If I could, I would crawl into these gorgeous images from Naomi Kenton and never leave. Because the styling and florals from Amber Persia are next level pretty. With the oldest barn in England setting the scene, this gallery is one you’ll want to sit with awhile, and you can do so right here.
From Naomi Kenton…Almonry Barn is unlike any other wedding barn in England, as not only does it still retain plenty of historical soul and a picturesque setting, but it also offers a super stylish twist of rustic elegance and striking architectural design throughout – perfect for the style conscious couple.
Almonry Barn is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (the same historical league as Stonehenge) and has been standing for over 800 years.
The barn is the oldest wedding barn in England!
It was once part of a beautiful abbey – the ruins of which stand opposite – and was used by the monks to give ‘alms’ to passing pilgrims.
This inspiration shoot offers a relaxed elegance with subtle styling details tying the look together; beautiful hand written place cards, linen napkins, and engraved water glasses, all set against the backdrop of the ancient stone walls.
For the outside setting, the weather worn table and bench, raw linen table runner and Edwardian etched glasses and decanter give the table setting the perfect combination of relaxed style and understated glamour.
From our florist and stylist Amber Persia ”I wanted the flowers to blend into the setting, so I went for meadow-like arrangements, which included ferns and wild flowers in gorgeous aged garden urns”.
The drinks table continued the restrained palette of muted greens and whites with glasses of chilled sparkling water, topped with fresh lime and decorated with slices of cucumber.
Whilst inside the barn, wild strawberries found growing in the cutting garden were the inspiration to create a quintessentially English summer wedding.
The striking magenta dahlias contrast against wonderfully fragrant and truly beautiful roses in hues of pink and white. Sweet peas and fragrant herbs not only add to the garden feel but also bring further scent to the arrangements.
Summer fruit features prominently in the styling, from the wild strawberries in the urn planters and individual fruit on each guest’s place setting, to the piles of fruit in hand-made wooden punnets.
This shoot was all about celebrating the natural beauty, serenity and pared-back luxury of this amazing historical setting for a wedding.
Our gorgeous model is Louise Wilson-Ward, who owns Almonry Barn. Louise is a bride-to-be herself – and can’t wait to get married at home at the barn next year.
The two fabulous pooches are Louise’s dogs, Woofy and Wally – because who doesn’t love a cute doggy at a wedding!
Photography: Naomi Kenton | Wedding Dress: Laure De Sagazan (from The Mews Bridal Gowns Of Clifton Village) | Calligraphy: Lamplighter London | Florist & Styling: Amber Persia | Wedding Venue: Almonry Barn