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Stevie and Kit’s Colourful Summer Wedding At Gaynes Park

Stevie and Kit’s Colourful Summer Wedding At Gaynes Park

After getting engaged on a wintry walk around Hampton Court Palace, Stevie and Kit started to plan their dream day, and the first thing they booked was their venue. They chose Gaynes Park, an enchanting barn wedding venue in Essex, after scouring the internet for months, although it didn’t take long for them to realise that it was the perfect place once they visited.

“Gaynes Park ticked a lot of boxes for us and it was the perfect blend of rustic and glamorous. The whole venue was beautiful and I loved that we had everything we needed all in one place. The location was brilliant as we wanted to be in the countryside but not too far away from where we live in London.” – Stevie

The beautiful Gaynes Park made the perfect Essex wedding venue for this happy couple

A fun and colourful theme

After setting a wedding date in August, Stevie and Kit began planning a vibrant and relaxed wedding theme that would suit the summer perfectly. With the help of Gaynes Park’s recommended stylist, Mediterranean Occasions, the happy couple adorned the Orangery, Gather Barn and Mill Barn with bold floral displays, colourful paper lanterns, twinkling lights and flickering candles.

“To make the most of the good weather, we hired garden games to play in the Walled Garden, which went down a storm with our guests. We also put up a kissing booth and put up some large white balloons for some extra fun-factor.” – Stevie

The Orangery was full of natural light and picturesque floral displays and made a truly romantic place to exchange vows
The bride added colour and a bit of rustic charm to the venue with bold flowers as decoration
The Mill Barn was set for the wedding breakfast and showcased the delightful country feel that Gaynes Park has to offer
The couple used their table decorations to give a nod to Alice In Wonderland, combined with summery flowers to suit the time of year

Wedding food to wow the guests

Gaynes Park’s team of Galloping Gourmet chefs pulled out all the stops to ensure that the wedding food and drink on the newlyweds’ special day was out of this world. After the ceremony, the couple treated their guests to Prosecco, Pimm’s and strawberry rose sangria, with plenty of imaginative canapés on offer too.

The sun flooded in through the Orangery while the happy couple said ‘I do’ in front of all their guests
The Galloping Gourmet team worked their magic and created plenty of delicious drinks for the guests to celebrate with
Imaginative canapes were the perfect accompaniment to the drinks reception and were thoroughly enjoyed in the gardens

The party then made their way into the Mill Barn for the wedding breakfast, which featured hot and cold buffet options to give their guests an array of mouth-watering options to choose from. With steamed salmon, burgers, chicken kebabs and a puff pastry vegetable tart to choose from, it was safe to say that everything went down a treat with their loved ones.

See the full wedding menus.

“We had shortbread with fresh raspberries and a glazed lemon tart for dessert. The food was a big hit and I loved giving people the option of what they wanted to eat!” – Stevie

After an amazing wedding breakfast, the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance
The couple’s friends and family had an incredible evening celebrating this amazing day!

Going above and beyond

The Galloping Gourmet Events Team pride themselves on helping couples create their perfect wedding, and Stevie and Kit’s big day was no exception. With their own personal Event Manager, the happy couple had someone who would provide support, advice and help whenever they needed it, meaning all the bride and groom had to think about was enjoying themselves on the day. To make their wedding truly personalised, the couple wanted to create a bespoke wedding breakfast menu, and the chefs were more than happy to work closely with them to ensure they had the perfect dishes for their friends and family.

Stevie and Kit made full use of Gaynes Park’s stunning surroundings to capture some beautiful photos
With incredible food and drink and spectacular surroundings, Stevie and Kit had the perfect wedding day at Gaynes Park

If you would like to find out more about this enchanting wedding venue in Essex, take a look at the Gaynes Park page.

Images courtesy of Masha Unwerth Photography