Embracing Western Chic at Ghyll Barn

February 19 2024

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Cumbria, Ghyll Barn sets the stage for an enchanting Western chic wedding photoshoot. With its rugged charm and natural beauty, this rustic venue offers an idyllic backdrop for couples seeking a unique and timeless celebration.

From the moment you step onto the grounds of Ghyll Barn, you’re transported to a world where rustic charm and elegance converge. The barn’s reclaimed wooden doors and walls, mixed with industrial textures contrast against the sprawling meadows, and the panoramic views evoke a sense of timeless beauty, providing the perfect canvas for our styled shoot.

As it the case with many real weddings, a lot of the inspiration came from a beautiful vintage style dress, with broderie anglaise details and a button through front, combined with cowboy style boots and hair braids, the outfit epitomised the romance of the American West.

Every detail of the decor was thoughtfully curated to seamlessly blend rustic elegance with Western flair. The tables were styled with runners in warm tones and antique candlesticks, and beautiful brass lanterns created an atmosphere of rustic charm and warmth.

The florals were the star of the show, with a mix of fresh and dried flowers and foliage in muted shades complemented with rich Autumn colours. My favourite details were the floral pillars used to create an outdoor ceremony space. Finished with vintage rugs and lanterns they created a beautiful focal point for vows.

The cake…I always say this, but this one really was a favourite!
Brown might not be the first colour associated with weddings, but the rich tones and delectable chocolate appearance, combined with an array of sugar flowers, made for a showstopper of a cake design!

Photography – Bridgette Ibbotson Photography
Venue – Ghyll Barn
Florals – Rock and Wreath
Styling – Willow and Fig in the Lakes
Makeup – Jessica Kelly Makeup Artist
Hair – Hair by Emma Kelly
Stationery – White Orchid Print and Design
Crockery and tableware – Lune Valley Crockery Hire
Catering – Smoke and Steel

Looking for more barn wedding inspiration? Take a look at Pretty Florals meet Rustic Vibes at Eden Barn and Lake District Wedding Inspiration at Town Head Estate.

Happy Wedding Planning!
Kelly x

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