Warwickshire couple Kristina, 34, and Nick, 31, wanted a venue for their rustic barn wedding that was informal and relaxed, but had a ‘wow’ factor.
“Dodmoor House ticked all of those boxes,” explains the bride. “Their attention to detail was impeccable, and they used all of the decorations we provided to style the venue beautifully.” They married there on December 22, 2017 with 70 guests in the day and 110 in the evening.
“Although it was Christmas time, we didn’t want a ‘cheesy’ Christmas theme, so opted for navy and gold, with lots of fairy lights and candles, with a hint of Christmas here and there,” recalls Kristina. “The whole day was absolutely amazing, but the best part for us was the ceremony. Nick and I both said that we really felt like it was just the two of us in the room with the registrars when we were getting married.”
The couple also incorporated wedding bingo and sweepstake games which they played during the ceremony. “But as long as your guests are not kept hungry (canapes help) and there is lots to drink (all-inclusive drinks package = amazing) then they are happy.”
Photos courtesy of Chris Barber Photography.
“I completely fell in love with the beautiful lace and beading, and loved the fact that it was backless,” the bride says of her gown.
“The ceremony was the most magical part of our day, we loved every second and it was so special to us,” recalls the bride.
“We wanted something really simple, with whites and greens to compliment the wintery navy and gold theme we had going on,’ Kristina says of her bouquet.
“One of the most important things we wanted to have after our wedding day was wonderful memories to look back on, which is why it was essential for us to us to have an amazing photographer to capture them all,” smiles Kristina.
Gardners Bakery created the couple’s black and gold wedding cake. “They also designed heart shaped cookie favours which doubled up as place names, to fit our theme too,” says the bride.
Video by Amazingdayz.
Bomboniere: Gardners Bakery / Brides Accessories: Richard Designs / Brides Gown: Maggie Sottero, Wedding Belles Of Four Oaks / Brides Shoes: Christian Loubuotin / Bridesmaid Shoes: Next / Bridesmaids Dresses: VictoriaLou Bridal / Cake: Gardners Bakery / Caterer: Portfolio Events / Celebrant: Northamptonshire Registry Office / Ceremony Music: Ariella Strings / Entertainment: The Burgundys / Flowers: Julie Anna Flowers / Grooms Attire: Gent Boutique / Grooms Shoes: Oliver Sweeny / Groomsmen Attire: Gent Boutique / Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes / Hair: Rikella Neal / Honeymoon: Kuoni / Invitations: So Betty / Lolly Buffet: Sweet Retreat / Makeup: Rowena Wilson - My Wedding Makeup Artist / Pageboy Attire: Debenhams Retail / Photobooth: Oh! Photobooth / Photographer: Chris Barber Photography / Rings: M&M Jewellers / Venue: Dodmoor House / Venue Decor: Old Potting Shed, jam Jar Weddings / Videographer: Amazingdayz / Wedding Night Venue: Dodmoor House
Chris Barber Photography