Henham Barns Wedding - Megan & Jacobs Magical Day
Henham Barns is a truly unique wedding venue within the tranquillity and peace of wonderful Henham Park (not far from Southwold and well known as the venue for The Latitude Festival) and a perfect place for Megan & Jacobs special day.
What better way to have a little insight into a Henham Barns wedding but to ask Megan herself a few questions.
Why did you choose Henham Barn as your wedding venue and did you consider any other venues?
Henham Barn was the first venue we looked around and we completely fell in love with it straight away. We had other venue viewings booked but cancelled them as we just knew Henham was the place we wanted to get married. It’s beautiful!
You had a really lovely colour scheme for wedding what was your thinking on choosing this?
We wanted to choose a colour that suited the venue and the time of year. We went with red as it seemed to be a good colour for September and really complimented the barn setting.
Did it take you long to find your dress and where did you eventually purchase it from?
I went dress shopping quite earlier on as honestly I just couldn’t wait. It’s mmm was great fun. I went to about 3 shops and eventually found my dress. I completely fell in love with it and didn’t want to take it off. It was from a shop call Gee Boutique in Beccles but unfortunately it is no longer there however the designer is Sophia Tolli.
Tell us a little about some of the details of your wedding such as your flowers, cake and catering?
Our cake was made by my mums cousins wife. Her business is called 'Just for the cake of it'. We went for one tier to cut and then 100 cupcakes which ended up being a great dessert. We wanted easy food for the day so had a company called the 'Caterers Etc' who supplied us with a hog roast and all the trimmings and an ice cream cart. We then didn’t go hungry in the evening with a fish and chip van from KK catering and double chocolate fountains from 'Sweeties'. Very much a foodie wedding! Our flowers were done my Charlotte Staff flowers and were completely amazing. Charlotte designed them to match the colour scheme and they were just perfect.
How did you feel as you walked down the aisle towards Jacob with your lovely dad?
I was so so nervous the morning of the wedding but as soon as I saw Jacob all my nerves disappeared. It really was the best day ever!
Do you have any tips for other brides or advice for anyone considering Henham Barn as a wedding venue?
It’s an amazing venue! You can make the most of the wonderful Barns and also the outside space. The lake and the driveway are perfect places for beautiful photos. We loved the relaxed feeling of the day and Polly the wedding planner is amazing. She helps with absolutely anything you need and responds to any queries or questions you have within 24 hours.
Who were the main suppliers for your special day (hair, make-up, dresses, stationery, cake, catering, transport, entertainment etc)?
Hair and makeup - Kirsty Woolnough Bridesmaid Makeup - Emilie Wiseman Wedding Dress - Gee Boutique, designer Sophia Tolli Bridemaid Dresses - Amy’s Bridal on EBay Flowers - Charlotte Staff Flowers Cake - Just for the Cake of it, Hog Roast and Ice Cream Cart - Caterers etc Fish and Chip Van - KK Catering Double Chocolate Fountains and LOVE letters - Sweeties Music - Jack French