Its been a while since I posted but it’s been a really busy summer here at Knots & Kisses and I was excited to share with you the modern barn wedding shoot I styled and co-ordinated back in January!

My idea for this styled wedding shoot was to create a more contemporary look for barn weddings. We have so many beautiful barn wedding venues here in the South West and they are a great space to get married in and hold a whole wedding weekend. However almost all the weddings I see held in barns tend to go down the really rustic or vintage route when it comes to styling. I wanted to create a more contemporary option for those couples who aren’t really that into ‘hessian and haybales’!

My starting point … rather bizarrely … was a teaset I purchased last year on my honeymoon in Bali! We found this amazing shop in Ubud which combined the beautiful warm wood that Bali is known for with more contemporary shapes and forms. I got to thinking that it would be amazing to style a wedding where the colour palette was completely neutral and the only accents were beautiful wooden finishes. The details would come from textures rather than colour so I wanted to incorporate sheepskins, chunky knits and really beautiful pottery.

I think the team I put together for the shoot initially thought I was a bit bonkers! Asking the florist and caterers to use no green whatsoever was definitely a push … but the creativity that came out of the brief from everyone involved was absolutely amazing!

Supplier List:

Co-Ordination, Styling & Design – Knots & Kisses

Venue – Launcells Barton –

Photographer – Clare Kinchin Photography

Cakes – Edible Essence

Florist – Brompton Buds

Stationery – Knots & Kisses

Hair Stylist – The Updo Girl

Make-Up – Emma Roberts

Brides Dresses, Shoes & Accessories – Lovely Bridal Boutique Honiton

Grooms outfit – The Grooms Room Plymouth

Models – Melodie Shakespear & Harry de Roth – Instagram @melodie.shakespear @harryderoth

Food & Drink – Garnish & Thirst Choice

Tables, Benches & Prop Hire – The Prop Factory

Sheepskin Hire – World Inspired Tents

Woolen throws – Lauren Aston Designs

Wedding Rings – Nikki Stark Jewellery