at those outfits! Emma looked like the ultimate balayage bombshell in Portia by Jenny Packham, from Eternity Bridalwear. While her bouquet - by Kate Mell Flowers - set the tone for a simple white and green colour scheme.

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Man of the hour, Ewan, and his groomsmen cut a dash in smart/casual country wear, from Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant

 The Boys at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

Not forgetting Emma's bridesmaids, who looked oh-so-lovely in lavender Dessy dresses, from Alison Burgess Couture

 The Girls at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

The Normans was dressed for success too, with the help of the couple's super suppliers: case in point, Ace Pig Racing

 Place your bets at The Normans Photo by Kate Gray.

Keeping everyone thoroughly entertained in The Normans Ceremony Barn, these little piggies (not real pigs, you understand!) got on their marks, with a commentator on the mic and race cards on sale, the proceeds of which went to Dementia UK

 On Your Marks at The Normans Photo by Kate Gray

In The Normans Marquee, rows of trestle tables created a relaxed dining style - the length of which Kate Mell Flowers decorated with glass jars, filled with white roses and lisianthus and eucalyptus. 

 Dining at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

Each place setting was set with a duo of favours: a packet of seeds for every guest to plant at home and a flower-infused lollipop. 

 Lollipop place settings at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

The Hog & Apple Food Co. served up Yorkshire-style sharing platters to start (with pork pies, cheese, pickles, chicken liver parfait and chutneys) - a surefire way to get guests talking. 

 Sharing platters at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

The rustic yet delicious dining style continued, with belly, carved and pulled pork served with apple sauce and an array of tasty salads (halloumi, broccoli and chorizo among them), plus Eton Mess and gingerbread to finish. 

 Eton Mess at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

A generous cocktail menu ensured guests could have their fill of tasty tipples too... 

 Cocktail Hour at The Normans Phoot by www.kategrayphotography.com

... while the 'Catch Up Club' treated evening guests to a complimentary shot on their way in.  

 Catch up Club at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

A few fun props in the Barn allowed guests to get their phones out and create their own 'Photo Booth', taking snaps against our fairylight curtain - the ultimate photo backdrop!

 DIY Photo Booth at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com
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But if there's one surefire way to get any party started, it's the impromptu arrival of The New York Brass Band. The New Orleans-inspired band paraded into the venue, leaving guests agog - before everyone promptly hit the dancefloor!

 New York Brass Band at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com

Despite so much going on around them, Emma and Ewan only had eyes for each other during the first dance - aah! Congratulations you two, from all of us here at The Normans!

 First Dance at The Normans Photo by www.kategrayphotography.com
The Normans is a truly unique place to get married. It was exactly what we were looking for; it provided us with beautiful space to plan our wedding exactly how we wanted to, surrounded by a scenic backdrop.
We really did have the best day of our lives, it was perfect from start to finish and we couldn’t have done it without the help of The Normans team.
— the awesome Emma & Ewan
 Bride and Groom at The Normans Photo by Kate Gray Photography.

All photos are by Kate Gray Photography. To see more from Emma and Ewan's fun-filled wedding day, cast your eyes over our Gallery soon.