Olivia and Paul’s summer wedding at The Hall Barns
Gorgeous real wedding klaxon! We are obsessed with Olivia and Paul’s super-cool, sunny June wedding at The Hall Barns in Leicestershire. It was a joy to host this amazing couple’s special day – we’re so excited to share photos of their wedding. The dress! The flowers! The details! The smiles! The cat! It’s got it all. Prepare to be inspired by this stylish and relaxed summer wedding at The Hall Barns. Photos by the awesome Kelly Hiscox Photograpy.
The wedding outfits
Seriously, can we take a moment for the dress? Olivia looked absolutely drop dead gorgeous and so, so cool in her textured, tulle off-the-shoulder wedding dress. Paired with the best shoes we have ever seen – just check out those bow, slingback heels – and delicate jewellery, Olivia showed off her individual style. The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in matching champagne-coloured slip dresses, to complete the modern bridal style.
Paul showed off his personal style in a double-breasted tweed suit. Such a great touch, having the couple’s wedding date embroidered inside the jacket.
The wedding details
Olivia and Paul filled their wedding at The Hall Barns with so many sweet and thoughtful personal touches. The whimsical, watercolour invitations set the tone from the very start. We love the countryside vibe, with painted wildflowers, wild strawberries and bees making an appearance throughout.
This painterly feel was carried through to the day itself, with hand painted, illustrated menus doubling up as table numbers. The coolest. Olivia and Paul channelled a quirky vintage feel, with pink gingham tablecloths, posies of wildflowers and glass candlesticks to dress their wedding breakfast tables. The finished look worked perfectly with The Hall Barns rustic chic interiors.
To help guests find their seats, Olivia and Paul designed a really original seating plan. Here, pennants with embroidered initials were hung on a board next to a table number, to direct guests to their seats. They doubled as the sweetest keepsake wedding favours.
Olivia and Paul’s guests were also treated to a ‘help yourself’ pick and mix sweet station. The couple took a less-than-traditional approach to a wedding guestbook, instead inviting guests to take photos of themselves with the Instax camera, stick the photo in the book and write a personal message. *stealing that idea immediately*
Why we love a summer wedding at The Hall Barns
Olivia and Paul’s June wedding shows just how perfect a summer wedding at The Hall Barns can be. The Crew Yard was a dreamy setting for their wedding ceremony, draped and decorated with flowers for an ‘undone’ English country garden feel. It then transformed into the (always packed) dancefloor as the couple and their guests enjoyed dancing the night away to a live band.
The idyllic Leicestershire countryside setting of The Hall Barns means there’s plenty of space for guests to explore the grounds, enjoy some outdoor games or just sit back, soak up the sun and catch up with friends over a beer.
It also provides the most incredible backdrops for wedding photos – just take a look at these beauties of Olivia and Paul, making the most of The Hall Barns’ golden hour.
Curious about having your wedding at The Hall Barns?
If you’ve been inspired by Olivia and Paul’s summer wedding at The Hall Barns (quite frankly, who wouldn’t?) we’d love to show you around our exclusive-use Leicestershire wedding venue. Exploring the barn and the grounds gives you a much better idea of how your big day could look at The Hal Barns, so just click here to get in touch and set up a viewing.