Lindsay and Steve were looking for an exclusive use venue for their March wedding, and somewhere that would be beautiful no matter what the weather! They loved the style and flow of Curradine Barns.
“Curradine was perfect both inside and out!” says Lindsay. “We loved the features of the barn and that each space was ideal for our number of guests.”
Design and Décor
Lindsay had always wanted a barn wedding venue and decided to work with that rustic style to suit the setting. She made a lot of things herself, from the invitations and favours to the table numbers and sweetie bags. Other decorative items such as the ‘Love Ladders’ were hired from a company called Nice Love and Wishes. Banners, birdcages and amazing illuminated letters completed the wonderful décor.
When it came to colour, lavender was chosen as a more delicate version of Lindsay’s favourite colour, purple. This was carried through to the outfits and also to the lilacs and pinks of the flowers.
Loving anything that sparkles, Lindsay chose a stunning gown by Mori Lee.
“I loved it as it pulled me in in all the right places and made me sparkle from head to toe!” she smiles.
The beautiful bride accessorised with Swarovski crystal jewellery and sparkly hair grips.
“My mum gave me a blue garter with our names and wedding date on it,” explains Lindsay. “It also featured a piece from a hair slide that my grandma (who has passed away) had given to my mum. It was perfect – I had something blue and my grandma walking with me down the aisle.”
Lindsay’s three sisters wore long strapless lavender dresses that were bought online. Her fourth bridesmaid, her step-daughter, looked beautiful in a similar dress with straps. Lindsay bought them all a bracelet with their initial, an infinity symbol and a pearl, as a gift to wear on the day.
All About Flowers
Lindsay carried a bouquet of white roses with gypsophila and eucalyptus leaves while the bridesmaids carried similar, smaller posies. The same beautiful blooms adorned Curradine Barns, with arrangements in white jugs on the tables.
“My step mum and dad used to own a florist’s so I asked them to do the flowers,” says Lindsay. “They bought all the flowers and set them up in the morning before a quick change into wedding attire!”
Order of The Day
Following their romantic ceremony and welcome drinks, guests moved into dine. The newlyweds chose a main course of sausage and mash followed by sticky toffee pudding with custard.
“We chose something we thought most guests would enjoy,” smiles Lindsay. “The dessert was amazing!”
As the sun went down and the evening party started, Lindsay and Steve took to the floor for their first dance, beautifully choreographed to ‘Nobody Does It Better’ by Carly Simon.
“We kept the routine simple so we could enjoy the moment while still not just shuffling awkwardly!” explains Lindsay.
Flip flops were provided for all guests who wanted a little comfort on the dance floor and Lindsay created their own ‘photo booth’ using phones, a printer and props!
When it came to the evening menu, peri peri chicken was served from the barbecue alongside wraps, vegetables and coleslaw.
Cake, Delicious Cake!
Of course, no wedding is complete without a cake and this wedding was no exception. Steve’s mum baked a delicious three-tier fruit cake that was then decorated with white icing and sugar flowers. Lindsay’s mum also baked a sponge cake as an alternative to the fruit. This spectacular family day was complete – filled with romance, style, music and fun.
Lindsay’s Favourite Moment
“It was all so perfect! I guess I would say that it was just after walking down the aisle, having managed not to fall over, and holding Steve’s hand.”
Steve’s Favourite Moment
“Seeing Lindsay walk in to the ceremony and, of course, walking out to a song written and performed by my late father. Oh, and the food!”
Images © Stewart Clarke Photography
To find out more about this beautiful wedding venue in Worcestershire take a look at the Curradine Barns listing page.