Ashley and Daniel met at university in 2013. "We got chatting at a party and ended up talking for most of the night," the couple tell us. "The following day we went on a wonderful date where we enjoyed a walk along the beach followed by cocktails and a movie night. Our relationship developed from there."

The couple became engaged during a surprise proposal. “Dan proposed to me at the top of Cadair Idris in Wales, the first mountain that we’d climbed together during our university days,” Ashley explains. “It was a complete surprise when it happened.”

Just married The couple chose the stunning Wellington Barn located in Calne as their wedding venue. "It's such a beautiful place which isn't too far from where we live," Ashley and Daniel tell us. "We walk our dogs around the area so we already knew about the wonderful location and it was a firm favourite of ours from the start."

Exchanging rings The couple decided on a navy and sage green woodland theme to decorate their day. "We chose succulents, moss and green foliage for our floral arrangements to reflect our love of nature and tie in with our woodland theme," they tell us. "Our semi-naked cake sat on a large log slice surrounded by foliage and heather while smaller log holders presented our table names which were inspired by our pets. We have much-loved dogs, chickens and ducks so these were all printed onto different cards."


Table decor Ashley and Daniel used wine bottles topped with dripping candles as their centrepieces. "We wrote each place name on brown tags and attached them to the candles. They looked great and worked well with our table plan which was a cork board decorated with hessian, twine and wooden pegs. We also had hessian bunting and plenty of childhood photographs decorating our venue and we gifted our guests a Yankee candle and sweets as favours. Our groomsmaids also received a rose gold bracelet each."

Cutting the cake Ashley and Daniel decided on sharing platters for their wedding breakfast. "The caterers did a wonderful job," the couple tell us, "and the platters were a sociable choice to get guests talking."

Speeches Ashley wore a navy suit with a sage green tie while Daniel wore a grey suit teamed with a navy tie. "We both had a thistle pocket flower and our groomsmaids each wore a hair comb decorated with a thistle that matched these," the couple explain. "They coordinated with us in our suits in their stylish sage and navy dresses and we allowed them to choose a style that suited them and that they would feel comfortable wearing all day and evening."


First dance The couple hired a DJ for their evening party and guests also took advantage of the great outdoors. "It was glorious weather so our loved ones explored the stunning surroundings and meadow," Ashley and Daniel tell us. "The venue also have firepits outside that we lit and gave everyone marshmallows to toast along with sparklers which they all loved!"

Couple pose in field

Ashley and Daniel's contact book


The Flying Pig Cake Emporium
Tel: 01249 817 225


Vaughan's Kitchen
Tel: 01380 530 203


Euphoria Entertainments
Tel: 07980 155 296


Tel: 07803 794 647


Wiltshire Wedding Photography by Jamie McDine
Tel: 07891 316 586

Suits and shirts

Ties, pocket square and cufflinks


Wellington Barn
Tel: 01249 400 014
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