On the 9th March I was very fortunate to be invited to the wedding launch at The Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire along with some fellow wedding professionals including some who were collected by mini bus from Tower Hill. Henry Moore was one of the most successful and influential sculptors of the twentieth century – it makes me proud to be British. Do have a look at their website to understand more about how talented this man was.
Upon arriving I discovered I was parked in the wrong place so after waiting for the petrol lorry to move I re-parked in the correct car park (The Hoop Inn) I missed the initial welcome by Charles Joint of The Henry Moore Foundation and Patrick Jones of Harbour & Jones . But I was just in time for a tour of Moore’s sculpture grounds and inspirational maquette studio with a peek at the Sheep Field Barn Gallery. We then made our way to the medieval Aisled Barn for cocktails and canapés beautifully presented and served by Harbour & Jones Events.
There were 5 tables each with a different theme (a bit like this weekends wedding sanctuary) from modern to country complete with flowers in a wellie boot which was where I was seated. I met some wonderful people at my table include Augusta Barnes, The Henry Moore Foundation, Yasmine from 5 Star Wedding Directory, Tai from Love Exposed Photography (whose business card I fell in love with) and Shola from Designer Wedding Planner. We had some great discussions + it’s always nice to meet fellow wedding professionals. Seated on other tables were my dear friends and colleagues, Kate Fletcher & Sandy Moretta so I felt right at home.
The barn was not only beautifully renovated but it had some huge tapestries by Henry Moore hanging on the walls, this enables you to create a very modern design in the barn should you wish to.
The food served was absolutely gorgeous and I was sad I had to leave just before the summer pudding was served, but I’m sure someone would have had seconds! I did stifle a groan when trotting up the hill in my heels PAST the original carpark I had parked in to get to The Hoops Inn – why didn’t I wear flats?! I must do a special thank you to Karens Cakes – wow, gorgeous!
The Wedding Costs
Hire of the Aisled Barn from £3,000
Packages including drinks, canapé reception, two course menu and all equipment hire from £55 per person or 3 course menu for £62.50
All catering is by Harbour & Jones Events
Photo Credit – Chris Overton Photography