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Lou Osborne Photography – RiverVale Barn – Mr & Mrs Mallett

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Jamie & Amy

Mr & Mrs Mallett

 3rd September 2016

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“It was the most perfect day.

There was so much love and happy tears and everyone had an amazing time!” – Amy

Amy & Jamie are a lovely couple – I first met them at Costa in Winchester back in 2015.

As with all my clients, we kept in contact via email & pinterest over the coming months & met for a pre-wedding session in the New Forest a few months prior to the wedding.



Here’s a little about the couple – They met while working at Game Head Office in Basingstoke in December 2011 & first started talking to each other at the Christmas party & started dating soon after.

The Proposal – Ah I love hearing these stories – In December 2014 Amy & Jamie both had a few days holiday left to take & decided on a spontaneous trip to Egypt.  Amy said Jamie was very persistent about going away & after it all made sense why! “On our first evening in Egypt Jamie called me out to our balcony and asked me to marry him it was  a lovely evening and I loved that it was just the two us”

 The Venue – “It ticked all the boxes for us, the gardens looked amazing and the layout of the venue was perfect! As soon as we walked into the venue we knew it was the place we wanted to get married in. We had viewed a few venues before going to Rivervale Barn but once we saw Rivervale we knew it was the venue for us” – The venue is beautiful & has beautiful light rooms which helps to get amazing shots.


The couple opted for a pastel colour pallet for their wedding. The bridesmaids wore periwinkle blue dresses & looked absolutely beautiful – the flowers were gorgeous – blue hydrangeas, lavender, roses and wax foliage in pastel colours. The rest of the decor all complemented each component perfectly and suit the rustic theme the couple wanted. Amy’s dress & Bridesmaids dresses were from Borrowed Blue & Lace. Amanda Wyatt was the designer of Amy’s Dress. The accessories were from Accessorise & shoes from Next. Amy had a vintage brooch on her bouquet, that was once her Nans – this was a lovely touch.

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As previously mentioned the couple wanted a rustic theme for their wedding & found the lovely Laura from Lulabee whilst looking on Instagram. “She had some lovely ideas and pictures from her previous weddings were similar to how we wanted our wedding to look. My favourite decoration would have to be the card display, I loved the rustic suitcase it was perfect for the theme we wanted”

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The Food – Canapés – fish & chips, risotto balls & shepherds pie. The Meal – Scotch Egg for starters, Steak for mains and Panocotta for pudding. Evening Food – Chicken wraps. The food at Rivervale Barn is amazing! The staff really look after the suppliers too 😉

The couples wedding cake was by Vanilla Cake Company. They wanted it to be a mixture of pastel colours, with pastel blue being the main colour. They had a bird cage at the top of the cake, which matched their wedding invites. The tiers below were a mixture of different sized cupcakes in different flavours. Some of the cupcakes in cups and saucers that my Nan & Grandad picked up from local Charity Shops.

What did you have as entertainment? – “We had our own music playing through the ceremony and meal, this was something that Jamie put together himself. We then had a DJ playing in the evening (Ear Candy) on our invites we asked for our guests to chose a song this worked really well as it got everyone up dancing and it was nice to hear a variety of music that our guests have chosen”

The Maid of Honour Racheal made the ‘Mallett Pallett’ this was pallett that Amy’s Dad got that Racheal decorated with the order of the day, it was something Amy had seen on Pinterst and was a really nice and cheap idea! We also had photos up in the barn hanging on twine from the pillars that Racheal helped with too.

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I asked the couple what was the best part of their day & heres what they said –  “Its hard to pick one moment. For myself it would be walking down the isle and seeing Jamie I’ve never seen him so emotional! It was also nice to see how much it meant to our family and friends that had been invited to spend our day with us.”

What advice would you give any other couples about planning your big day, or any tips for the day itself? – Not to panic it will all come together in the end. Also to make sure you spend some time with your Husband/Wife on the day and try and take in everything around you.

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Suppliers used by the couple