A Beautiful Barn Wedding In Surrey With Pretty Spring Flowers
31st August 2016
by Marina Licht
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.
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