Mr & Mrs Searle
Posted on 21 October 2017
When Emily warned us that she comes from an emotional family, we reassured her that it is an important occasion and naturally, emotions will run high so it’s best not to fight it. While we stand by this advice, we are now all exhausted from riding the emotional rollercoaster with them! :D
The first (witnessed!) tears of the day came when florist KWF delivered Emily’s stunning bouquet to her in the Cartshed Lodge. As mum helped her dress in her beautiful gown, it all became very real and the tissues were out again – cue more advice “dab, don’t rub!”.
Gorgeous flower girl Mollie was not fazed by all the tears as she showed off special flower girl bracelet and new shoes (complete with diamonds I am told!). She was at hand to keep her cousin Teddy in check (also in gorgeous new shoes) as they waited for their big moment to walk down the aisle.
With tissues at hand and after a wait of over ten years, it was time for Emily to head over to the barn to finally become Mrs Miller. Nathan later revealed in his speech that it had always been an important part of their plans for long-term friend Adam to sing as Emily walked down the aisle and he did them proud providing the soundtrack to yet another tear-jerking moment as Teddy and Mollie took the scenic route down the aisle!
As vows were exchanged our couple fought back the tears before making their way back up the aisle as newly-weds and out into the beautiful October sunshine. Their nearest and dearest followed out onto the terrace to enjoy a drink from the terrace cooler and delicious nibbles from the snack ladder stands including warm buttery cheese straws and warm miniature rosemary roasted potatoes.
After photographs under gorgeous blue skies, guests were invited to make their way into the barn which had been transformed according to Emily (and Nathan’s) vision. Stunning centrepieces, chair bows and fairy lights from KWF created a magical atmosphere and as guests took their seats they were treated to a homemade toffee apple favour.
The new Mr and Mrs Miller were announced into the wedding breakfast by Best Man Kye to take their seats at the top table.
With table carved roast beef on the menu, Nathan was a good sport and decided that he would join the chosen few, leading the carvers through to see chef in the kitchen to collect the beef joints. They were rewarded for their hard work with dessert of either lemon posset or chocolate and salted caramel tart.
As further guests arrived to join the party it was time to cut the towering cake and hit the dancefloor. Not a dry eye in the house (again!) as first Nathan and Emily and then Emily and her father danced while friends and family looked on.
Following a feast of sausages from the Kadai fire bowls and fresh hot doughnuts, singer and musician friend Adam took to the stage again to start the party in style.
Emily and Nathan it has been a pleasure to get to know you both and adorable little Teddy. We wish you every happiness in your new married lives together.