When it came to planning the perfect wedding day there was only one thing Roxanne and Nicholas had in mind – and that was fun! The couple wanted their guests to have a fantastic time and enjoy a celebration to remember in a wonderful setting.
Keeping it personal
Keen to get married in a barn, it wasn’t long before Roxanne and Nicholas came across Clock Barn, in Hampshire. “The venue instantly caught our attention as it had a choice of ceremony rooms,” explains Roxanne. The couple also thought that the space would be perfect for their more intimate ceremony, which was to seat just 50 guests. “It was a really beautiful venue, set in gorgeous countryside, and had a cosy feel that was ideal for our intimate day,” adds Roxanne.
A handcrafted day
Despite a relatively low-key day, the couple opted for fun and bold décor inspired by peacocks. They made the majority of the décor themselves, to keep the wedding personal to their own style and tastes, and got family members to help with some of the main wedding elements. “Nick’s mum made the cake and we all made the sugar flowers and decorated the cake ourselves,” says Roxanne.
In keeping with the blue, teal and purple peacock theme, Nicholas opted for a blue Ted Baker suit, teamed with a purple tie and tan shoes. Roxanne’s bridesmaids wore teal, and Roxanne wore a traditional white wedding gown, designed by Justin Alexander. “It was a lovely lace mermaid-style dress with a Queen Anne neckline and long train,” explains Roxanne.
The fun factor
Roxanne and her bridal party got ready at Clock Barn, which meant she didn’t need to worry about fancy transport. Instead she rocked up in a taxi, while her groom arrived in his own transport separately - to get ready at the venue too.
After the formalities were over, the rest of the day was all about rocking out to good music, having fun, and indulging in good food. The couple’s menu included a broccoli and stilton soup starter, burgundy chicken main, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert, while entertainment came in the form of a fab photo booth.
Rock my wedding
When it came to their wedding playlist, rock music dominated. Roxanne and Nicholas shared a first dance to Nothing Else Matters, by Metallica, before gathering with their friends on the dance floor and partying with some good rock music. “We even had inflatable instrument props,” says Roxanne. “They went down really well with the kids and adults alike,” she adds. “The day went exactly to plan – and possibly even better than expected! We wouldn’t have changed a thing.”
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