An Elegant Springtime Celebration

Jenny and Andrew chose Wasing Park for their stylish March wedding ceremony. With a delicate colour scheme, personalised décor and a fabulous menu, it was a true delight.

The Venue

Planning a wedding at the end of March, on the cusp of springtime, Jenny and Andrew were looking for the perfect wedding venue in Berkshire. They wanted somewhere special where they could have a church wedding ceremony and where their closest friends and family could spend the night. They loved Wasing Park from the moment they found it online.

The bride and groom stand outside the church at Wasing Park luxury wedding venue in Berkshire

“By the time we had made it up the driveway for a visit, we knew we had found our venue. We loved every detail, from the wooden chairs and the brick in the Castle Barn to the stunning bedrooms… not to mention St Nicholas church.”

Setting the Scene

A colour palette of soft blues was chosen, and the happy couple focused on creating a relaxed, celebratory environment. Instead of selecting a specific theme, Jenny and Andrew added thoughtful, personal details to their day. As their wedding date was St Patrick’s Day and Jenny is from Ireland, the couple chose Irish music for the church service along with some Irish details on the favours.

“We didn’t want our day to be formal or starchy. It was all about creating amazing memories to last a lifetime and giving everyone a great party at the same time!”

newlyweds enjoy the speeches following the wedding breakfast in the Castle Barn at Wasing Park, Berkshire Wedding Venue

All About Flowers

When it came to wedding flowers, seasonal fresh greens and whites were the perfect complement to the delicate blue. The White Horse Flower Company created some beautiful arrangements, enabling the beauty of the church to speak for itself with simple posies of gypsophila on the pew ends and pillar candles in the window sills.

Gypsophila posies were tied to the pew ends in the church for this elegant wedding ceremony at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue

For the Castle Barn, jam jars were filled with spring blooms and displayed on stacks of vintage books.

The Castle Barn at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue, was decorated with jam jars containing spring wedding flowers

“We also had tea lights in the arrow slits and incorporated mirrored votives in to our floral table displays. The real showstopper was a long floral runner on the top table. It smelled heavenly – like having a spring meadow indoors.”

Jenny carried a fabulous spring bouquet of freesias, ranunculus, snowflakes, anemones and forget-me-nots, tied with powder blue silk ribbon. Meanwhile, the bridesmaids posies featured gypsophila with the addition of snowflakes in the maid-of-honour’s bouquet.

The newlyweds are showered with wedding confetti following their wedding ceremony in the church at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue

Bridal Style

Jenny was stunning in a tulle strapless gown with lace bodice by Pronovias, completing the look with a lace jacket and cathedral veil. The beautiful bride accessorised with chandelier style earrings and fresh flowers in her hair, along with powder-blue shoes.

The bride wore a soft romantic wedding dress for her wedding at Wasing Park wedding venue in Berkshire

“I fell in love with the soft romantic tulle of the dress and how comfortable it felt on me. I could instantly feel myself walking up the aisle in it!”

Andrew looked the part in a dark navy suit with double-breasted waistcoat and his trademark striped socks! His groomsmen wore the same suits with a different tie and waistcoat combination.

Finally, Jenny’s bridesmaids were elegant in lavender floor-length dresses from Monsoon while the angelic flower girls wore white dresses with cardigans, also from Monsoon.

Order of the Day at Wasing Park

Following their romantic church service, Champagne, Sangria Flora and Elderflower Sparklers were served in the Garden Room, alongside delicious canapés.

Moving to the Castle Barn for the wedding breakfast, Jenny and Andrew chose crispy duck to start followed by fillet steak and, for dessert, lemon tart.

A wedding menu informed guests of what was on the menu during the wedding breakfast at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue

“The fillet of beef was melt in the mouth. The real wow factor was the lemon tart which was served on a piece of fondant icing shaped as a green shamrock – a lovely surprise.”

For their wedding breakfast at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue, the lemon tart dessert was decorated with a shamrock to celebrate St Patricks Day

Evening Celebrations

As day turned to evening, the DJ played ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys as the newlyweds took to the dance floor and, of course… there were a few Irish jigs to get everyone up and dancing!

The bride and groom perform their first dance as husband and wife on their wedding day at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue

Sausage rolls and pasties proved to be a fabulous choice for evening dining.

“They were enormous, flaky and delicious. Many guests referred to this as one of the best parts of the day!”

And, of course, we mustn’t forget the magnificent cake created by Jenny’s mother.

four-tiered traditional wedding cake was covered in white icing and purple ribbon for this elegant wedding at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue

“We opted for a rocky road base with a layer each of red velvet, lemon sandwich and Victoria sandwich, iced in white and with a bluebell-coloured grosgrain ribbon trim. Along with a silver cake stand and knife that were a family heirloom… it was a wonderful way to incorporate family in to our day.”

Memorable Moments

“It’s impossible to choose just one! The couple of minutes that we had to ourselves after our guests went in to the Castle Barn were magical. I’ll always remember standing outside the barn hearing our guests cheer us in and stealing a kiss from my new husband.”

The bride and groom share a kiss as they explore the grounds at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue on their wedding day

Advice from the Bride

“Visualise the day from your guest’s perspective, making sure you don’t miss anything that might get in the way of them having a great time. Remember what the day is all about and don’t copy anyone else’s day – your day should feel 100% like you and your husband.”

The terrace at the back of the Castle Barn at Wasing Park, Berkshire wedding venue, is decorated with festoon lighting for an evening reception

If you’re planning a spring wedding, we hope you will also be inspired by the wedding of Rachel and Stuart at Wasing Park or if you’ve yet to visit us, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly Events Team a call on 0118 907 0199 or contact us online.

Photography by  Neale James.

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