A Gorgeous Rustic Country Barn Wedding In Warwickshire

Elena’s stunningRomantique by Claire Pettibone wedding dress perfectly suited their rustic country barn wedding. ‘I am very grateful to Madi and the girls from The Bridal Boutique Warwickshire who helped me to find my dream dress,’ says Elena. ‘I don’t normally wear jewellery, so I chose a long lace veil and hair accessory ‘Odette in ivory from the Blossom Collection byIsobel Hind Couture.

According to Elena, the theme of their wedding was ‘Hessian & Lace’ which I am sure you will agree worked beautifully. They got married at Swallow’s Nest Barn in Warwickshire. ‘We loved the venue’s rustic country feel as soon as we walked in, ‘explains Elena. ‘It had a beautiful brick barn and a lovely courtyard which was sufficient to accommodate our guest numbers (80 guests during the day. I am from Russia, Gareth is English and our guests travelled from different parts of the world to be with us. We wanted to make sure everyone was able to have fun.’

The couple did not have a florist and did all the flowers and decorations themselves. ‘I collected and dried lavender and wheat over the summer which I then used to decorate the venue and tables and to make bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids,’ says Elena.

As Elena bridesmaids were from four different countries (UK, Singapore, China and Russia), they all had to buy different bridesmaid dresses. Elena agreed with them on the length and colour.

Elena and Gareth’s rustic country barn wedding was truly a family affair. Elena’s mother made beautiful hessian & lace bunting, table runners and matching cutler holders. Gareth’s mother made homemade marmalade (AKA Simpson’s marmalade) for their wedding favours, which were also decorated with hessian. The couple used champagne corks as place card holders. They also used lots of fairy lights and rustic wooden candle lanterns to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.

According to Elena, the whole day was truly amazing. ‘The whole day was filled with laughter, happiness and joy,’ she says. ‘We were surrounded by people we love and could not wish for more.’

Elena and Gareth’s beautiful rustic country barn wedding was photographed by Jessica Raphael Photography. ‘They were amazing and made all our guests feel relaxed and comfortable,’ says Elena. ‘We are so happy we found them.’

A gorgeous rustic country barn wedding in Warwickshire

rustic country barn wedding

A stunning photograph of Elena and Gareth at their rustic country barn wedding.

wedding shoes

A serene photograph of Elena. Her wedding shoes were by Harriet Wilde. Elena’s bridesmaids from the UK, Singapore, China, and Russia.

Elena looking gorgeous.

Elena and her bridesmaids looking gorgeous.

Everything was written in English and Russian for all the guests to understand.

Gareth’s buttonhole

Gareth waiting for Elena to arrive. He wore a Paul Costelloe three piece suit. Gareth’s buttonhole was the perfect choice for their rustic country barn wedding.

Wedding venue decoaration

Lace, hessian and lavender was used to decorate the ceremony venue.

Elena and Gareth hand in hand at their wedding ceremony.

Elena and Gareth hand in hand at their wedding ceremony.

exchanging vows

Elena and Gareth exchanging wedding vows at their ceremony.

kiss of the couple

A kiss for Elena and Gareth.

Happy Couple

The happy couple being sprayed by wedding confetti. I adore the feel of Elena and Gareth’s rustic country barn wedding. Elena had thought about every detail for their rustic country barn wedding. Gareth’s mother made Simpson’s marmalade for their wedding favors.

Cheese cake

Their catering company Chopping Block supplied and decorated the wedding cake made out of cheese.

Wedding dance


Elena and Gareth enjoying a dance together.

Guests with sparkles

A fabulous photograph of Elena and Gareth with their guests holding wedding sparklers.

Makeup and hair

Elena’s very pretty hair and make up was by Donna Grant from Beauty Angels. ‘She managed to create the exact look I wanted,’ says Elena.

moment alone

A moment alone for Elena and Gareth.