We know we say this all the time, but today’s wedding really is a belter – a beautiful, joyous meadow wedding at the stunning Newhall Mains, shot by Caro Weiss. It’s got it all: a bespoke embroidered yellow wedding dress, an emotional outside ceremony, an enchanted forest meal and a vibrant party afterwards.
Newhall Mains is the crème de la crème of UK wedding venues, a converted 18th century barn with 5 neighbouring cottages, all lovingly restored and beautifully decorated (plus – it’s the only wedding venue in Europe to have its own private runway, which is the ultimate flex if you ask us). Catriona and Tom used all of the space available on their day, with their ceremony taking place in the garden, the reception taking place in the long, L-shaped barn building, the dancing and partying spilling out into the courtyard beyond; and some beautiful meadow wedding photos in the surrounding grounds for good measure.
It was a day that perfectly reflected them as a couple and their journey together so far. Catriona designed her wedding dress herself, entrusting the team at Diane de Malherbe to embroider the vignettes that represented their past, present and future together (just LOOK at that mountainscape sleeve! The intricate hem which reflected the meadow wedding vibe!) She wore the embroidered overlay with a yellow slip during the day, and changed into a blue slip for the evening. Tom wore a bespoke linen suit from Hoi An, and a silk pocket square that had been refashioned from an old kimono; Catriona also wrapped up in a dusky pink kimono for part of the ceremony. Her bridesmaids wore mismatching floral dresses all tied together with stunning flowers from Adelaide’s Secret Garden, which Catriona also wore in her hair; and just look at the floral pieces Adelaide created for the reception space – talk about bringing the outside in!
At the time of the wedding the couple lived in Singapore, and they paid homage to this in their plans for the day, interwoven with nods to their Scottish roots, with a piper walking Catriona in, traditional Celtic vows, and a handfasting too.
We cannot get enough of this wedding and the creativity that abounds! Check out the gallery – and the suppliers who made it happen – below.