Lucy & Matthew

Lucy and Matthew’s rustic early spring wedding at Clock Barn was everything they hoped it would be. Their relaxed, informal day was absolutely wonderful from start to finish.

The Venue

Lucy and Matthew are a very relaxed and laidback couple so it was important to them that their wedding reflected their personalities. Finding the right venue was, of course, high on their list of wedding priorities and Clock Barn gave them everything they were looking for.

“Matthew and I both knew as soon as we walked through the doors of Clock Barn at an open evening that it was the perfect venue for our wedding. The look of the barn is so understated but naturally beautiful – it’s the perfect backdrop for a wedding.” – Lucy

“We knew we wanted and informal day, surrounded by our closest friends and family so that we could enjoy a really intimate ceremony.” – Lucy

The clock tower at Clock Barn offers great wedding photo opportunities and a chalk wedding sign welcomes guests

The barn is set up for the wedding ceremony and decorated with fairy lights and pretty white bunting at Clock Barn in Hampshire

The barn at Clock Barn is set up for the wedding breakfast with vases of pretty spring flowers and tea lights as table centrepieces

The Décor

The couple chose a rustic theme for their day and were keen to keep things simple alongside a colour scheme of pastel purples, pinks and corals.

“We hung straw hearts around the dancefloor to keep that space clear for dancing and we decorated the gift table with LED string lights and lots of Polaroids of Matthew and I along with a white post box for cards.” – Lucy

The wedding flowers, by Tadley Floral Designs, were just perfect for the season. The gorgeous blooms that lined the aisles and sat on the tables were stunning wildflowers, giving a fabulous ‘just picked from the field’ look to the day.

Beautiful spring blooms in vases decorated the wedding aisle at this barn wedding in Hampshire

The tables were decorated with vases of beautiful spring flowers at this barn wedding in Hampshire

The gift table was decorated with cute polaroids of the wedding couple at Clock Barn in Hampshire

The couple left song choice cards on the wedding tables for guests to choose their favourite songs at this wedding in Hampshire

The table plan was laid out on a mirror and decorated with pretty place and delicate flowers at this barn wedding

The white iced wedding cake was decorated with pretty purple roses and a mini bunting topper and the bride’s t-bar wedding shoes had a touch of sparkle at Clock Barn

The Outfits

Lucy wore a fantastic Justin Alexander gown, that she found at Bride To Be in Reading.

“I did find looking for ‘the one’ difficult as there are just so many beautiful wedding dresses out there and I ended up spending twice as much as I’d budgeted on a dress that I just couldn’t say no to!” – Lucy

Lucy accessorised her gown with simple drop pearl earrings and her mum also found her an evening bag in Monsoon that perfectly matched the embellishments on the bodice of the gown.

“Matthew and I decided that he would look great in a silver/light grey suit and this worked really well with the lilac colours of the flowers and the bridesmaid dresses.” – Lucy

The bridesmaids themselves wore gowns from Boohoo and these beaded maxi dresses were ideal for all the maids, from the youngest to the eldest.

The bride’s bouquet had a just-picked feel and she wore a pretty lace-tip wedding gown for her special day at Clock Barn in Hampshire

The groom and groomsmen wore grey suits and lilac coloured ties at this barn wedding in Hampshire

The bridesmaids wore embellished maxi dresses at this wedding at Clock Barn in Hampshire

The Wedding

After their marriage ceremony at Clock Barn, it was time for the celebrations to begin and the party started with a drinks reception that included Pimms and a delicious selection of canapes. From there, guests moved on to a sumptuous wedding breakfast that included some of Lucy and Matthew’s favourite dishes.

“Roast dinners are special to Matthew and I so we started with a smoked bacon Scotch egg and this was followed by sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings. For dessert, we chose sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce as this is my absolute favourite!” – Lucy

The happy newlyweds share their first kiss at their wedding ceremony at Clock Barn in Hampshire

The happy newlyweds make a grand entrance to the wedding breakfast as their guests congratulate them at Clock Barn

The couple and their lucky guests partied on into the night with music from NGB Discos and even more food – mouth-watering pizzas that really were enjoyed by absolutely everyone.

“Our first dance was to Ed Sheeran’s Tenerife Sea as the words really mean a lot to Matthew and I. It definitely wasn’t choreographed but it was so memorable, as was my dance with my dad.” – Lucy

After such a superb wedding, what could be better than an equally brilliant honeymoon so a few days after the big day, Lucy and Matthew flew to Mexico to enjoy an early spring break in the sunshine as husband and wife.

The couple share a moment as they pose for a wedding photo by the rustic fireplace at Clock Barn wedding venue in Hampshire

Final Thoughts

“The events team were really so great and made the lead up to the day very simple. They were also happy to answer any questions and I had quite a few! The team are very welcoming and it’s clear they really enjoy their work. On the day, I couldn’t have asked for anything better – smiles all round.” – Lucy

The wedding guests throw confetti over the happy newlyweds at their sunny spring wedding at Clock Barn in Hampshire

“I had quite a few favourite moments from the day including seeing Matthew for the first time when I came out from behind the screens and our first dance. Ultimately, my favourite moment was walking hand in hand down the aisle with my best friend and husband – it was very emotional, especially with the harpist, Angela Moore, playing my favourite song.” – Lucy

The happy couple pose for a photo with their parents in the garden at their spring wedding at Clock Barn in Hampshire

“If I could give any advice, I would say don’t compromise – go for whatever your heart desires as you only get to do this once. When people tell you the day will be over and done with very quickly, it really is true and if I could have done anything differently, I would have made the wedding a two-day affair!” – Lucy

If you’re planning a spring wedding, don’t miss these spring wedding ideas for ceremony decorations or, for more real wedding inspiration, take a look at Samantha and Lee’s big day at Clock Barn.

Images courtesy of Easy View Photography

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