Today we’ve a very special real wedding¬†with some touches that are going to delight you!

One of our stylists helped to put together this beautiful wedding in Kent which was held at the Winters Barns, Canterbury. Let’s take a look…

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Emma and Sam had a reception in a picturesque barn

Beautifully styled with topiary trees, chalkboards, vintage bicycles

We think you’ll agree that the entrance to Emma and Sam’s or shall we call them Mr & Mrs Barne, wedding reception was certainly stunning! The guests must have loved arriving here.

A vintage bicycle did double duty as signage with a chalkboard giving a warm welcome. The trug basket in front of the bicycle was filled with country-style flowers, which gave a real pop of colour in pinks, purples, fuchsias. Then elegant topiary trees lined the footpath with some bunting hung in between for a party atmosphere.

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A real country setting

Some style pointers here! Check the bridegroom’s on-trend blue suit. Also we love the trim on Emma’s veil and the way it cascades down, framing her wedding dress.

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Wow. Just wow.

It’s quite fitting that the couple’s married name is Mr & Mrs Barnes. Mind you, what a beautiful barn in which to marry and we think you’ll agree that it was styled beautifully. Lights strung at different levels on the ceiling draw the eye and traditional dried hops soften the beams.

The bride chose a pale pastel colour palette for her chair sashes with a classic white chair cover. All very simple but certainly welcoming for guests.

The table settings were also in keeping with the whole look. Just a simple country style which is perfect for a barn setting.

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Simple wedding table settings – country style

Look at the image below and you will see how much the guests relaxed and enjoyed themselves. A barn wedding like this one makes for a lovely atmosphere it’s welcoming, spacious, cool in summer and cosy in winter. We’re a fan of these weddings! There’s also something very personal about this type of venue as well as picturesque.

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The evening party

One feature that stands out at this wedding is the use of lighting and props. These L-O-V-E letters certainly had their place in the photographs!

Guests copy

They made a natural focus for guests to stand behind and summed up the mood of the day. A little bunting scattered in the background added a subtle country touch.

Bunting copy

When evening came around, yet again Emma and Sam’s gorgeous venue stepped up to the mark. This beamed gateway offered the perfect photo opportunity decorated with a lantern, lights and bunting. It certainly welcomed the evening arrivals.

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Weren’t the letter props fabulous?

And the L-O-V-E letter prop was lit up again for the evening.

Sometimes one simple item like this one can set the whole mood for a wedding day. It’s always good for photographers to have a visual prop to focus a shot around.

Letters were something of a theme at the wedding altogether in fact.  Check out the dance floor! What a fantastic way to do the lighting!

 First dance at wedding

The first dance

Our stylists can help you to source all sorts of props like these, in fact they will already hold many of them themselves. And if you want to keep them after the wedding as a memento then they’ll certainly be open to discussion.

Do you fancy your big day looking like this real wedding in Kent East?

Emma and Sam were absolutely thrilled with their wedding day. If you’d like the confidence of knowing that your big day is going to look just as you want it to then you should get in touch with one of our stylists and talk things through. We have stylists based all around the country and so there is certain to be one near you. There’s no obligation to follow things up after an initial meeting but if you’re anything like our other couples then you will be raring to go!

The gorgeous wedding of Emma & Sam, Mr & Mrs Barnes! Kerry Ann Duffy Photography captured their day beautifully. Congratulations to you both!

  • Dance lights – Light Of My Life
  • Chair covers – Ambience Venue Styling – East Kent
  • Makeup artist – Lauren Elle Make Up Artist
  • Florist – Jane at Graham Greener
  • Garden Love letters & Props – Big Day Prop Hire