Tarnya and Demetri had always dreamed of a wedding where all their friends and family would be guaranteed to have a great time. They found the perfect venue that was both relaxing and beautiful in Upwaltham Barns.
Finding ‘the one’
The happy couple had already decided that a barn wedding venue would be right for them, so now they just had to find the ideal one to suit them. After discovering Upwaltham Barns online, they simply had ito see it in person.
“After visiting, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding,” says Tarnya. “The venue offered such a relaxing setting and atmosphere, which was exactly what we were after.”
Styling Upwaltham Barns
This delightful venue boasts an incredible rustic charm, which is one of the reasons why Tarnya and Demetri fell in love with it. The couple decided on a rustic wedding theme to suit their setting and combined it with a touch of Greek culture. They used materials like hessian and wood with pretty flowers and named tables after Greek gods and goddess.
“Everything perfectly complemented the barn’s rustic style while peach tones were used to complement our wedding attire,” says Tarnya.
Dressed to impress
Tarnya and Demetri’s wedding outfits were perfect for their late summer wedding date and Demetri opted for a light grey suit with peachy rose gold accessories. Tarnya looked amazing and wore a stunning fishtail dress with thin detailed straps and a gorgeous low back. Tarnya’s four bridesmaids wore rose gold to match the colour scheme, dressing in sequinned gowns that looked incredible.
“They looked amazing – their dresses showed off their figures beautifully,” smiles Tarnya.
The order of the day
Tarnya and her bridesmaids arrived at the venue bright and early to make full use of the idyllic Jasmine Cottage to get ready in. The pair went on to tie the knot in the stunning East Barn before enjoying drinks in the sun with their guests.
“There were a lot of giggles at the ceremony as the registrar couldn’t pronounce our names properly,” says Demetri. “It had everyone laughing and made our wedding what it was.”
After a mouth-watering wedding breakfast in the South Barn the setting was transformed into the perfect party venue. A live band and photo booth caravan made sure that the happy couple’s guests were kept well entertained.
“The band were fantastic and had everyone up dancing, creating an atmosphere I knew would be impossible not to achieve at Upwaltham Barns,” smiles Tarnya.
Tarnya’s top tips
The newlyweds had an unforgettable time celebrating at one of the finest wedding venues in West Sussex and wouldn’t have changed a thing. We asked Tarnya for her best advice to all you brides and grooms-to-be. “Plan your wedding photos before the big day. Think about any group photos or couple shots you might like and mention them to your photographer beforehand,” says Tarnya. “Make entertainment a priority too. Our photo booth and live band went down really well!”
Images © Danni Beach Photography
To find out more about this breathtaking West Sussex wedding venue, or to arrange to see it for yourself, visit their website.