I have loved Cripps Barn ever since my best friend held her wedding reception there back in 2010. The beautiful rustic barn with exposed beams and brick, and the fabulous large windows, is the perfect backdrop for a country style wedding, and that’s exactly why Jack and Chloe chose the venue for their special day.

Chloe and Jack filled the barn with the most beautiful country garden flowers. On the tables they displayed jars of flowers on oak slices with pretty vintage table name cards, the large fireplace was adorned with a fabulous floral display and pillar candles, and the pièce de résistance was the amazing large floral globe suspended from the middle of the barn — incredible! The pretty flowers also feature in Chloe’s bridal bouquet. Filled with agapanthus, ranunculus, Nigella and lisianthus, it looks beautiful against her elegant white Sottero and Midgley wedding dress, Sandrina.

Chloe wore her sensational embroidered lace and tulle wedding dress with a pair of beautiful peep toe Rachel Simpson shoes, Hazel, with pretty, delicate beaded embellishment. To finish her bridal look, Chloe chose a chapel length veil for a traditional look.

Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

To inject a little fun into their country wedding, Chloe arrived at Cripps Barn in a cute Indian Ambassador car, which is reminiscent of a Morris Minor from the outside but has an incredible patterned red and gold interior. Too add to the look, the car bumpers are festooned with flowers.

The whole wedding is filled with such attention to detail, fun and love. Grab a cuppa on this Monday morning, and enjoy these delightful pictures taken by Geoff Kirby Photography.

Country Wedding Theme

“Jack and I met in a nightclub in our first year of university, and realised we were both studying on the same course. We stayed best friends for the next four years of uni and ended up living together in our final year. Eventually we got together — which surprised nobody!

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Bride having hair done before wedding

Bride having make-up done before wedding

Wedding dress hanging

Bridal shoes

Back of bride's head showing headpiece

Bride's father and mother smiling at her as she gets ready

Bride looking over shoulder

Bride hugging father

Wedding ceremony seating at Cripps Barn

Groomsmen in blue suits

Buttonhole with thistle

Groom and best man waiting at altar

Bridesmaids in blue Dessy dresses

Bridal bouquet of lily of the valley

“We went for a rustic, country wedding theme in blush and dusty blue to match the barn, with lots of inspiration from Pinterest. I made our table markers with vintage postcards of all the places we have lived or travelled to together. Jack used pallet boards and mismatched photo frames to create the seating plan and order of the day. We chose loosely arranged country garden style flower displays, including large flower globes hanging from the ceiling in the barn.

Indian Ambassador wedding car

Bride and father in back of Indian Ambassador wedding car

Bride about to enter wedding ceremony

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom hug at altar

Bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony

Proud father watching daughter get married

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom signing register

Acoustic guitarist

Wedding guests taking pictures

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Bride and groom leaving ceremony at Cripps Barn

Bride and groom kissing at entrance of Cripps Barn

Bride and groom under confetti shower

Wedding reception drinks outside Cripps Barn

Young girl carrying dolls

Drinks reception food

Bride and groom in Indian Ambassador car

“I wore a Sottero and Midgley fitted dress with Rachel Simpson shoes, and my bridesmaids wore blue Dessy dresses. Jack and the groomsmen wore Ted Baker lounge lizard suits with dusty blue ties.

“In the evening we had a DJ, a homemade photo booth with props and a Polaroid camera, and a fire pit where guests could toast marshmallows. During the ceremony, our good friend, Jake, played an acoustic guitar set to accompany the signing of the register.”

Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

Bridal party

Groomsmen in blue waistcoats

Bride and bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets

Ladies at wedding

Mermaid dolls

Inside Cripps Barn

Wedding tables in Cripps Barn

Country style wedding table centrepiece

Vintage Paris table name card

Round wedding table

Naked wedding cake with berries

Bunting cake topper

The Grants sign

Bucket of blankets

An Amazing Time

“Our best memories of the day were being surrounded by our family and friends and watching them have an amazing time. The speeches were one of the highlights, especially once we had found out which words were in the drinking games! Having photos in the stunning meadows at sunset has to be one of our most memorable parts, along with taking a drive in the Indian Ambassador car right after the ceremony.

Bride and groom

Bride and groom kissing

Bride sitting on bench

Rustic country style wedding bouquet

Bride and groom walking holding hands

Groom kissing bride on the cheek

Bride and groom holding hands

Bride and groom back to back

Young girls playing at wedding

Bride wedding speech

Wedding guests toast

Groom speech

Best man smiling during speech

Groom laughing at speech

“My advice to other couples is to not be afraid to make things yourself for your wedding. They usually look better than you thought they would and make a great piece to keep for memories.

“Also, choose a venue with staff that give a warm first impression. The staff at Cripps Barn were fantastic, from our very first contact until their presence on the day, which made the world of difference to our nerves!

“Above all, relax and enjoy your day. Take time to check in with each other and spend a few moments just the two of you watching the day from afar. The sight of all your most beloved people coming together and enjoying a day in your honour is a memory to treasure forever.”

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Wedding first dance

Bride and groom kissing on dance floor

Bride and groom walking across wheat field

Bride and groom kissing in wheat field

Bride and groom touching heads

Bride and groom holding hands walking through wheat

Bride and groom in road

Bride and groom kissing in road

Photographer: Geoff Kirby Photography

Venue: Cripps Barn, Bibury, Gloucestershire

Wedding Dress: Sandrina by Sottero and Midgley from Wedding Belles of Four Oaks

Shoes: Hazel by Rachel Simpson

Suits: Ted Baker Lounge Lizard from Moss Bros

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy

Flowers: Go Wild Flowers

Cake: Confetti Cakes Tewkesbury

Catering: Cripps Barn and Baz and Fred

Stationery: Vistaprint and Handmade

Transport: Kushi Cars

DJ: Live Events Group

Styling Details and Finishing Touches: Homemade

Hair: Sheena’s Wedding Hairstyles

Make-Up: Emily Tarrant Makeup