Setting an October wedding date, Lindsay and Luke were looking for a barn wedding venue that would be perfect no matter what the weather. Remembering Clock Barn from a friends wedding photographs, the happy couple decided to pay a visit.
“As soon as we looked around, we both loved everything about it,” smiles Lindsay. “It was beautiful without needing a lot of decoration, even on the horrible rainy day that we visited! When I looked at the ceremony room, it gave me butterflies, it was so warm and romantic.”
Design and Décor
With their date in mind, Lindsay and Luke opted for a rustic theme with autumnal touches, choosing rich hues of burgundy and nude pink.
“I just went with my gut and it came together amazingly,” says Lindsay. “We put up a few rustic hearts and signs and some floral ‘LOVE’ letters. We didn’t add a huge amount of decoration as we didn’t feel the barn needed it.”
Petals were strewn down the aisle and flowers also featured in two large arrangements at the front of the ceremony space, around the cake and on the table centrepieces.
“A harpist played throughout the ceremony and reception,” says Lindsay. “I really wanted to create a romantic ambience and for our day to be filled with love, laughter and happiness.”
The beautiful bride wore an elegant lace gown by Stella York with lace and button detailing.
“My sister initially picked the dress out and I put it to one side,” explains Lindsay. “I tried it on later and instantly fell in love with it.”
Elegant jewellery and a lace hair piece completed the look.
Meanwhile, Lindsay’s bridesmaids were stunning in full-length pink gowns from ASOS with a satin bow detail on the back. Her flower girl wore a pink and white dress from Monsoon while the page boy had a co-ordinating bow tie.
And, of course, Luke looked the part in a navy suit with burgundy tie.
Order of The Day
Following the romantic ceremony, drinks and canapés were served before the wedding breakfast. A Scotch egg starter was followed by fillet of beef and triple chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.
“We chose what we liked and what we thought our guests would enjoy,” explains Lindsay. “The main course was delicious.”
As the sun went down, the newlyweds danced their first dance to the acoustic version of ‘Latched’ by Sam Smith and a DJ got the party started. When it came to evening dining, wood fired pizza followed by wedding cake was just the thing.
“It was so yummy!” smiles Lindsay. “Galloping Gourmet could not have been more helpful throughout the planning process.”
“I loved every part but the ceremony was amazing. It felt so meaningful and emotional. Having everyone we care about share that moment meant the world to us.”
Advice from the Bride
“Enjoy your planning. Be strong and don’t be pushed in to things you don’t want to do. Make lists, be organised and don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
Images © Lydia Stamps Photography