Our perfect day - 26/06/2021
Where to start on our wedding story? Like many others during the pandemic we should have been married last year. However, at the time we were with another venue which fell through. They were far from accommodating and wouldn’t allow us to rebook for a later time.
Smeetham Hall Barn was always a favourite but at the time we had overlooked this as my sister had been married there the year before. However, Bridget made contact, understood our situation and between her and Sally from Splinters they really saved the day. We were able to have the date exactly a year on and my goodness, the flexibility, the support and the package they offered was just incredible!
Bridget and Sophie at Smeetham were always so flexible, payment deadlines delayed and were always so relaxed and accommodating - exactly what every panicking bride needs. Ten days before, restrictions around weddings lifted to a certain degree. But we were required to cut some numbers, but even then, Sophie and Bridget were on the end of the phone and email, even allowed us to push in a few extra guests and navigate what the ever changes ‘rules’ meant for us and they really took the stress away.
We then come to the day before, dressing and decorating the stunning, stunning barn. Sophie and Bridget were there on hand to help, to ensure we had all we needed to get the barn dressed and ready.
Our wedding was utterly perfect, the day itself was a dream, the venue is stunning and we utilised the space and my dreams all came together. The sun shone and our photographer (Pengelly) a regular at the venue, knew every spot and the photos are breath taking. The day and night went past in a blur, but the whole team working at the barn that day went over and above in their service. So many members of our friends and family commented on how amazing you all were. Even when we were off having photos, Sally, Sophie and the team were there ensuring Olly and I were ok and with a drink.
Now our engagement has been quite the journey but you have all been AMAZING! Our day was perfect and something we will continue to talk about for a long time to come. I can’t recommend SHB and Splinters enough - 5 stars on everything! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! xxxx
Jade & Olly Miles - 26th June 2021