Our day, our way

19 Mar 2014

Our day, our way

The wedding of Dan Edwards and Jules Barcas at The Great Tythe Barn was a relaxed, fun event for all

Dan Edwards and Jules Barcas

Where: Ceremony and reception at The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury

Photography: Capture Every Moment

From the beginning I knew I wanted a princess dress. After losing my mother 15 years ago and having no family close by, I went on the hunt by myself and found my amazing Maggie Sottero ‘Paris’ dress in Rosella Gowns in Cirencester.

After looking at several venues we found The Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury and loved it straight away. It’s a gorgeous and tranquil setting with such a lovely, relaxed vibe.

The morning of the wedding was so much fun, I felt totally relaxed. The only thing I felt nervous about was walking down the aisle because I wasn’t sure my dress would fit with my dad as well. I was excited to see Dan standing there waiting for me at the end – although he looked petrified.

Our colour scheme was a mixture of fuchsia/cerise and cream and instead of flowers, I chose crystal wishing trees as centrepieces. My six-year-old son, Bailey, designed our invitations to add a personal touch and I used this logo on the table numbers and seating plan cards. I bought a second summery dress and flip-flops to change into before the wedding breakfast due to the heat and it was the best decision I made.

We didn’t want traditional photos, but cool, slightly outrageous ones and that is exactly what we got. We climbed under barbed wire to get our corn field shots and it was worth every second. We had such a blast and the photos speak for themselves.

Once our cake was cut in the evening, we went straight into our first dance. We chose All the Way, sung by Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion. Our evening entertainment was a Frank Sinatra/DJ impersonator. His name was Jim McAllister and we found him through Alive Network. We also hired a photo booth from Blue Goose and everyone loved it. It was such great fun.


Photography: Capture Every Moment, Cirencester, 01285 643200, www.captureeverymoment.co.uk

Venue: The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury, 01666 502475, www.gtb.co.uk

Dress: Rosella Gowns, Cirencester, 01285 644662, www.rosellagowns.co.uk

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The Bridal Studio, Cirencester, 01285 644375,


Make-up: Monika Vrublova, Bridal Dream, Cheltenham, 07513 552108,


Hair: Jenny Jackson, Tetbury, 07730 868124

Groom’s outfit: Mr Charles Menswear, Cirencester, 01285 644055

Stationery: Busy Finger Printers, Cirencester, 01285 656757, www.busyfingercirencester.com

Flower Bouquets: Roses, Cirencester, 01285 643634

Centrepieces: Vintage Venue Styling, Worcester, 0845 6899023, www.vintagevenuestyling.co.uk

Cake: Cotswolds Finest Cakes, 01285 652950, www.cotswoldsfinestcakes.com

Catering: Crown Catering, Cirencester, 01285 658000, www.crown-catering.co.uk

Entertainment: Jim Mcallister, Alive Network, 0845 108 5500, www.a;ivenation.com; photo booth, Blue Goose, Stroud, 07786 328846, www.bluegoosehire.co.uk

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.



Everything for your wedding

In The Spotlight: City Brides Ltd, Norfolk

Owner of City Brides Ltd Juliette Bendell tells us about her bridal fashion business in&n...

Wedding cake ideas inspired by the seasons

Look to your wedding season for inspiration when it comes to your cake ...

4 unusual reception venue ideas for your wedding

Forgo tradition with these unusual wedding reception venue ideas ...

In The Spotlight: The Woodyard at Worstead Estate, Norfolk

Nestled in 300 acres of private woodland is The Woodyard at Worstead Estate, a newly laun...

17 plus-size wedding guest outfits

Flatter your figure and accentuate your curves with these options in plus-size wedding gu...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show