Alex and Daniel tied the knot in a late May wedding celebration at Grange Barn in Cheshire earlier this year. Their beautiful, relaxed day was influenced by the surrounding Cheshire countryside and decorated by Alex herself (she co-owns a flower shop, Flower House, with her mum!). Naturally, the flowers were divine and a big part of the day; luscious greens and creams in the bountiful bouquet, the ceremony set up and adorning the tables for their wedding breakfast.
Read on for a peek at Grange Barn’s luxurious Loft suite, balmy alfresco drinks, and the most glorious golden hour family portraits – captured wonderfully by Jenny Rose Photography.
We just loved the relaxed and laid-back feel of Grange Barn. It was precisely the vibe we wanted for our wedding day, and of course, the beautiful views of the Cheshire countryside!
Our main selling point was that they only have one wedding per week, meaning we could arrive early on Friday to make all of our floral arrangements and set up, and then we didn’t have to check out until Sunday. Also, the Loft they have onsite was the perfect place for getting ready on the morning of the wedding, a gorgeous space with huge light-up mirrors for hair and makeup. We stayed at the Loft on the Friday and Saturday night, and it was such a luxurious and cosy room with a beautiful big copper bathtub!
My dress was from Milla Nova at White Closet Bridal, Wallasey Village (now closed down), with alterations by Charlotte at The Sewing Room, West Kirby, and shoes from Be Mine. The bridesmaid dress was from ASOS, and the flower girls wore Angel & Rocket dresses with Lipsy high-top trainers. Keira Louise from KLMA Academy did all the hair and makeup.
Daniel’s and groomsmen’s suits were from Larry Adams, West Kirby. Our wedding had a country garden/meadow theme with neutrals and touches of lemon to brighten it up. The main colour palette was green and cream. The rustic barn provided the perfect backdrop, seamlessly flowing into the outdoor space.
My mum and I have had a flower shop for over 20 years, Flower House, Wirral, so we were thrilled to go out with our floral arrangements. The barn allowed us to do all the work on-site, which was important as we wanted to be there for the setup and wedding preparations.
We chose different flower varieties, including scented white peonies, stocks, and sweetpeas. We added white Mondial roses, Buttercup roses, my favourite green viburnum, and lush foliage.
Samuel James Events provided the catering, and the food was wonderful. Everyone commented on how delicious it was. The cake, made by Natalie’s Cakes and Bakes, was a simple ivory-draped icing cake with foliage decorations. The top tier was carrot-flavoured, and the bottom tier was lemon-flavoured.
Jenny Rose Photography captured the day beautifully. She was excellent throughout, blending in with the events and delivering fantastic results.
Best part of the day
We had a gospel choir, Gospel Choir 4 Weddings, for the ceremony. They sang five songs of our choice for the guest’s arrival, the bridal entrance, signing the register, and our exit. Having a gospel choir was a dream come true, and they brought an emotional feel to the whole event. We wish we could have had them for longer!
From one couple to another…
The day went by fast, and we tried to soak in as much as possible. Spending time with every guest was challenging, but we tried our best. We’re grateful that we trusted our decisions and suppliers, which made the lead-up to the day stress-free.
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