Lains Barn, Wantage. Mr and Mrs Matthews
OK so we were onto a winner with this wedding anyway, but even still I didn’t know I was going to have so much fun. From start to finish the couple were smiling their heads off throughout, there was so many guests waiting to congratulate them everywhere they turned, which to me shows how much people love them. They returned the love by throwing what was an incredible party reception. The emotions were high throughout the day and perhaps it was Mr Matthews that demonstrated it the most, but he soon fixed up when the registrar called him a wife.
It came as a surprise to hear that our roles were reversed on the day. We both thought that I would be an emotional mess but in fact I was pretty chilled, I was even dancing whilst waiting to walk down the aisle and reassuring the Bridesmaids that they weren’t going to trip! Toby on the other was the one who had an emotional outburst which I thought was incredibly sweet.
The couple used the simply stunning Lains Barn for their venue, it must be said how much the venue earned their pay, service, food and everything in-between was some of the best I’ve seen. On make-up duty was the very talented Jade Withers. I shared the creative side of the day with the truly lovely and extremely talented videographer Francis Darracott of Oak Sessions. The evening entertainment was provided by the exceptionally fun and straight up amazing Will and the People.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Yes ok a bit of twine here and a bit of bunting there make the place look pretty but it’s about the celebration of love and your relationship together not a competition on who can have the most perfect or extravagant wedding.
Mr and Mrs Matthews have been together since year 7 at school, this incredible story is attributed by their huge circle of friends and ‘fans’ of their relationship. They have already been together for more than half of how long they’ve been alive!
After being together for such a long time we have built a wonderful group of friends, some which we’ve known as long as we’ve been together. It was great having all of our close friends and family in one place to celebrate our relationship and be able to thank them for their love and support over the years. Truly, we couldn’t have done it without them.
Family is paramount to this pair, Liz having many siblings and them both being very close to their family, it made the day even more special for them.
My Grampy was an integral part of the transportation team shipping the Groom and Groomsmen and several other family members to and from the venue. I arrived in a 1970s Chevrolet Chevelle SS owned and driven by the lovely Alan.
Toby proposed to me in Venice. We were watching the sun go down from the balcony of our hotel room and enjoying a €1 bottle of red wine. He played the song Favourite Girl by the Icarus account when he proposed; I also walked down the aisle to this song.