This blog post follows on from our Barn Wedding Venue Inspiration Part One blog post. We’re fortunate to have top industry professionals share their inspirational tips and ideas for couples getting married and in particular for couples choosing a barn wedding venue.
In part two, we spotlight tips for your wedding day flowers, catering, cake and celebrant ideas for the ceremony itself.
Create lasting wedding day memories
We love this advice from Ali at Mad Lilies:
“Include scented flowers in all of your floral designs as sense of smell is so closely linked with memory. By including scented flowers in your wedding, each time in the future when you smell that same scent you’ll be transported back to your wedding day.”
Mad Lilies have shared this list of scented flowers and foliage perfect to choose from for your wedding day:
- Garden Roses
- Lily of The Valley
- Flowering Mint
- Geranium Foliage
- Scented Basil Foliage
VISUALLY IMPRESSIVE WEDDING CATERING & CAKE
Jen Middlehurst, Director at Kalm Kitchen has something a little different for you to consider when it comes to wedding catering:
“My top tip for 2019 is to introduce a grazing station to your wedding. Whether it be a Brunch ladder for guests arrival, a Mediterranean inspired stall displayed throughout your canape reception, a Pretzel bar for post ceremony snacking, a Rehydration Station for your guests to quench their thirst from or a beautiful Patisserie Bar as a finale to your meal.
“Creating a visually inspiring stall and giving guests the opportunity to interact and eat an abundance of beautifully presented food offers something more than the expected and makes your day one to really remember.”
Sticking with beautiful food, we also spoke with Lisa Broughton of Wedding Cakes by Lisa Broughton:
“Create the top tier of your wedding cake with the flavour most favoured by the bride and groom – you may only get a small piece on your wedding day, to enjoy by yourselves or share with close family members the day after.
“Choose your cake maker on the quality of their work, experience and reputation.”
WEDDING CEREMONY OPTIONS
For the ceremony itself we’ve several ideas from Wedding Celebrant Nikki Wood of Perfect Words Ceremonies
“There are many wonderful ways to enhance your celebrant-led ceremony by including a special unity ritual, which symbolises joining together in your future life such as the lighting of a unity candle or a sand ceremony. They are a beautiful way to personalise your ceremony and can also involve family and friends.
“Another special way of enhancing your ceremony is a hand-fasting; this dates back to an ancient Celtic tradition and is where the term ‘tying the knot’ originates. It is now becoming increasingly popular for all couples looking for a new and spiritual way to acknowledge and celebrate their bond of love.”
Are you looking for a barn wedding venue in Surrey?
With several wedding receptions already booked for this summer, we’re looking forward to meeting many new lovely engaged couples soon. Do get in touch. We’re here to guide you from first enquiry right through to your special day.
TIE THE KNOT AT BOTLEY HILL BARN
See Part One of the blog post Barn Wedding Venue Inspiration.