Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 36)

THE DREAM TEAM Photographer, Capture Every Moment, 07521 611 678, | Venue, Cripps & Co, | Bride’s dress, The Cotswold Frock Shop, 01451 832 309, | Hair, Fordham Hair Design, 07735 055 146, | Make-up, Elaine Morane, 07979 505 947, | Groom’s suit, | Bridesmaids’ dresses, | Cake, Storyteller Cakes, 01242 680 547, | Flowers, Go Wild Flowers, 01285 720 195, | Stationery, Elle Bee Design, 01905 28997, | Entertainment, The Sweet & Lowdown, | String quartet, The Wedding String Quartet, 07545 991 621, | Stationery, Stag Design, 07460 018 787, Daisy and Alex viewed a few barn wedding venues before walking into Cripps Barn. “We both instantly knew that we wanted to get married there,” Daisy tells us. “We adored the rustic-inspired, romantic setting and the open fireplace was perfect for our winter wedding,” Daisy explains. “We were inviting 60 guests in total so the barn provided an ideal intimate setting.” Daisy and Alex chose a personalised wooden board as their table plan. “It featured a watercolour stag design with burgundy touches that matched our invitations and welcome board,” Daisy tells us. “My uncle made the table numbers using horseshoes placed in the centre of each table on oak slabs and my father has a collection of restored post boxes and lent us one to use as a wedding post box which he drilled on to a wooden board and positioned on the side next to our guestbook.” The couple gave each guest a personalised wooden coaster with their name on it, which doubled up as their place setting and favour and provided a wonderful keepsake. Daisy and Alex’s choice of flowers included white blooms with a hint of pink mixed with plenty of foliage. “Our bouquets and buttonholes looked perfect,” Daisy tells us. “Our florist collected the arrangements the following day and we loved being able to hand bunches out to our loved ones and keep some ourselves. Our buttercream cake was also decorated with fresh flowers along with a personalised wooden cake topper.” The couple chose the British feast menu for their wedding breakfast. “It created a relaxed, social atmosphere with everyone helping themselves from large platters of food,” Daisy says. “Because our families are from different parts of the country, it got everybody talking which was lovely to watch. For the main course, we chose roast lamb with all the trimmings which was the best lamb we’ve ever had, and many of our guests said the same! Everything from the canapés to the pork baps served in the evening tasted delicious.” Daisy wore a plain satin A-line gown featuring a pearl and diamanté belt that she teamed with a faux-fur cape and a satin-lined veil. “The shape of my dress was very flattering and I finished my look with some subtle diamond jewellery.” Alex wore a grey morning suit, the same as the groomsmen, but teamed his with an ivory waistcoat while the others wore grey waistcoats. “The men wore matching pocket watches and cufflinks along with buttonholes made with pink roses and foliage plus burgundy ties and pocket squares to match the burgundy bridesmaids’ dresses,” Daisy tells us. “Our bridesmaids also wore fluffy cardigans with their fulllength dresses that looked stunning.” An autumn wedding Images courtesy of Capture Every Moment Daisy and Alex Meehan married on 21st November 2021 at Cripps Barn in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. 34