If you’re looking for the perfect blend of elegance, romance and rustic charm, The Cherry Barn is the ideal place. Set in rural Sussex this wedding venue is a 17th century oak barn, which has been converted and extended, in keeping with its period features. As well as being a working family farm, it is a stunning rural retreat making it the perfect canvas for couples wanting to add their own style and has the added bonus of being within easy reach of London.
I was invited by Emma from Lulabelle Wedding Hire to join the creative team last November for this autumnal styled shoot, beautifully captured by Georgina Piper Photography. The entrance of the barn which looks deceivingly small opens out into the most bright, light and airy space, set in acres of countryside and surrounded by an abundance of pretty apple orchards.
Blessed with bright autumn sunshine and not a cloud in the sky, we set off foraging with Mel the owner to collect apples, ferns and greenery to add to the table settings.
Our bride Alex models a bespoke wedding gown by bridal designer Tara Deighton, inspired by style icon Kate Moss, the Kate is a simple yet glamorous gown, oozing sensuality and romance. Gently flowing over your curves and in the finest silk, this dress is both bohemian and refined. The keyhole detailing on the back and flutter sleeves are inspired by the evening dresses of the thirties. Hair and make up finished the look by Yard and Quarter and Natasha Valerie Makeup.
The stationery suite was kept contemporary with modern typography and gold calligraphy for the guest place settings, tied with Kate Cullen silks. Styled by Emma, this complemented the pale grey and blush colour palette with crystal candle holders, grey linens and autumnal seasonal blooms and foliage from Burdock and Twine.
An all round talented team with videographer Dale Rook Films capturing the details of the day. To view the short film click here. This magical venue has become a firm favourite of mine and without a doubt I'd love to return.
Venue: The Cherry Barn / Photography: Georgina Piper Photography / Styling: Lulabelle Wedding Hire / Stationery: Lynda Loves / Silks: Kate Cullen Styling / Model: Ally from the Valley / Make Up: Natasha Valerie Makeup / Hair: Yard and Quarter / Videography: Dale Rook Films / Bridalwear: Tara Deighton / Florist: Burdock and Twine / Jewellery: Pearl and Queenie / Catering Services: Abbey Catering Services