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Wedding at New Barton Barns, Devon

Wedding at New Barton Barns, Devon

All About You

Hayley and Adam's personality-packed coastal wedding at New Barton Barns

Hayley and Adam were heading to St Ives for what she thought was a friend's party - complete with a designed and printed invitation. "It turned out to all be an elaborate plan for a surprise proposal - there was no party, just a romantic weekend away," says Hayley. "Whilst walking on one of the more secluded beaches, Adam got down on one knee, proposed and then pulled some very well hidden champagne and glasses from his coat so that we could celebrate on the beach together under the stars!"

Continuing the coastal theme, the couple decided to marry at St Werburgh's Church in Wembury, sitting high above the cliffs on the south Devon coast. Leaving from Hayley's childhood home, she arrived to the church in slightly overcast weather, feeling nervous and excited in equal measure as her nephews set off down the aisle. "When I walked into the church and Adam and I glanced at each other for the first time, a wave of euphoria overwhelmed us," she remembers. "Throughout the service we both couldn't stop smiling and felt so relaxed."


After a service that took in the couple's favourite hymns as well as two readings by Hayley's close childhood friends, Hayley and Adam were pronounced husband and wife! "It was wonderful to be sharing the most precious moment of our lives so far with all of our favourite people," says Hayley.

"When we emerged from the church, the sun began to shine down on us, and after having some photographs on the cliffs we headed for New Barton Barns for welcome drinks and canapes," says Hayley. A relaxed, "natural" theme led the decor and styling, with milk churns full of flowers and large hanging floral displays.

Choosing to do the speeches straight away - "so that all nerves could be settled and the wedding breakfast fully appreciated!" - the guests tucked into roast beef, chicken wrapped in parma ham and goat's cheese tart, followed by white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake and chocolate brownies. An impressive buttercream ruffle cake comprising three delicious flavours was adorned with fresh flowers.


"Adam and I then sneaked off for some more photos in the disappearing light," says Hayley. "This gave us some time to digest the magic of the day."

Returning for their first dance to 'I Won't Give Up' by Jason Mraz, there followed a night of photo booth fun, hog roasts, toasted marshmallows and a lot of dancing to "absolutely incredible" live band, The Jacks.

"Try to remember that your wedding is all about the two of you," says Hayley when asked for her tips for other engaged couples. "We tried to incorporate as much of our personalities into the day as we could. From the invitations, photos and favours to the outfits, sweets and first dance, your guests should say 'That's so them!'"

Photography Clare Kinchin Photography
Venue St Werburgh's Church & New Barton Barns
Dress Essense of Australia from Sam Cox Bridalwear
Groom's outfit French Connection Moss Bros
Bridesmaids' dresses Sistaglam
Groomsmen's outfits Burton
Hair & make-up Adele Hack
Flowers Butterflies & Roses
Transport Wistful Wedding Cars
Entertainment The Jacks
Catering & bar hire Hire Class
Cake Edible Essence
Videography Motion Farm

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