Lighthearted English Barn Wedding: Emma + Mike

UK barn wedding

Emma + Mike’s lighthearted English barn wedding was bursting was creative, personal details and a fun, vintage-picnic vibe. Emma arrived at the old village hall in the couple’s new vintage camper, guests munched on Fish’n Chips from a food truck and because Mike’s last name is Bird, bird details were scattered throughout the design. Sounds like such a fun + heartfelt celebration! Here’s more from Emma about how they really made the day their own:

It was important to us that everything was our own choice, and that we didn’t feel pressured into conforming to any traditions which we didn’t feel were necessary. We didn’t feel like there were any boundaries to how things looked, or what we could do. The ceremony was written by our celebrant who wanted us to be very involved in the whole process. There was a lighthearted and relaxed approach to the ceremonywhich made it very personal to us.

Big thanks to Jess Petrie for the gorgeous photography + congratulations to Emma + Mike!

lace cap sleeve dress

boutonniere

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding

assorted vases

UK double decker bus

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding

Processional: Sarabande from the Holberg Suite – Grieg

Recessional: Maple Leaf Rag – Scott Joplin

First Dance: There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding

groomsmen

heart glasses

bouquets

VW bus

VW bus

bouquet

VW bus

bunting flag decor

balloons

place setting

wood slice centerpieces


Loving the wildflowers, mis-matched vintage china + cute bird details decorating the tablescape!

polka dot place setting

wood slice centerpieces

flag bunting

menu

Uk cake

There were a lot of memorable moments throughout the day, but seeing everyone having such a good time was something that both of us really enjoyed.

UK barn wedding

UK barn wedding


The weather was so perfect that their “busking band” (the Y Street Band) played outside. Somewhat of a rarity in York!

UK barn wedding

blankets

favors

balloons

UK bride with balloons

food truck

UK bride and groom

Try not to be influenced too much by other people's ideas of what should and shouldn't happen on the day, having a bit of structure is important, and some of the traditions help with that, but it's your day to do what you want.

photography: Jess Petrie // venue: Poppleton Tithe Barn and Haxby Memorial Hall York, England // event design, planning + paper goods: Emma Bird // floral design: Bouquets and Buttonholes from Setting the Scene in York; Other flowers from Ellen; arranged by Emma & Family // wedding dress: Lace Overdress is Vintage, eBay, Underdress from Oh My Honey, Petticoat from Doris Designs // hairpieces: Veil is vintage, eBay // shoes: Debenhams // bridesmaid dresses: Monsoon // hair + makeup: Hair by Bang, in York; Makeup by Amy George, Friend // groom suit: Burton // catering: Teahees, bar by Louisiannas // cake: Mother of the Groom; Decoration by Emma Bird // music: String Quartet at Ceremony; Y Street Band; Night Owls DJ

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Comments

  1. What a fun wedding! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

  2. Love the daises! So many gorgeous details!

  3. Bridesmaids were all cool, like

  4. So stylish! Bohemian and chic! I loved the ‘french fries and beer’ picture!

  5. You’re wedding was so beautiful!

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