Category: Barn Wedding

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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Bridal Shoot

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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Wedding Showcase @ The Cherry Barn

Calling all Kent-based couples-to-be! The folk at the beautiful Cherry Barn are hosting Wedding Showcase on Sunday 26th April. If you haven’t visited The Cherry Barn before, you’re in for a treat. The original 17th century oak-framed barn has been converted and extended, retaining its rustic rural features but boasting luxury modern conveniences. On the day the venue will be dressed by the best stylists and furniture hire companies, there will be food and wine pairing, the opportunity to have a mini hair/makeup consultation and the chance to have fun in the photobooth. Expect to see beautiful dresses, the best photographers,…

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Glam Rock Shoot at Southend Barns

Today we hand over to stylists To Have & To Hire and venue, Southend Barns, to tell us all about this bold, edgy styled shoot… What else is one to do when wanting to add a little sparkle and spice to their wedding? Why Glam Rock, of course. Glam Rock is a style of rock music that started in the United Kingdom in the early 70s. Glam Rock musicians often adorned – what was classified then as ‘outrageous’ outfits, hairstyles, and makeup. Some remnants that may pop to mind are platform shoes and glitter. For this styled shoot we wanted…

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Wedding Tableware Hire

Getting to know… Harriet’s Table

Today we hear from Ellen Young, owner and founder of Harriet’s Table. She tells us all about her ideal client and how her hire collection creates very different ‘looks’. Q. Please tell us briefly what Harriet’s Table specialises in. A. Harriet’s Table specialised in vintage luxe tableware. It’s a collection of gold gilt crockery, crystal glassware and silver cutlery. Q. How did you come up with the idea for the business? A. I guess it was around three years ago when I started receiving enquiries (via Vintage Flair) from creative couples asking if I had dinnerware rather than afternoon tea…

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The Notebook Styled Shoot @ Gins Barn

At the moment, with everything I’m doing with The Boat Shed, I’m drawn to anything coastal and nautical… so when Tasha Mae contacted me with this styled shoot I jumped at the chance to feature it. I just love the arty, elegant interior of Gins Barn. It’s so inviting with its high beamed ceilings, muted colour palate and faded grandeur. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the amazing flowers with the oars (I think we’ll be borrowing that idea for The Boat Shed!) and can we take a minute to appreciate the chickens who put in an appearance please? It’s always really…

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