Rustic-Chic Barn Wedding

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bride and groom holding each other
Newlyweds Nay and Dan. Photo from Hannah K. Photography.

Hi, peeps, I hope you are enjoying this amazing season, I most certainly do, it has been actually an Indian summer kind of autumn here up north, and I couldn’t be happier. I go for long walks and for coffee out on the porch to revel in a soft chill and lovely sunshine. I baked some cakes, and I admired my little flower garden’s effort in coloring the neighborhood. Did I tell you that my darling town feels most times like Stars Hollow? Well, this season while walking my narrow little streets I kind of expected to meet Lorelai and buy her coffee (Yess, I am a huuge Gilmore Girls fan)

So I hope that no matter where you are at, this season is treating you well; otherwise, I have just the sweetest treat for you in the form of this lovely wedding feature from Hannah. It’s a family affair through and through, and sweet and romantic as anything can be. As per usual, take your cuppa and enjoy browsing and being inspired by this warm and heartfelt wedding day.

From the photographer:

"In the morning I arrived at the bride’s parent’s house where I was welcomed by a huge hug from Nay, the glorious smell of cinnamon buns, Norah Jones playing in the background and warm laughter from all the girls getting ready together. It felt like Christmas day!! When I walked upstairs, I couldn’t believe that Nay had laid out all the bridesmaid dresses with individual photos of her with each bridesmaid and personalized gifts for each of them. Nay even went as far as re-painting her bedroom to match her wedding colors! It really gave a minimal, clean backdrop for the photographs which I couldn’t have appreciated more!
bride portrait holding her bouquet
Bride Nay on her Wedding Day. Photo from Hannah K. Photography.
Nay and Dan both have a firm belief and love for God, so it was no question they would have their ceremony at St Mary de Lode Church where Nay’s father could marry them. It was truly a family affair with Dan’s sisters reading scripture, Nay’s sister leading everyone in sung worship, her mother and father giving her away, her father marrying them and Dan’s father bringing the message. Clearly family is very important to this bride and groom, and that was beautifully reflected in these special roles.
Bride and groom on their way to the reception
To the Bride and Groom. Photo from Hannah K. Photography.
Following the ceremony, Nay and Dan drove off in a vintage VW camper van to their reception venue, Brockworth Court Tithe Barn. As the sun set, guests enjoyed drinks in the courtyard and wrapped up warm inside the barn for dinner and speeches. I LOVE barn wedding venues because they give a natural and down to earth feel to the day. Brockworth Court ranks even higher in my book with its outdoor firepits and plenty of dance floor space which Function Fever kept chock-full until the very end! (Shout out to my husband, Joel for killing it on the drums!!) Nay being a dance teacher had choreographed her and Dan’s first dance… it was amazing, and the eruption of applause from guests at the end clearly proved that! And then, what better way to exit your wedding than in a WHEELBARROW decorated so lovingly by your wedding party. ;) What an end to an incredible wedding season."
bride and groom dancing in front of their wedding venue
Bride and Groom Dancing. Photo from Hannah K. Photography.

From Nay, the Bride:

The inspiration for the chosen theme or decor

"I have to say that I fell in love with the barn first and then the rustic-y chic theme came out of that. We've always been a fan of the natural, slightly rugged look, so that helped too. I had a big board on Pinterest for the wedding which was a great inspiration, but with each bit, we added our own style to make it more unique."

DIY projects

"Practically the entire wedding, from the table decorations to the dress! I had so many talented bridesmaids to help me out. My maid of honor did all the calligraphy for the invites, chalkboards and the Order of Service's. A family friend of mine altered my dress and also changed the neckline of it to suit me better. One bridesmaid did all the flowers, and another bridesmaid created a kids area with activities and games. I made bunting, collected and decorated jars, and we had a setup day on the day before with the bridal party and all the family chipping in to help decorate. So fun!"
Bride and her bridesmaids on the morning of her wedding day
Bride and her Bridesmaids. Photo from Hannah K. Photography.

Favourite moments of the day

"Am I allowed to say the whole day? So hard to choose! Probably the moment when we said 'I do' (we actually said 'I will'). I was so emotional that I had to pause the vows before continuing but the moment we were declared 'husband and wife' was just a feeling of pure joy and excitement. Knowing I'd made some pretty hefty vows to my best friend was an incredible feeling."
Bride getting ready on the wedding day
Bride getting ready on the wedding day. Photo from Hannah K. Photography.

What did and what didn’t go as planned

"To be honest, it all ran pretty smoothly thanks to the Best Man. Admittedly, I stepped on my dress and couldn't recover myself so ended in a white heap on the floor. Fortunately, I was just with my husband and bridesmaids at the time, so not many saw that! The one moment that didn't go to plan was the departure. We ended up leaving half an hour early because people kept having to leave for work the next day and we didn't want to leave when everyone else had gone. So we wheelbarrow-ed out at 10 pm!"
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