Kat and Andy – An Outdoor Wedding in October
Kat and Andy spent two years planning their stunning outdoor wedding at The Tythe Barn, which was made all the more amazing by the fact that they were over 10,000 miles away at the time! This happy couple live in Sydney but wanted to plan a quintessential English wedding with their families in Oxfordshire, so they planned everything from afar. The only thing Kat bought in Australia was her elegant Maggie Sottero wedding dress, which she bought in Sydney when her mum flew over for a visit.
The bride and groom fell in love with pictures of The Tythe Barn online, and when they came to England for a venue visit, it exceeded their expectations! “It was beautiful while still being modest, and was the perfect size for our small numbers,” says Kat. “The staff were incredible, and we felt like we were in safe hands.”
Kat and Andy chose a silver and blue colour scheme for their October wedding day – they even had blue and silver ribbons during their handfasting ceremony, which took place outside in front of the barn doors. The Flower Shed Oxford created the relaxed bouquets and flower arrangements using ivory roses, lilies and gypsophila, as well as plenty of foliage and silver-blue eucalyptus.
For the wedding breakfast, guests enjoyed The Tythe Barn’s Table Top Picnic, which included casual sharing dishes for everyone to try. In the evening, instead of evening food, Kat and Andy chose to serve their guests delicious ice cream cones, which were a huge hit.
In the evening, indie rock and pop band We Three kept everyone dancing with their live sets, and there was a photo booth that Kat and Andy had filled with Australian-inspired props to remind them of home. There were blow-up crocodiles, cork hats, and even a kangaroo onesie!
The bride’s best moment
“As I walked down the garden aisle, I saw so many familiar faces that I hadn’t seen since our last visit to the UK – and then my eyes fell on Andy, who had the proudest smile on his face!”