Relaxed Romance & Rustic Vibes at Mythe Barn
Nik & Charlotte tied the knot at Mythe Barn in Leicestershire, with a relaxed and romantic day that had rustic vibes. It was a very friends and family orientated celebration, with tonnes of happy tears, laughs and silly faces. The crafty couple embraced DIY, sourcing and hand-making every detail, adding that lovely personal touch to their day. From the welcome signs to the table plans, the favours to the confetti. Before their ceremony, Charlotte got ready with her #BrideTribe getting ready in a gorgeous secret hidden away dressing room. Their venue provided the perfect space for the couple to exchange their own written vows to one another in the modern oak barn.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING VENUE…
“We got married at Mythe Barn in a little place called Sheepy Magna (halarious to me considering Nik has a fear of sheep!). It is a fairly new venue but has so much character with oak beams, slate floors, brickwork, hanging features, balconies, and a cobbled courtyard. We are suckers for anything rustic so we were instantly won over by the woodwork, the countryside views, the amount of light through huge windows and the extra large toilet built specifically for brides and their dresses!”
DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…
“Rustic, relaxed, vintage, with a hint of modern. Lots of wood with old crates and log slices and gypsophilia and greenery throughout. The men wore navy and the bridesmaids wore wisteria dresses to add a little warmth but remaining muted enough but other than that it was mainly grey, white and wood. We handmade lots for the wedding including an old white wooden shelf as a welcome sign, old windows as a table plan, glass and log table names, ringtoss for the kids to play, kids boxes during the meal, favours in old jars. Our table names were family members who had passed away so they were still with us. I walked down the aisle to a piece of contemporary orchestra music that Nik had chosen for me. I had a locket with my mum’s photo in sewn inside my dress. Old photo frames and candlesticks were used throughout that I had sourced. We read our own vows, and we had a globe and a typewriter as a guestbook!”
WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?
“I wore a lace and pearl beaded dress by Ronald Joyce with a low back and draped beading. A cathedral veil with fresh greenery in my hair and a loose tied bouquet. I didn’t know what I wanted out of a dress but I fell in love with the back as it was different to what I had seen before! The bridesmaids wore long wisteria gowns in different styles from WED2B, gypsophilia in their hair and loose tied bouquets. I chose these as I knew the wedding needed some colour to stop it being bland and Nik bought me some peonies home in that colour which won me over as it was a subtle shade. The groomsmen wore navy check suits from Moss Bros complete with bow ties and brogues while Nik and their two young boys wore braces and rolled up sleeved shirts. The inspiration for this came from our love for all things rustic and the fact that all 3 of them hate wearing full suits!”
WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?
“Tomato and red pepper soup, sausage and mash for main as this is Nik’s favourite meal in the world and everything chocolate all in one for pudding! Buck’s Fizz and Prossecco as drinks. The evening food consisted of stone baked pizzas in an outdoor kitchen. And our cake had 3 layers – a lemon one, a chocolate orange one, and a fresh raspberry and vanilla with white chocolate cream one! Favours were handmade fudge in different flavours. We had a sweet station that had so many sweets you wouldn’t believe!”
HOW DID WE ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS?
“We had bubbles, ringtoss, a football, wooden games like ping pong and football table in the courtyard. We had kids boxes during the meal with handmade tic tac toe, vintage aeroplanes to make, wooden toys, chocolate coins, Personalised name crayons and a personalised activity book. Our evening reception we chose to have a magic mirror photo booth, killer shimmer glitter station and Adam Thomas and The Souljers – an all singing, all dancing silver mic band who filled the dance floor!”
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
“Try to do/make things yourself where you can or feel confident enough to as it’s so rewarding and personal. Pace yourself through the day and take some time just the 2 of you to gain perspective and have a breather as it’s overwhelming. It goes so fast so just do whatever you feel like doing on the day, dance If you want, go and walk, eat, whatever, and don’t worry about your guests as they are enjoying themselves no matter what anyway! Your photographer and videographer are crucial as it’s the only things you have left after the wedding so make sure they are exactly what you want as we chose our dream suppliers and it makes all the difference!”