Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Jess and Harry's real life wedding at Packington Moor | CHWV

The stunning Packington Moor set the scene for Jess and Harry’s summer wedding day, styled with pretty vintage touches.

With plenty of things to sort ahead of their wedding day, Jess and Harry began the planning process with a hunt for the perfect venue. Luckily, when it came to finalising their choices, picking the winning venue wasn’t hard…

Pretty Perfect

From the moment the couple arrived at Packington Moor, in Staffordshire, they fell in love. “We loved the surrounding fields, the gardens attached to the house, the cottages, and the beautiful barn itself with its stained glass window and courtyard,” smiles Jess. It wasn’t just the aesthetics that appealed to the couple though, the wedding menu offerings impressed them too.” The menu was fantastic and so easily adaptable,” explains Jess. “There were lots of added extras too - such as the popcorn machine and the oil drums filled with beer!”
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Vintage vibe

With a beautiful barn backdrop and stunning countryside setting the couple were keen to dress the venue in a complementary way. They decided on incorporating plenty of pinks, creams and hessian fabric to create a chic, vintage look and feel. Jess’s three bridesmaids also wore the colour of the day and dressed in pretty pink/peach gowns.
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Alternative style

To tie in with the vintage theme of the day, Jess opted for a vintage-inspired gown by dress designer Mori Lee. Her groom, and his groomsmen, also opted for alternative style with Harry dressed in a dark green suit from Next, and the groomsmen in tweed waistcoats, white shirts, grey trousers and pink ties.
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Summer sun

After all their months of planning, Jess and Harry finally tied the knot on 1st August 2015. Jess arrived at the venue by car and enjoyed a cosy ceremony within the Barn. “We were very lucky when it came to the weather as there was a very heavy downpour during our ceremony - but by the time we walked out into the courtyard for the drinks reception there was glorious sunshine that lasted for the rest of the day,” says Jess.
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Three-course delights

Post-ceremony, the couple and their wedding guests indulged in a delicious three-course menu, starting with vegetable soup, followed by a main of burgundy chicken, and a dessert of dark chocolate torte.
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

The ultimate celebration

Another highlight of the day was the entertainment – something high on the pair’s wedding wishlist right from the start. “Andy Webster, a multi-instrumentalist played in the courtyard after the wedding breakfast and in the evening as our guests arrived. Everyone commented on how much they loved the performance,” says Jess. When the guests weren’t socialising outside in the courtyard, they were having fun at the couple’s photobooth and boogying on the dancefloor – the perfect way to end a perfect day.
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Jess’ top tip:

“Make sure you stock up on all the essential supplies. We ran out of film for the polaroid camera used for our guestbook and wish we’d bought more!”
 

Real Wedding – Jess and Harry’s Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding

Images © Claire Evans Photography

If you’d like to find out more about holding your wedding at Packington Moor visit the website. You can also book a showround at the venue by giving the team a call on 01543 220055.
 

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