I love a stone barn, and Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds is one of the prettiest to go and style. When Claire and Chris got in touch I knew their wedding was going to be beautiful. They both had a creative eye and wanted to bring in personal and detailed touches. Their love for each other was enthralling and it’s no wonder this wedding made it onto the pages of Love My Dress.
The ceremony featured a Persian rug aisle and lots of candle light. The beauty of a Cripps Barn wedding is its high stone walls with crevices filled with candles and I love the hanging greenery chandelier that takes focal point in the barn. Cripps Barn has the most amazing outdoor space where guests can enjoy the Cotswolds air, roast marshmallows over a fire pit and play garden games on the lawns.
The Table plan was hand written on a chalkboard displayed in a vintage guilt frame, the large indoor plants of Cripps Barn helped to frame the table plan and small geometric lanterns and brass vessels added detail. Loose greenery was laid on wooden crates.
The dining barn featured long trestle tables with grey chiffon runners, brass candle sticks holding grey Ester and Erik Candles and brass vessels filled with purple and pink flowers. I love how Emily and Steve Photography captured the light and shadows across the tablescape. The deep colours of the flowers really pop against the lighter runners. Each guest had a place name displayed in a gold dinosaur. Each guest had a menu wrapped in twine adorned with a dried flower. Claire and Chris were framed by large hoops filled with ribbons created by the talented bride.
I loved the card and guest book table we created. cards were collected in a vintage Salesmans box. Large metal ‘C’s’ kept it company, we added vintage cameras and the couple provided a polaroid camera for guests to capture memories and fill up the couples guest book. I loved the little pockets of detail throughout the venue, from the welcome signage to the memory table.
I think this wedding sums up my styling perfectly, considered laid back luxury with a contemporary edge. Small details that when they are all bought together have a breath taking effect. Check our my wedding portfolio to see more of my styling. I can’t wait to head back to style a Cripps Barn wedding in the beautiful Cotswolds.