Samantha and Lee

For Samantha and Lee, a relaxed, informal wedding celebration with a rustic wedding theme was a must – along with lots of laughter and fun. They dreamed of a day filled with precious memories and an unforgettable party with all their family and friends…

The Venue

Samantha and Lee had set their hearts on a barn wedding venue in the south of England and it wasn’t long before the pair came across Clock Barn. With its rustic style, welcoming and cosy atmosphere and picturesque countryside surroundings, it ticked all the boxes.

“The barn was beautiful and so were its surroundings. It had a very warm, friendly atmosphere.” – Samantha

White and gold table decorations at Clock Barn

The Décor

Styling the Barn was easy. As it already featured rustic detail, including bunting, beams and fairy lights, the pair needed to add little of their own to finish off their rustic wedding theme. A few pom poms and a little extra bunting completed the look while wild flowers, milk jugs and birdcages adorned the wedding breakfast tables.

Something else that was high on the couple’s list of priorities was a stunning wedding cake. Having seen Alexander Taylor Cakes’ creations, the pair knew they needed one for their own wedding.

“The cake was to die for – it was definitely one of our most-wanted things at the wedding.” – Samantha

Mr and Mrs table decorations

The Outfits

When it came to her wedding gown, Samantha dreamed of something that was simple and traditional. She chose a fitted trumpet-style dress made with silk satin and tulle. An ivory veil, scattered with Swarovski crystals, and a pair of sparkly shoes finished off her look.

It wasn’t just Samantha who embraced a touch of glitz and glam – her two bridesmaids did too. They both wore matching navy blue gowns and silver sparkly shoes.

“I felt so beautiful and comfortable. The dress really showed off my curves.” – Samantha

Brides trumpet-style wedding dress and pink bouquet

The Wedding

Samantha and her bridal party took advantage of all of Clock Barn’s perks. They got ready at the venue on the morning of the wedding, ensuring a stress-free start to the day. Making her way to the aisle was easy too – the bridal prep room being just a few steps away.

Once the formalities were over, the wedding party indulged in a whole host of delicious food. There were drinks and canapés post-wedding and an afternoon tea reception to follow. Come evening, the laid-back feast continued with fresh pizza devoured by all.

When it came to big-day entertainment, the pair decided on a wedding photo booth and classic party tunes to dance to throughout the night. When guests weren’t amusing themselves with hilarious photo booth antics, they enjoyed the eclectic atmosphere on the dance floor – or tucked into a slice of pizza or two!

“The food was lovely and the photo booth great for making special memories.” – Samantha.

Bride and groom leaving Clock Barn whilst friends and family celebrate

Samantha’s Final Thoughts:

“It was such a wonderful day – we just wish we got it videoed so that we could look back on it and reminisce about our day.”

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Images courtesy of Dan Bristow Photography

Sam and Lee Clock Barn