A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding

With an Autumn wedding date in mind, Jamie and Luke were looking for an all in one wedding venue with overnight accommodation. Wasing Park proved to be the perfect place.

“We knew it was the one from the second we arrived down the driveway. I loved the way we could use the church on site, the Garden Room for our drinks reception and the Castle Barn for our wedding breakfast. Once our guests arrived, they could truly let loose and not worry about a thing.” – Jamie

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

Design and Décor

The happy couple decided to embrace the natural beauty of their surroundings, settling on a nature themed wedding, bringing the outside in while still being elegant.

Alongside vibrant shades of green foliage, hues of pink and red were used to create a warm, inviting colour scheme.

Beautiful flowers adorned Wasing Park; from a trough of blooms in the entrance to St Nicholas Church, to fabulous flowers that dressed several wedding cakes and stunning centrepieces in the Castle Barn.

“We also had various fun ‘stations’ like a Biltong table and a song request table, along with tea lights in the slits in the barn walls and LED ‘LOVE’ letters to light up the dance floor.” – Jamie

“We wanted to create a relaxed, romantic atmosphere during the day so people would be ready to party and hit the dance floor in the evening!” – Jamie

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

Bridal Style

As a fan of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, Jamie knew she would have to buy her wedding dress from Confetti and Lace. After focusing on dresses by designer Dando London, she was still struggling to find ‘the one’.

“One of the ladies mentioned a dress which had been made, but wasn’t going to be added to the collection; I tried it on and never wanted to take it off!” – Jamie

As her bridal gown had a statement back, Jamie kept her wedding jewellery simple with elegant diamond earrings, completing the look with shoes from ASOS.

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

Meanwhile, Luke certainly looked the part in a midnight blue tuxedo with black lapel and a blue velvet bow tie.

Finally, Jamie’s four bridesmaids wore dresses from Maids to Measure, in different styles to suit their body shapes and tastes.

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

Order of the Day at Wasing Park

Following their romantic ceremony at St Nicholas Church, in the grounds of Wasing Park, a drinks reception was held in the Garden Room. As the sun shone, many guests chose to move outside on to the lawn, enjoying a glass of Prosecco and a selection of delicious canapés.

In the Castle Barn, the wedding breakfast commenced with crispy duck salad, followed by ribeye steak or whole mini roasted pumpkin. And, for pudding, a delicious lemon tart.

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

Evening Celebrations

After the sun went down, Jamie and Luke enjoyed their first dance to ‘Bedroom Eyes’ by Natty; ‘their’ song and a reminder of the carefree university days when they met.

Having played throughout the wedding breakfast, the wedding DJ drew back the curtains in the Castle Barn to reveal his set for the evening… and with that, the dance floor filled!

Thoughtful evening touches included a basket of flip flops, a donut wall, sweet table and a basket of blankets for guests who wanted to cosy up and rest weary feet.

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

Memorable Moments

The bride and groom said they will always remember “having so many friends and family fly in from around the world, including South Africa, Kenya, Australia and Switzerland. Getting to share this moment with everyone together was a memory that truly will last a lifetime.”

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

A Sophisticated Autumn Wedding – Wasing Park

If you’re looking for more inspiration from our beautiful Berkshire wedding venue, why not take a look through the Gallery.

If you’ve yet to visit Wasing Park, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly Events Team a call on 0118 907 0199 or contact us online.

Images courtesy of Jasmine Andrews Photography.

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