Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Wedding Venue, sneak peek

We spent last weekend visiting our darling daughter. One very important visit which had been arranged to coincide with this was for my Hb and I to see The Wedding Venue. As Milly and Tom are getting married near to where they live we had not yet seen the venue they have chosen for their big day.

We arrived quite early on the Saturday and met Milly there. It was quite a foggy morning but the first thing which struck us was the beautiful surrounding English countryside.



There were cattle and sheep grazing in the local fields. This is the view from the back of the venue. Even on a foggy day in early November it was so idyllic.








































The venue was originally a barn and stables and has been rebuilt to a very high standard indeed. 




This is the view from the car park/entrance and luckily for us it was being set up for a wedding reception later that day, so we were able to get a feel of what it would look next year.












Here is the inside of the barn with the tables being set up. On the left wall you will see the entrance to the little "chapel" area where the ceremony will be held.













Here is a peep inside. You can see that the florist was already busy adding the flowers for that wedding. We were so impressed that we took her details and we are likely to use the same company. They specialise in using scented English flowers and the roses' scent from the displays were quite exquisite.









I love this sneak peek of Milly and my Hb having an impromptu walk down the "aisle". Don't you love the bride to be in Ugg boots!  On the "real" day there will be chairs set up either side with the guests watching my dear Hb lead his precious daughter down to the table where the Registrar will marry her and Tom. I got a lump in my throat watching them. I am glad their backs were to me and they did not spot my misty eyes! 


After the wedding will will be able to stay overnight as there are 10 guest bedrooms on site which have been built from the old stable block. Just the very immediate family will stay and we will all have breakfast together the next morning with the newly weds.
This is the breakfast room




Here above on the left are a few of the guest rooms. There is also a lovely sitting area and outside space.
We had such a great "vibe" from this gorgeous venue that I know that next July is going to be a very special day.

As my daughter lives very near to the New Forest the next day we spent a glorious sunny afternoon there.



The sunlight made the forest glow and the colours were beautiful...
































I looked out for the pigs which have recently been put out to eat the acorns. This is an ancient practice called "Pannage"
The acorns are poisonous to the New Forest Ponies and the pigs solve this by enjoying the feast of acorns on the forest floor. Sadly we did not see any but we did notice some signs that the pigs had been there.


On Sunday evening we decided to have  a Sunday Roast at one of Milly's great old local Pubs.








The view from "The Jolly Sailor"  looks out to the marina.
















There were outside tables but it was far to chilly at this time of year to sit there so we went inside into the cosy pub.............












...where we enjoyed roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and my Hb had a beef and ale pie. Delicious!













It was a wonderful end to a wonderful weekend. It only seems like yesterday that Milly and Tom got engaged but it was nearly a year ago and their Wedding Day seems to be fast approaching. I can't wait!

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek? The next time I have photos of the venue it will have been after "The Wedding" and they will be Mr and Mrs ;0)

It's been a pretty dreary day here and at 4.30pm it is now pitch black outside...winter is certainly looming. Time to shut the curtains and turn on the heating. Billy has come in from the garden and is making his way to his comfy chair to settle down for the evening. Enjoy yours.

Back soon ,

Bye for now,

Jane x

















20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful venue Jane and just imagine what it's going to be like in the middle of the summer!!
    I'm sure you are very excited, you know how time flies it'll be here in no time at all!!
    I think Billy is very wise, it has been very dull here today too, our sun has gone again I'm afraid!
    Have a cosy evening,
    Vivienne x

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  2. I know Vivienne if it looked that good in November it will be stunning in July!
    It is so dark so early today...have a cosy evening too.
    Jane x

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  3. The wedding venue looks perfect, Jane!! How lovely it will be for a summer wedding too, such a happy time to look forward to.
    I missed your last post, but your little card is adorable, I love the colours and the Happy Everything circular embellishment is so sweet! Enjoy your evening.
    Helen x

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  4. It will be such a happy day Helen. I am glad you liked my latest "Happy Everything" card, it's a fun sentiment isn't it! Enjoy your evening.
    Jane x

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  5. Dear Jane, How perfect a place to be married! Rural, calm, serene, green, historic.. it signifies the priorities of the couple, which to me shows they care about nature and countryside.. I do hope you hire an exceptional photographer to take lots of photos so you can savor the day forever.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. What a lovely comment Teresa and yes you sum them both up...they care passionately about the world around them. They have booked a fantastic photographer;we certainly do want some of those memories captured.
    Jane x

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  7. It's not often (in fact never) that I comment but I do read. Fab post and great summary of the venue - glad you loved it as much as we did when we first saw it. Had such an amazing weekend with you and dad and can't wait for next July xxx

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  8. Hi Sweetie, so good to see you here :0) The venue is just perfect and yes next July will be such a perfect day.
    Love you,
    Mxxx

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  9. What a beautiful place, Jane! Both inside and out, such a idyllic wedding venue! I am sure that will make us all reading the post in July 2012 with SOME tissues...I cannot wait!

    Have a splendid week, dear friend, and my best to beautiful bride-to-be too (who made a surprise visit here to comment, hooray!) and oh, Billy too! Kisses to that boy!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  10. I think tissues will be essential packing Mia ! It is their perfect venue- its a shame Billy can't come but he would be off chasing the sheep I'm sure. Happy first week of married life dear friend .
    Jane x

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  11. Jane, That is the most spectacular wedding venue! It is just lovely. I can only imagine the beauty that day will bring with all the special details and surrounds. I know what you mean regarding the misty eyes, I had them on rehearsal night for my daughter, the first time I saw her walking with her dad. Just priceless! So enjoyed your seek peek. Have a wonderful day.....I'm off to work.
    xoRobin❤

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  12. I know Robin, girls have a very special place in their Dad's hearts don't they and when they get married they are almost "handling them over" to their husband to continue to treasure them.It will be a very special day indeed.
    Jane x

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  13. What a sneak peek....the perfect setting with the seaside and countryside nearby. C'est magnifique!!
    Jane, I will show these photos to my niece who is planning an October, 2012 wedding.

    Here's to all of the 2012 brides.....

    Anne
    PlumCreek22

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  14. Dear Jane, I got lump in my throat, too! You and your family must be so exited! That venue is amazing - just what I would love to have for a wedding! That will be The Dream Wedding! How wonderful it will be also to sleep there and have a breakfast together!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely weekend photos!
    xxx Teje

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  15. Here here Anne, 2012 looks like being a very special bridal year!
    Jane x

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  16. It will be so special Teje and it is such a lovely touch that we will all have breakfast together the next morning.
    Jane x

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  17. Oh how very exciting, the venue looks lovely. I especially like the setting and seeing sheep in the background. It must make it all seem very real and close, you must be getting so excited. Beth (the linen cat)

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  18. We are really getting excited Beth especially now we have seen the venue for ourselves. Time is flying by....
    Jane x

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Your daughter and future son in law are going to add a lovely focal point to complete a perfect day in the countryside!
    Thanks for sharing- I always look forward to your posts! :o)

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  20. You are very sweet Michele and I always look forward to you visiting me here ;0) It's turning chilly now and so dark, winter is really on it's way.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x