Modern rural styling with gorgeous florals, textures and pared-back detailing at Upton Barn & Walled Garden
Set in acres of picture-perfect Devon countryside with far-reaching views across the Blackdown Hills, Upton Barn and Walled Garden is a rural dream. Tranquil, scenic and abloom with a carnival of colour in the warmer months, this secluded venue comprises a cluster of lovingly restored barns and a walled garden with a lavender aisle and stunning oak arbour. Bringing a captivating contemporary vibe to the country, this styled shoot illustrates how a fresh, stylish aesthetic can work beautifully with the rural charm and panoramas of the barn venue.
'We wanted to demonstrate how a rustic, typical barn setting can be elevated with help from textures, florals and fabric installations to provide a setting to the most stylish of celebrations,' explains stylist and wedding planner Rebecca Marie of Rebecca Marie Weddings. 'The crittel windows in the Stable Barn provided a modern backdrop to our minimal yet comfortable reception set up with a top table that was adorned with the most simple and stylish of features.'
These features include dainty white blooms in sleek black vases, clean and elegant stationery and a texture-rich cake echoing the limewashed walls of the Cider Barn ' the monochrome palette combining with textures of wood, linen and metallics to create a pared-back yet gorgeously luxe wedding scene.
This carries into the walled garden where a glorious abundance of foliage and crisp blooms, dotted with cappuccino roses, frame the bride and groom at the arbour, the hues blending seamlessly with the setting.
Chic, curve-hugging gowns from Australian designer Made With Love strike the perfect fashion-forward chord for the look ' simple yet glamorous, relaxed yet romantic ' while the groom's linen suit mirrors the scheme in effortlessly cool style.