Bohemian barn wedding blooming with coral peonies

Carmen Canero and Tony Coleman

8th July 2017

Venue | Wedderburn Castle and Barns, Berwickshire
Photography | Pocket Square Photography

“The first decision we made was easy: we wanted to have our wedding in a barn and have as much of the day outdoors as we could. This helped us find our venue, Wedderburn Castle. The beauty of the grounds drew us in, and the fact the barns were a complete blank canvas meant we were able to put personal touches everywhere.

We aimed to create a relaxed, personal, bohemian celebration for our friends and family to enjoy. I crafted dreamcatchers, table signs from old slate, doily bunting and some of the flower arrangements. Tony is a keen handyman and he made crates and sourced pallets, logs and wood, and his sister made a fantastic table plan out of logs.

We also made our own photo booth and styled the venue with ladders, suitcases and barrels. The dreamcatchers really helped create the bohemian look we were going for and looked lovely against the stone around the courtyard and inside the barn.

Myrtle & Bracken wowed us with our flowers. Di made an amazing floral arch and hung arrangements from the barn’s beams, and I loved my headpiece and big peony bouquet.

The speeches were very emotional and Tony surprised me by projecting a film with messages from my primary three class, which brought me to tears!”

Top tip: “Book the suppliers you want ASAP. It’s never too soon to get them in the diary because the best suppliers can get booked up very far in advance. Also, work together with your partner. Share the planning and play to both your strengths.”

Dress Houghton at The Lovers Bride
Bridesmaids’ dresses ASOS
Groomswear Kilts 4 U
Rings Sarah Brown Jewellery and Ernest Jones
Flowers Myrtle & Bracken
Made by a family friend
Catering The Orde Food Company
Venue décor and stationery Created by the couple
Filmmaker Tracey Largue Photography
Entertainment The Macleod Ceilidh Band
Hair and makeup AMM Hair and Makeup Team