Bride and groom kissing in cornfield

A Pastel Pink Wedding at Mythe Barn

I’m delighted to feature the beautiful wedding of Hayley and Chris that took place at the stunning wedding venue, Mythe Barn. Delicate pastel colours are always a popular choice for summer weddings, and when paired with gorgeous flowers, beautiful natural wood and romantic candles, they set the scene for a beautiful rustic wedding.

If you’re having a summer wedding in the countryside then it lends itself to being a floral-filled day. Hayley and Chris chose pretty country garden florals in shades of pink and white, which form the base of this rustic wedding styling.

Bride and groom kissing in cornfield

Flowers adorn each of the wedding tables, surrounding large storm vases with pillar candles that sit upon and around natural oak slices for a touch of rustic elegance. Hayley’s posy style bouquet with roses, dahlias, daisies and astilbe is also perfect for a summer wedding.

Surrounded by the Leicestershire countryside, the rustic elements are right at home. I love the DIY touches like the Prosecco and popcorn stations (my kind of wedding) and the beer barrel cake stand surrounded by gypsophila covered crates. Even the wooden place names on the tables add to the rustic nature of this beautiful wedding.

With cornfields surrounding the barn, photographer James Andrew captured Hayley and Chris in a fun, relaxed way that tells the story of their wedding day perfectly.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of this pretty pastel pink wedding at Mythe Barn.

Mythe Barn entrance sign

Sheep in field by Mythe Barn

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Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue in Warwickshire

Getting to Know – Blackwell Grange

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Venue Name: Blackwell Grange

Location: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

What type of venue is Blackwell Grange and how old is the building?

Blackwell Grange is a breathtaking barn wedding venue in the Cotswolds, and parts of the venue date back to 1543. The family home of the Vernon-Millers for generations, the venue was initially a breeding stud for National Hunt racing and then a pedigree sheep farm. The latest incarnation of this idyllic setting is one of the finest wedding venues in the Cotswolds.

Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue in Warwickshire

How long has Blackwell Grange been a wedding venue?

The venue has been open for around a year and a half following years of deliberation and planning. The project has been a real labour of love for the owners, and their commitment to making it extra special is clear in the result.

Bride and Groom in Front of Circle Hole in Wall at Blackwell Grange

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Blackwell Grange? What rooms are available for weddings?

Blackwell Grange can accommodate 150 guests for a ceremony in the Thatch Barn and 150 for breathtaking receptions in the Orchard Barn.

Couples can start their day in the Potting Shed; a private space that’s perfect for pampering before the ceremony. The four-hundred-year-old Thatch Barn provides an atmospheric setting in which to say ‘I do’, while the purpose-built Orchard Barn offers plenty of space to enjoy wedding breakfasts and receptions. It also comes complete with a stylish bar and secluded Snug – a mezzanine floor that provides guests with a quiet space that’s not too far away from the fun.

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Bride and groom in front of wedding table at Owen House Wedding Barn

Sweet Floral Romance at Owen House Wedding Barn

If you are looking for some wedding flower inspiration then today I am taking you to floral heaven! I am so in love with this fabulous inspirational shoot, captured beautifully by Zehra Jagani at Owen House Wedding Barn in Cheshire.

Although it was originally created as a styled anniversary celebration, everything about this shoot oozes weddings. The soft colour palette of soft blues, ivory and subtle coral tones is so sweet and romantic. Florals including delphiniums, ranunculus, roses and eucalyptus create such a visual delight, and the floral chandelier is the perfect finishing touch, with hydrangeas taking centre stage.

Bride and groom in front of wedding table at Owen House Wedding Barn

The tablescape’s gold studded chargers, delicate mercury glass and silk napkins all add to the overall romantic look, and the glassware, candles, florals and foliage all all tie in with the romantic colour palette.

The rustic Owen House Wedding Barn was the perfect backdrop for these pretty wedding styling ideas…

Blue and Ivory Hues

“Iqra was over the moon when we discussed the idea of a white wedding dress editorial style shoot. Having had a traditional Pakistani wedding, she had always dreamt of wearing white. This was her chance to model yet live the dream of a white wedding – the perfect post-wedding shoot.

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Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

A Country Style Wedding at Cripps Barn

I have loved Cripps Barn ever since my best friend held her wedding reception there back in 2010. The beautiful rustic barn with exposed beams and brick, and the fabulous large windows, is the perfect backdrop for a country style wedding, and that’s exactly why Jack and Chloe chose the venue for their special day.

Chloe and Jack filled the barn with the most beautiful country garden flowers. On the tables they displayed jars of flowers on oak slices with pretty vintage table name cards, the large fireplace was adorned with a fabulous floral display and pillar candles, and the pièce de résistance was the amazing large floral globe suspended from the middle of the barn – incredible! The pretty flowers also feature in Chloe’s bridal bouquet. Filled with agapanthus, ranunculus, Nigella and lisianthus, it looks beautiful against her elegant white Sottero and Midgley wedding dress, Sandrina.

Chloe wore her sensational embroidered lace and tulle wedding dress with a pair of beautiful peep toe Rachel Simpson shoes, Hazel, with pretty, delicate beaded embellishment. To finish her bridal look, Chloe chose a chapel length veil for a traditional look.

Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

To inject a little fun into their country wedding, Chloe arrived at Cripps Barn in a cute Indian Ambassador car, which is reminiscent of a Morris Minor from the outside but has an incredible patterned red and gold interior. Too add to the look, the car bumpers are festooned with flowers.

The whole wedding is filled with such attention to detail, fun and love. Grab a cuppa on this Monday morning, and enjoy these delightful pictures taken by Geoff Kirby Photography.

Country Wedding Theme

“Jack and I met in a nightclub in our first year of university, and realised we were both studying on the same course. We stayed best friends for the next four years of uni and ended up living together in our final year. Eventually we got together – which surprised nobody!

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Bride having make-up done before wedding

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Bride and groom in grounds of Rivervale Barn

A Rustic Country Wedding with Wooden Details

We feature a lot of amazing weddings on The Wedding Community, and they all make me smile with joy for various reasons. Today’s real wedding is the most special of them all… because this is the wedding of my little sister, Laura, and my now brother-in-law Deane. It was such an amazing day!

Laura and Deane married at Rivervale Barn in Hampshire. I hadn’t had the pleasure of visiting the venue before, but WOW – it’s incredible! This stunning venue was the perfect backdrop for their rustic, country style wedding.

Bride and groom in grounds of Rivervale Barn

Laura and Deane made fabulous wooden decor as part of their styling, which was one of the main talking points of the day with the guests. Cute little wooden laser engraved birds as place names/favours for each guest, wooden table numbers, cake topper, and giant wooden initial letters were just some of the amazing styling details. They also made a heart-tree guest book for guests to sign.

The little touches around the barn really made this wedding so personal, such as the pictures of their relationship so far strung around the pillars of the barn.

During the day guests were treated to yummy canapés and the most delicious food (the BEST fillet beef EVER!) by Galloping Gourmet, the caterers at Rivervale Barn.

In the evening guests enjoyed the fun wedding party and packed out the photo booth all night! The pictures from the booth were stuck straight into a book for each guest to write a message next to their picture.

These gorgeous pictures from Michelle Lindsell show just how beautifully styled Laura and Deane’s wedding was. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of their special day…

Natural, Country Look

“We knew we wanted our wedding to be simple and rustic, and as Rivervale Barn is already such a beautiful venue we didn’t have to try very hard. For a natural, country look, we used vintage birdcages as the base of our theme, with cream, blush pink, wood and hessian details.

“We kept the ceremony room very simple, styling with white wicker hearts hung from the beams, large lanterns with candles down the aisle, and small bunches of flowers on the end of every other row of chairs. We decorated the table at the front with glass tealights, handmade wooden LOVE letters, a blush pink rose garland and a sprinkle of blush confetti.”

Rivervale Barn courtyard

Rivervale Barn keyring hanging from key in door

Rivervale Barn bridal suit with wedding dress hanging from beam

Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses hanging from beam

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