Adam and Ami couldn’t wait to celebrate their wedding day with all their family and friends. With plans for a live band, a feast fit for royalty, and a welcoming setting, which all could enjoy; the pair were short to put on the wedding of the year.
Finding the perfect venue was really important to the couple and would serve to ensure the rest of their wedding went to plan. Keen to get married somewhere rustic and rural, Adam and Ami decided to visit Curradine Barns and see if it matched their big-day vision. “We knew it was ‘the one’,” smiles Ami. “Not only was it exclusively ours for the day, the whole venue was truly stunning with amazing staff and food,” she adds. The guest accommodation on-site was another huge perk for the pair, who had planned for close family to stay the night.
When it came to styling their venue, Ami and Adam didn’t have a particular theme in mind. Instead, they just wanted to complement the rustic style of the barn and enhance the space with a colour palette of pretty pastels. They styled the barn with bunting and lots of rustic-styled jars, which they used throughout the venue décor. The rest of the décor featured a DIY touch – with Adam making the pair’s unique ‘Cards’ box and drop-top guest book, and the couple’s friend creating a light-up ‘A&A” sign for the pair to put on display. “One of our favourite parts of the venue décor were the photos of our 11 years together, which we hung with pegs on a huge piece of string. We also added Harry Potter confetti to the tables,” says Ami.
Since the pair had decided to get married in spring, Ami wanted to have a little fun with her wedding dress and opted for a tea-length gown instead of a traditional full-length dress. Her Ellis wedding gown featured pretty lace detailing on the front and sheer straps. The groomsmen also dressed for the season in grey, teaming their suits with blue accessories – the colour of the day. Ami’s two bridesmaids wore blue too, with tea-length, lace-detailed gowns from Coast.
A journey to remember
Ever the independent bride, Ami drove herself to Curradine Barns on the morning of the wedding. “It was pretty funny trying to fit my wedding dress, two bridesmaids and their dresses, and the mother of the bride into my Nissan Micra,” she laughs. The girls got ready on-site in the dressing room, before Ami met Adam at the aisle later that day.
Unfortunately, the girls didn’t stay looking pristine all day though. After the ceremony, the wedding party headed out into the grounds and surrounding fields for group photos – only to find sheep everywhere. “I’m afraid to say one of my bridesmaids did step in some sheep poo!” laughs Ami.
Good food was important to the pair – so they were suitably impressed with Galloping Gourmet’s offerings. Their three-course wedding breakfast featured a soup starter, burgundy chicken main, and a rich chocolate torte to finish. “All the food was delicious but our absolute favourite was the pizza, cooked in a wood-fired oven and served during the evening,” smiles Ami.
Image courtesy of Lawes Photography
Stepping on stage
Into the night, it was the wedding band, The Red Letters, who took centre stage. Adam even got to join the band for a song or two, as he took over on drums. “Little did I know that Adam had sneaked off to practice with the band earlier on in the year and planned the performance as a surprise,” smiles Ami. “The day was amazing. We didn’t stop dancing all night,” says Ami. “I just wish I’d tucked into more pizza!” she laughs.
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Images courtesy of James Harrison Photography