You could say it was fate for Sophie and Simon to say ‘I do’ at Mythe Barn. They first visited the dreamy Leicestershire wedding venue on Valentine’s Day and fell head over heels with it!
“It’s true what they say,” Sophie gushes. “When you know, you know! After visiting a multitude of options for a wedding venue in Leicestershire, we arrived at Mythe Barn. The staff were brilliant from the very start and the venue was stunning. I couldn’t picture us getting married anywhere else!”
It was a Signature collection gown from Wed2B that stole this bride’s heart. “It was the one and only shop I visited. Around 10 dresses in, I put on my dress and felt amazing. It was nothing like the dresses I’d been saving pictures of for a year beforehand though!”
The groom and his ushers wore suits from Christopher Scotney, based near to their Leicestershire wedding venue.
“I had four bridesmaids join me on the big day. They wore short dresses from the M&S Bridal Collection to complement mine. I gifted them a bangle and earrings with the April birthstone in them too.”
Rose and gypsophila posies completed the bridesmaids’ looks, while Sophie carried a hand-tied bouquet of Miss Piggy roses, ranunculus, eucalyptus, gypsophila and gerberas.
Order of the Day
Sophie and Simon said ‘I do’ in the romantic Oak Barn at their Leicestershire wedding venue.
“Simon’s brother read ‘On Your Wedding Day’ for us during the ceremony. It was amazing to walk down the aisle and finally stand there as husband and wife!”
The couple and their guests celebrated with raspberry and elderflower-flavoured fizz, followed by delicious canapés.
“All of the food was fantastic, from our three-course meal with a three-part dessert to the evening barbecue too.”
“We opted for a rustic theme to complement the venue.” Cue lots of hessian, chalk boards and lace, accented by pastels for a nod to spring.
“The mirror seating plan was a labour of love and Simon and I even hand-punched each piece of confetti to fill our homemade cones… I think I still have blisters now, but I like doing things myself,” laughs bride Sophie.
“The events team at Mythe Barn were amazing from day one. Nothing was too much trouble and they took all the stress out of planning for us. The day before our wedding, we dropped our decorations off and they put everything together for us.”
For this couple, the wedding marked more than the milestone of their marriage.
“Simon has family in Cyprus and Australia and for some of them it was the first time they’d been in the same room in 20 years. We wanted a really relaxed atmosphere so everyone could enjoy themselves.”
Simon and Sophie shared their first dance at their wedding venue in Leicestershire to ‘Amazed’ by Lonestar. “It was by no means choreographed, but we did used to practice in the kitchen.”
“Enjoy every second, even when planning takes over. When the day comes, it flies by.
Given the chance, I wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding – it was just how I wanted it to be. I just wish we could do it again. I keep asking Simon if we can get married again, but so far, no luck!” laughs Sophie.
Images © Kimberley Hill Photography
Find out more about this charming Leicestershire wedding venue on Mythe Barn’s venue page and start planning your own dream day.