Laura and Alex celebrated their al fresco nuptials with a quirky travel theme.

Laura and Alex Chalk married at Upton Barn & Walled Garden on 18th May 2018.

Bon voyage: Image 1 We were attracted to this venue because we wanted an outdoor ceremony with a big party in a barn afterwards and it offered such a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere.The grounds are so beautiful and we were really lucky with the weather.

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We went travelling together in 2012 so this became the basis of our wedding theme.

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We had cute aeroplane confetti in cones made from world maps.

Bon voyage: Image 3 Our table plan was made using a colourful map of the world and the names were printed on to luggage tags featuring different flags.

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My dress was the style Marjorie by Maggie Sottero. I had so much fun trying on different gowns that I didn't want to pick just one!

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We loved our multi-tier chocolate and salted caramel cake, and so did our guests!

Bon voyage: Image 5 Our tables were named after our favourite destinations and we had bunting made using map material. We had also sent out luggage tag save-the-date cards and map-themed invitations.

Bon voyage: Image 6 Alex, his best man, my brother (who was Alex's usher) and our dads all wore the same grey wool suits with sage green ties that suited the relaxed, outdoor environment.

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In the evening we had the South Devon Pizza Company bring a pizza van to the venue and it was great to see our loved ones stood around the firepit drinking cider and enjoying the food.

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We chose beautiful flower displays to match the venue and outdoor surroundings.

Bon voyage: Image 8 Our bridesmaids wore dusky pink floor-length dresses and held cute posies of gypsophila.

Laura and Alex's contact book

Bride's dress

Maggie Sottero at Wedding Days of Cheltenham
Tel: 01242 224 965
www.weddingdaysofcheltenham.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses

Dorothy Perkins
www.dorothyperkins.com

Catering

Peter Mundy
Tel: 01398 331822
www.petermundycatering.co.uk

Catering

South Devon Pizza Company
Tel: 01548 288 338
www.southdevonpizzacompany.com

Entertainment

Groom's suit

Photographer

Nova Photography
Tel: 07899 794 005
www.novaweddingphotography.co.uk

Venue

Upton Barn & Walled Garden
Tel: 01884 38302
www.uptonbarn.com

Wedding cake

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