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Real Wedding – A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane | CHWV

Emma and Shane opted for a relaxed atmosphere and subtle decorations for their winter wedding at Clock Barn.

A simple winter wedding at a venue with a difference was the dream for Emma and Shane, and they found exactly what they wanted with Clock Barn in Hampshire.

Finding the perfect venue

The feel of the venue was just as important as the look for Emma and Shane. Both wanted a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for their family to enjoy. "We saw the venue on Facebook a while back and knew we both wanted something unique and different that would have that wow factor," explains Emma. "Clock Barn ticked all the boxes and more. This was the first and only venue we looked at it had such an amazing feel we knew it was the right one for us."

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane | CHWV

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane | CHWV

Setting the theme

With an emphasis on simplicity and enjoying the rustic features of the barn, Emma and Shane kept the decorations low-key and minimal. "A barn as beautiful as Clock Barn didn't need much dressing. We had a beautiful Christmas tree by the door, white petals down the aisle and gypsophila tied to the chairs, says Emma. "On the tables everything was hand-made. We decorated jam jars with lace and ribbon, placed them with some candles and more gypsophila on top of cut log slices and sprinkled navy beads across the table. Along the beams of the barn we hung some simple ivory pom-poms."

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane | CHWV

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - The ceremony | CHWV

 

Vintage meets traditional

Emma decided on a vintage dress for her big day while Shane and his groomsmen kept it traditional. "My dress was a vintage full-sleeve lace dress in an A-line style. It had a beaded back and a small ivory veil," smiles Emma. "The groom wore and ivory cravat and dark grey suit while the ushers and ring bearer wore the same with a navy cravat. The seven bridesmaids fitted our colour scheme with navy dresses while the two flower girls looked beautiful in ivory."

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - Emma's dress | CHWV

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - The groomsmen | CHWV

Unforgettable food

Emma and Shane picked a wonderful, warming wedding breakfast menu from the in-house caterers, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all their guests. "For starters we had the famous smoked bacon scotch egg with pancetta, followed by fillet of beef with dauphinoise potatoes and vegetables," Shane reminisces. "For dessert, we had a fruit crumble with vanilla bean custard."

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - Table centrepiece | CHWV

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - Wish tree | CHWV

A first dance with a twist

The first dance is always an important part of a wedding and Emma wanted to do things a little differently to celebrate with her father too. "I had a dad and daughter dance first which was to ‘I loved her first' by Heartless," explains Emma. "My first dance with Shane was to ‘The One' by Kodaline.

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - Ceremony chairs | CHWV

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - Ceremony clock | CHWV

A special day with no regrets

The newlyweds had a wonderful wedding day full of happiness and a touch of humour too. "I have absolutely no regrets at all with my wedding and I honestly don't think I would have done it any other way," smiles Emma. "Even when our beautiful ring bearer decided to ditch the rings and leg it down the aisle. It was very comical and cute and set the humour of the day."

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - The ceremony | CHWV

A Subtle Winter Wedding at Clock Barn for Emma and Shane - The ceremony | CHWV

Images © Peter John Photography

If you would like to find out more about Clock Barn, then visit their page here or give our team of wedding venue experts a call on 01256 630199.

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