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.”
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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!"
Suits and shirts
Ties, pocket square and cufflinks