'May the fourth be with you'

Posted on 04 May 2019

Amy and Jon have been planning their wedding since 2017 and yesterday was finally the day that they got to say ‘I Do’ ??

Jon is probably the biggest Star Wars fan that we’ve ever met so his lovely Bride arranged the best surprise for him on their big day! The Storm Troopers joined us and greeted guests as they arrived for the ceremony – saying hello & posing for photos. It certainly went down a treat!

As guests began to take their seats, they admired the beautiful ceremony decoration from KWF – a gorgeous foliage garland hung from the beams, festoon lighting and a stunning long and low floral arrangement on the ceremony table.

Our blushing Bride arrived in style in VW camper van with her proud Dad and Bridesmaids by her side. As the sounds of Kavolini filled the barn, it was finally time for Amy to make her way down the aisle to marry her soul mate and from the grin on her face, we just knew she couldn’t wait!

With the new Mr and Mrs Barson legally announced and the clouds clearing from the skies, guests made their way round to the terrace to enjoy a tipple from the terrace cooler as Chef’s tasty canapes were offered round.

The sun shone brightly and allowed us to get that all important confetti shot before guests made their way inside to take their seats for dining as ‘Be our Guest’ from Beauty & the Beast filled the ears of our guests.

As well as Jon loving Star Wars, our lovely Bride is an avid Disney fan so touches of both had been included in their special day – tables named after their favourite characters, tiny tinkerbel’s displayed in birdcages, hand crafted place names in the Disney font, their own Star Wars labels on the wine bottles, a post box in the style of the ‘Up’ mailbox, a cute cake topper complete with a light saber and the table plan displayed on a giant Mickey Mouse silhouette. Just perfect ??

Our famous table carved beef rump was served followed by a delicious trio of warm chocolate brownie, vanilla cheesecake and lemon posset which was soon devoured by all the guests. As guests sat back with a cuppa & a glass of fizz the speeches were soon underway!

Amy’s Dad is so proud of his wonderful daughter and quite clearly is overjoyed to welcome Jon into the family too! Jon’s heartfelt speech thanked everyone for all of their hard work before toasting his new wife (que the cheers!). Jon’s Best Man was up last – sharing funny stories from their “bromance” over the years before congratulating his best mate & his new wife!

The Joe Ringer Band soon arrived and began their sound check as guests made their way out to the barbecue lodge to grab a bite to eat from the burger bar and either a hot doughnut or candy floss for those with a sweet tooth. The littles ones had been so excited for it that we had a minute by minute count down of when it would be open! ??

Amy & Jon soon cut their stunning wedding cake before taking to the dance floor for their first dance as man and wife. The JRB soon kicked off a night of partying with plenty of floor filling classics to keep the party going all night!

We have loved getting to know you both so well & it has been a privilege to host your special day. We wish you both the happiest future together and, of course, ‘may the fourth be with you’ ?? xx