Our Great and Good post this month is dedicated to brides. Those that we meet and the ones that we ‘Ooh and Aah’ over, on the pages on our favourite bridal blogs. It’s all about the gowns, the accessories, the make-up, the hair and the moments captured when girl meets boy (or girl) and they fall in love all over again.
The preparation and planning of a wedding, and more so, the wedding day itself, is full of traditions. Passed down from generation to generation; some worldwide, some personal, family traditions. Things like not seeing the bride before the ceremony, the giving and receiving of rings, receiving lines and of course, the wedding favour.
Today’s beautiful wedding, which was held at The Great Barn Devon over the Easter weekend, just goes to show that, even when the weather doesn’t want to play, the show will most definitely go on.
When you book your wedding at The Great Barn Devon, we give you a full weekend to totally relax and take in every, single moment of your special celebration. Our beautiful, cosy cottages are the perfect place to pamper yourself the night before, to prepare at leisure the morning of your big day and sleep in late, the morning after.
Because we are nestled in 120 acres of idyllic Devon countryside, we think your wedding guests should have the chance to enjoy the full weekend too and so, we are offering the use of our fields behind the Barn, for glamping or festival style accommodation galore!
Here at The Great Barn, we know some truly unique and talented suppliers of all things weddingy. And Charlotte Atkinson is no exception. An award-winning, published artist and illustrator, Charlotte offers an incredibly personal gift if you are looking for something that will provide a lifelong memory of your wedding day.
Weddings are, of course, extremely personal and today’s is no exception. Because Neil, the groom, grew up very close to the couple’s chosen church, which he could see from his home, the couple knew that getting married somewhere with such personal meaning, was crucial to building new memories together.
Spring is definitely here, folks. There’s that familiar scent in the air, the hazy sunshine in the morning and the hint of wintery crispness still in the air that remind us it’s not quite shorts weather yet.
It’s time for another look at one of the couples that chose to marry here at The Great Barn. Chloe & Tom were married on the 11th July last year and as you can see from the wedding photographs, courtesy of the very clever Lucy Turnbull, the happy couple were surrounded by loving friends and family and took full advantage of our beautiful gardens for their celebrations.
Rachel & Nathan Buckingham celebrated their marriage to each other in the summer of 2015. They stayed from the Friday until the Sunday afternoon, having the whole venue exclusively, from start to finish. Rachel told us, “It was one of the best decisions we made, as it allowed us to have family and key people with us the night before the wedding.”