Chic and unique at The Normans

Faye and Dan's July wedding was a glorious symphony of wedding whites, seasonal flowers and a gown chic enough to rival Meghan Markle's in the style stakes!

 Just wed at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Faye's delicate bouquet summed up the day's decor: native flowers and lush green foliage, styled by The Gathered Garden.

 British bouquets at The Normans Photo by Just www.hamishirvine.com

As the clock ticked towards the ceremony, guests arrived and mingled in The Normans' lavender-strewn (and sun-soaked!) courtyard ... 

 Mingle amidst the lavender at The Normans Mingle amidst the lavender at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Meanwhile, Faye readied herself for the aisle with the help of her bridesmaids - all of whom were dressed in full-length, off-the-shoulder summer gowns, imbued with the softest of lavender hues.  

 Here come the girls at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

But the bevy bridesmaids couldn't hope to compete with Faye's flower girls - both of whom were the epitome of summer style, dressed in angelic Zara Kids cotton dresses and floral crowns. 

 Flower girl power The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Dan and Faye were soon married in The Normans' iconic ceremony barn; their first kiss as man and wife illuminated by cascading fairylights and warm candlelight. 

 You may kiss the bride at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

As the love-struck couple made their exit in a shower of confetti, we couldn't help but pause for thought and admire groom Dan's dapper three-piece number, procured from Reiss.

 Just wed at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Outside, little ones basked in the sunshine, amusing themselves by The Normans water feature ... 

 Summer time at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

... while the big kids made the most of garden games - hoopla and a fiercely competitive game of limbo (sets purchased from Marks and Spencer).

 Limber up at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

It was soon time for guests to their seats to in The Normans Grain Shed, and welcome the newlyweds. We just love the white balloons by The Little Balloon Co that lined the entrance!

 Step inside The Grain Shed at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Inside, the pair created a stunning setting for dining, drinking and dancing thereafter! 

 The Normans Grain Shed Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

For the wedding breakfast, the couple took their place at the centre of a traditional top table, dressed with a garland of weeping pear, dusty miller and apple, by The Gathered Garden.

 Dine in style at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Place settings were kept simple and rustic, with wooden boards and crisp white napkins. (If you love the look, just ask Hog & Apple Food Co. for the very same!)

 Take a seat at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Guests' tables were each dressed with a low centerpiece of white candles and a foliage wreath.

 Dinner is served at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

The couple kept it classic with a three-tiered traditional fruit cake (with one sponge layer), made by Faye's step-mum. 

 Have your cake at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com

Once dinner was done, Faye & Dan kicked off the evening with the first dance - showing their guests how to rock The Normans' illuminated dancefloor ... not that the crowd needed any encouragement! 

 First dance at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com
The Normans was the first and only venue we viewed! It was exactly what we wanted: rustic yet modern and beautifully simple. One of the highlights of my day was waiting to walk down the isle and watching the swallows flying in and out of the barn - priceless!
— the fabulous, Faye
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SUPPLIERS

BALLOONS THE LITTLE BALLOON COMPANY

BRIDE'S DRESS ST PATRICK, BRIDAL ROGUE GALLERY

BRIDESMAID'S DRESSES OASIS

BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS' HAIR WEDDING HAIR BY HANNAH TAYLOR

BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS' MAKE UP DAN WOOD WEDDING MAKEUP

CATERER THE HOG & APPLE FOOD CO. 

FLORIST THE GATHERED GARDEN

FLOWERGIRL DRESSES ZARA KIDS

GARDEN GAMES MARKS AND SPENCER

GROOM'S SUIT REISS

MUSIC APOLLO SOUL

PHOTOGRAPHER HAMISH IRVINE PHOTOGRAPHY

 Kiss me quick at The Normans Photo by www.hamishirvine.com