Kingsbury Barn, St Albans, England
Charming, stylish, bags of personality, bit of a history (in a good way) and dependable.
Okay - so we know your fiancé is all that and more! But the same description could also be applied to a wedding that's held in a barn.
To be honest, in the UK we never know where we are with the weather. Marry in the summer and you're not guaranteed a beautiful June day - it could be cold, chilly and wet. You could plan an autumn wedding and be blessed with glorious sunshine. You just never know.
A rural countryside feel
Which is why holding your wedding in a barn could work perfectly for you, particularly if you want a slightly rural, countryside feel to the whole day.
You'll find that many barn venues are licensed so that you can hold your wedding ceremony there and then move straight onto a party (which is going to save you on transport costs for a start).
Decorating a barn isn't difficult either. The whole rustic background will give your wedding a personality, even before you start decorating.
Add a few haybales, bunting and letters and styling your barn wedding is simple!
You can take the weather as it comes - if it's a beautiful day have drinks and canapes outside and then move under the barn's beams for dinner and dancing. Bring the outside inside with haybales and rustic-inspired flowers and decorations.
Twine fairy lights around the beams to give a touch of magical sparkle and atmosphere.
Dress up barn beams with lengths of inexpensive muslin and you'll really get the wow factor. You can use muslin for the tablecloths too.
Remember that if you have a venue with character it's much easier to decorate and a barn lends itself perfectly to a boho style or vintage wedding theme.