Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Alex and Ivan said ‘I do’ at Worcestershire’s Curradine Barns. With a July wedding date, fabulous bright colours, fifties style and great entertainment, it was truly a summer delight.

Venue Vibe

Alex and Ivan had their heart set on a barn venue for their summer wedding. As soon as they came across Curradine Barns, they knew it was the place for them.

“Curradine had so much character and felt big enough that we weren’t crammed in but small enough to be intimate,” smiles Alex. “It was illuminated with fairy lights and felt really special when we looked around.”

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Design and Décor

Alex’s fabulous wedding shoes proved to be the inspiration when it came to styling the day.

“They were quirky Poetic License shoes – blue and yellow polka dot with daisies,” explains Alex. “I think the wedding theme started there!”

With a 50’s theme, the main colour was yellow. Jam jars filled with daisies and other wild flowers adorned the venue alongside hearts decorated with paper flowers.

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Bridal Style

The beautiful bride wore a dress from Chi Chi London, found online for a very reasonable price.

“I didn’t want to spend too much on the dress and wanted something plain to show off the other accessories,’ says Alex. “It was one of the first dresses I tried on.”

She completed the look with elegant, sentimental jewellery and a bird cage veil, along with her show-stopping shoes.

Ivan looked the part in navy tails with a grey waistcoat and yellow tie with white polka dots.

Meanwhile, the bridesmaids wore yellow polka dot 1950’s style swing dresses, with white sandals and daisy stud earrings.

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Order of The Day

Following their romantic ceremony in the Granary Barn, welcome drinks and canapés were served in the bar and Courtyard while a close-up magician delighted the guests.

Moving in to dine, the starter was a sharing board with cheeses, cold meats, olives, artichokes and other antipasti.

“We liked the idea of sharing – there was bound to be something on there that everyone liked!” smiles Alex.

A lemon sorbet was served as a palate cleanser before a main course sharing board with chicken and different sides and, for pudding, a trio of desserts.

“The starter was the real stand out dish for me,” says Alex. “I love that style of casual dining and it was all delicious.”

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Evening Celebrations

After the sun went down, the newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ by The Arctic Monkeys and a live band filled the dance floor.

Wood-fired pizza from the Curradine Cantina was a wonderful choice for evening dining on this summer evening.

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Favourite Moments

“I loved every second, from getting ready with the girls in the morning to getting married! I loved the food and drink and thought the band were amazing. We were dancing all night surrounded by the people we loved.”

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Advice from the Bride

“Don’t let other people influence your decisions. Make sure it’s a day that both you and your husband-to-be will love and everything else will fall in to place.”

Real Wedding - Alex and Ivan’s Colourful Summer Wedding at Curradine Barns | CHWV

Images © Becky Winter Photography

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