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Lorna & Tom - September '22

Lorna had always had a vision for her wedding at Curds Hall Barn and she worked very hard to bring it all to life so beautifully (Tom may have helped a little too!). 

As the day before their wedding finally came around and Lorna set to work decorating the venue, the rain hammered at the windows, making it difficult to remain optimistic about the forecast for the following day. However, someone must have been watching over Lorna as the clouds moved overhead and the sky was filled with the most perfect rainbow as Lorna left the barn to go and enjoy the Old Coach House with her girls - the perfect promise of a sunshine-filled wedding day. 

Lorna and Tom both appreciated the rustic elegance of the barn but Lorna found a sympathetic way of adding her own touch of glamour. It is important to remember why you originally fell in love with a venue and to consider carefully how you put your own mark on it without losing sight of the setting itself - something which Lorna and Tom seemed to manage perfectly. There were lots of personal touches and the soft, natural colour palette really worked well with the rustic, yet contemporary, feel of the barn. 

Romantic swathes of soft peach coloured fabric framed the ceremony in the Main Barn. Although Lorna initially felt she was taking a bit of a risk with the colour, once everything was in situ, there was no doubt that this is the perfect colour to complement the exposed brick walls of the Main Barn. Cleverly, Lorna also slightly adjusted her colour palette for the contrasting backdrop of the  Woodshed but without moving away from her over-arching scheme.   

A hint of metallics in the form of brass vases on the tables and an impressive copper piping archway were complemented by a gorgeous mixture of fresh and dried flowers in contemporary arrangements. 

Lorna’s sister accompanied her down the aisle to the dreamy sound of Felix Simpson singing and playing guitar. Lorna wore a stunningly classic A-line satin gown, with a beautiful full length veil. She was an absolute vision and Tom is a very lucky man! 

After Tom and Lorna had exchanged vows, they invited their guests to enjoy cocktails and canapes before finding their seats in the Woodshed for the wedding breakfast where a quick shot of alcohol was waiting for each of them. Barbecue sharing boards went down very well before dessert of sticky toffee pudding or strawberry crumble and coffee to finish.  

Following the speeches, while some of Lorna and Tom’s guests hit the dance floor, others grabbed a cocktail and made their way up to the loft space where Lorna had hired a vintage telephone which had a recording from the bride and groom on it for guests to listen to and to then leave their own voice message for the newlyweds. Guest books are a really lovely way of gathering memories of the day and messages from loved ones in one place. However, they can be easily forgotten on a table somewhere so, if you opt for a traditional guest book, it is a great idea to ask a Bridesmaid to take charge of circulating the book, perhaps during the meal, to ensure that guests don’t forget to leave their thoughts. Alternatively, something like this telephone guest book or a photo booth guest book are a great option to get guests joining in.   

Lorna and Tom, we wish you all the happiness in the world and hope you enjoy your romantic break in Rome. 

Photographer - Jeremy James

Videographer - Javery

Caterer - B&R Dining

Musician - Felix Simpson

Evening catering - Elsie’s Pizza

Hire equipment - Banqueting Hire Service

Band - Bear Club

Bell tents - Peg & Mallet

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