When the brand new wedding venue, Winters Tale Country Barn, approached us in the Spring for some marketing shots, I jumped at the opportunity to work with some fabulous local wedding suppliers. I’d had the pleasure of working with most of them previously, and those I hadn’t, I was aware of from exhibiting at the first wedding fair held at the barn.
Winters Tale, is a beautifully crafted barn in the heart of the North Buckinghamshire countryside. It has the capacity to seat 120 for a wedding breakfast, with a further 80 guests in the evening. Couples can hold their ceremony in the gardens of the 17th century farmhouse, or within the barn itself. Whilst the room is transformed the happy couple and their guests can enjoy cocktails in the rose gold cocktail bar, on the mezzanine floor or drink fizz on the lawn. If you are looking for a barn to host your wedding in Buckinghamshire, I would definitely recommend getting in touch with Christine or Gail.
As the florist and stylist, I decided to choose yellow as the main colour for this shoot. Despite the fact it’s a colour people seem to shy away from, it’s very on trend right now, we’re particularly seeing a lot of the mustard shades as we head towards Autumn 2019.
Rach from Butterfly Bridal Boutique and Steph Kiely our photographer for the day, were both keen to be involved straight away, but both were hesitant with my colour choice, as it wasn’t a standard colour palette.
However as we started to work on a Pinterest board that combined varying shades of yellows, with ivories and greys, we came up with a gorgeous spring wedding colour scheme, that worked beautifully in the barn.
The barn lends itself to long tables, so we created a tablescape that could be extended if banqueting tables were used. It could also be thinned out depending on the budget, but would still look very effective. I used gorgeous clear glass voitives and bottles full of craspedia, narcissus, spray roses, waxflower and solidago with lots of crisp green spring foliages.
The bridal gown was provided by Butterfly Bridal Boutique and our lovely model’s hair and make up was styled by super talented Debbie Mac Hair and Make Up. We opted for a few looks on the day including some with a crystal hair piece and later our Bride wore a delicate spray rose flower crown. Our Groom Will, was suited and booted by Suitors of Buckingham.
Anna, from Anna-Jayne Designs was in the midst of creating the wedding stationery for her own big day, but still found the time to create gorgeous watercolour stationery for the shoot, which really popped on the crisp white background.
Steph captured the photos perfectly. Taking advantage of the Spring light and despite the fact our Bride and Groom only met fifteen minutes before we started shooting, she put them at ease and captured an imaginary wedding day perfectly.
And what wedding is complete without cake? Certainly not this one! Created by Charlene from Cherry Tree Cakerie, the wedding cake had an ombre effect over the three tiers which we then adorned with a cascade of flowing flowers. We were in love with this cake!
I hope you like this styled shoot, as much as we do. If we’ve inspired you, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear your thoughts on having yellow flowers on your wedding day.
Have a great week!
Wedding Venue – Winters Tale Barn
Bridal Boutique – Butterfly Bridal Boutique
Wedding Cake – Cherry Tree Cakerie
Wedding Photographer – Steph Kiely photography
Bridal Hair & Make Up – Debbie Mac hair and make up
Groom’s Attire – Suitors Buckingham