Category: Barn Wedding

Maz & Shaun’s Big Fat Greek Wedding… in Sussex!

Today we’re pleased to feature Maz & Shaun’s Greek-themed wedding. We absolutely love the pastel suits, the Airstream and the Greek Taverna foodie vibes… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We really wanted to incorporate Maz’s Greek-Cypriot heritage but also pay homage to the gorgeous, rustic barn at Pangdean so we had lots of small touches, like olive leaves, being a consistent theme on favours, stationery and in our flowers. Equally, our food was Greek-Cypriot inspired. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. We wanted the…

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Earthy Outdoor Weddings at Chiddinglye

Today we hear from Becky Cook who runs The Garden Chef and Patrick’s Barn at Chiddinglye in Sussex. She tells us what they wanted to portray from this earthy natural shoot, and how special Happy Valley is if you want to make nature a big part of your day (and I for one would really love to hug one of those amazing ancient trees!) Over to Becky… We really love smaller weddings, weddings that reflect the couple and the things that are important to them. We relish helping our couples on an individual basis and building their perfect days, working…

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Eco Folksy Bridal Shoot

Hampshire-based photographer Sarah Hoyle coordinated this shoot as a way to portray the values of her brand which is all about simple living and sustainability. “The shoot had a folksy feel to it” explains Sarah “I described it as being a mix between Poldark and Mumford and Sons!” Sarah brought together a team of suppliers with the same ethical and environmental values, to create a shoot that was eco-friendly and sustainable. The venue, Gilbert White’s House in Hampshire, is classed as an eco-friendly wedding venue so it was the perfect choice. They also have their own in-house brewery so the table…

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A Colourful Wedding Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Rainbows…

When I saw this shoot it was no surprise to learn it was Photography by Vicki‘s concept (if you’ve seen her website or social media you’ll know why… she’s the queen of colour). In lockdown Vicki spent time researching colour combinations from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. She found the colour clashes evoked memories from family and childhood photo albums. The clashes seemed fearless and Vicki wanted to see how combinations from these eras could work in the wedding industry. It was an experiment to move away from typical wedding colours. These colour combos provide inspiration to couples who want…

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Holly & Ed’s Wedding at Botley Hill Barn

Today we’ve featured a classic, timeless wedding featuring some of the best wedding suppliers in Surrey. We LOVE Holly’s wide leg jumpsuit, and we like how they kept things simple but bucked traditions to make the day their own… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. It was really important to us to keep the day as relaxed and as true to us as possible. We leant heavily on our suppliers and their knowledge of the venue to pull together a simple and cosy look that worked well for the time of year, but also didn’t cost…

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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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