Need a little inspiration for your rustic barn wedding?
Our latest adventure took us to the Great Barn . Tucked away in Ruislip, West London, stands a magnificent venue you would never know was there. We had the pleasure of designing and decorating the space for two sweethearts who were having the ceremony and celebration inside the barn. They wanted a rustic barn wedding and we had just the answer.
Welcome the decor…
Guests were welcomed to the venue with a floral fairy lit ladder, set infront of a backdrop of hanging jars full of baby buds of gypsophila and LED candles.
One half of the rustic barn we set up for the ceremony using our lace and hessian chair ties. We created eight trees sprinkled with a frosting of fairy lights pinned to each of the beams of the barn. Overlooking the vows from up high were white lanterns strung across the beams.
As the bride entered the aisle she was greeted by an uber cute personalised chalk board and two picket fences. Our hessian fairy lit heart was at the focal point at the front of the aisle with vintage sacks and buckets lining the registry table. Each chair down the aisle also had a stem of gypsophila poking its head out of the chair tie.
Fast forward to the celebration, afternoon tea was organised for each of the guests. Tables had a log, vase of gyp and numbers in the centre. Our personalised signpost proudly overlooked the party pointing to the four main facilities.
It was such a pleasure to put together all the pretty bits and pieces for the lovely couple. We were over the moon to hear they had a fabulous day surrounded by bespoke rustic barn wedding delicious-ness.
If you’d like any of this decor plus more rustic barn wedding inspiration for your upcoming event we’d love to help create your very own enchanted wonderland, get in touch.
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.