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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“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.”
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.”
Images © Becky Winter Photography