Category: Barn Wedding

My Summer with Earth Catering

I joined West-Sussex based Earth Catering as Event Supervisor back in April. I met most of the couples for their menu tastings at EC’s HQ, a beautiful remote barn in Runcton near Chichester, before their individual celebrations in all sorts of venues throughout Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. I loved going to wedding venues I hadn’t visited before. My favourite was Elsted Village Hall near Midhurst (pictured below), a real blank canvas space with retro green velvet stage curtains! The views from the cricket field really are exceptional, and there is plenty of space for a marquee, stretch tent, chill…

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Country Garden Styling with Bell & Bell Events

Bell & Bell Events is run by sister duo Jen and Sue. I spoke to them about their hire collection, their unique aesthetic and how they’ve kept busy during the pandemic… When Sue was planning her wedding back in 2018, she and her husband were set on creating a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. They wanted an intimate, country-style wedding with a bit of fun. Their wedding was at Cissbury Barns which, at the time, was still being converted from an old sheep barn. “A little bit of spit and sawdust was what we saw and fell in love with” says Sue. They…

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Styled Shoot – Edgy, Intimate, Sustainable

Earlier this year Jude (stylist and venue owner of Wickerwood Farm) and Anna (floral designer from Tales from Apple Tree House) hatched a plan for an inspirational bridal shoot. They wanted to focus on intimate weddings (sign of the times) with an emphasis on sustainability, a subject close to both their hearts. The concept of the shoot was to depict the ever-changing seasons using dried flowers from Anna’s East Sussex cutting garden, as well as Jude’s interpretation of ‘festive luxe’. It shows how a smaller, intimate venue can be cleverly used to create a mood using natural, organic materials. The…

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Citrus Love Styled Shoot at Manor Barn

Today photographer Masha Unwerth shares the inspiration behind her zingy late summer shoot… This shoot was inspired by the citrus colour palette and summer Italian heat! With the end of the summer approaching I felt mesmerised by the amazing weather we still had and wanted to create something bold to inspire brides-to-be. It was important to keep this colourful shoot bold and crisp. To empower couples wanting to incorporate the vibrant colour into their wedding design. As a photographer I associate the vibrant colours of citrus fruits with Tuscan sun, which led me to the overall theme, Citrus Love. We…

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Lockdown Love Competition

Keri Clark, wedding hair stylist and make up artist (founder of Off Duty Wedding Hair & Makeup) has hand-selected a team of Kent-based creatives to offer an amazing Covid-friendly competition prize. The Prize On Saturday 19th December the team will be creating and styling a luxurious winter wedding setting at Oak Tree Barn, a beautiful rustic barn with modern industrial elements in the heart of Kent. A personalised blessing ceremony will be conducted by Bex the Celebrant in a chic ceremony setting styled by Olivia from The Collect Co in front of up to 13 of the chosen couple’s guests….

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The Cherry Barn Wedding Showcase THIS SUNDAY

Back in March we announced The Cherry Barn were hosting a Wedding Showcase in April. But alas it was not meant to be! After all their hard work and planning they had to cancel because of lockdown (we have also had to cancel events so we totally understand their pain). What a different summer they must have lived through at the barn this year. Eerie silence in place of Champagne corks popping, music, laughter… We are pleased to announce they’re going ahead with their rescheduled date this Sunday (4th October) with all the necessary Covid restrictions in place; a one…

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Supplier Spotlight – The W Collection

If you’re having a marquee wedding at home, or in a blank canvas venue, you’re going to need to consider furniture. Hampshire-based The W Collection offers an inventory of stylish and distinctive furniture and props. Pick and choose from their catalogue to create intimate settings and relaxed spaces to gather and dine. The W Collection is headed up by Pippa who has a passion for hospitality and interior design. With an airline pilot father she has travelled extensively, and has been influenced by different cultures, people, colours and landscapes. Pippa lived in Australia for many years where she owned and…

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Q&A With Freight Train Runners

If you’re looking for a wedding band in Hampshire you must check out Freight Train Runners. They’re amazing! The video at the bottom of the post is testament to their talent… and a brilliant first dance song choice. Q. How long has Freight Train Runners been around? A. We’ve been together since 2016. Q. How did the band form?  A. I put the band together myself by inviting musicians I had worked with previously to join. I wanted to start something with a fresh and different take on set list choices. Q. What are your backgrounds? And do you all…

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Six Top Barn Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Barn weddings are a popular choice, allowing you to take on a space as your own and apply an intimate, rustic theme. Once you’ve got your decorations, your lighting, your catering, and everything else sorted, it’s time to spare a thought for your entertainment. Getting the entertainment spot on can massively enhance your dream barn wedding. Thankfully, barn weddings offer such a broad appeal, that your choices for fitting entertainment are pretty broad. Below, we’ve picked our six top barn wedding entertainment ideas to help get you started. Acoustic and folk style bands Our top pick for a lively barn…

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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Hampshire

We hand over to Hampshire-based photographer Jason Williams for today’s guest post!.. Let’s be honest, there are quite literally hundreds of wedding venues in Hampshire. Personally, I think Hampshire is one of the best places in the UK for weddings. We’re blessed with beaches, forests, urban venues, and everything in between. It can be a little bewildering when trying to find the “perfect” venue when what defines perfect for one would be an idea of hell for someone else. Therefore, to come up with a definitive list of “the best” is impossible. What I’ve tried to do here is to…

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