Beautiful September Wedding with a Sunset Tractor ride in Cornwall

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Lizzie & Tom. We first met Lizzie back in January when she travelled over from Australia to start planning their wedding in Cornwall. Tom didn’t see Launcells Barton until May of this year but had complete trust in Lizzie’s vision of what the day was going to look like. Since Lizzie’s first visit we kept in contact with them regularly. They were so excited to visit Launcells Barton every few months, and as building works progressed, they were able to envisage their dream day more and more.

Lizzie and Tom are both resident Doctors in Australia, with Lizzie working in a busy ER and Tom working in the Intensive Care Unit at their local hospital. Tom has family close by in Cornwall, while Lizzie’s family live in the South East of England. With some family members unable to make the journey to Australia, the couple decided to have their wedding back home, surrounded by their friends and family.

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Lizzie and Tom first met while at university and soon became inseparable, sharing each others love of adventure! The couple are keen travellers and rack up many air miles travelling all over the world! Each table of their seating plan was even named after their favourite beaches from their many travels together, each one having a sentimental meaning!

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The morning of the wedding Lizzie got ready in the house with her bridesmaids. They all looked fabulous in their matching floral pyjamas! Tom spent the night with his friends at a nearby hotel – I don’t think they all had matching floral pyjamas, but they did have some rather funky, colourful socks on for the occasion!

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Lizzie wore a simple, elegant gown, finished beautifully with a cathedral length veil and a burst of colour with flowers in her hair

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Lizzie and Tom were married at St Swithins church, which is just down the path from Launcells Barton house. After walking up from the church, they followed their ceremony with drinks and canapés in the courtyard.

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The couple and their close friends had so much fun going off for photos while guests were enjoying drinks.

Lizzie and Tom’s wedding was certainly international! Not only had all their university friends traveled from across Europe to be with them, but they had over 50 doctors attending their wedding, some of whom had traveled from as far away as Australia and New Zealand to be with them on their special day!

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The couple were able to sneak off into the garden for some quick photos, while all their guests were taking their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Mill barn.

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The couple chose from one of our recommended suppliers Beautiful and the Feast to caterer for their wedding. They were kind enough to plate us up a selection too and i have to say the food was so good it was out of this world!

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This wedding was so much fun to be apart of, as you could really feel that the day was a real celebration of the couple and every detail was personal to them. Lizzie’s best friend even got everyone involved in making a video about the couple and their wasn’t a dry eye in sight, even from us!

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Lizzie and Tom really wanted to have some time together just the two of them, so Matt offered to drive them to the top of the farm in our tractor so they could watch the sunset over the sea. They told us afterwards that they were so glad that they had taken that time and it really had made their day! Tom was asking Matt on the drive if it is difficult driving such a er….” vintage” tractor, so Matt said “see for yourself” and let Tom drive his new Bride back to the party Cornish style!

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These absolutely stunning images were taken by the Oli from McGivern Photography, who is actually relatively new to the wedding world of photography, but is clearly amazing! The images have captured the day so perfectly and Oli really did think outside the box when looking for original and creative ideas. Oli even came the day before and went for a walk around the farm scoping out the perfect locations. Lizzie and Tom were so happy to go with his -at times- crazy ideas, but i have to hand it to him, they are simply breathtaking!

Lizzie and Tom have taken a much needed rest and have jetted off on a 3 month honeymoon travelling around South America! Since their wedding they have already been trekking in jungles and national parks around Columbia!

We wish them every happiness as they enter into married life together and thank them and their family for welcoming us in to their celebrations, even encouraging Matt and I to take part in their cultural traditions and enjoy a drink with them all!

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“Thank you again for such a magical wedding, the day went perfectly thanks to you, Matt and all involved. Still can’t get over it!”- Lizzie 

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The Perfect August Wedding in Cornwall

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of holding Jessica & Matthew’s beautiful outdoor wedding and what a beautiful wedding it was! Jessica and Matthew live in London, so we kept in contact a lot over the months leading up to their wedding to make sure their day ran as smoothly as possible. We really got to know Jessica, Matthew and all their family during the lead up to their wedding, so we were so delighted to be apart of their special day and watch as they took their next step together.

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It was great helping Matthew & Jessica set up the day before and seeing all their ideas coming together. Emma from Brompton buds created the most beautiful flower wreath for the  Mill Barn. Jessica styled the tables with large gold candelabras and simple jars of sweet peas, which looked absolutely stunning as the wax melted during the meal.

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Jessica got ready in the bridal suite with her sister, bridesmaid and mother close by her side, I had the privilege of seeing the breathtaking flower crown unveiled and being positioned perfectly in place on the Bride. Jessica looked truly stunning in a simple classic gown, finished beautifully with an elegant lace cathedral length veil.

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Matthew & Jessica had a celebrant wedding, which was just so personal to the both of them. It was great to hear about special moments that they had shared together during their relationship. wedding venue cornwall

After the ceremony, Matthew and Jessica took some time just the two of them. I always think it’s such a great idea. A wedding can be so busy, that it really is important to try and find some time away and enjoy time together.

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After drinks in the courtyard it was time for all their guests to takes their seats. Matthew is a self-confessed pie connoisseur, so Good Food Catering put together an amazing menu, taking into account all the different dietary requirements and Matthew’s favourite fillings! It was then out into the courtyard for mini “make your own” eaton mess!

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The evening was so relaxed. All the children loved the outdoor space, playing and jumping around on the hay bales, while the Bride and Groom mingled with their friends and family as the evening entertainment was being set up. We really enjoyed getting to know their guests, who had heard so much about Launcells Barton and wanted to know all about the history and renovations.

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Matthew & Jessica chose Andrew from Travers and Brown to capture their special day and he really did get some amazing natural shots of the day. He even used the old calf pens and barns for stunning backdrops for the couple. There are so many different places on the farm, so it’s great to see different peoples ideas and creativity!

It truly was a perfect day and we wish Jessica and Matthew every happiness as they start their married life together!

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Weather proofing your wedding in Cornwall

On a regular day we can adjust our outfits, plans, and location to suit the weather, but when it comes to the day you’ve been planning for months, your wedding in Cornwall, some things can’t be changed.

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable, and even if you pick a date in the middle of the summer there’s always a chance you’ll get some rain on your wedding day. Luckily, there are some things you can do to weather-proof your wedding. We may not be able to change the weather, but we can ensure that you still have a fantastic day, come rain or shine.

Know your options

It is important to have a backup plan if you intend on having your ceremony outdoors. At Launcells Barton, we have three indoor venues. Because the entire site is yours for your wedding, there will be no problem in moving indoors. Keeping an eye on the forecast and staying in touch with your venue will allow them to make any necessary changes Launcells Barton - Wedding Venues Cornwallin advance. This will keep the morning of your wedding stress free, leaving you to relax and enjoy the day without having to think about us moving things around.

Photos don’t have to be outside

Whilst your heart may be set on photos in the grounds or in the walled garden, bad weather may stop this from being possible. Luckily, we have the exquisite manor house which can be used for photos.If you’re worried about the weather affecting your photos, have a chat with your photographer and come up with a plan of back up locations for your shoot.

Get glamorous with umbrellas

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Umbrellas aren’t the most elegant things in the world, but sometimes they are a necessity. Invest in a few clear, large umbrellas for the bride and bridesmaids to ensure a dry arrival. After a morning of hair and make-up they won’t want it ruined by rain, particularly if it could have been prevented.
Don’t forget, umbrellas needn’t be dull like the weather, why not get creative and use them as accessories? Pick some pastel shades or throw in a selection of classy coloured parasols,not only do they look great in photos, they’ll brighten those gloomy skies!

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Don your wellies!

Whether you’re travelling to Launcells Barton from near or far, Wellington boots go hand-in-hand with umbrellas, so embrace the weather and wear your pair of wellies with pride — Launcells Barton is a former dairy farm after all!

Create an ‘emergency’ kit

Wind, rain, and heat can all damage the bride’s beautiful hair and make-up. Ask your make-up artist and hairdresser for advice on what products and items you should keep at hand should the weather take a turn for the worse. Make sure your bridesmaids know where the kit is at all times should you need some help!

Stay hydrated

As well as rainy weather, we can occasionally have incredibly hot days. Mixing heat with excitement and alcohol can cause more problems than good, so make sure you have a large selection of soft drinks and water so you and your guests can stay hydrated throughout the day.

Don’t worry!

You can waste hours and hours worrying about whether the sun will be out on the big day, but all that really matters is that you’re marrying the person you love. No matter what the weather is like, you’ll still have a fun and memorable day. If it tips it down with rain laugh it off, you’ll probably still be laughing in years to come!

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For more information on viewing and booking our wedding venue in Cornwall, no matter what the weather, please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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A perfect day at our wedding venue in Cornwall

We did it!

This weekend we welcomed in our very first wedding here at the Launcells Barton wedding venue in Cornwall and our very first Launcells Barton Bride, just so happened to be my friend Rosie and her lovely groom Leigh. I was honoured to be Maid of Honour and be able to share their special day with them. It was so lovely to be apart of the bridal party, for our very first wedding and was amazing to see the place through the eyes of a guest. The sun was shinning and it was an absolutely magical day!

Rosie got ready with all her friends and family around her, in the private bridal suite and I think we can all agree she looked truly beautiful in her vintage lace ball gown.

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The place was filled with gorgeous blooms by the amazingly talented Emma from Brompton Buds. Jars filled with beautiful pinks and greens hung from shepard’s hooks & lined the Aisle, while the wooden arbor was entwined with flowers and framed the couple beautifully!
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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed welcome drinks in the Courtyard and relaxed on hay bales outside our rustic bar which is hidden just under the Mill Barn!

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Rosie decorated the Mill Barn beautifully, with dusky muted tones and country garden flowers, adding so much attention to detail with special personalised gifts for everyone. Each seat was decorated with a hessian and lace sash, which were all handmade by the Bride! They also hung festoon lighting from the beams which made the barn look absolutely enchanting!

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Rosie & Leigh had afternoon tea in the barn and then encouraged guests outside into the courtyard for Cornish ice cream, a pig roast and a mobile pizzeria! I think its safe to say that no one went hungry!

Rosie chose Rebecca Roundhill to capture her special day and as you can see, she certainly didn’t disappoint! The photo’s speak for themselves and are simply breathtaking, but it’s Rebecca’s professionalism on the day, that really made these photos so beautiful! Rebecca went above and beyond to capture the very best photos for Rosie and Leigh, even climbing over bushes & fences to get that perfect shot!

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The evening was kicked off by inspired Party who have an amazing set up with their rustic themed DJ booth.

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The whole day went perfectly and we were so pleased to welcome in a new chapter at Launcells Barton. It has been such hard work getting the place to this stage and a lot of people behind the scenes have made it happen. We’ve had builders, plumbers ,workmen (and women) here until midnight helping us get everything ready, we have called in friends to help plant flowers, family friends have given up their weekends to help limewash the barn, friends have even dropped everything last minute & come along with a baby strapped to their front to help set up the bar!  We really couldn’t have done it without everyones support, so from all the team at Launcells Barton, a massive THANK YOU to everyone that has helped make our dream a reality!

If you’d like to talk to us about our Cornwall wedding venue and your big day then please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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Six things you may want to know about our wedding venue in Cornwall

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There’s no denying that Cornwall is a beautiful and special place. With miles of gorgeous countryside and hundreds of perfect areas, Cornwall is definitely one of the best places in the country to get married.

But it isn’t just a beautiful location that makes Launcells Barton the ideal venue for your wedding in Cornwall. Steeped in history, this family owned manor house is unique in many ways. Here are just a few things that make Launcells Barton so special.

History

Dating back to the 14th Century, Launcells Barton is a Grade II listed house. It has been owned by the same family for over 70 years and has been restored with lots of love and care.

Architecture

The manor house itself is made up of two halves. This means that there are varying architectural details throughout making it a very unique building. The barrelled ceiling in the Bridal Suite, reveals where the monks’ chapel was – it dates back to the reign of King Henry VIII! There are also remains of monk prayer cells in the kitchen ceiling.

The purpose built Events Barn has been created with care to compliment the original house, whilst having all the modern necessities.

Similarly, the converted 19th Century Mill Barn has been lovingly renovated. The new large French doors reveal stunning views of the countryside and the beautiful exposed beams give height to the barn.

Staying at Launcells

As part of your package, the happy couple will have full use of the house along with ten close friends or family. Our beautiful Bridal Suite allows luxury and privacy for the newlyweds, whilst guests can enjoy four double bedrooms and a twin room.
They can also enjoy a hamper filled with handpicked local treats for the duration of their stay.

Outdoors

Away from the beautiful house and gorgeous barns, we have a large walled garden and courtyard which provide the perfect backdrop to ceremonies, drinks, and photos. The original archway has been reinstated to create an idyllic entrance and the gardens are filled with carefully tended seasonal blooms.

Choice

Unlike other venues, Launcells Barton has a variety of places where you can say “I do”. Embrace the exterior beauty of the house as you exchange vows at the top of the steps, or have an intimate ceremony in the sitting room. You can also get married in our Mill Barn as your friends and family watch on. As well as this, the walled garden and courtyard can be used as they have a custom-built licensed arbour and seating area.

But the choice doesn’t stop at the ceremony. For your reception you can party through the night in the Events Barn or gardens. As well as these areas, you can also use the adjacent land for marquees, tepees, and yurts.

Exclusivity

When you book your wedding at Launcells Barton, you’ll receive full exclusive use of our venue for the duration of your stay. Even if you’re having a large gathering, Launcells is still the ultimate exclusive and intimate wedding venue in Cornwall.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Five things to consider when planning your wedding in Cornwall

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You’ve got the ring, set the date, and created the ultimate wedding Pinterest board – now it’s time to start planning.

Before you get carried away with ideas of the what the ‘ideal’ wedding in cornwall should look like, there are a few important things you should consider. Ultimately, it is you and your partner’s special day and having a wedding that reflects your style and tastes is the most important thing.

With this in mind, we’ve created a list of 5 things that should be considered before, and during, planning.

What will the venue look like on your big day?

One top tip is to re-visit your wedding venue at the same time of year as your planned date. If you’ve set a date in July, going back the spot where you’ll say “I do” during the Summer months will give you a good idea of what to expect visually.

As leaves change with the seasons, so does the look and atmosphere of the venue. Viewing in the correct season can also lead to colour palette inspiration. Autumn at Launcells Barton brings out beautiful shades of deep red as the leaves turn, whilst Summer in Cornwall is full of colour and lush greenery.

What’s available in the local area?

Cornwall and Devon is filled to the brim with wonderful caterers, florists, and photographers so make the most of what they have to offer.

Keeping it close to Bude gives your day that extra authentic touch. With so many options of suppliers in the local area you won’t need to go anywhere else! We even have a list of recommended suppliers to help you pick the best of the best.

The size of your party

Your guest list may be small or big, but either way it’s important to keep numbers in mind when planning your big day.

At Launcells Barton we’re very flexible and able to facilitate weddings of all sizes and understand that the amount of guests can make a difference to particular decisions. Having a small cake and 200 RSVPs? Planning an intimate gathering of 10 people and booked a lavish symphony orchestra? Being aware of your party size when making bookings will help you make appropriate decisions.

The location

Everyone wants to get married in a gorgeous location, but why not use the surrounding beauty to influence the look of your big day? Launcells Barton is set amongst peaceful wooded countryside and provides a magical backdrop for photos and ceremonies.

We’re also a short distance from the stunning north coast of Cornwall. The seaside town of Bude will provide ample nautical and Cornish inspiration for brides and grooms.

What do YOU want?

Amongst the glossy magazines, Pinterest boards, and family input it can be easy to lose sight of what you actually want your big day to be like. Remember, it is a day for you and your partner to celebrate your love and marriage. Let yourself have the theme and style you want, and share it with the people you love.

If you’d like to talk about planning your wedding at Launcells Barton then give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Our Brand New Wedding & Events Reception Barn will open April 2017!

We are so pleased to be able to finally announce that our brand new reception barn will be opening it’s doors for the first time next April! Let us tell you a little more about our wedding venue in Cornwall.

Launcells Barton - Events Barn - Wedding Venues Bude, CornwallThe reception barn will be able to seat 200 guests comfortably and has a separate bar/ lounge, which can either be partitioned off or opened up. There will also be a kitchen for your caterers to use, reducing the need and cost to you for hiring in a catering tent and equipment.

We have worked really hard on the design of the New Events Barn and have designed it in such a way, that your guests can access the bar and reception lobby, without entering the main seating area, so that you keep the unveiling of your wedding breakfast a surprise, until everyone takes their seats! After all you have spent all that time making it look amazing, you don’t want people popping through to use the bathroom and seeing it!

We don’t want to lose the character of Launcells Barton in the new barn, which is why we are using where ever possible, re-claimed items from the farm. The partition for example, between the bar & the seating area will be reclaimed timber from the old barns & we even have an old maghonay organ which we are using as a drinks cabinet for the bar! The bar it’s self will even be made of all re-claimed wood too!

Although the main seating area will be very neutral, so that couples can decorate it however they wish, we will have a Launcells Barton feel in the bar/ Lounge. We will be including both the Georgian house & the barns into our new space, by combining English Country Gent with Rustic Farm, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy drinks and relax throughout your special day!

Follow the progress of our new barn and all the goings on at Launcells Barton by liking our Facebook page!

If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Cornwall for 2017 or 2018 please get in touch by either emailing us at hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk or give us a call on 01288 352352. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Trees, trees, trees – our biomass wedding venue!

This week we have been cutting down lots of trees to get ready for our new biomass boiler that is being installed soon! It was all hands on deck- even little ones!

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We are installing central heating into the house and barns soon, so need to make sure we have enough wood ready to go when its all up and ready! As many of you know the house at the moment has no central heating and is very cold without all the fires roaring. Although we will be putting a wood burner into the sitting room and keeping the open fire in the dinning room, we can’t expect our guests to start fires every morning and keep them going throughout the day – they will be far too busy enjoying their wedding! so we need to make sure the house is nice and toasty for our winter weddings.

We have acres of woodland on the farm, so have just acquired our felling license to coppice trees, so that we can self sustain our biomass boiler. We also have a thinning license to open up the area at the front of the house by the pond.

We also had to take down this big fella as it was pushing out our wall. We had to get the professionals in for this one though, as it was not for those with a phobia of heights! The tree surgeons were climbing and swinging on ropes like acrobats! It was amazing to watch and certainly involved a lot of skill!Tree to cut down

Hopefully the next time you visit us here at Launcells Barton, you will see how much lighter the farm looks now that the trees have been tamed!

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Works have started on the Mill Barn… the ideal wedding venue in Cornwall

The scaffolding is up and we are away!

The Mill Barn is the first of the barns to have works started on it. If you had seen the Mill Barn before the builders started the much needed repairs, then you would have noticed that, yes, you can see the sky while standing in the barn! Although the barn is going to have a rustic feel about it, that is just a little bit too rustic. We don’t want to change the feel of the barn, because we love it, but we do want to make sure it’s water tight!

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Our first weddings in August will have their wedding breakfast in the Mill Barn, as we are able to seat 120 guests on trestle tables.  We are also opening up the cob barn, with a pop up bar and hay bales for seating!
One of our weddings in the summer will be taking their wedding out into the courtyard, as they have a mobile wood fired pizzeria serving their guests in the evening. What a fantastic idea!

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Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow our blog, as we will be keeping you up date with all the progress going on here at Launcells Barton, as we get ready to open North Cornwall’s new exclusive use wedding venue!

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What an opening weekend for our wedding venue!

Wow, well what a weekend that was for us here at Launcells Barton!

We have been rushed off our feet and have only just got a chance to sit down after such a busy Open Weekend. The weekend was by appointment only, so that we could give each bride and groom the time they needed and we were fully booked throughout the 2 days!

Cornwall has so many creative and talented people and we were lucky enough to have a few of them showcasing at the weekend!Launcells Barton Peboryn

We had our very own Launcells Barton cake made by the incredible Christine at Peboryon. One of the distinctive features within the grounds of Launcells Barton is a beautiful fragrant pink rose known as the Launcells Rose. Apparently Matthew’s Grandfather had the rose looked into many years ago and it seems it’s unique to Launcells Barton. Every year it blooms and brings beautiful colour to the garden. Christine thought this was prettythumb_IMG_0024_1024 special -as do we- so took  this and worked it in to our very own cake!

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also exhibiting at our open weekend and was an absolute star helping me get things ready the day before! She was there in all weathers moving and shifting things and even rolled up her selves and got stuck into ironing the Bridal Suite curtains, so that they looked perfect!

 

We were also able to show case our artist’s impressions by the Artographer and give our bride and grooms the first peak before anyone else! Here’s what the Bridal Suite will look like once all the furniture is in and the floors are buffed up!Bridal Suite 1

Ambience Venue Styling and Brompton Buds also dressed our Mill Barn and it looked absoloutley beautiful, even before all the works have been finished on the barn! It was great to show couples what they could do with the Mill barn if they wanted to!

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A big thank you to all of our suppliers who were able to be there at the event! We have worked with them all previously in the past, so were happy to recommend them to prospective couples!

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