Searching for the perfect barn wedding venue in Worcestershire, Michelle and James fell in love with Curradine Barns as soon as they saw it.
They fell for the rustic style, the size of the venue and the fact that all three areas flowed perfectly together.
“The Barley Barn was stunning and we loved the bare brick walls,” says Michelle. “Getting married in December, we also loved the idea that by the time our wedding breakfast began, it would be dark and guest could see all the fairy lights in the trees outside.”
Design and Décor
Marrying just four days before Christmas, the happy couple wanted Curradine Barns to look festive so adorned the venue in fairy lights and candles.
“It looked really romantic and cosy,” smiles Michelle, “especially with the open fire burning in the bar.”
Lanterns lined the aisle in the Granary Barn and a 20-foot tall Christmas tree was decorated with white fairy lights. Single stem roses looked beautiful in the Barley Barn and each table featured a small Christmas tree in the centre with wrapped presents in vintage themed paper.
All About Flowers
White roses, eucalyptus and red berries were the perfect festive choice for the bouquets.
And the Bride Wore…
The beautiful bride chose ‘Lacrecia’ by Sottero and Midgley, a stunning backless gown with embellishment and a long train.
“It was just so elegant,” says Michelle. “I loved it the moment I put it on.”
She accessorised with blue Karen Millen shoes, diamond stud earrings and a bracelet that matched the beading on her dress.
Meanwhile, Michelle’s three bridesmaids wore silver wrap dresses by Alice Temperley with maroon shoes from Zara.
James looked the part in a navy blue wool suit from Peter Posh, accessorising with a tweed waistcoat, maroon tie and pocket square.
Order of The Day
Following their romantic ceremony, a drinks reception took place in the bar, with guests wandering out in to the Courtyard on a surprisingly warm December day.
Their winter wedding breakfast started with a Scotch egg, moving on to a lamb main course and a trio of delicious desserts.
“The trio of desserts were beautiful,” smiles Michelle. “We tried them at our tasting event and thought that there would be something everybody liked.”
As day turned to evening, a DJ got the party started and the newlyweds danced their first dance to ‘Guava Jelly’ by Johnny Nash.
“It’s a 70’s reggae song that we love and has been ‘our song’ for a really long time,” explains Michelle. “James sang the entire song loudly throughout the first dance!”
Locally sourced sausage rolls and pasties proved a hit for the evening food and the dance floor filled!
“For both of us, it was our ceremony. Saying our vows meant such a lot to us. We still talk about it now – it was the highlight of our day.”
Top Tips from the Bride
“Always remember why you’re getting married in the first place. Little touches make the day memorable but always focus on what you and your partner what you want your day to be. Make big decisions together.”
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