Ina & Tim – A New Year’s Eve Engagement
Tim and Ina got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2013 before exchanging their vows in May 2015.
The happy couple wanted to create a day that honoured both their American and British backgrounds and fell head over heels with the very first venue they went to see; a 400-year-old, oak-framed barn overlooking the gorgeous East Sussex countryside. It ticked every box, paying homage to Ina’s childhood in the American mid-West whilst being quintessentially British and also echoed Ina’s love of history.
The barn was lovingly decorated with wildflowers and ivy, and the rustic theme carried all the way through to the hay bales that the guests sat on for the brief and intimate ceremony in the courtyard. Wonderfully choreographed by their celebrant Gwendolyne Rule and studded with hauntingly beautiful live music, the ceremony itself brought tears and laughter – sometimes at the same time – and of course, a lot of smiles.
Ina was simply stunning in her hand-stitched dress, headpiece and veil – all made by her younger sister, an LA-based fashion designer. The bridalwear also featured hand-beaded French wildflower lace and English netting. Tim and his groomsmen wore navy tweed three-piece suits with braces and wildflower button-holes.
The day was relaxed, intimate and rustic, with just too many highlights! To name a few; the Groom’s father led a Scottish ceilidh, speeches explored every possible emotion, the lamb shank was the best to grace a wedding plate, and the Bride’s cousin taught the Brits the ‘Electric Slide’.
It was a day of fun, of passion, of unity, variety and joy; but mainly, it was a day of love.
- Chloe Rose Packer
- Robin Ball Photography
- Super Event
- The Sussex Barn Hellingly
- Wedding Rose