Jessie and Joe's day had plenty of blooms and pretty details

Joseph William proposed to an unsuspecting Jessica Hemmings five years after meeting on a night out. “Joe popped the question in Antigua on 28th May, 2015 at Coco's Hotel – it really was a stunning setting!” recalls Jessie.

The big day was set for exactly a year later on Sunday 29th May, 2016, at Wick Farm Barn, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset. To reflect the venue's rural location, the couple opted for a rustic-chic vibe.

Here, Jessie tells us more about their day...

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Wick Farm Barn was completely perfect for the vision we had, it just felt right instantly.


Rustic romance: Image 2aOur favours were Personality Face Mats which clipped on to the guest's nose – a definite ice-breaker!

Rustic romance: Image 2 Our centrepieces were flowers in bronzed glass vases.


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The flower displays comprised peonies, sweet peas and various whimsical blooms.


Rustic romance: Image 4aOur cake was a cream and bronze three-tier creation with a floral design. Inspiration taken from our invites with J&J cake topper, the flavours were lemon drizzle, chocolate salted caramel and tiramisu.

Rustic romance: Image 4 Each guests' name was written on a hummingbird glass hanger.


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The bridesmaids' dresses were an easy choice: Jenny Packham midnight blue gowns, a similar style to my wedding dress.


Rustic romance: Image 6aVenue décor also comprised floral, hanging hearts, plenty of trailing ivy and ample lights hung on the barn beams.

Rustic romance: Image 6 Laura from Strawberry Fields made the whole day run smoothly – it was effortless!


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I wore a St Patrick Pronovias Ziu gown. It first caught my eye when I visited the store and it hadn't even been unwrapped – I was dying to be the first to try it on.


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Joe and the groomsmen wore Ted Baker dark blue suits and waistcoats with silver ties.


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We walked down the aisle to Circle of Life and our first dance was to Seal's Kiss from a Rose.


Joseph and Jessica's contact book

Bride's accessories
House of Fraser

Bride's dress
Find a Dress

Bridesmaids' dresses

Bath Baby Cakes

Strawberry Field Catering


The Walled Garden

Groom's suit

Hair and make-up
Melanie Giles

Rosie Cutbill Photography



Wick Farm Barn