Jayne and Glen’s wedding is full of English country charm, and its setting in the impressive tithe barn at Browsholme Hall in Lancashire is wonderful. The gorgeous couple poured their hearts and souls into crafting a beautifully homespun theme with stamps, kraft cards and hessian string – and the overall effect is fantastic.
The wedding flowers are a highlight – with help from a local farm selling buckets of flowers for DIY brides, Jayne’s friend Alison styled the beautiful bridal and bridesmaid bouquets to perfectly fit the style of their day.
Every beautiful moment is captured by my lovely friend Mark of Tierney Photography in Sheffield. Check out his other weddings and get in touch at:
Jayne and Glen’s charmingly rustic barn wedding in Lancashire
Our wedding report: Jayne and Glen
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Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes, totally! I found Mark’s pictures on a blog when I was looking for Vintage Wedding transport and loved his work. For our wedding day, he captured the emotion beautifully, he was discreet and professional. We didn’t want staged photos, just very natural pictures of our special day.
St Hubert’s RC Church Dunsop Bridge and The Tithe Barn at Browsholme Near Clitheroe
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
Handmade, Vintage, Local, Simple, Natural, Classic, Perfect!
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
There is so much emotion on the day and it goes so quickly that it’s quite a haze, afterwards I wished we had filmed our day but when I saw the photographs I remembered how I felt at every moment. Seeing the wedding pictures made me cry and smile, they are awesome pictures and I can’t stop looking at them!
Your wedding style and theme:
Handmade, natural, homegrown, and a little bit vintage
Any happy tears on the day?
Lots! I was overcome with emotion when I met Glen at the altar, our mums shed a few happy tears too. There was a lovely moment when Glen’s best friend and best man Chalky read a letter from Glen’s sister Jackie (who couldn’t come to the wedding from South Africa), I think the whole room had tears in their eyes.
How did the two of you meet?
Through my best friend Debs who worked with Glen
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
About 12 months.
Best bit of budget advice?
Don’t get drawn into wedding world, keep to your budget. We decided we wanted a simple venue but great food. A good photographer was really important to us too. I’d also say chose a dress you that takes your breath away. Everything else is easy to find, make or borrow. When you find great suppliers they know great people too so use their knowledge and recommendations.
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
I wanted everything to look quite natural, and so the invites were handmade on brown kraft card with vintage lace. We spent many nights hand stamping and printing the invitations, the table plan, table numbers and name cards letter by letter, but it was totally worth it. The order of service were printed on brown card and tied with hessian string. We made cones from old classical sheet music for the confetti. Our guest book was hand drawn and personalised by Blue de Toi, with space for guests to thumb print and write messages. The favours were personalised brown envelopes filled with sunflower or forget me not seeds from wedding in a teacup.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I originally chose a fitted fishtail dress before I found the ‘one’. The dress I finally chose was hanging in the shop window, twinkling in the sunlight and I loved the lace detail. I was reluctant to try it because it had such a big skirt but as soon as I put it on I knew it was my dress.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Blue by Enzoani Dabra from the ladies at Bellisima Bridal Boutique
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
I chose a simple lace trimmed veil and tiara both from the bridal shop, my earrings were from Stella and Dot. I borrowed a pearl bracelet from my friend and had a beautiful silk blue clutch bag made by Julia Sherry Designs. My shoes were from Rachel Simpson (Mimi)
The groom wore:
A beautiful Navy Linen Mix suit from T M Lewin, Floral Print shirt from Duchamp and Polka Dot Bow tie from Selfridges. His shoes were ox blood brogues from Hudson.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
The chief Bridesmaid dress was Navy Silk from Alfred Sung (D595) from Dessy, with Jane Packham Navy shoes which had a Vintage Brooch on the toe. The flower girls dresses were from Tiger Lily at Debenhams and cardigans from John Rocha also Debenhams
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
My lovely friend Sam did my make up and I did my own hair. The flower girls hair was curled and pinned up by KellyHughes in Whalley.
I wanted British grown, garden and seasonal flowers for the wedding and I found Claire Ashcroft of the Flower farm in Burscough who sells buckets of flowers (all grown on her farm) for those who want to DIY their flowers. We added flowers from friends and family gardens too. The bridal and bridesmaid bouquets were hand tied with string, lace and hessian by our friend Alison. Twine hearts were hung on the church pews with the lace trimmed from the bottom of my wedding dress! The tables at the venue were decorated with Kilner Jars and jam jars covered with hessian and lace and filled with flowers. Vintage glass cake stands were loaded with flowers for the table centre pieces. The confetti was a mixture of flowers from gardens and from shropshire petals
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Glens face as I walked down the aisle and his daughter giving the rings to the priest, plus seeing our friends and families faces light up with joy when were married.
We chose, St Paul Corinthians 13:1-7 read by my lovely mum and the reading from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin read by my beautiful Auntie Pattie.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
No, the reason we chose the Tithe barn was because of its simplicity. The tables were dressed in Ivory linen, and hessian sashes on the chairs. The Church Candles and flowers were the perfect addition to the barn and I chose Silver Mercury tea lights in random styles to light up the tables.
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Our friend Rachel made a scrummy three tier sponge cake which was decorated with hessian ribbon and lace and it had a small posy of fresh flowers on the top
At the church, the classical music was played by Emily and her friend Sophie on violins and also hymns by the Church organist, Ann. When we arrived at the venue Emily and Sophie played a mixture of classical and modern music on the violin and piano.
Glen wanted a photo booth and we found the Mightyboof which was absolutely brilliant and I would highly recommend them, all our guests loved it and they include a book with photographs for guests to sign.
We also wanted a live band and chose Hudson from function central who were totally fantastic, they played a great live set, then followed by a DJ set for us to dance the night away.
On the day tips and advice:
Relax, enjoy every moment and take a moment away from the party with your new hubby as it’s over in a flash…. And all the planning comes together perfectly so don’t worry about a thing. Oh and wear comfortable shoes!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being his Missus and calling him hubby 🙂
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www.ztphotography.co.uk (the Mighty Boof)
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