An Outdoor Pretty Pastel & Rose Gold Barn Wedding: Laura & Jonathan
Today’s pretty pastel wedding was held in a venue Chris and I had the pleasure of visiting a few years ago when we spent the weekend up in Whitby. We loved staying at Ox Pasture Hall and were given a tour of the barn venue as well as being treated to a scrumptious afternoontea, which will forever be known as the bumblebee incident!
If pretty pastels – think fresh mint, pretty peach and sugar pink are your faves, then this outdoor with subtle floral detailing will totally inspire.
Words by Laura. Images by 83 Photography.
The venue inspired us to style the day as we did, with it being a barn, the beams were ideal to hang buntings up and fairy lights around. We wanted a rustic, vintage look with a relaxed feel to the day. Having a summer wedding, pastel, soft tones were the perfect colour palette, which went lovely with rose gold accessories.
I bought my dress from a local bridal shop, Laura Day – the designer of my dress is Allure, I fell in love with it straight away. The back detail is gorgeous, with the train being just a nice length and lots of lace detail.
My veil was cathedral length as I wanted a long veil to use in the photos, our photographer captured the most perfect shot!
I loved my Rachel Simpson, vintage style, mimosa shoes too. I chose the mint green colour, which I then matched to the bridesmaid dresses.
For the bridesmaid dresses we went for the twist and wrap style dresses from Debenhams in pale green (to match my shoes). They were lovely and comfy, which we found to be most important. I had 3 bridesmaids, who each wore the dress in a different style which looked fantastic.
The tie Jonathan wore we ordered off Etsy from America. The floral print and tones matched our theme perfectly, so it was worth the order!
The Groomsmen wore a different tie to Jonny, which matched the bridesmaid dresses and was a nice way to tie everything together.
My dad gave me away, it was a special moment for both of us. I’ve always loved Disney, so I had ‘tale as old as time’ played by the live singers, which was a magical moment for me.
Everything about our day is memorable, but to choose one would be the ceremony being outside; it was just perfect. The one thing that couldn’t be for sure made the day for us.
I used a local my florist, Butterflies florist. I loved the peach David Austin roses and went with a peach & pink colour palette for the flowers.
We decorated the venue ourselves the day before, along with the bridal parties help. We had buntings and fairy lights to decorate the venue, with a mix of flowered jars on each table and candles in rose gold bottles, all on a wooden slice.
We had old wooden ladders to hang the table plan on and I wrote the order of the day on a mirror. We had a DIY photo booth, which was an old-fashioned screen decorated with ribbon and lights, with a vintage suitcase filled with props, which was enjoyed by everyone!
For the wedding favours, we wanted something that would be useful and unique. We made wooden coasters with ‘thank you for sharing our special day’ stamped on them.
Our first dance was to ‘Ho Hey’ by the Lumineers. I just love this song and get emotional every time I hear it.
wedding credits / photographer: 83 photography / wedding venue: ox pasture hall / brides dress & veil: allure bridals via laura day bridal / grooms suit: moss bros / brides shoes: rachel simpson / grooms tie: etsy / bridesmaid dresses: debenhams / hair: claire maffey / makeup: kate rodgers / florist: butterfly florist / wedding cake: family friend