Our friends over at Wedition worked with a lovely couple recently, Amy and Michael. They planned a superb barn wedding with a woodland theme at Brookfield Barn in Horsham, Sussex. Amy and Michael included their love of Ashdown Forest into their wedding day with cherry blossom finishes and springtime colours of dusky pink and pale mint.
The details they used on their day is one of the reasons Wedition started their own company producing personalised wedding magazines. The magazines are a way of bringing together all that has been put into a wedding. So often these amazing details can go unnoticed by guests, it is often the tiniest details that have the biggest impact.
Michael’s ‘workplace’ is Ashdown Forest, a place he knows very well and the location of his first date with Amy. Michael proposed to Amy on a beautiful winter walk in the forest. He carved a pen pot from wood found near the proposal location. This was used to hold the pens for the guest book. Mike and his groomsmen wore bespoke carved wooden Marvel bow ties keeping with the woodland theme and their shared love of Marvel.
Cherry Blossom Theme
“The blossoming season is powerful, glorious but tragically short-lived, a visual reminder that our lives too are fleeting. Cherry blossoms remind us to pay attention.”
The wedding invitations were hand carved using cherry wood and there were cherry blossom sugar flowers on the wedding cake as including cherry blossom centrepieces. Find out more about the meaning of cherry blossom by visiting this blog post by Helen Suk.
The cake included a small hidden ladybird linking to Amy’s childhood memories. The couple married on Easter weekend, therefore, an Easter egg adorned the cake. The three-tier flavours were fruit cake, Cherry Bakewell and chocolate fudge.
To bring significance to their ceremony, Amy and Michael poured coloured sand into an hourglass. This symbolises how their hearts and lives are entwined. It would be near impossible to separate the grains of sand back into two colours again, showing how Amy and Mike will not be separated. Therefore, the hour glass represents how the couple will always have time for each other.
Personalised Wedding Magazines
Amy and Michael used their personalised wedding magazine to incorporate their menu, order of the day, reading and ceremony music as well as an introduction to their wedding party, an interview with fur babies Phoebe and Teddy, their proposal story, love story, an article explaining all their fabulous details and special touches as well as their honeymoon itinerary and a “Who is more likely to?” Mr and Mrs quiz. Amy and Mike had their pre-wedding photo shoot with their photographer Olly Knight in a field close to Olly’s home, you can see one of these fabulous photos on the front cover of their personalised wedding magazine.
We wish Amy and Michael the very best on their journey together. We’d also like to send a big thank you to Liz at Wedition for sharing with us this wonderful wedding day.
Amy and Michael’s Suppliers
- Thank you to Olly Knight Photography for these awesome images.
- Venue: Brookfield Barn
- Caterer: The Secret Restaurant
- Videography: Shoot It Yourself
- Flowers: The Orchard Nursery
- Cake: Red Robin Cakes
- Band: The Jetters
- Violinist: Alison Rowley
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