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Ding, Dong! New client bells are ringing

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We all love a wedding, don’t we? So, imagine our excitement when we were recently appointed by Silchester Farm, a brand new wedding venue set in the heart of historic Silchester, Hampshire.

The owners of Silchester Farm, Al and Carla approached us looking for branding and a new website that would showcase their unique and picturesque wedding and events venue.

Set within 23 acres of beautiful countryside, the barns and working farm offer the most stunning backdrop for weddings and other special events…so believe it or not, we were happy to oblige! Alongside the events offering, the venue also features a livery and storage space.

We spent time with Al and Carla, who told us all about the history of Silchester Farm and the story of how it developed; we were given an exclusive tour of the grounds too. They have worked extremely hard to restore the farm to its former glory and their passion is admirable; they’re fully committed to personally ensuring their customers’ get the big day they’ve always dreamt of!

 One of the USPs of the venue is the fact it can be completely personalised and styled to every couple’s individual taste. It’s pretty much a blank canvas (and a stunning blank canvas at that), which is ready for couples to put their own stamp on. These were the things we really focused on as unique propositions, and wanted to reflect this through the design of the branding and website. And so we got to work!

The logo features a pig, which was illustrated by one of our talented freelance illustrators. Our client wanted to draw (no pun intended, honest) on the deep historical roots of Silchester Farm, as it was previously a piggery. We chose to take that illustrative route because we felt it was the most effective way of truly reflecting the rural element of the venue and representing its heritage, which we knew were very important to our client.

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Following this, we designed and built a fully responsive website and created all of the copy too. It’s an image-led site, which we felt was the most impactful way to showcase the venue and its rustic charm - from its stunning countryside setting right down to the finer detail that makes it so unique. The website boasts a modern design and intuitive site-wide navigation, which helps users find their way around really easily…a key requirement for couples in search of that dream wedding venue! The site is fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and devices.

“The reason why we selected CAKE over other competitors very much centred around their very current modern vibe and complete willingness to go above and beyond. Not only that, everything their talented team turns their hand to looks beyond incredible. The work CAKE has done for us is always commented on by our customers and suppliers.”
Al Winsey, Owner of Silchester Farm

 Of course, we’d like you to check out the website because we’re incredibly proud of our work, but we would also thoroughly recommend the venue if you do happen to be planning a wedding and are currently on the hunt for that dreamy spot. We’re hoping to build on this work further down the line as the venue grows, so watch this space!

We’ve got a team of creatives who specialise in branding and website build and design… Give us a shout if we can support any of your business’ marketing needs.

gareth slaughter