Yasmin and Nick went to town on little touches to customise their wedding at The Tythe Barn in Oxfordshire
Photography: New Forest Studio
Up Close And Personal
When it came to creating their big day, Yasmin and Nick were certain about one thing – they wanted a boho-style, rustic wedding with a natural look and lots of greenery. They fell in love with The Tythe Barn in Bicester as soon as they stepped inside – it was beautiful and rustic, with wooden beams, bare stone walls and fairy lights. “The Tythe Barn spoke for itself,” says Yasmin, “it didn’t need a lot of decoration and was perfect.”
One thing they did source from Facebook, however, was a pretty dreamcatcher backdrop. “We placed it in the garden among the trees and it looked amazing in the photos.
“We had banquet-style seating for the wedding breakfast so, for the table names, I had 12 different years printed on separate pieces of card, for instance, 1999, 2004, 2012, and matched each one with a photo of Nick and me from that particular year. It went down really well with the guests as it was very personal to us.”
As a surprise for the wedding party, Yasmin also transformed an old wooden builder’s palette into a display of funny photos of all the bridesmaids and groomsmen, which was decorated with fairy lights and hessian. For the place names, which doubled as favours, she had the guests’ names printed on brown card from Etsy, then cut foliage into pieces to attach to each name card with brown string. The cake got the personal touch, too. “Nick is a firefighter and I’m cabin crew, so we thought it would be good to have two little statues on top of our wedding cake in our uniforms. “I brought a lot of decorations from Homesense, I love their stuff, and found The Range very good as well, as it sold a lot of arts and crafts. I also brought a few large signs with quotations on and dotted them around the venue.”
Yasmin also wanted some sparkle to go with their rustic look, which she achieved with the bridesmaids’ dresses from ASOS. “Having eight bridesmaids was quite stressful as they are all different sizes, so I chose four different styles of dress and let them to decide which they wanted to wear.”
The couple were also keen to work with a florist that knew The Tythe Barn well and had worked there before. “I’d definitely recommend Sarah and Victoria from The Great Little Flower Company,” says Yasmin. “We were going for a really natural look with white and pale pink flowers and lots of greenery and nothing was too much trouble for the two of them. They completely brought my vision to life.”
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