The 26-year-old gold medallist married Daniel Shand, an accountant and former cyclist, in a civil ceremony held at the countryside venue. Joanna was introduced to Daniel by her Olympic teammate Lizzie Armitstead several years ago. Looking radiant in a pink lace dress, Joanna was accompanied by four bridesmaids, Keeley and Natalie Shand plus two fellow national cyclists Dame Sarah Storey and Lizzie Armitstead. Here are a few pics from her wedding which was in July last year.
We write a lot about very grand venues, sweeping staircases and opulant surroundings but one of our absolute favourite types of wedding venue a rural rustic one - and if that is actually a farm, then so much the better! 'Farm weddings' can take place in any season and we love that they bring a natural, earthy and simplicity style to a wedding - or not.... Because obviously it's up to you how far you go with this theme. (Wild West anyone?). There are plenty of inspirational Farm wedding boards on Pinerest and Etsy is awash with lovely objects to buy to make your Farm Wedding perfect. However, you do at least need a field... and preferably a barn or such like. Here are three gorgeous venues for the ultimate rustic farm weddding...
Pictured at the top is South Farm, located on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire borders yet only 50 minutes from London, it is a lovingly restored Grade II listed country house. South Farm is set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds and beautiful gardens surrounded by a smallholding, the main house adjoins a courtyard of lovingly restored timber framed barns, granaries and stables.
How beautiful are these caravans??
Love these flowers in a Milk Urn. I was brought up in the country and although have now lived in London for more years than I care to remember, in my heart the country girl still lives on - maybe thats why I love these types of weddings so much... Farbridge in West Sussex (set on edge of the South Downs) has the most beautifully restored barns, perfect for making your Farm wedding.