When it came to their wedding day, Livvy and Matthew knew exactly what they wanted – a rustic-inspired day in a beautiful venue, which offered both ceremonies and receptions. While this wasn’t a big ask, the pair knew it would be difficult to find ‘the one’ and so set upon exploring local barn venues.
Curradine Barns was just one of the venues the couple visited – but it was the only place to impress. “I knew as soon as I visited that it was the place I wanted to get married,” says Livvy. “I loved the rustic feel of the venue and the attention paid to even the smallest of details.”
Keen to put their personal stamp on their day, Livvy and Matthew got to work and styled Curradine Barns the afternoon before their wedding. Thanks to friends and family, who helped the couple style the venue, the beautiful barn was quickly transformed to reflect Livvy and Matthew’s personal taste. “The barn already had a rustic feel so I just tied in lots of pale pink and purple accents – the colour scheme of our day,” explains Livvy.
Livvy decided to dress for her theme and the season. Instead of choosing a more traditional white gown, she wore a custom-made pale grey dress with a full tulle skirt. “I teamed the dress with a lace top and a beautiful belt,” she adds. Matthew decided to embrace the bespoke look too with a rustic-inspired suit made by John Lancaster. The dark grey suit featured a paisley print on the back of the waistcoat and on the lining of the suit. He finished off his look with brown brogues from Ted Baker.
The final touches
Getting ready on the morning of the wedding was made easy at the spacious Bridal Dressing Room at Curradine Barns. Livvy arrived at the venue early in the morning, along with her five bridesmaids. With its prime position, Livvy was able to see guests arrive at her wedding, taking a sneak peek from the Dressing Room’s window. She was also just a matter of steps away from the aisle, where she’d be saying “I do”.
A warming winter menu
Once the formalities were over, the newlyweds and their wedding guests celebrated with fizz and canapés. The yummy selection included mini shepherd’s pie, mini fish and chips, cheese and sundried tomato soufflé, and butternut squash tartlets. The wedding breakfast that followed included a goat’s cheese and sundried tomato tart starter, roast lamb main, and chocolate bread and pudding for dessert. Vegetarian options were also made available and included an asparagus with poached egg starter and nut roast main.
Rock the party
It wasn’t until the evening that things really got live and loud though. Livvy and Matthew were lucky enough to source a great band to perform at their wedding reception. In fact, their setlist got all the party-goers so hyped up that Livvy’s dad even found himself crowd surfing at one point. “All the men lifted my dad up over their heads during one of the songs. Unfortunately, he had broken his ribs during the go-karting stag do the previous week – so it was rather painful,” she laughs. “Overall, the whole day was perfect… although a little chilly for the photos!”
Images © Amy Breeze Photographer
To find out more about weddings at Curradine Barns, call the wedding team on 01905 670039.