A relaxed farm wedding venue Banbury was the perfect informal setting for these childhood sweethearts. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more…

Kacey posing with her 5 bridesmaids, dressed in sage green dresses

Kacey and Bradley met at secondary school at the age of 11. “We dated all the way through and finally got married at the age of 27,” says Kacey. “We also have two beautiful children together, and we just felt like getting married was the final piece of our puzzle.”

Kacey's mermaid wedding dress with lace embellishment
Kacey on the morning of her wedding wearing her ivory wedding dress and bridal veil

A Valentine’s Day proposal

“For Valentine’s Day, Bradley created a life story book,” says Kacey.

“Each page had photos that followed us from meeting at school right up to the current day. The last page was Bradley asking me to marry him and then he got down on one knee. I couldn’t have been any happier, I wouldn’t have wanted to share my life with anyone else.”

Kacey and Bradley's tipi wedding venue Banbury

Shopping for the dress

"My experience at WED2B’s Chesham store was brilliant,” says Kacey.

“The women there felt like friends and were so knowledgeable."

"They gave me real feedback for the dresses I tried and really listened to what I was looking for. Georgina from WED2B social media also reached out about the real bride stories, after she saw an image of us on our photographer’s Instagram page.”

Kacey on the morning of her wedding sitting outside their wooden lodge
Kacey helping her bridesmaid put her bracelet on

Kacey chose Natalie, a beautiful fishtail style.

“The dress just fitted like it was made for me,” she says.

“I felt the best I had ever felt whilst wearing it, all my insecurities left. I chose to make it strapless and I finished the look with an Angel veil and Evie hair piece.” (For similar styles try Fynn, Faythe or Kamille)

Kacey's adoable flowergirl dress hanging up
Kacey putting her daugher into her adorable flowergirl dress

A farm wedding venue Banbury

The couple got married at Hadsham Farm, near Banbury, on 27th August 2022. “We chose it because it’s an outdoor tipi venue,” says Kacey.

“It also had a completely relaxed vibe, which was exactly how Bradley and I are in life."

"It’s the only venue we viewed, because the second we got there we just knew nowhere else would be as perfect."

Kacey's bridesmaids and children waiting for Kacey for thier first look
Kacey and her dad having their first look on the morning of the wedding
Kacey's dad smiling while wiping away those happy tears

The big day

“I got ready in the venue’s shepherd’s cabin with my bridesmaids and our daughter, who was our flower girl,” says Kacey. “Bradley and our son got ready across the venue in the small bell tents. We had our family stay the night before and they all got ready in the morning with us."

"Our fathers were busy cooking a fry up on the BBQ while our mums were doing the finishing touches!”

Kacey preparing to walk down the aisle while her bridesmaids helps with the bridal train on her dress

“Once our guests arrived, my bridesmaids walked down the aisle one by one and then my dad walked me to meet Bradley,” says Kacey. “The outdoor ceremony was in front of a flower hoop covered in baby’s breath, overlooking a lake and stunning greenery. We also read out vows that we had written specially about our journey together."

Kacey and Bradley's bridesmaids and wedding guests seated during their wedding ceremony
Kacey and Bradley standing at the end of the aisle during their wedding ceremony

Food vans, grazing tables and a silent disco

“After the ceremony there were food vans instead of a sit-down meal,” says Kacey. “Later in the evening there was also a grazing table, to tie in with our relaxed atmosphere. Once everybody had eaten, everyone danced and had fun."

"We finished with a silent disco, for those of us that weren’t ready to end the night!”

Kacey and Bradley's first kiss as a married couple
Kacey and Bradley walking back up the aisle as husband and wife

“Our first dance song was ‘You’re Still The One’, to mirror how we have loved each other for as long as we can remember,” says Kacey. “We’ve always been each others ‘one’.”

Bradley carrying Kacey after their wedding ceremony
Bradley lifting Kacey up while looking at one another

A green and white theme

"We went for lots of greenery with touches of white flowers everywhere, and lots of baby’s breath,” says Kacey. “The venue was full of fairy lights and the whole of the inside was wooden, which kept everything neutral and natural. Our bridesmaids also wore sage green dresses.”

Kacey and Bradley laughing as Bradley carries Kacey

"Our wedding cake was semi-nude and topped with green and white floral toppers,” says Kacey. “Underneath we had cookies instead of multiple tiers."

"The whole day was completely laid-back, rather than regimented."

Kacey and Bradley's wedding sign at their wedding venue banbury
Kacey and Bradley with their parents during their wedding

The best bits…

“The most memorable moments were standing in front of all of our family and friends,” says Kacey. “Also, Bradley saying his vows, while rubbing my wedding ring finger, promising to love me and support me for the rest of our lives. It was such a beautiful moment and we never felt more connected to one another.”

Bradley and Kacey performing their first dance during their wedding reception
Kacey dancing with her dad during the evening of their wedding reception

My top tips…

“Take a break from hosting in your evening and remember to spend time together.”

Kacey and Bradley holding eachother close while performing their first dance
Bradley dancing with his flowergirl and daughter during their wedding reception

Kacey and Bradley’s Dream Team 

Photographer: Gemma Randall Photography 

Wedding venue Banbury: Hadsham Farm Weddings

Wedding dresses Chesham: WED2B

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