So, I thought on this sunny day I would blog about a new venue in Winchester, The Barn at Avington. Because it is the perfect place for a rustic DIY outdoor wedding, and this is pretty much the perfect day for it. Plus they have their open day on Sunday, and I sincerely urge you to go along & see what there is to see. You can find details on Facebook here.
There is also a fab film by the Wedding Video Guys, here, too.
I love the village at Avington, I am lucky enough to be a recommended supplier at an equally lovely but very different venue there – Avington Park. In this beautiful countryside a couple of miles from Winchester is The Barn at Avington.
The barn is a beautiful bank canvas on white walls, where rainbows from the skylights dance across the inside throughout the day. You can marry by the river with ribbons dancing in the tress, or under the bough of a flower cloud suspended in the white space. Personally, I would love to see the barn’s modern industrial heritage informed with neon & battered vintage furniture, fiesta colours, and dancing guests.
So in honour of the exciting opening of the barn, and because I have been so lucky that the wonderful Beth & Robert have involved me in this exciting venue from when it was still filled with machinery, here are some images from the two shoots I have already done at the barn – I seriously cannot wait to shoot a wedding there. These shoots were on two very different days – one in the midst of the Beast from the East (-7 degrees at times, we could only shoot outside for 5 minutes at time before I could no longer turn the dials on my camera), and a perfect sunny Spring day, with blossom blowing in the wind like confetti. Make sure you go to the end of the post where you can see the details of the amazing suppliers who loaned their talents to bring the space alive. And then go along to the Open day on Sunday, for something a little bit more edgy than the Royal Wedding 🙂
Bell tents – @southcoastglampingltd Stationary suite – @follyandgander
Cake – @cakebuds_uk Bark’n’Render – @barknrender
Grazing table – @smallpiececatering Flower crown – @rabbitandtherose
DANCE letters – @hellodorisloves The Band – @freight_train_runners
Wedding favours – @lockhartmartin Sparkling wine – @hattingleywines
Table plan ladder- @bellessoeurs Second bouquet – @rabbitandtherose
Buttonhole – @rabbitandtherose Mr&Mrs chair hangings – @bellessoeurs
Flowers Rabbit & Rose
Venue Styling (tables and ceremony) Linen & Lace
Venue Styling (chill out space) Lo & Behold Bespoke
Furniture/Ceremony Purple Door Props
Tablewear Crystal Hire Ltd
Letters Hello Doris Loves
Wedding Stationery Belles Soeurs Lettering
Wedding Cake Reilly Cakes
Petite Cakes Sparkle Bakes
Brownies The Fabulous Catering Company