Romance doesn’t get much more blossomy than an actual real-life wedding - which is exactly what happened here at The Normans (no surprises there).
Krista and Dan couldn’t have picked a better day for their Easter wedding. The sun was shining, the skies were brilliant blue, and the flora and fauna was in full bloom - inside and out…
Dan and his groomsmen fully embraced the weather - donning shades and sharp-fitting navy suits from the ever-reliable Moss Bros.
Blue was a reoccurring theme of the day. Krista’s girl squad were her ‘something blue’ - all dressed in effortlessly elegant powder-blue dresses from online retailer ASOS.
Krista, the undisputed star of the show (sorry, Dan), wore a bespoke gown from Brides of York.
“I loved the off-shoulder style and thought the floaty skirt was perfect for my Spring wedding,” says Krista. “My favourite thing about the dress was the white lace. I also wore a sheer long length veil which complimented the lace.”
We couldn’t agree more.
“We wanted the colours to be romantic,” continues Krista. “Soft dusty blue paired with more of an organic white and green for our rustic wedding.”
The combination of white roses, blue hydrangeas, and forest-green eucalyptus of the bouquet were exquisite. We tip our caps to florist Miss Elle’s for these botanic beauties.
Since we can’t quite get enough of that veil - here’s another gratuitous shot of Krista walking to the Ceremony Barn via the farmhouse courtyard.
Needless to say Krista owned the aisle. We love this shot of her and her dad, framed by fantastic blossom trees from Ambience Venue Styling - set against the fairylight backdrop of our Ceremony Barn, it’s a look that’s hard to beat.
And so, as is the custom in these parts, Krista and Dan were married, confetti was thrown, and the couple stepped out into the sun.
Drinks somehow taste better in the sunshine, so it was a joy to see guests enjoying a tipple or two in The Normans Courtyard.
And no one was more pleased to indulge in some al fresco merriment than Poppy - Krista and Dan’s adorable chocolate lab. We loved Poppy’s collar, crafted by Krista as one of the (non-drink-related) activities on her hen - check out Crafty Hen.
And here she is again - meeting and greeting guests (and sniffing out canapes).
Meanwhile, not content with the stunning blossom trees in the Ceremony Barn, Krista and Dan found the real thing just outside the venue.
And they even managed a bit of quiet time with Poppy in our Cow Stalls…
Once guests had had their fill of drinks and canapes, the Grain Shed doors were flung open to reveal this quite unique table plan, crafted by the bride herself.
Dinner was served under the Grain Shed’s sparkling canopy by caterers F4D, who delighted guests with a ‘host your own roast’ main course. Think: glazed leg of pork, mustard mash, sage and onion roast potatoes, glazed carrots, curly kale and thick pan gravy. Dessert? Everyone’s favourite: sticky toffee pudding.
After the wedding breakfast, and before the party kicked off in earnest, guests returned outside to bask in the evening light.
(Shout out, also, to Krista’s Granddad, who fashioned the welcome sign, below.)
And, as guests, made merry in The Courtyard, Krista and Dan escaped to watch the April sun dip below the horizon, capping off an Easter Sunday to remember.