Charlotte & Dom’s Gorgeous Early Autumn Wedding

Charlotte and Dom's real life wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Charlotte and Dom’s wedding at Upwaltham Barns was a very special day, particularly as Charlotte is one of Nibbles2Nosh’s brilliant wedding coordinators! This gorgeous early autumn wedding was a wonderfully elegant and enjoyable occasion for everyone involved.

The bride and groom share a kiss after signing the wedding register at Upwaltham Barns

Finding ‘the one’

Given Charlotte’s intimate knowledge of Upwaltham Barns, choosing the venue was the easiest part of planning their big day.

“The first step in our planning was indeed the venue! We couldn’t have chosen anywhere else. I’ve worked on so many weddings at Upwaltham Barns and it meant that it would feel like home to be married here ourselves.”

The couple chose Upwaltham Barns as their barn wedding venue for their autumn wedding

Styling Upwaltham Barns

Dom also works in the wedding industry so the couple started planning with a collection of ideas that they’d both seen over the years, so all their inspiration came from things that they’ve seen, and loved, at various weddings. They very much wanted a simple, elegant wedding and they absolutely got their wish.

“Our theme was white and green with lots of foliage throughout the day along with large white hydrangeas by Rose Cottage Flowers. We also added green water glasses to the tables from Crystal Hire along with festoon lighting with white lanterns from To Have & To Hire and added our own homemade DJ booth.”

The South Barn at Upwaltham Barns is decorated with green foliage for an autumn wedding reception

A chandelier in the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns is decorated with green foliage

Music was an integral part of the style of the day as both Charlotte and Dom wanted their favourite tunes to fill their wedding.

“We loved the feel of a barn wedding and filled the day with music from all the artists we’ve met over the years. We flew in a DJ from Barcelona, as he has played at friends’ weddings and parties, so we had to have him at ours!”

This autumn barn wedding at Upwaltham Barns was filled with wedding entertainment

Dressing for the occasion

When Charlotte went dress shopping at Proposals in Chichester, she fell in love immediately:

“The dress was an instant yes! I tried this on by myself to begin with as I was only meant to be window shopping but, as soon as I saw it, I knew!”

Charlotte teamed her gown with a stunning hair vine, also from Proposals, and simple court shoes that suited her dress perfectly. On the day she also received a gift from Dom – diamond earrings made by the designer who had also made the couple’s wedding rings and Charlotte’s engagement ring.

The bride wore a fitted lace embellished gown for her autumn wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Dom also looked super stylish on the day:

“Dom’s suit was a beautiful dark blue tailored Reiss three-piece. He wore it with a fun Liberty print tie and pocket square that matched with the best man.”

The wedding day

Charlotte and Dom held their ceremony at Upwaltham Barns and their personal ceremony in the East Barn was such a highlight. Charlotte was accompanied to the ceremony by her dad and lots of family and friends took part throughout. It was altogether beautiful and everyone at Upwaltham Barns will remember this ceremony for a long time.

The bride and her father enter the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns for the wedding ceremony

The newlyweds explore the Sussex countryside that surrounds Upwaltham Barns

As you might expect, given Charlotte’s role with our catering Nibbles2Nosh, the couple’s food was a delicious, and very much enjoyed, centrepiece of the day.

“Working for Nibbles2Nosh meant that I was spoilt for choice when it came to choosing food for our day. We had lots of yummy canapes followed by roast chicken with all the trimmings and warm chocolate brownies and ice cream for pudding. We had a cake of cheese that Nibbles2Nosh created as a cheese table with the evening food plus pizza/waffle/hot drinks from street food masters Truly Scrumptious.”

The couple chose a variety of delicious wedding food for their autumn wedding at Upwaltham Barns

A wedding food truck was perfect for the evening reception at this autumn wedding at Upwaltham Barns

When the time came for the couple’s evening reception, the dancefloor was packed from the outset. Charlotte and Dom strutted their stuff to ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ for their first dance and then DJ Joel Jagger kept the party going in the South Barn all night long.

The bride and groom take a moment away from guests at their evening reception at Upwaltham Barns

Wedding tips & advice

“If we could do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing! My top wedding planning tip, however, would be to book everyone as soon as you can to avoid missing out on suppliers.”

If you’d like to see Upwaltham Barns in high summer, why not take a look at Noora and Nashwan’s family-focused summer wedding.

Images courtesy © of Kelly Hearn Photography

Charlotte and Dom's real life wedding at Upwaltham Barns

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