Once upon a time there was a lovely couple called Stephanie and Mark who fell in love and really wanted to get married. Many stories start this way; however the turn of world events saw life pan out in a way no one could have foresaw.  But Stephanie and Mark carved their own way when the plans they made for their 2020 wedding began to dissolve as more government restrictions appeared. Our steadfast couple hung on in there to marry on their original wedding date at Pimhill Barn.  If you haven’t been there, you must – it’s a magical 16th century barn full of charm and character.

So Steph and Mark moderated their planned wedding and had what is now coined within the wedding industry as a ‘micro wedding”, although you’ll hear many other terms from ‘intimate wedding, ‘small wedding’ and even the far from appealing ‘Covid wedding’! It was a beautiful yet different wedding day, it included video-calling, face masks, the family pet dog and even photographs with the bride’s brother who was self-isolating, but joined for a quick family snap thanks to modern technology.

Stephanie had our attention from the start when she said she wanted broccoli in her bouquet!   Her hope was for a woodland feel with a deep, rich colour palette of Autumnal colours to include burgundy and burnt orange.  To create this look we mixed seasonal blooms like Dahlia,  Roses, Veronica, Eustoma, Eryngium, Astrantia, Scabiosa Sternkugel and Viburnum Berries which we layered with foliage such as Soft Ruscus, Cotinus, Leatherleaf and Tree Fern.  The Brides also wanted to include Purple Sprouting broccoli – and what the bride wants, the bride gets (if in season)!

The wedding was photographed by the esteemed Amy Woodward-Taylor who has a relaxed documentary style approach to wedding photography.  We’re sure you’ll agree from the images below that the whole wedding and photography were a triumph – and that small is beautiful too!

And they lived happily ever after.