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Charley & Paul - A Blush Pink Wedding: Mythe Barn Wedding Venue


Here at The Rustic Wedding Company we are so blessed that we get to work with some really lovely people on the biggest and most exciting day of their life and today's couple are no exception.

We first heard from Charley & Paul when they dropped us a DM message on instagram way back in February 2018 to arrange a consultation to chat about styling ideas. We arranged a meeting at their venue and was clear from our first meet how excited they both were about getting married at the gorgeous Mythe Barn in Leicestershire.

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After just over a year of planning and lots of messages back and forth between Charley and Lesley, we headed over to the venue to begin set up on Sunday 19th May and all of the team were super excited to begin the installation.

Here at The Rustic Wedding Company, we hand make all of our signage and our rustic wooden welcome sign is a clear favourite with our clients at the moment. Being totally rustic in design (and perfect for this particular wedding!), we used it to set the scene outside the main entrance to the venue and to welcome guests upon their arrival to the wedding.

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We then began setting up The Oak Barn ready for the ceremony to begin and used a variety of wicker hearts on the chairs with blush pink ribbons and added some gorgeous vintage brass candlesticks to the altar table.

Charley & Paul's chosen florist (Ivision: The Litchfield florist), had provided some gorgeous aisle flowers in jars, rose petals and a stunning blush pink & white floral arrangement for the altar table which worked so well alongside our candlesticks.

They also had some giant light up letters, to decorate the front of the room.

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After we finished setting up the wedding venue, the team stayed to watch Charley walk down the aisle which was a real special moment for us, as we do not always get chance to see this part of the wedding as we are quite often still working in another part of the venue or have finished and gone by this time.

It is always really lovely (and quite emotional) to watch the bride's arrival, especially for head stylist Lesley who gets to know each client pretty well in the run up to the wedding! - although let's be honest, the whole team gets emotional about seeing a beautiful bride because we are all huge romantics!

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After the ceremony was over and the register was signed, the guests headed out into The Cart Barn to enjoy some cocktails and canapés.

In this area we created a gorgeous display area using a variety of rustic props. We placed the beautiful semi-naked cake by Carla's Bakes on a vintage wooden whiskey barrel with a gorgeous chiffon table runner draping over it along with some some greenery and added a huge gold laser cut Cake sign to decorate.

Charley asked us to make a bespoke cake topper for the cake to match the table numbers (more on this later) which we designed ourselves and had laser cut for them especially. We just love it, don't you?

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Next to the cake display, we placed a variety of rustic wooden crates in different shapes and sizes and created a little confetti station next to the ceremony room entrance. We always work with real, dried petal confetti as most venues now have a requirement that it must be biodegradable and we sourced a pale pink, white and ivory confetti mix to match the colour scheme. We added some extra greenery and a cute little sign telling guests to grab some confetti and get ready to throw.

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We also created a gorgeous reclaimed wood rustic Order of the Day sign and placed it in this area for guests to keep referring to if they needed to throughout the day and to help them to keep track of what was happening and when so that they didn't miss out on any action!

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We also took along our super popular rustic romance wooden table plan (which actually matches the order of the day board above) and pegged on some cute circular table plan cards along with a bit of gypsophila and greenery.

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At 3pm, the guests headed into The Grain Store (the wedding breakfast barn to you and me) where we had set up some gorgeous table decor.

The florist had provided an array of high and low centrepiece floral arrangements for the tables and we added our gold laser cut table numbers, some simple lace trimmed jars filled with gypsophila, blush pink water colour menus and a selection of clear and gold tea lights to help to finish off the look.

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