Great Tythe Barn wedding – Ross & Jenna
Jenna is from Wales and Ross is from London so Tetbury for a Great Tythe Barn wedding was the perfect location in the middle. Jenna was keen on having a two day celebration so having the wedding at the Great Tythe Barn meant that the guests could be accommodated and not have to worry about driving. Also being a beautiful rustic location meant that it was a “Dream find.”
Ross and Jenna met through work and have been together five years. During that time Jenna claims to have found the best hangover cure (although I think it’s a one shot deal) – “I was coming back from a friends Hen do in Bristol with a hideous hangover just so happened to be the day we secured the keys to our first house together. Ross was ringing me checking how far away I was and kept asking me how rough I felt (didn’t think anything of it at the time!) He said he was at the new house and to come straight there, when I arrived he was down on one knee in the kitchen surrounded by flowers and candles! It was a fabulous idea and soon knocked my hangover into touch…”
The aim of the day was a laid back day with a mix of tradition, informal but definitely to have a wedding to remember.
“The dress was by Pronovias and I found it at a stockist in Wimbledon. I was looking for ages and really gutted that I didn’t have that epiphany moment when I tried on one that in my head I thought I would love. I was caught between wanting a big ballgownesque
number and a fitted fishtail type so finding the dress which was both fitted but had a lace overlay and long train was an absolute dream! I found shoes from Monsoon to match with a modest heel (didn’t want to be in agony halfway through the day!) Ross sent one of his ushers over on the morning of with a stunning necklace and earring which matched the outfit and ring beautifully (knew I was marrying him for a reason)”
“As we were going for quite a laidback feel to the day Ross didn’t want the whole top hat and tails number so he sourced rather dapper blue suits with matching waistcoats & ties from Moss Bros and bought a nice cream knitted tie for himself to be a little different from the groomsmen. They all wore Brown shoes & belts (much to my fathers disgust, although even he admitted it looked good in the end!) The bridesmaids were in pretty greyish purple dresses from Coast just above the knee and with a subtle diamante belt. Both their hair and makeup was very informal (loose side plait) as was mine in keeping with the theme of the day.”
Being a shabby chic, rustic, vintage theme there were loads of DIY touches. Jenna’s aunt provided the flowers, Jenna and Ross had an amazing table plan made from palettes decorated with photo frames, lace and crates. They made their own table decorations, buying teacups from ebay and making them into candles – “The hob is still a right mess…” Jenna’s sister in law made the cake which “looked and tasted amazing.”
In the evening the place was rocking to “The Guns” “The dance floor was packed from beginning to end and they absolutely nailed every song!”
..and the Cotswolds wedding photographers?
“Kevin and Carol were attentive and listened to exactly what we were after. We loved the idea of getting to know them beforehand on the pre-wedding shoot and after looking through their portfolio just knew they would capture the day exactly how we had envisioned. The approach to the guests and events throughout the day was amazing and really put everyone at ease. They really captured the emotion of the day and it shows through the photography. The compliments we are getting on the album are phenomenal and the ‘tricks of the trade’ to capture the best light and angles were used without ever feeling like it was taking too long. We were really quite fussy as we wanted the best photos without standing around for hours posing so they had their work cut out for them, but definitely knew what we wanted in the end – probably more than we did!”
If you are getting married at the Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury or another of the fabulous Cotswolds Wedding venues then please get in touch. We would love to hear your plans.