A Springtime Wedding with Rustic Style

With a May wedding date in mind, Leah and Phil were looking for a country wedding venue where they could also have a church ceremony. Wasing Park couldn’t have been more perfect!

“With a church in the grounds of the estate, we could have the best of both worlds without any travel in between ceremony and reception. The venue was faultless.”

The couple married at St Nicholas Church which is on site at Wasing Park Estate

Design and Décor

The happy couple chose a subtle grey colour scheme that would act as the perfect backdrop to an array of colourful wild flowers.

They also used rustic and recycled decorations including pallets and crates as great props for the table plan and table centres.

“We wanted to create a relaxed but classy atmosphere so that everyone felt comfortable amongst beautiful surroundings.”

For DIY wedding décor a pallet is decorated to show the order of the day for a spring wedding at Wasing Park

The couple created a rustic wedding table plan for their spring wedding at Wasing Park

Bridal Style

The beautiful bride wore a fishtail gown by Maggie Sottero.

“I knew it was the one as soon as I saw it. It was subtle and classy from the front, but the detail on the back was unreal. It looked as if I had pretty vines going up my back and the pearl buttons just finished it off.”

The bride wore a fishtail wedding gown for her spring wedding at Wasing Park

She completed the look with jewellery and accessories from Happily Ever Lawther Weddings.

Phil and his groomsmen also had their suits designed and made by Happily Ever Lawther Weddings and the bridesmaids looked stunning in dresses from ASOS.

The groom and groomsmen wore grey and black formal wedding suits for this spring wedding at Wasing Park

The bride and her bridesmaids hold up their wedding bouquets at this spring wedding at Wasing Park

All About Flowers

Glorious seasonal flowers created a beautiful ‘just picked’ look with the bride’s bouquet including pink lisianthus, purple veronica, blue thistle, blue delphinium, purple clematis and yellow freesia. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet and the same fabulous blooms sat in jars on crates for the table centres.

Bright spring florals made up the wedding bouquet for this spring wedding at Wasing Park

Order of the Day at Wasing Park

Following the romantic ceremony in St Nicholas’ Church, a drinks reception was held in the Garden Room and the surrounding lawns as a steel band entertained the newlyweds and their guests.

Music was a big part of the day, from the choir in the church to the steel band and evening singer.

Moving in to dine in The Castle Barn, a starter of crispy duck salad was followed by pork tenderloin and, for pudding, chocolate brownie.

“All of the food was amazing. I can’t believe they produced 110 dishes to that standard.”

The newlyweds walk down the wedding aisle after their church wedding ceremony at Wasing Park

victorian-summer-house-newlyweds-leah-phil-wasing-park Alt text: The newlyweds sit in the Victorian Summerhouse on their spring wedding day at Wasing Park

Creative Cakes

A pretty cake decorated with buttercream featured iced pearls to co-ordinate with Leah’s dress and fresh flowers to match the bouquets. The three tiers each contained a different, delicious flavour – rocky road, carrot cake and lemon cake.

A three-tiered wedding cake is decorated with buttercream and fresh flowers for this spring wedding at Wasing Park

Evening Celebrations

As day turned to evening, Leah and Phil danced their first dance to ‘Endless Love’ by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross. “It was the first dance song at Phil’s mum and dads wedding.”

Music from a fantastic singer filled the dancefloor and the evening dining proved hugely popular – spit roast lamb and a fun popcorn machine.

The bride and groom perform their first dance in front of guests in The Castle Barn at Wasing Park

Memorable Moments

“Saying ‘I do’! A standout moment for me was when we were signing the register in the church. The choir sang ‘Love is all you need’ and everyone started swaying from side to side. It was so lovely to see.”

The newlyweds are showered in wedding confetti after their wedding ceremony at Wasing Park

The newlyweds explore the grounds at Wasing Park on their spring wedding day

Photography by Kit Myers Photography

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