An Enchanted Woodland Themed Wedding

Charlotte and Mark chose Wasing Park for their stylish September celebration. With a decadent colour scheme, creative design and fabulous food and music, it was a wonderful blend of romance and fun.

The Venue

On the lookout for a beautiful wedding venue in Berkshire, Charlotte and Mark fell in love with Wasing Park.

“There was no competition! Wasing Park had everything we wanted. It was perfectly positioned with stunning grounds, exclusivity and an outdoor ceremony option. It also has the most incredible guest rooms” – Charlotte

The couple chose to have an outdoor wedding ceremony at this beautiful Berkshire wedding venue

The Castle Barn at Wasing Park wedding venue in Berkshire is set up for an elegant wedding breakfast

Setting the Scene

Choosing an early September wedding date, the happy couple decided on a rustic woodland theme based on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with a colour palette of rich berry tones. Celebrating their love for Glastonbury Festival, they recreated the famous Glastonbury sign with ‘LOVE’ letters and positioned them on the grass opposite the Castle Barn.

For their woodland wedding theme at Wasing Park the couple used wooden crates decorated with wedding flowers

The couple created Glastonbury inspired ‘LOVE’ letters and placed in the gardens at Wasing Park

As a designer by nature, Charlotte spent months sourcing materials, mocking up displays and making everything from stationery through to an outdoor bar made from pallets. Opulent floral arrangements incorporating moss and feathers completed the look.

“I really enjoyed planning our decorations and also involved my dad in some of the bigger projects. The details made the day extra special and unique to us.” – Charlotte

For this early autumn wedding at Wasing Park the couple chose berry toned wedding flowers At Wasing Park a wedding cake is decorated with moss and wedding flowers A Midsummer Nights Dream inspired table plan guided guests to their seats in The Castle Barn at Wasing Park

Bridal Style

Charlotte looked stunning in a lace gown by Maggie Sottero embellished with crystals and beads.

“I adored my dress. The detail is breathtaking and I felt like a princess in it.” – Charlotte

The beautiful bride accessorised with elegant jewellery, a crystal headband and veil. Marrying a tall fiancé, she also chose to wear high heels – ivory peep toe stilettos from Monsoon Bridal.

For her wedding at Wasing Park the bride wore a lace fitted bridal gown embellished with crystals and beads

Charlotte’s six bridesmaids wore Dessy gowns in two different colours with fresh flowers in their hair.

“It was important to me that my bridesmaids were all comfortable in their dresses. I chose styles I knew they would like and alternate colours that complimented them.” – Charlotte

Finally, Mark looked the part in a bespoke navy lounge suit by Robert Tracey, along with tweed waistcoat, silk tie and pocket square.

For this early autumn wedding at Wasing Park the bridal party wore aubergine and merlot coloured full length gowns

At this Wasing Park wedding the groom wore a button hole that matched the woodland wedding theme

Order of the Day at Wasing Park

With the sun shining, Charlotte and Mark were able to say their vows outside in the Victorian Summerhouse and host their drinks reception in the Garden Room and on the lawn.

“We also provided a ‘Pimp Your Prosecco’ station with juices, fruit purees, fresh berries and edible flowers.” – Charlotte

Moving in to dine, the happy couple chose a Scotch egg starter followed by fillet of beef and a triple chocolate brownie.

“All the food was delicious, but the standout dish was the Scotch egg – the perfect starter for soaking up the reception drinks!” – Charlotte

The bride and groom celebrate after their outdoor wedding ceremony at Wasing Park in Berkshire During their drinks reception at Wasing Park the couple served a delicious selection of wedding canapes The newlyweds favourite dish on their wedding day at Wasing Park was the Scotch Egg starter Floral arrangements were used to decorate the top table in The Castle Barn at Wasing Park

Evening Celebrations

As the sun went down, a DJ and live band entertained guests, alongside ‘Bertie’ a vintage VW camper van photo booth!

The newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘The One’ by Kodaline and the dance floor filled.

“Wasing has a late-night bar for residents so the party kept going. It was amusing seeing everyone for breakfast the following morning!” – Charlotte

After their outdoor wedding ceremony the newlyweds took a stroll around the grounds at Wasing Park The newlyweds share a kiss after their first dance at Wasing Park wedding venue in Berkshire

Memorable Moments

“There were so many favourite moments. If I had to choose one, it would be when we walked in to our reception, welcomed by our guests as a newly married couple.” – Charlotte

The newlyweds share a kiss by the Victorian Summer House at Wasing Park following their outdoor wedding ceremony

Advice from the Bride

“Allow plenty of time to plan your day exactly as you want it. The more time you have, the fewer compromises you’ll need to make. Make savings by hunting for bargains and embarking on some DIY projects.” – Charlotte

“The Wasing Park events team were amazing and so helpful. From start to finish they were a huge support to us.” – Charlotte

Newlyweds take a moment away from guests as the sun sets on their wedding day at Wasing Park

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

Photography by Studio Rouge

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