Our perfect damask and hot pink day x
I like most other brides have found this forum such an invaluable source of inspiration and I have enjoyed reading everyone else's post so much that I thought I would share our day with you.
We got engaged when I was 21, we had been together just over 3 years, because I was still living with my dad we decided that we would wait until we had our own place before we set a date. Fast forward 2 years and because of my dads health I couldn't really move out and we wanted to buy somewhere rather then rent. So I said shall we set a date for 2 years time, this will give us time to save for somewhere to live and save for the wedding. He agreed so in May 2011 we decided that our wedding would be for May 2013. Now the exciting bit starts!
Someone I worked with mentioned that her daughter was getting married at a place called Ufton Court which was a manor house that had a barn for weddings, which wasn't too far from us. We made an appointment to go and have a look around.
We liked the look of it, but the thing we didn't like was that after the ceremony everyone had to move out of the room and wait outside while they set up for the wedding breakfast and the same for the evening reception. So this venue was a no go for us!
So then I searched google for barn venues in Berkshire and stumbled across Rivervale Barn in Yateley and I fell in love instantly. I knew it was out of our price range but went and had a look anyway and it did not disappoint! Rivervale is a purpose built wedding venue so every detail has been thought of! It has a room for the ceremony, for the wedding breakfast and one for the drinks reception which is also where the evening reception happens.
Well it is safe to say we fell in love instantly and both of us wanted this to be our wedding venue. We had a look at the prices and other then having a week day wedding the next cheapest day was a Sunday. So I thought if we had the wedding on a bank holiday weekend it would give our guests the Monday off as well without them having to take time off work! We decided to go for the 2nd bank holiday weekend in May which worked out as the 26th May - Our anniversary! So this was definitely meant to be!