Images courtesy of The Green.
Oh we do so love The Green in Cornwall, it pretty much has everything you need; outside and inside ceremony options, beautiful vistas, a lake, marquee, quaint cottages and a big party house! So we think you guys are going to fall just that little bit harder when you see their new beautifully restored barns available for your wedding day celebrations.
It’s been a busy 12 months for the team at The Green, but they’re ready to share all the details of their fantastic new reception rooms.
The Really Rustic Barn
Kate says, “We’re so happy to be sharing a sneaky peek at our latest addition to our collection of lovingly restored barns. We know that some of you want a space that you can style for yourselves and the Really Rustic Barn is a perfect opportunity to do just that.”
Licensed for your ceremony and available for a drinks reception this space is yours to make your own. The room is large and has huge doors opening on to the views. It’s walls are made of brick and tin sheeting so we’re definitely crushing on the industrial vibes. They have provided festoon lighting but the rest of the décor is completely up to you! This barn is a little less glamorous and polished than their other indoor function spaces, but if you are feeling brave and like something with a bit of an edge then we think you’ll kinda love it!
The Really Rustic Barn also provides a lovely background for wedding photos on these rare but inevitable really rainy days.
Images by Nicki Feltham Photography.
Sussex-based wedding venue, Southend Barns is a pretty special place and this year marks it’s five year anniversary! In that time, 50,000 guests have raised their glasses, 25,000 bottles of Champagne have been enjoyed and 40,000 corks have been popped! Their couples mean the world to them, which is why they’ve all been invited back to attend their upcoming summer party celebration. If you fall a little bit in love with the spaces below, then you can visit Southend Barns too on Sunday 7th May from 12pm – 4pm.
Entry to the event is free and it is the ideal opportunity to meet with local suppliers and have a peek at the 200-year-old Threshing Barn, the elegant Dairy Barn with its sweeping 22 metre aisle and the luxurious Milking Parlour, which is now a stylish bridal suite.
You can discover more over on our Event Diary, but for now let’s get back to Anuska & Robert’s story…
Notes from the Bride & Groom
We knew we wanted to get married on November 1st as this is our anniversary and we couldn’t think of a more romantic day for our wedding. It was important to embrace the season and we wanted a venue to compliment the natural beauty of Autumn. Southend Barns was perfect – beautiful and rustic, and allowed us to add personal touches that made it our own. Being half Danish, there is a term we love called ‘hygge’ which can be described as a sense of ‘cosiness’ – Southend Barns has that as its essence – the natural barns, the cosy undercover fire pits, and a relaxed feel.
I’m not particularly the ‘Bridal’ type, and although I’m girly, the thought of wedding dress shopping was really stressful. When it came to my outfit, I knew I wanted something I could wear again. I decided on a top and a skirt so that I would be able to mix and match them in the future and then, on the special occasions that I wear them, I will be reminded of our big day. E&W Couture is a beautiful little boutique in Cardiff, so personal and fun, with that touch of ‘alternative’ I was looking for. Once I had the skirt, I found a corset and lace overlay from high street shops. Robert and I both decided on our shoes being our ‘something blue’, mine from Dune with a matching purse, and Robert’s from M&S.
We did the venue flowers ourselves, but decided on professional flowers for the bouquets and buttonholes. I used a local florist, Catkin & Pussywillow, who have such a creative flare mixed with a wild rustic beauty. I discussed with them that I was looking for ‘wild, rustic and seasonal’ and allowed them to design the flowers. When they arrived the morning of the wedding, they were more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. The flowers perfectly complimented the autumnal colours we picked for the bridesmaids outfits and groomsmen’s bow ties. We have since dried the bouquets and have them hanging in the house as a beautiful display that we can keep forever.
Images by Paul Willets Photography.
Blackwell Grange celebrated it’s grand launch on Sunday 13th November and Paul Willets Photography popped by to capture the scenes. With super cool interiors, thoughtful design and breathtaking surroundings this is a current fave from the Coco Collection!
Capturing your heart from the moment you arrive, Blackwell Grange has been a family home for generations, loved by its owners and steeped in history.
Over the past 400 years, the beautiful 16th Century Thatch Barn has become part of the Blackwell landscape. Lovingly restored, it is now licensed for civil ceremonies. Say your vows in this romantic, rustic barn, before enjoying welcome drinks and canapés on the lawn.
Dining and dancing take place in the newly constructed contemporary barn, bathed in light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors and featuring a stylish bar and staircase, impressive dining space and mezzanine ‘chill out’ area.
I’m thrilled to welcome Chaucer Barn to Coco Wedding Venues, the venue directory of choice for the discerning Bride & Groom. With 20 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, and luxury accommodation for 18 guests, the award-winning Chaucer Barn makes the perfect year-round private retreat for smaller intimate groups or larger weddings. During the summer,