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Wedding Goals - A Stylish Summer Soirée

We’ve been following Jade & Dave’s wedding planning journey on the blog for over 6 months, so we couldn’t wait to hear all about their big day that took place this summer at Shustoke Farm Barns in Warwickshire and it certainly hasn’t disappointed. The newlywed’s wedding was ridiculously gorgeous and it’s full of dreamy details and decorations that will seriously inspire you. We’ll hand you over to Jade, so you can get the complete lowdown…

Details

The Need to Know
Venue
Shustoke Farm Barns
Location
Warwickshire
Ceremony
85
Breakfast
120
Reception
120
Dress
Tilly Trotters Brides
Flowers
The Lanes Lifestyle
Cake
Bride's Nan
Photographer
Grace Elizabeth Photography

THE WHOLE DAY WAS PERFECT…

“From start to finish the whole day was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more, it was completely relaxed and personal to us. After a short and sweet but personal ceremony, we had reception drinks in courtyard in the afternoon sunshine followed by our wedding breakfast and the incredible heartfelt speeches by my dad, Dave and his Best Man, which at one point also included an unexpected game of Mr & Mrs! The evening reception was set to the soundtrack of The Good Habits band who had us dancing all night long in between toasting marshmallows and visiting the photo-booth and the Cookie Wall. The night ended with our shoes off, singing our hearts out… the perfect end to the perfect day.”

RELAXED, RUSTIC VIBES…

“We wanted a relaxed and rustic feel for the day and Shustoke Farm Barns fitted that perfectly. From the minute we drove up to the barn and saw the beautiful oak and glass doors we began to fall for it’s charm but when we walked in and saw the bare brick walls, the courtyard and the incredible high vaulted ceilings we knew that was it! Sat within the Warwickshire countryside with nothing else around we felt completely private and we were also able to make use of the fields around the barn for our sunset wedding photos which was a really special moment.”

WE WANTED THE DÉCOR TO BE SIMPLE…

“We wanted the décor to be quite simple and let the rustic features of the venue speak for itself, so we chose foliage for the décor and I made a lot of the decorations myself, like collecting and spray painting gin bottles and creating our DIY polaroid frame table plan. A friend of mine designed our wedding stationery, my nan made our wedding cake and another friend created hand-painted signs featuring the lyrics from one of our wedding songs.”

IT WAS MY DREAM WEDDING DRESS…

“I found my wedding dress at Tilly Trotters Brides in Leamington Spa. My dream wedding dress was a combination of two beautiful pieces by the designer Charlie Brear paired with the most delicate silk tulle veil, gold hair vine, a vintage style belt and a pair of Jimmy Choos (which was a childhood dream come true!). In my bridal party I had my sister and two best friends, dressed in embellished dusky pink ASOS bridesmaid dresses while Dave, his best man and ushers were kitted out in navy suits with tweed waistcoats from Peter Posh suit hire in Birmingham. I gifted Dave a floral Paul Smith tie and engraved tie pin on the morning of the wedding for an extra special touch to his outfit.”

MARSHMALLOWS TOASTED OVER FIRE PITS…

“Our wedding breakfast meal consisted of barbecued beef which was carved at the table by our nominated guests – we placed a chef’s hat and apron on one seat at each table – finished off with the most delicious chocolate brownie and ice cream, a true crowd pleaser! In the evening our guests enjoyed pizzas made fresh in the wood fired oven in the courtyard, marshmallows toasted over the fire pits and our incredible Cookie Wall made by Ruby Lou’s Cakes.

Our band, The Good Habits definitely got the party started and had the dance floor full all-night long. We also had a photo-booth to entertain our guests, but mostly to entertain ourselves when we looked back through the photos the following day!”

BE TRUE TO WHAT YOU BOTH WANT FOR THE DAY…

“When it comes to planning tips, you can never start planning too early! It will seem like you have loads of time but trust me when I say that it will coming around quicker than you can imagine! Be true to what you both want for the day. It can be very easy to get swept up in listening to other people’s opinions or jumping on different wedding trends, but you’ll only have this one day and it’s got to be what you really want.”

NEED MORE #WEDDINGINSPO?

We can’t get over just how gorgeous Jade & Dave’s wedding is! But if you need even more #weddinginspiration, you’ll find plenty over on our real weddings blog. For couples who are still searching for wedding suppliers, swing by our Cream of the Crop Wedding Directory where you will be completely spoilt for choice!

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