A wedding couple looking for an outdoor wedding venue with rustic charm and unique features which also has an indoor venue to cater for 120 people for wedding breakfast and with accommodation for the wedding party overnight.
This wedding proves memorable because it had one of the most individual themes which showcased such character, bringing autumn out to its best. It took place at the start of the season when the trees were just starting to turn on their golden tones but ultimately still luscious and green. October last year was extremely mild (and for large parts warm and sunny!) which allowed the wedding to take place outside with garden chairs beautifully aligned for guests to witness the ceremony under the stunning canopy of the Victorian Summerhouse.
This outdoor venue really requires minimal decoration given the beautiful borders and year round flowers that grow but for this wedding we were transported into a secret garden, an antique wooden door frame stood at the end of the aisle for a fantastic quirky entrance of the bridal party to walk up the hessian carpet runner, truly original décor ideas.
Hidden inside the Castle Barn were some of the most inventive centre pieces, totally in season but truly unique. Each table was individually decorated with a different aspect of the autumn season- carrots bound together with hessian ribbon, seasonal squashes tumbling across the tables, artichoke hearts and root vegetables all beautifully complimented with roses and herbaceous crates. Each place setting had chequered tartan napkin holders and decoration to match the centrepieces wonderfully, alongside individual bottles of scented oil as favours.
The addition of the low hanging lighting with exposed bulbs really helped accentuate the striking beam features of the original Castle Barn building.
They also had a fantastic typewriter as an alternative to a guest book; guests were encouraged to type a note to leave in the bureau for the newly married couple, a fantastic spin on the traditional pen and paper and a fantastic original way to think outside of the ordinary.
To each chair tied a pashmina shawl, perfect to add decoration but also should the evening carry a chill, they were perfect for their guests to wrap around themselves. The neutral linen table cloths complimented the exposed brickwork of the barn fantastically.
The attention to detail with this wedding was exceptional, on display in the Victorian Summerhouse garden stood a vintage bicycle adorned with appropriate wet weather gear for the unknown Great British weather- ponchos, umbrellas and blankets which fortunately were not needed. The table plan carried the rustic, country theme through the whole wedding day. There is nothing quite like a seasonal theme, especially when it is brought together with masses of creativity as with this wedding.
“I just wanted to send you a note to say Thank you so much for everything. We had the most amazing day and loved every second of it.
The food was absolutely perfect everyone has been saying how great everything was.
Please thank everyone involved.
You are the best!!! 🙂
Thank you again.”
– the Bride & Groom