Planning a relaxed, summer wedding, Rebecca and Michael loved Clock Barn as soon as they walked into it.
“The barn has a calm, relaxed feel and we just knew it was perfect for our day,” explains Rebecca. “It’s beautiful and didn’t need any dressing up or any fuss. After our show around, we sat in the Stable Room and I could just see our ceremony happening there, in that room.”
Design and Décor
The happy couple set an August wedding date and chose a bright, summery colour scheme to reflect the season. ‘Mr and Mrs Wilkins‘ bunting decorated the room, along with beautiful blooms which sat on the tables and also included a stunning floral archway over the entrance to this charming wedding venue in Hampshire.
And the Bride Wore…
The beautiful bride chose a lace, fishtail wedding dress with sweetheart neckline from Art Couture. She accessorised with simple drop diamond earrings, a pearl necklace and a veil with Swarovski droplets that was a gift from her nan. Finally, Rebecca wore floral peep toe shoes from Rainbow Club.
“When the evening reception was underway, I changed in to a lightweight dress that I could dance in more freely,” smiles Rebecca. “It had a chiffon bodice, spaghetti straps and a floor length skirt – perfect for dancing the night away!”
Rebecca’s four adult bridesmaids looked stunning in tea-length strapless dresses with a pink floral print. Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen were suitably dashing in navy Ted Baker suits hired from Burton. Ties and pocket squares were chosen to coordinate with the bridesmaid dresses.
Being relatively fortunate with the weather, following their ceremony the newlyweds were able to host drinks and canapés in the great outdoors.
“We served a white peach sangria cocktail which was so drinkable and very tasty,” says Rebecca.
Guests were entertained by an acoustic guitarist and a caricaturist before moving in to the barn to dine. The delicious wedding breakfast began with ox cheek ravioli followed by chicken stuffed with sundried tomato and goats cheese. And to finish, a trio of desserts consisting of cheesecake, chocolate brownie and treacle sponge.
“The ravioli was something I would never have considered,” smiles Rebecca, “but at the food tasting it was delicious!”
As day turned to evening, a live band, ‘Chartz’, filled the dance floor and a barbecue was served. The newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk The Moon.
All About Cake
Rebecca’s sister made an amazing naked cake decorated with berries and fresh flowers. The three tiers were each a different flavour – chocolate cake, red velvet with cream cheese and lemon cake with lemon buttercream.
“All three tiers were amazing and I was pleased to have a little of each one left to eat up the week after the wedding,” laughs Rebecca.
“Sitting at the top table next to my new husband, enjoying the food and seeing everyone we love in one room having a good time. And, of course, marrying my best friend – the whole reason we were there in the first place!”
Images © Mia Hooper Photography
If you think that this breathtaking barn wedding venue might be your perfect setting, visit the Clock Barn listing page to find out more and arrange to see it for yourself.