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Larissa and Sam’s Sentimental Spring Wedding at Clock Barn

Larissa and Sam’s Sentimental Spring Wedding at Clock Barn

Larissa and Sam were looking for the perfect setting for their special day, one that would let them celebrate with all their friends and family around them in a truly picturesque country location. After plenty of searching, they eventually visited Clock Barn, a magical barn wedding venue in Hampshire, and instantly fell in love.

“We had been looking for a barn venue but all the ones we visited, although lovely in their own rights, didn’t quite tick the box. Clock barn was the last venue we visited and I had tears in my eyes and butterflies as we walked around. From the winding drive through the fields to the fairy lights wrapped around the beams in the barn – it just had it all!” – Larissa

This couple had the most amazing day celebrating in one the finest Hampshire wedding venues
This idyllic barn wedding venue was just the place for a romantic and relaxed wedding day
Sentimental decorations brought a personal feel to the day

A personal approach

The happy couple chose an April wedding date and began planning the theme and colour scheme to make Clock Barn their own. Larissa wanted to ensure that the day was all about sentimental and personal touches and less focused on current trends and Pinterest inspiration, so the couple adopted a hands-on approach and created a number of elements themselves.

“We used peach and hessian as the basis of our theme and used plenty of romantic quotes as decorations throughout the barn. We used cacti and succulents to decorate the tables and arranged for owls to pet and hold in the garden, both of which I know my dad would have loved. Sam made our incredible five-tier wedding cake and also designed our stationery and we named our tables after places we’d visited together.” – Larissa

Romantic quotes scattered around the barn filled the place with love
Handmade decorations gave Larissa and Sam’s wedding a personalised and unique look
Giant ‘love’ letters illuminated the dance floor and set the romantic tone for the day

Wedding food to remember

The bride and groom wanted to give their wedding food a quintessentially English feel and the Galloping Gourmet chefs at Clock Barn offered a number of ways that the couple could do exactly that. After the ceremony, they celebrated with Pimm’s and canapés while the guests strolled through the garden and held owls in the Paddock. With mini shepherd’s pies, crispy risotto balls, deep-fried pork belly in breadcrumbs and curried lamb with a minted yoghurt dip, there was plenty to enjoy!

Mouth-watering canapés and Pimm’s were the perfect way to celebrate after the ceremony

Larissa and Sam decided to serve afternoon tea rather than a traditional three-course menu and the talented produced a mouth-watering range of savoury and sweet treats for the newlyweds and their guests to enjoy. The wedding breakfast began with a selection of finger sandwiches, smoked salmon blinis, savoury scones with Parma ham and red onion marmalade, parmesan and sun-dried tomato muffins and mini quiches. Then it was on to the desserts and a delicious plethora of scones with clotted cream and strawberries, an array of fresh fruit tartlets, triple chocolate brownies and buttery shortbread biscuits with raspberries and Chantilly cream went down incredibly well with the happy couple and their loved ones. When it came to the evening, Larissa and Sam kept the British theme going with fish and chip cones rounding things off nicely.

The Main Barn is a breathtaking setting for enjoying the finest wedding food and drink
The couple’s guests had the most amazing time enjoying afternoon tea in this idyllic location

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An unforgettable day

Larissa and Sam had the most amazing day celebrating their marriage at the breathtaking Clock Barn, full of exceptional wedding food, love and laughter. There were a few moments which particularly stood out for the bride, however.

A vintage campervan made a great backdrop for the couple’s wedding photos
Clock Barn’s beautiful outside space was ideal for enjoying drinks and capturing photographs

“Apart from finally getting to marry Sam, the owls were my favourite part! It was a great tribute to my dad who sadly passed away three years ago. Finally finding out that we were going on honeymoon to the Maldives was also an incredible moment. Sam had kept it a secret but I knew I could trust him to plan something special.” – Larissa

Larissa and Sam started their evening reception with a romantic dance under the beams

To find out more about this enchanting wedding venuein Hampshire, take a look at the Clock Barn page .

Images courtesy of LaHu Studios