The Copse wedding || Sarah + Tim
An intimate country house and garden in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, Wedding weekends at The Copse, is located on the outskirts of Reading and was the location for Sarah & Tim’s nuptials. This is truly a unique find for an intimate chic garden party wedding in a stunning countryside setting. This wasn’t just a wedding day it was a wedding weekend!
Sarah & Tim both got ready at the venue in rooms at the opposite ends of the house. Sarah and with her bridesmaids enjoyed a morning of hair and makeup with champagne while Tim and the boys headed off to the local pub for a swift half before the guests arrived. When the guests did arrived they were greeted with Pimms in the courtyard before taking their seat for the ceremony.
The courtyard is covered with a stretched tent canopy making the ceremony feel intimate and close with readings from a friend and Tims father. There is little need for decoration as you are surrounded by beautiful flowers and botanicals which The Copse has in abundance. The couple left the ceremony to a flurry of confetti and we headed off for some photos around the venue while their guests enjoyed a tipple at the Gin Bar and chatted around the pond and gardens before it was time for the meal.
The meal and speeches took place on the decking overlooking the pond. All the table decorations were beautifully crafted by Sarah. Old Gin bottles held table numbers alongside jars of flowers and hessian tieing everything together for this rustic garden party vibe. later in the day an acoustic guitarist took to the balcony of the house to serenade the guests as the sun set and the fire pits were lit. The evening party kicked off with music and dancing with a DJ accompanied by a saxophonist to entertain the guests.
Sarah & Tim are such an awesome couple, so chilled laid back and easy to get on with. They wanted their wedding day to reflect this and did it perfectly. From the first time I met them, I knew their priority was to create a garden party vibe with a relaxed atmosphere. Think BBQ with drinks on tap, add some great music at a stunning venue and they nailed it!!!
Thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful day.
Venue | The Copse
Hair & make-up | Liz Patey Make Up
Wedding dress | Wed2b
Food | Jamie’s Catering
Cakes | Brown Bear Bakery
If you’re planning your wedding and would like me to capture your day then please get in touch.