Park House Barn Wedding//Cumbria


Today we are bringing another of our lovely couples to you for some inspiration.  Now – we LOVE all of our couples equally, but sometimes we get approached by a couple who have fresh ideas and well, they just have a confidence in their own style and vision that we can’t help but be a little bowled over.  Amanda and James were one of these couples.  I’m not really sure where Amanda found us – I think it was a recommendation, but I know she is an avid Instagram user, so there is a possibility it was there.  Either way, I am so glad she did.

Amanda and James married last summer at Park House Barn, Cumbria.  It’s a working farm, with a stunning stone built barn available for weddings.  Being a barn though, it is a dark space, with plenty of scope to add your own style.  There are several charmingcrystal chandeliers hanging from the beams, but Amanda wanted more light.  So we brought it.  Festoon lighting was strung down the barn, criss-crossing above the guests. At the far end of the barn we hung a long Edison board.  Amanda and James married under the Edisons and then later on their band played in the same place.

Festoon lightingEdison lighting for weddings

Can we just take a moment to appreciate THAT dress?  One of the things I loved most about this wedding was the simplicity. From the dress to the cake, everything was pared back, timeless and yet somehow very much a modern wedding.  This Pronovias dress is sexy and understated – clearly a look Amanda is very comfortable with.  She looks ruddy gorgeous. James, you are one lucky dude.

Whilst we are on the subject of all things beautiful, the floral arrangements for this wedding were also sublime. Take a bow, Floral and Hardy.   I only have a photos of the flowers and THAT cake (From The Bakehouse, Greenodd), but I have seen more on Amanda’s blog and they follow the luxurious and simple theme.  The toasted meringue wedding cake need stuffing in my face. Every day.

For more photos – trust me, they are DREAMY – please bob on over to Amanda’s blog.  It is packed full of advice – ‘give yourself plenty of planning time’ and ‘If things go wrong on the day, laugh it off’ – and rammed full of delicious details.  From canapes, cheese and champagne, to more photos of vintage rugs, table settings and shoes, it is worth clicking on the button and soaking it all in.

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Photography, Chloe Thornley 

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