Shushtoke Barn Wedding

shustoke barn wedding

A Relaxed Autumn Wedding at Shustoke Barn in Warwickshire

Meet Sophie and Robin. This happy pair had their wedding at Shustoke Barn in Warwickshire last August. It’s an 18th century red brick barn with a private courtyard and surrounded by countryside. So if you’re looking for a rustic barn wedding venue in the Midlands, take Sophie and Robin’s lead and give this place a look!

We all started the day at Dovehouse Farm which is a few minutes drive from Shustoke Barn. The great thing about this place was that both Sophie and Robin could get ready in their own private cottage close to the venue. We just had to make sure either of them didn’t wander into the courtyard and catch a glimpse of the other. Even though they didn’t see each other, it was great for their bridesmaids and groomsmen to be able to nip across and sort the final wedding day details out.

Shustoke Barn Wedding Ceremony

At the venue, the guests found their seats accompanied to a spot of afternoon jazz from a trio that had set up in the corner of the main room. With the music, the stunning venue, and the general excitement of the day, it was no surprise at the number of people with big smiles on their faces as they settled in and admired the church-like interior of the venue.

After a lovely ceremony, with the newlyweds beaming from ear to ear the whole way through, it was outside for the confetti tunnel. Ending with one of the guests dropping a fistful of confetti right onto Robin’s bonce! Good lad! That’s what confetti is for! Despite it being a rather chilly August afternoon, everyone made the most of the courtyard, mingling, chatting, and…erm…flossing. As you do.

Then it was back inside for the main meal and the speeches, which had Sophie and Robin giving a joint speech. I’m a big fan of the ladies getting in on the speeches! For too long the speeches have just been three blokes getting up and having their moment. So it’s great to see more brides, bridesmaids, and mums getting up their and getting a chance to say a few words about the day. If you’re thinking about doing it…DO IT! Just don’t go looking for inspiration on the internet. The best speeches are always ones from the heart.

Sophie, Robin…it was great to spend the day with you and your guests, and I hope this post is a lovely little reminder of your wedding. Thanks for having me along! 🙂

**If you’d like to see details of some of the great vendors who helped make this wedding so wonderful, you’ll find them after the photos.**

granary dovehouse farm wedding preparations
bride painting mums toenails
bridesmaid having makeup airbrushed
two bridesmaids sharing a joke on a phone
groomsmen getting ready
smiling groom trying to fix his tie
best man helping the groom get ready
little flower girl smiling
bride admiring her wedding dress in the mirror
bride in her dress coming downstairs
last minute hair and makeup adjustments
bride getting ready to leave
father of the bride sees his daughter in her wedding dress
guests gathering outside shustoke barn
bride arrives at shustoke farm barn with her dad
mother of the groom laughing before the ceremony
smiling, happy groom waiting at shustoke barn
walking down the aisle at shustoke barn
smiling happy bride with her dad walking down the aisle
happy couple at a barn wedding in warwickshire
mother of the bride looking on during ceremony
bride looking at her husband during ceremony
laughing with the best man and the wedding rings
natural wedding photograph at shustoke barns
just married walking down the aisle together
guest dropping confetti on the groom's head
groom sharing a moment with his aunt
relaxed wedding portrait around shustoke farm barn
wedding guests having fun
bride and her friends laughing
two guests keeping warm under a blanket
groomsmen playing paper scissors stone
teaching guests how to floss
bride and groom take their seats at the top table
happy faces during father of the bride's speech
embarrassed bride during best man's speech
newlyweds give a joint speech
father of the bride laughing
groom's dad receiving two kisses at the same time
bride with her head in her hands
guests playing hide and seek
smiling female wedding guest
great expressions whilst cutting the cake
couple kissing during first dance
night time wedding portraits underneath lanterns
throwing shapes on the dance floor
guests singing along to the dj
pulling faces on the dance floor
two guys messing around on the dance floor

Wedding Vendor Details

Wedding dress by: Pirouette
Hair styled by: Sarah Russell
Makeup by: Jessica Ava
Flowers by: The Greenery
Music by: Ain’t That Jazz