A blushing bride

A neutral colour palette and a relaxed vibe set the tone for Hayley and Nick's nuptials.

Hayley Robinson, 29, married Nick Crawley, 31, at Swallows Nest Barn, Warwick, on the 17th June, 2017.

A blushing bride: Image 1
Because my dress was blush with ivory detailing, I wanted the bridesmaids to stand out as much as possible. In the end I opted for beaded wedding dresses from Debenhams.

 

A blushing bride: Image 2aNick and the groomsmen had a blue suit with a grey tweed waistcoat to fit in with the relaxed and rustic theme.

A blushing bride: Image 2 For me my dress was one of the most important aspects of the day. I saw a Inbal Dror design on Pinterest and had it shipped from Israel to Kathy De Stafford in Dublin. I loved that it was blush with ivory lace detail and only accessorised with earrings and a bracelet.

 

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We wanted a venue that was exclusive to us and we quickly worked out that a barn setting would be ideal. We loved Swallows Nest at first viewing, with its beautiful features, relaxed atmosphere and total flexibility.

 

A blushing bride: Image 4aInstead of serving wedding cake we had Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which were displayed on a made-to-measure 7ft wall so our guests could help themselves throughout the evening. We ordered 300 and by the end of the night they were all gone.

A blushing bride: Image 4 Nick's nephew was our pageboy and stole the show when he walked down the aisle.

 

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We had a mixture of neutral flowers and lots of foliage. The bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets contained a hint of blush to match my dress but all other flowers were kept white. Our main flower arrangements were two large hanging flower wreaths from the ceiling of the barn and a seven-metre archway, which made the barn smell amazing.

 

A blushing bride: Image 6aWe had a simple two-tier buttercream cake made for the cutting ceremony.

A blushing bride: Image 6 I'd have been genuinely upset if our dog, Hugo, hadn't been able to make the day. A friend brought him up during the drinks reception for a couple of pictures but unfortunately it was so hot for him he couldn't stay too long.

 

A blushing bride: Image 7
The moment from the day that really stands out is Nick and I dancing in the courtyard during cocktail hour to Tom Fitzpatrick. We had envisioned that it would be a relaxed drinks reception but we never knew how much it would get the party started.

 

A blushing bride: Image 8
Because our wedding was on the hottest day of the year our photographer did a lot of our photos later on once it had cooled down. This was a nice opportunity for me and Nick to go off and have photos and catch our breath.

 

Hayley and Nick's contact book


Bride's dress
De Stafford Bridal
www.destaffordbridal.ie

Bride's shoes
Jimmy Choo
www.jimmychoo.com

Bridesmaids' dresses
Debenhams
www.debenhams.com

Cake
Krispy Kreme doughnuts
www.krispykreme.co.uk

Catering
The Chopping Block
www.choppingblock.co.uk

Décor
Nerissa Eve
www.nerissaeveweddings.com

Entertainment
Tom Fitzpatrick
www.tomfitzpatrickuk.com

Entertainment
Detroit Soul Collective
www.detroitsoulcollective.co.uk

Flowers
Penny Johnson
www.pennyjohnsonflowers.com

Groom's suit
Black Tie
www.black-tie-coventry.co.uk

Photographer
Andy Doherty Photography
www.dohertyphotography.co.uk

Stationery
Central Mailing Services
www.centralmailing.co.uk

Transport
Brookline Cars and Coaches
www.brooklinecars.com

Venue
Swallows Nest Barn
www.swallowsnestbarn.co.uk