Beth & Dale | Manor Farm Barn wedding
8th December 2018 Beth & Dale Manor Farm Barn wedding video
Our story began back in August 2016, each year I go to an annual event in the village of Ickford called Tug of War, that year I decided to take my children and show them village traditions. I was dancing to the band when a certain someone caught my eye, and a mutual friend of mine and Dales called me over to come to meet Dale, we took each other’s numbers, and he added me on facebook as it was quite late and I needed to get my children home. The next day I woke up to an unexpected message from Dale, I thought he might have forgotten as he had had a few drinks and I was sober.
Over the next few months, both our lives had changed so much, Dale came to live with my children and me as I lived in Swindon at the time but wanted to move back to where I grew up. We found out we were expecting our little bundle of joy Alfie in January 2017 so we knew we were coming back to Oxfordshire to live. In June 2017 Dale got down on one knee in front of my two other children and me and asked if I would marry him and of course I said yes.
We had visited a few venues, but nothing caught our eye and gave us ‘the feeling’ that I had heard about, until we came upon Manor Farm Barn in Marsh Gibbon, and we knew that that venue was the place where we would say our vows together. Not only was the venue perfect because of the barn and setting were just perfect, but the owners Vikki and Toni were amazing and helped us in so many ways leading up to the big day.
I knew when planning the wedding I wanted an amazing photographer and also a videographer as those memories lasted forever and wanted to get it right.
Dale grew up in Brill, so I got to know quite a few of his friends which included the talented Mark Shipperley,
I got to know his work and watched many of his videos, and knew we wanted him to be our videographer, with booking him he recommended a photographer and after seeing marks work I knew I could trust him, so we booked the super talented Dale Stephens.
We worked with many businesses to get your dream wedding, such as Anna Macdonald, where I found my dream dress, and our beautiful flowers were from signature flowers bucks & Oxon Ltd. My amazing makeup and hair artist is Jodie Elleanor Watton who was a miracle worker. Our cake maker was a close friend of mine Holly Murphy, and the band was gifted to us by Dales parents and was the starlight disco.
I decided to surprise my husband with a bit of a surprise for everyone, I had booked the best singing waiters, and that summed our wedding up, in a beautiful setting with our beautiful friends, and new friends. We can always relive that moment because of our beautiful video and memories.
Our wedding team
Brides dress: ANNA MCDONALD http://www.anna-mcdonald.com/
Florist: SIGNATURE FLOWERS https://www.signature-flowers.co.uk/
Makeup: JODIE WATTON https://www.facebook.com/pg/jodieelleanormakeup/posts/
Photographer: DALE STEPHENS https://www.dalestephensphotography.com/