A Relaxed Country Wedding

Alison and Stuart had the most amazing weather for their gorgeous July wedding. It was hot hot hot!!!

Wanting a relaxed theme for their day here at the barn, Alison and Stuart chose amazing photographer Matthew Bishop https://mbishopphotography.co.uk/  who’s approach is friendly and relaxed and as you’ll see – the photos are just gorgeous! For their flowers, the couple went for a very natural ‘wild’ style with daisies and white flowers and this complimented the rustic charm of the barn really well. This was all created beautifully by Eleanor at Stem Ginger Florists. https://www.stemgingerflowers.com/

So, on one of the hottest days of the year, Alison arrived and settled into our bridal preparation barn, The Nook. There was much excitement and giggles with her beautiful bridesmaids as they spent the morning getting themselves ready.

Alison and Stuart opted for an outdoor ceremony and with a short walk down our beautiful wisteria-clad wedding aisle, Alison and Stuart were ready to get married and the ceremony could begin.

After a beautiful intimate ceremony the couple could relax and enjoy some time spent with family and friends over reception drinks… a great opportunity for some really special photographs in the barn gardens.

Groom, Stuart had a huge passion for countryside pursuits and you can see nods to this in lots of the wedding day details. The buttonholes Alison made with her mum using shot cartridges with purple ribbon and feathers. Florist Eleanor, suggested adding the feathers, a few purple-blue thistles and some grasses creating this gorgeous laid back look.

The bride and groom were now ready to greet their guests for the wedding breakfast. The couple had opted for our popular self-carve menu. This is a great option where you can get your guests involved in the meal and is a really fun aspect of the day that guests and couples love! Our award-winning caterers Absolute Taste as always produce fine-dining at its best!

After indulging in the wedding breakfast this is the perfect time for some great couple shots! Matthew Bishop has photographed many weddings at the barn and knows all the best locations for those ‘must-have’ photo opportunities!

One of the real wow factors of this day and one that we felt worked so well with the laid back style of the barn were the beautiful flowers… 

Ending the day with a dance and evening drinks, this really was a special summer wedding.