Theme or Colour Scheme
We didn’t really have a colour scheme as we didn’t know what flowers we would be receiving until the day before the wedding. Our ribbon wall was made up of pinks and gold and the bridesmaids dresses unintentionally matched really well. We wanted a colourful wedding but for all the colours to be muted and not too bright. Decoration
Our barn was a blank canvas which was perfect for us as we love getting creative. The only decorations we outsourced were the drapes, lanterns and fairy lights as the ceiling was so high. We did everything else ourselves. The things that took the most time were the hanging roses and sourcing the ribbon wall. We displayed a collection of mirrors behind the top table as we liked the idea of light bouncing around the barn, we collected these from charity shops a few months leading up to the wedding. We tried to keep our decorations personal, for example, we cut the place names from conifers in our back garden and burnt the names by hand. We got our family involved in drying roses and that resulted in the hanging roses and lots of natural confetti. We also tried to zone the barn by having a hay sofa – there was hay everywhere! Flowers
We absolutely love flowers and wanted to have a bit of fun with how we used them. We watched a documentary on how in Britain we import most of our cut flowers and although they are lovely in appearance, they have no scent. Flowers without scent… no thanks! After lots of research we found Jill at Binnington Blooms
and it was one of the best decisions of the wedding. Jill lives in Scarborough and grows lovely flowers in her garden; we loved the idea of having seasonal local flowers. She works with Jo Purdy at Hearts and Flowers
and together they do ‘buckets and bouquets’. We ordered 4 buckets of flowers from Jill’s garden and arranged these ourselves in milk bottles the day before the wedding, which was so easy to do when the flowers are so beautiful and fresh. However, there was no way that we wanted to attempt to do bouquets and button holes, that’s where Jo came in… she took Jill’s flowers and made the more formal pieces, including an incredible flower hoop, flower crown and display for the ceremony table. The flowers made the venue look so colorful and it was so lovely to work with two women that have a passion for local flowers.