Outside wedding in corn field

Not just any barn wedding styled shoot…

When asked by the lovely Jen from Wedding Spark to supply vintage crockery, glassware and cutlery for a styled shoot at The Barn at Avington, she mentioned it was a Wes Anderson-inspired shoot but to be honest I thought that just meant boho style with Brogues. How wrong was I, this shoot was epic with so much attention to detail. There was a huge team of perfectly selected wedding suppliers who each took so much time to get their contribution spot on. From the attention to detail in the wedding stationary to the gingerbread house and that perfect flag, to name a few. Here are some of my favourite images from the day, captured by the talented Kirsty Mackenzie.

Vintage chine hire in Sussex

The tables and chairs, supplied by Purple Door Props were perfect for the blank canvas barn. I styled the tables with a selection of vintage plates, crystal glasses (wine, champagne and water) plus silver plated Kings pattern cutlery; all from my wedding hire collection.

The vintage plates were styled in a mix of floral and patterned combinations, all with gold gilt detailing. Complemented with mis-matched crystal glasses.

Harriet's Table crockery, glass and cutlery hire

I love these table place names by White Cottage Weddings; each one personalised with guest details; their photo and a reminder of the food they’ve selected.

Vintage wedding sweetheart table

Vintage crystal glass hire for boho wedding

My vintage crystal glasses, silver plated cutlery and gold gilt vintage crockery went perfectly with the rustic tables and relaxed floral displays. It added an elegance to a rustic setting.

Vintage crockery hire Sussex

Crystal champagne glasses for hire

This gingerbread house of the Grand Budapest Hotel is such a great idea for a wedding cake. I can imagine guests tucking into this during the evening. Such fabulous attention to detail by Maid of Gingerbread.

Gingerbread wedding cake

This piano bar is such a great idea by With These Hands and a floral display to die for by The Wild Fox.

Piano drinks bar

The Barn at Avington has the best outdoor ceremony area, overlooking the pond. This set up by Purple Door Props was perfect. If I wasn’t already married I would definitely do this for my wedding. Not a nylon chair cover in sight!

the barn at Avington

And what better way to end the day than with some smoke bombs! 

Colour smoke bombs for weddings

It was such an honour to be involved in this styled shoot and I hope it’s given inspiration to all those busy planning a wedding. There really is no end to how much creativity can be added to a wedding these days and couples are incredibly lucky to have so many fantastic wedding suppliers to choose from. There is currently a trend within the boho/creative wedding scene to really push the boundaries and make a wedding truly unique. The rise of long rustic wooden tables and chairs that look a million miles from anything requiring a chair cover is definitely welcome in the wedding industry.

This shoot also shows that vintage china doesn’t always mean a mis-matched, rustic place setting. As my plates all have gold gilt and are a mixture of floral and non-floral patterns, they don’t make an event look too ‘cottage garden’ more vintage-luxe. My collection of vintage crystal glasses are new to the hire collection this year and have been a huge hit. Already booked for many weddings next year, I think I need to get busy buying more over the winter season to keep up with the demand!

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To create this look, you will need to get in touch with these fantastic suppliers:

photography: Kirsty Mackenzie Photography // venue name: The Barn at Avington, Hampshire// event design: The Wedding Spark // planning: The Wedding Spark // florals: The Wild Fox // wedding dress: Indie Brides // hairpiece: Sophie & Luna // hair stylist: Bridal Hair in Hampshire // makeup artist: Serena Grace MUA // groom attire: Adam Waite and Dapper and Suave // videography: Loved Up Films // paper goods: White Cottage Weddings // handmade details: ceremony backdrop paper from The Wedding Spark // cake: Maid of Gingerbread // Vintage plates glasses & cutlery: Harriet’s Table // furniture rentals: Purple Door Props // models: Maxwell James and Georgia Harris // props (piano bar, easel, vintage suitcases, hat boxes) : With These Hands // props (backdrop screen, bottles, candlesticks): Lo & Behold Bespoke // light up signs: Locke & Busby // bell tents + rug aisle: Baylily Bell Tents

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