Catt and Caleb were looking for something super simple and casual for their wedding with just their very nearest and dearest in attendance.
The date they chose was significant to them but occurred mid-week so that set the scene for intimate ceremony. The final guest list was only 20, so they were looking for a beautiful space, that fit within their budget, in which to hold their ceremony.
When Catt and Caleb first came to visit the garden in May they had their heart set on the Birch walk for their ceremony. I persuaded them to hold off making a final decision until the week of the wedding as I knew the birch walk would not be the highlight of the garden in mid-September.
They revisited the garden a few days before their wedding and of course with the unseasonably warm start to spring everything in the garden was blooming early. The garden was looking spectacular with the crab apples and alpine phlox in full bloom.
They were just blown away by the beauty of the crab apples, so the decision to have their ceremony on the crab apple lawn was an easy one.
The day dawned warm and clear. It was forecasted to be a top of 29 degrees, but a slight breeze kept the day pleasant.
With all guests in attendance, Catt walked through the wisteria arbour on the arm of her dad and onto the Crab Apple lawn to be delivered to the waiting groom.
Vows were exchanged and everyone enjoyed a few refreshments whilst photos were taken.
By late afternoon the newlyweds and their guests were ready to continue on to a local restaurant for further celebrations.
As always, we wish Caleb and Catt all the best for their future together.
The Secret Garden Team