Love in Springtime

Rachel and Stuart were searching for the perfect wedding venue in Berkshire. When they came across Wasing Park, they knew they had found the one.

“As soon as we arrived at the Wasing Park Wedding Showcase, we knew it was the venue for us! From the long driveway to the stunning buildings and accommodation, it had everything we could possibly have wanted.” – Rachel

Wasing Park wedding venue in Berkshire is the perfect country wedding venue

The Garden Room at Wasing Park is set up for a spring wedding ceremony

Design and Decor

Setting an April wedding date, the happy couple wanted their look to be soft and romantic. After getting engaged in New York, they also wanted to incorporate the city in to the day so had a New York themed table plan.

Embracing tones of blush pink, ivory and metallics, Rachel and Stuart set the scene with beautiful decorations. Storm lanterns and pillar candles lined the aisle for the ceremony while large floral arrangements sat either side of the registrar’s table.

The couple incorporated New York in to their wedding breakfast table plan

Pink and ivory wedding flowers were tied to pew ends for the wedding ceremony

The couple used metallic initials to personalise their wedding day at Wasing Park

Fairy lights wrapped around the beams of the Castle Barn and the florist filled the arrow slits with tea lights. Meanwhile, silver candelabras stood upon mirrored plates in the centre of each table, adorned with beautiful flowers. To complete the look, each place setting featured a menu and a blush pink and gold sparkly lollipop favour.

Candelabras were placed in the centre of each table and adorned with wedding flowers

All About Flowers

The beautiful blooms were arranged by florist Joanna Carter. Rachel’s bouquet featured pale pink Avalanche roses, blush pink peopies, ivory ranunculus, ivory anemones and pale pink astilbe. Meanwhile, the bridesmaids carried smaller posies featuring some of the same flowers and these stunning flowers were carried through to corsages, buttonholes and venue arrangements.

“Joanna very kindly gave us a decorative floral heart which we hung outside the Garden Room.” – Rachel

The bride and bridesmaids hold their pink and ivory wedding bouquets

Bridal Style

The bride looked fabulous in a lace dress with scalloped hemline by Madeline Gardner for Morilee.

“I fell in love with it and the gorgeous bateau neckline. The back was my absolute favourite – it turned a fairly traditional dress in to a showstopper!” – Rachel.

With a high neckline, Rachel kept her jewellery simple. She accessorised with a veil, hair vine and Monsoon bridal shoes.

The bride wears a lace bridal gown for her wedding at this beautiful Berkshire wedding venue

Looking the part, Stuart and his groomsmen chose a slim fit navy and black checked suit from Moss London with ties and pocket squares to match the bridesmaid dresses.

Finally, Rachel’s maid of honour and bridesmaid wore blush pink chiffon dresses with embellished shoulder straps by Adrianna Papell.

The groom and his groomsmen wear navy wedding suits for the wedding ceremony at Wasing Park

The bridesmaids wore blush pink chiffon bridesmaid dresses for this spring wedding at Wasing Park

Order of the Day at Wasing Park

Following their romantic ceremony in the Garden Room, guests spilled out on to the terrace and lawn to enjoy Strawberry Rosé Sangria, Prosecco and beer drums alongside delicious canapés.

Moving inside to dine, Galloping Gourmet served a ham hock starter followed by fillet of beef with dauphinoise potatoes and a deconstructed vanilla cheesecake for pudding.

“We love our food and chose all our favourites from the extensive Galloping Gourmet menu. The fillet of beef was absolutely delicious.” – Rachel

The bride and groom say their wedding vows in a romantic wedding ceremony at this Berkshire wedding venue

The newlyweds served wedding canapes during their drinks reception at Wasing Park

Creative Cakes

The spectacular cake was designed by Samantha at The Pretty Cake Company. Rachel chose rose gold and copper accents, an exquisite sugar flower, blush watercolour and their initials. With three different flavours including chocolate brownie with salted caramel buttercream, it certainly tasted as magnificent as it looked!

A four-tiered wedding cake was decorated with rose gold and copper accents for this spring wedding

Evening Celebrations

As music lovers, Rachel and Stuart chose a great selection of playlists throughout the day.

“A highlight of our ceremony was our recessional music – ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ by AC/DC! We than had an amazing live band in the evening. I don’t think Stu or I left the dance floor all night.” – Rachel

The evening celebration also saw the arrival of an Airstream studio photo booth filled with quirky vintage props. A martini station served post-dinner cocktails for day guests and greeted evening guests. And, to delight the guests once more, wood-fired pizza was served with a choice of spiced pepperoni and chorizo or spinach and goat’s cheese.  What a celebration!

At this beautiful Berkshire wedding venue the bride and groom perform their first dance

The couple hired a photobooth for evening wedding reception entertainment

Memorable Moments

“I loved every second and spent the following few days grinning from ear to ear! I had been anxious about my entrance in to the ceremony room. Seeing Stu calmed any nerves I had. I don’t think I saw anyone else on the way in – I just focused on him. It was really special.” – Rachel

Guests throw wedding confetti over the newlyweds after their wedding ceremony

Advice from the Bride

“Stress and emotions can sometimes get the better of you but once you get to the day itself, it will all be worth it! Do what makes you and your husband happy and don’t try to please all your guests at once.” – Rachel

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

The bride and groom explore the Berkshire wedding venue on their wedding day

Photography – Bowtie & Belle Photography (Samantha & Thomas Davis)

Flowers – Joanna Carter Flowers

Make Up – Lorraine Milligan

Hairdresser – Lorraine Milligan

Wedding Dress – Morilee by Madeleine Gardner, from The Cotswold Frock Shop

Bridesmaids Dresses – Adrianna Papell from House of Fraser

Groom’s Suit – Moss London

Videographer – Minty Slippers

Fairylights – Partylights

Band – Alive via Tailored Entertainment

Photobooth – Airstream Studio

Cake – The Pretty Cake Company 

Stationary – Amanda Michelle

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