Be inspired by Natalie and Jake’s luxurious barn-style wedding at Cain Manor which took place during September 2016.
About the Couple
Natalie and Jake met whilst they were both holiday in Las Vegas; Natalie was on a girly holiday and Jake was on a stag do! The couple enjoyed each others company so much that they became a couple and dated for 4 and a half years before Jake decided to take their relationship to the next level.
Jake planned a dream proposal for his girl Natalie. After arriving home home one Friday night after work she realised that their dining room had been filled with 200 pearlised ivory helium balloons, each with a satin ribbon hanging from it. On the end of each ribbon was a ticket, business card or other keepsake from the hundreds of places that Natalie and Jake had been during their years together. There were candles everywhere, champagne on ice and their song was playing in the background. It was the perfect setting for the perfect proposal. Jake had designed the ultimate engagement ring for Natalie and the couple couldn’t wait to start their wedding planning journey, and their future, together.
They wanted to tie the knot within a year, and ended up getting married just 1 day short of their proposal-versary!
Finding the Dress
Natalie knew that she wanted to get her wedding dress ‘just right’ for the big day and therefore spent lots of time researching and trying to find her dream gown. She ended up trying on around 20 wedding dresses before falling in love with ‘Elma’ by Ronald Joyce. “The dress was like nothing I had seen before. I wanted something with a bit of sparkle which was elegant at the same time, and this dress just had the most beautiful detail and felt so luxurious” said Natalie.
Natalie teamed her dream wedding dress up with a dream pair of Jimmy Choo wedding shoes! ‘Lucy’ in silver looked incredible under Natalie’s beautiful wedding dress and when it came to her bridal beauty, Natalie decided to wear her hair half-up and half-down with a gorgeous veil attached.
Choosing A Barn Wedding Venue
When searching for their ultimate wedding venue, Natalie and Jake knew that they wanted a barn venue with accommodation so that their closest friends and family could stay the night. However, during their search, they found a lot of barn venues to be dark and not so inviting – until they saw The Music Room at Cain Manor. They fell in love with big window seeing as it let in so much light and could instantly envision their day taking place at the exclusive use country house venue on the border of Surrey and Hampshire.
After booking their wedding date, Natalie and Jake started the process of communicating their wedding plans and ideas to their Wedding Planning Manager, Ann. Ann made sure that every detail of Natalie and Jake’s wedding was carefully input in to Bijou’s online planner.
The Bridal Party
Natalie chose her two oldest friends, Monica and Hannah to support her as bridesmaids on the big day. They wore gorgeous, taupe coloured, floor-length beaded gowns that Natalie chose from Adrianna Papell.
The groom and his groomsmen headed to the high street when it came to finding their attire; they chose super smart suits from Moss bros, designed by Ted Baker.