Lisa and Alan
A relaxed wedding day full of personality with a traditional English wedding theme.
Lisa and Alan came across Clock Barn online after searching for ‘ barn conversion wedding venues‘. After arranging a visit to come and view the barn the pair quickly made up their mind and decided to book their wedding despite having only visited the one venue.
“The barn was stunning from the outset with great outdoor space. There was also a cosy snug, ideal for adverse weather. The interior, with its exposed beams and fairy lights, was beautiful too.” – Lisa
The couple’s wedding theme was inspired by the style of Clock Barn. It suited a traditional English wedding theme – and so the pair began styling the finer elements of their day.
Lisa made all of the decorations by hand and enjoyed a day of crafts with all her friends. During the day, the party made all 80 place cards, with Lisa then going on to make a card hamper, table plan and the wedding stationery.
“Getting my friends and family involved in wedding crafts was a great way for everyone to meet each other before the hen party.” – Lisa
With a more relaxed wedding day in mind, Lisa decided against a traditional full-length dress. She began her search online and found the perfect Justin Alexander gown available just two doors away from her workplace.
Just over four months before the wedding, Lisa found out she was nearly eight weeks pregnant. Her dress had already arrived and so she couldn’t change the size – but the bridal boutique did make all the alterations she needed in the days running up to the wedding.
Alan also adopted the relaxed English country look and opted for a grey three-piece tweed suit with brogues. As Alan wore a traditional suit to work every day, the tweed suit made his attire feel that little bit more special.
Lisa and Adam said ‘I do’ with a civil ceremony at Clock Barn. Lisa’s father walked her down the aisle to Shania Twain’s From This Moment, while Lisa and Alan exited the ceremony Bruno Mars’ Just The Way You Are.
“This was pertinent, as being six months pregnant it symbolised Alan loving me just the was I was.” – Lisa
To reflect their relaxed celebration, the couple followed their ceremony with an afternoon tea, rather than a formal three-course wedding breakfast. The menu also complemented their traditional English wedding theme.
Come evening, they tucked into a hog roast and danced the night away to a playlist chosen by their guests. Before their wedding, they’d asked each of their guests to choose a song they’d like to put their dancing shoes on to – and added it to their wedding CD for the night.
“We started the night with a first dance to Those Little Things, by One Direction. Although I was a little conscious about having chosen a One Direction chart song, the words were so perfect.” – Lisa
Lisa’s Final Thoughts…
“The day was perfect. During the planning process we learnt so many useful tips. I’d recommend using Pinterest to plan the details of the wedding and making an excel spreadsheet to keep track of costs. Also, on the day, don’t forget to step back, take a deep breath, and take in what’s around you.”
Images courtesy of Adam Prosser Photography