• Helen & Noel

The Barn at Alswick & Engage Weddings Summer Soiree

This Wednesday we spent a lovely evening in the company of Engage Weddings suppliers at the beautiful wedding venue The Barn at Alswick in Hertfordshire.


The Barn has been running as a wedding venue for 3 years, following a massive 7 year renovation program, and the attention to detail shows everywhere you look.



The interior timber beams against the clean white walls are the perfect combination, beautiful but in no danger of competing with your wedding decor, merely complimenting it .



Outside, a short step across the courtyard, you will find the accommodation in the form of luxury glamping tents. The happy couple having a higher spec, creating a cosy nest to snuggle down in at the end of the day.



We were all treated to a tour of the stunning gardens where the happy couple can have their private photos and take some time together away from all their guests to catch their breath and enjoy a little alone time. The gardens are an absolute gem, with something new around every corner. We think you could easily spend several hours in them and every photograph would be different, you really are spoilt for choice.



After this a great social night followed hosted by the lovely Becca from Engage Weddings. If you are getting married in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Cambridge then you really should join Engage Weddings. Wedding planning events, trusted suppliers and a facebook support group are just some of the advantages to joining.



Chocolate Baileys cupcakes were supplied by Mels Cakes & Bakes, and they were nothing short of amazing !

In Mels own words....." Here at Mel's cakes and bakes we turn your bespoke cake ideas into reality. We create bespoke wedding cakes to fit with your dream day and can also provide co-ordinating wedding cookie favours and cupcakes. You can hire our vintage themed cake cart and we will fill it with yummy cakes, cookies and sweets of your choosing.

We also create bespoke celebration and Birthday cakes and cupcakes. 

Finally we can offer a vintage afternoon tea service where we deliver an afternoon tea to you at a house or venue you have arranged."



A sumptuous cheese platter was supplied by Hope from The Cheese Plate at Buntingford and it went perfectly with our glasses of wine.

Award winning cheese shop "The Cheese Plate" in Buntingford.  Specialising in cheese wedding cakes, Cheese evenings, Cheese and Wine evenings, Outside Catering and cheese wholesale to pubs and restaurants in Hertfordshire and surrounding counties.



Toni Cassidy from Glamavan supplied a great touch of sparkle to the evening.


" Add some sparkle to your Wedding, Party or Event by hiring Glamavan!  

Glamavan offer Children's pamper parties and Teen makeover parties all set up in your home or chosen location.

Glamavan also offers Eco-friendly glitter bars for any occasion.

Toni can provide you with your wedding makeup needs and beauty treatments."


Music and entertainment for the night was supplied courtesy of Dom from Domplayssax and Dan from J N Sounds

Dom enriches any event creating a wonderful ambience with his atmospheric tones and Ibiza party, turned wedding party.

JN Sounds is run by Jon and Dan.  With over 30 years of DJ experience between them of weddings, parties, private functions, bars, pubs and clubs, they know exactly what is required to produce an amazing party.



And the added bonus for us, was the barn owl flying around the field next to the glamping area. Not our best photos of these magnificent birds, one of those times when we dearly wished our big zoom lenses were not safely tucked up at home.



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