Claire & Dan’s Mythe Barn Wedding
When I first met Claire I remember thinking how sweet she was and how much I wanted to help her find her perfect dress. Making our brides look and feel amazing is the best job in the world! Claire was a joy to be around at every appointment.
Claire and Dan have been together for 5 and a half years but did go out for 3 years when they were at school. After a 4 year gap the somehow ended up back together. It was clearly meant to be!
The proposal was in Majorca in 2017 when on our annual summer holiday. Dan always knew I would probably prefer him to propose when on holiday but that just meant that I kept thinking it was going to happen and then it wouldn’t!
Anyway, I was thinking right this year is the year, he is going to propose. On one of the days, we hired a car and went to some lovely caves and then on a long trek to go to this ‘secret beach’. I was convinced he was going to do it that day…so when he didn’t, I was gutted! Anyway, the next day was Dan’s birthday so we were going out for a nice meal to celebrate this. Little did I know, that he had planned to do it that evening all along to completely catch me off guard and he really did! I was gobsmacked. It made it all so much more special
He even chose the ring and I was SO impressed!!
I had given him a rough idea of what I’d like but he did it all on his own and even had it custom-made which I thought was amazing – it just made it so much more personal!
The Wedding Venue
We had quite specific idea of what we would like so had only been to see one other venue before going to see Mythe Barn.
We knew we would like somewhere contemporary as this is the style we prefer. I was already in love with the venue from seeing their website. When we went to an open evening at the venue and I was filled with excitement the whole time we were looking around. As we left, Dan turned to me and said “we have to get married here don’t we?”. So it turned out that Dan loved it just as much as me! Again, it was meant to be.
We wanted a venue where we could get married and have the celebrations afterwards, all in the same location. We also wanted to stick with Leicestershire. Mythe Barn ticked all of our boxes and they certainly delivered, everything was just absolutely fantastic.
Your Wedding Dress
I started by looking online for the kind of dress I thought I wanted. I then looked as to where this kind of dress was stocked which lead me to Dress Me Pretty as it’s also not too far from where I live.
From start to finish, the Dress Me Pretty team were always very prompt, professional and extremely helpful when I had lots of questions about what my dress appointment would entail. No question or query was ever too big or small for them!
Their wonderful shop has such a lovely feel to it. It honestly feels magical from the moment you step in. I was incredibly nervous as I had never experienced anything like it before. However, Amy very quickly put me at ease and she was just SO easy to talk to and be around. She has already prepared the dresses for me that I had confirmed I wanted to try. Then after seeing 2 of them in person, I decided that I didn’t actually want to try them on as I had such a clear idea in my head of what I wanted. Fortunately, Amy said that this wasn’t a problem at all. I then tried on ‘the one’ and completely fell in love with it. Amy’s expertise was just fabulous as she explained how my dress fitting would work and gave examples of what tweaks could be made at that stage. My dress comes in different coloured options for the tulle and satin. The one I tried on in the shop was ivory over ivory I believe, which I think is what I would have gone for. However, Amy recommended trying a different dress on that was ivory over gold satin, so that I could see what that colour looked like. We all agreed that that colour really looked fabulous as it gave a lovely warm glow and went well with my skin tone. I never would have considered this had Amy not suggested it!
In addition to my dress, we found my lovely bridesmaid dresses on the same day! Amy was so patient and we had an absolutely wonderful experience. So much so that I didn’t stop there. I ended up getting our groomsmen ties also from Dress Me Pretty, to match the Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses and my gorgeous crystal hair vine.
Our Wedding photographer was Camilla Wright.
Dan is a videographer and used to film weddings. He had worked many times alongside Camilla who always did a great job so it was nice to have someone who we already knew and was so professional. She really captured our whole day just perfectly. So much so that I feel like I can re-live the day through our beautiful photos.
Myself and Dan decided that we would like to opt for silk flowers as opposed to real ones. They are really good value for money and it meant that there was more scope for the florist to achieve what I wanted. It also meant that I could keep my bouquet as a lovely memoir of our wedding day.
Kate at Holywell Petals in Ashby de la Zouche really did an amazing job.