Black and white image of guests wearing new years eve props

New Years Eve wedding – Hayley & Dan

Hayley & Dan had their New Years Eve wedding at The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury. The theme was black, white and gold. They wanted a big party and planned a fabulous event over New Year.

“When we decided to get married on NYE we wanted it to be a big party for all our guests. We didn’t want it to be just a one day event so we planned a 3 day party so that we got the opportunity to spend more time with all of our guests.

Having all of our friends and family together for NYE would never normally be possible so by having our wedding on this day we got to have the best ever end and start of a year.”

Hayley & Dan have been together for 11 years after first being introduced through one of Dan’s friends. Hayley was looking for a part time job before heading off to uni and Dan offered her a job at the Golf Club where he worked. Within a couple of months they were together (which was probably Dan’s plan all along). Dan proposed in 2014 while they were in Venice on holiday.

Hayley found her dream dress after visiting 6 different bridal shops. “I was with my mum and two of my bridesmaids and after walking into Windsor & Eton Brides, I just knew that this was going to be the shop. The staff were amazing and the shop and dresses were just beautiful.

My Mori Lee dress was nothing like what I thought I would choose but once I had it on, I knew that it was the one. It was simple but had beautiful lace detailing. My sister lives in New Zealand so we ‘FaceTimed’ her so she could see the dress and after a few tears it was certain that we were all in agreement. I found out after I bought the dress that the lace was a traditional Venice lace which was very apt based on where we got engaged!

I saw my shoes on an instagram post back in April and was determined to track them down. They were by Badgley Mischka and proved to be very hard to find in the UK. However, we took a little trip over to New York a few months before the wedding and found them in Kleinfeld in New York.

With it being a NYE wedding we wanted all the boys in Black tie, Dan got his tux from Ted Baker and we bought the Best Men and Ushers’s Tux’s from Next. The bridesmaid dresses were the first thing we bought for the wedding, I knew that I wanted the girls in something sparkly to fit with the NYE theme and when we saw this dress in House of Fraser they all agreed that it was perfect. Our little bridesmaid and usher both had outfits from Monsoon and looked so adorable.”

“Instead of having a traditional guest book we decided to ask our guests to leave their bucket list ideas that we will complete over our lifetime together. We had bottles with different years written on them and asked guests to place their idea inside one of the bottles. We will then smash that bottle in the year and try to complete all the ideas and adventures our guests have chosen for us. We have smashed the first bottle which was for year one and two of our marriage and there were some amazing ideas. However we may need to win the lottery to be able to complete them all at the moment!! I cant wait for in 10 years to smash that bottle and see what people had written!”

“I am so glad that we decided to make the wedding celebrations more that just one day, we had 80 people for dinner the night before the wedding in the Orangery of the Tythe House, we also did breakfast on the morning after the wedding for all the guests. On the evening of the 1st we had around 50 people still staying with us onsite and a very competitive evening of games unfolded. It was the perfect few days and we can honestly say the best days of our lives.”

We met them in January at the Great Tythe Barn wedding fayre. Here’s what they said about us “We liked his photography style immediately and after chatting with him for a while we were certain that he would be our perfect photographer. We didn’t want to have too many formal shots during the day, we wanted to spend the time with our guests and Kevin & Carol capture those moments perfectly. Kevin & Carol were amazing on the day and we hardly noticed that they were there, however the photos that we now have are just stunning and show just how talented they are.”

A balloon with the word YAY
The bride with a glass of champagne having her hair done
Bride and bridesmaids laughing while getting ready
A Mori Lee wedding dress hanging in the window
A wedding card on a bed
Groom and best man getting ready
Some bald ushers holding a bottle of head lube
A best man doing his cufflinks up
The groom and best man getting ready
The groom and his fatherlaughing
a wedding table plan
a bow tie in a box
Badgley Mischka wedding shoes
bride having her makeup applied
the groom greeting granny
Wedding guests gathering before the ceremony
a back and white picture of a bride looking in the mirror
bride having lipstick applied
bride dressing the flower girl
father of the bride sits with the page boy
the best man and the groom talking
a bridesmaid hugs the bride
a bridesmaid checking her hair in the mirror
a flower girl playing on an ipad
the bride checks her dress in the mirror
the father of the bride wipes tears from his eyes
the bridal party under umbrellas in the rain
the bride arrives for the ceremony under an umbrella
View down of bride and father walking down the aisle from behind
Bride and her father arriving at front for ceremony
Father of the bride and groom shaking hands
Black and white image of bride and groom during ceremony
Close up image of guests phone taking a picture of bride and groom
Bridesmaid arranging wedding dress train at front for ceremony
Black and white image of bride and groom ring exchange
Bride and groom first kiss
Bride and groom with their hands in the air before ceremony exit
Black and white image of bride and groom's exit
Bridesmaid kissing a guest
Guests laughing and enjoying pink champagne
Grooms mother during drinks reception
Sunset image of couple with bride's veil blowing in the wind
Image of the bride's veil blowing over grooms head in the sunset
Bride and her bridesmaids
Black and white image of groom and his groomsmen
The groom with his groomsmen outside the barn
Image of the top table ready for wedding breakfast
Close up image of shot bottle as wedding favour
Close up image of the bride and groom in a doorway
Start of the speeches
Black and white image of bride and groom laughing during speeches
Bride and groom and guests giving a toast during speeches
Black and white image of groom pulling a face during speech
Groom doing his speech
Image of the bride in a mirror during the speeches
Brides parents during the speeches
Black and white image of best men doing their speech
Bride and groom laughing at best mens speech
Black and white image of crowd during speeches
The best men finish their speech
Portrait of bride and groom in the mirror in the lounge
Colour silhouette of couple in the main house
Silhouette of bride and groom outside the front door
Starry shot of the bride and groom in the gardens
Black and white image of the bride and grooms first dance
Bride and grooms first dance with band behind them
Close up black and white image of the first dance
Bride and groom beckoning guests onto the dance floor
Guests dancing on the dancefloor
Guests dancing on the dance floor
Bride and guests dancing
Black and white image of bride and guests dancing
Guests waving their arms and dancing
Band playing on the dance floor with guests
Black and white image of guests wearing new years eve props
Guest wearing 2016 glasses and blowing a hooter
Bride and groom in New Years Eve wedding
Confetti cannons going off at midnight. New Years Eve wedding

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