A Gorgeous Barn Wedding In The Winter With A Palette Of White And Gold
18th April 2017
by Marina Licht
Who says you can’t have a barn wedding in the winter? For those of you who think a barn wedding is more suitable for a spring or summer wedding, think again. A barn wedding in the winter can look absolutely magical. You don’t have to look further than Aless and Robert’s gorgeous barn wedding in the winter at Kingscote Barn, Tetbury, in Gloucestershire.
The couple first met online, but according to Aless, Robert had spotted her when she was called to see a patient on his ward. Aless and Robert dated for two and half years before Robert proposed whilst they were on holiday in Bali. ‘He proposed at the end of a couple’s spa treatment whilst we were in the bath,’ says Aless. However, this was not before he slipped over trying to get on one knee in the bath to add a touch of comedy to the moment.’
Aless found her Rime Arodaky dress after falling in love with the designer at The Mews Bridal Clifton. ‘I travelled up to London to their Notting Hill boutique and only got to try the dress on once before ordering as it was going out of production,’ says Aless.
According to Aless, she wanted their wedding to be a cosy escape for an expected cold winter’s day. ‘We envisioned plenty of fairy lights, lots of foliage and a classical palette of white and gold,’ says Aless. ‘The fairy light canopy was included in the venue and we added candles into every nook and cranny along with fairy lights to the bar to avoid the need for cold lighting. We used a length of white muslin to create a soft frame for the ceremony and suspended white and gold paper pompoms to add decoration and draw the eye forward.’
Aless did not have a florist and ordered the flowers from Holland from the local flower trade stockist, Brunel Flowers. For her bouquet, Aless chose a black and white striped ribbon in contrast to the white and gold theme.
For her barn wedding in the winter, Aless did have a hair and make-up artist, Amber Ralf. ‘I chose a messy up do with heaped curls and dark, smokey eyes for a touch of glamour,’ she says.
As Robert is from Wales, he was keen that his outfit represented his Welsh roots. His mid blue three piece slim fit suit was from Dyfed Menwswear. Aless’s bridesmaids found their own dresses, which were from ASOS.
Aless made her own wedding cake. ‘I love baking, but also love a challenge,’ says Aless. ‘ I don’t eat gluten, so all of my cakes were gluten free. I made a three tier fruit cake with a layer of banana an coconut with peanut butter filing, white chocolate butter icing and dried marigold petal decoration. The middle layer was carrot and pecan with a cream cheese frosting and rose petal decoration. The top layer was a light fruit cake with white chocolate butter icing an d edible gold leaf.
According to Aless and Robert, the highlight of the day was spending time with friends from all different countries. ‘As we kept the wedding party to a smaller size (70 people) we managed to talk to everyone who came and it still felt really personal, says Aless. ‘It felt amazing to have so many people we love in one room and to be able to create a great day for them as well.’
I hope you enjoy taking a look at Aless and Robert’s stunning barn wedding in the winter, photographed by Jessica Raphael Photography.
A Gorgeous Barn Wedding In The Winter
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