Rustic Glamour at this Real -Life Barn Wedding

24 July 2019

I know how much my readers love a real-life wedding. It’s the perfect opportunity to be inspired, or just down-right pinch, some of the lovely ideas our real-life couples have come up with. 

So, let me introduce you to Naomi and Jonathan, who chose the stunning Owen House Barn in Mobberly, Cheshire, for their wedding venue. We’ve worked with a lot of brides who have chosen this venue and it is amazing, full of quirky charm, set on a working farm yet the facilities are designed specifically for a wedding and are totally luxurious. 

I met Naomi for the first time at our consultation. She had been recommended by a friend, the lovely Ellie at Elegant Touch, and from our first meeting we just had such a good giggle together I knew this would be a great working relationship. Having settled on her venue, the inspiration for the flower colour palette was informed by that. Naomi wanted the style to be simple, romantic and within keeping of the barn setting. 

We decided on a colour palette of dusky pink and lilac florals with silvery green foliage. We also used accents of brown from the Kraft paper and twine to tie in with the colour of the barn and rural location. 

The focus of the bouquet was the stunning, dusty pink amnesia roses, which I also used for the groom’s buttonhole. We also used astilbe, astrantia, mint, thistle, wax flower and different types of eucalyptus finished with twine, to add texture, colour and volume to this beautiful bouquet. I just adored the way it was bursting with soft colour and texture, it had a wild flower vibe which fitted perfectly with the venue. I also adored the addition of mint to the bouquet, not only did the rich green colour complement the other flowers, it smelt amazing! The bridesmaids all held smaller versions of the same bouquet. 

We went on to create displays across the venue based on the design and colours used in the bouquet. For the aisle we used lots of scattered petals, floating candles and tea lights, as well as lanterns, which added a very romantic feel. 

To complement the rustic design of the barn, we created displays out of small, mismatched glass vases featuring one or two flowers that circled a larger, looser and more voluminous table centre design.  

For the top table, we had a foliage garland that ran the length of the table, while the bride and bridesmaid bouquets were added to vases to give them a well-deserved drink and put them on full display for the guests to admire. 

We also added fresh flowers to adorn the yummy looking three-tiered, semi-naked cake made by the creative and talented Laura from Yolk.  

We have to thank the bride and groom, Naomi and Jonathan, as well as their photographer, Kate McCarthy, for sharing their beautiful pictures with us. 

This wedding was a joy to work on, and I was so happy to be a part of it! 

If Naomi and Jonathan’s wedding has inspired you and you’re looking for some expert advice and ideas for your own bridal blooms, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.