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A Beautiful Barn Wedding In Surrey With Pretty Spring Flowers

The couple's first dance at their barn wedding was 'Never Tear Us Apart' by INXS.

I am certain you will love looking at Katie and Scot’s beautiful barn wedding in Surrey. The couple married on the 29th May 2016 at Great Fosters in Egham, Surrey. ‘We met (as all modern fairy tales begin) on a popular phone based dating app called Tinder,’ says Katie.’We matched (well, a friend playing on my phone did) on the Monday and had our first date on the Thursday.’

The couple dated for 19 months before getting engaged. ‘I had booked a Bollinger tasting event as a treat for Scot at Great Fosters Hotel on the 8th May 2015,’ explains Katie. Scot was keen to get a cocktail before dinner and on the way to the bar, he walked Katie into a room with a ‘no entry’ sign on the door. ‘As I stumbled in, I could see all the lights had been dimmed. There were two glasses of champagne and strawberries and chocolates laid out on the table, ‘ says Katie. ‘I knew what was about to happen. I turned around and saw Scot was on one knee with a box in his hand.’

They had planned to go to Windsor the next day  but Katie was keen to return home. ‘Scot kept delaying us leaving,’ says Katie. ‘Eventually we decided to have a quick walk around the grounds. As we turned to exit the building, there were two couples sat on a table in the window. As I got closer I realised it was my parents and Scot’s parents. I broke down in tears. My parents live in London and Scot’s parents live in Dover. They had both travelled down in secret to surprise me so I could announce my engagement to them both at the same time! At that point, Scot told me he had booked a tour of the hotel as a potential wedding venue. We booked it for the end of May 2016 as both our parents absolutely loved it as much as we did.’

Katie came across her stunning Stephanie Allin wedding dress whilst out with a friend looking for her wedding dress. Although she wasn’t engaged at the time, Katie was drawn to an elegant high neck lace ball gown called Misty. ‘Once I was engaged, I made an appointment at the Stephanie Allin store in Chiltern Street, London to try Misty on,’ says Katie. ‘With the help of the store assistants Demi and Mel we played around with different necklines and laces and decided that we would use Misty as a base, but create a bespoke dress to incorporate all the elements I was after.’

The couple’s stunning barn wedding was everything they wanted and more.’ Great Fosters was one of Henry VIII’s hunting lodges,’ says Katie. There are still elements of the hotel which date back to the 1500’s. ‘The barn where the evening reception took place was full of character and large, dark wooden beams whereas the ceremony took place in a bright and modern orangery.’

Katie and Scot’s barn wedding was photographed by Hayley Bray.

A stunning barn wedding to inspire you

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How pretty is this photograph of Katie and Scot?

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The bridesmaids all wore a dress from Ghost called ‘Salma’ in the Oyster colour.

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The orangery for the ceremony looked incredibly elegant.

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Katie on the arm of her proud father.

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The couple after saying ‘I do.’

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Scot wore a three piece charcoal grey suit from Jack Bunneys, Katie had her make-up done by Inga and her assistant Birute from Kristina Gasperas Make Up Artists.

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How gorgeous were Katie and her bridesmaids’ bouquets?

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A barn wedding is the perfect setting for a romantic affair.

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A sweet treat for the guests.

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Katie and Scot chose Rebecca Reynolds at Laura Kuy Flowers as their florist. ‘It was Rebecca’s first wedding for Laura Kuy and we were not disappointed,’ says Katie. The top table was covered in tiny vases containing individual flowers and mini bunches of flowers. The hurricane lanterns from the ceremony were placed in front of the top table.

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Katie and Scot’s amazing wedding cake was by Maki’s Cakes. It had four different flavours, fruit, carrot, chocolate and lemon.

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The couple’s first dance at their barn wedding was to ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ by INXS.

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  1. wow how lovely. my sister has been looking into country barn wedding venues all over the country i think they make a wonderful setting

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