Traditional & Simple Wedding Ideas That Are Perfect For A Barn Wedding

Traditional & Simple Wedding Ideas That Are Perfect For A Barn Wedding

At Upwaltham Barns, we’re surrounded by the glorious Sussex countryside so it’s no surprise that lots of our lovely couples are inspired by this beautiful setting when planning their decorations. We’ve seen so many memorable wedding ideas lately that we thought we’d share some of these brilliant traditional and simple details with you here. These fabulous decorations all work perfectly with the rural, rustic style of the barns so we’ll leave it to you to choose your favourites…

Traditional wedding ideas

A traditional wedding needs lots of flowers so why not set the scene for your guests from the moment they arrive? A huge floral heart over the entrance to the barns will welcome everyone in style, or a garland full of beautiful blooms above the doorway of the East Barn looks beautiful and adds a little extra flourish to your ceremony.

A floral heart hangs above the entrance to Upwaltham Barns – wedding idea

Bunting hangs above the entrance to Upwaltham Barns – wedding ideas

Jam jars are filled with flowers and sit on top of an apple crate for a simple wedding decoration at Upwaltham Barns

A pink and greenery filled flower garland hangs above the East Barn at Upwaltham Barns

An autumnal flower garland hangs above the East Barn at Upwaltham Barns for an autumn wedding

A white curtain edged with green foliage hangs from the doors to the East Barn with lanterns lining the path

For more floral delights, why not line the aisle of the East Barn with posies of flowers? Tie them to the chairs next to the aisle and, after the ceremony, move them to the South Barn for your wedding breakfast. And don’t forget your confetti! Paper cones, filled with real petals, are perfect to give to guests once your ceremony has finished. Every wedding needs that iconic confetti shot!

Floral posies are attached to chairs lining the aisle in the East Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Add floral spring posies to chairs to bring colour to your wedding ceremony at Upwaltham Barns

Confetti cones sit in a wooden crate for guests to collect after the wedding ceremony at Upwaltham Barns

A bride and groom enjoy a confetti moment after their wedding ceremony at Upwaltham Barns

The South Barn always looks stunning when it’s dressed for a wedding and, there’s just so much that you can do to make it your own. We love seeing lots of little bud vases, filled with flowers and surrounded by candles and tea lights or even terracotta pots planted with herbs. Alternatively, stand large candelabras on the tables and scatter petals across the table tops for a stylish look. You can also wrap flowers and foliage around the wooden pillars in the South Barn for added natural beauty.

The South Barn is set for a simple wedding breakfast at Upwaltham Barns

White wedding flowers are placed in glass vases for an elegant wedding look at Upwaltham Barns

Purple flowers add a pop of colour to a spring wedding at Upwaltham Barns

The South Barn at Upwaltham Barns is decorated with bunting and florals for a traditional country wedding

Traditional decorations that don’t feature flowers can also provide a completely different, yet equally fabulous, look. Classic country bunting or swags of fabric adorned with fairy lights are currently firm wedding favourites.

Traditional bunting hangs from the wedding barns at Upwaltham Barns for a country wedding

Yellow flowers are used within table centrepieces for a colourful wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Swags of fabric adorned with fairylights hang from the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Simple wedding ideas

Sometimes, the simple things in life are the best and when it comes to wedding decorations, this is certainly tr ue. If you’re looking for a more relaxed, informal vibe with a touch of rustic style, simple wedding decor will really bring your day to life.

Let’s start with props! Props such as ladders are becoming really popular at weddings and they make great focal points. You can also use old suitcases, stacks of books, crates or even vintage bicycles!

Wedding props make a great focal point for a rustic wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Apple crates and suitcases make for great props for a rustic wedding at Upwaltham Barns

A vintage bike is used to welcome guests to a wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Use a bike as a vintage prop to welcome guests to your wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Naked wedding cakes are just ideal for barn weddings. We love seeing these dressed with fresh fruits or flowers and finished with a cute cake topper. If you’re using fresh flowers, speak to your florist to make sure that the blooms they use are safe to use with food.

Naked wedding cakes are ideal for your barn wedding at Upwaltham Barns

For your table centrepieces, jam jars filled with blooms always look wonderful. Collect as many jars as you can, wrap them with lace, hessian, twine or ribbon and fill them with flowers – simple! Gather groups of jars on your tables or use them in crates or on ladders for country wedding perfection.

Jam jars filled with flowers decorate the tables in the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Pink flowers are placed in glass vases and jars for a traditional look at Upwaltham Barns

Rustic table centrepieces are used to decorate the tables in the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Lace is wrapped around jars for a simple wedding decoration at Upwaltham Barns

On the flip side, small details can also be very special. A single sprig of rosemary or another favourite herb, tucked into a napkin, can be a perfect finishing touch for your tables.

Rosemary is used to add style to a simple table place setting in the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns

If you want to get crafty for your wedding, there are lots of things that you can create to suit your theme. Stencil your name and wedding date on wooden crates, make long tassel garlands that work with your colour theme or even blow up some large bubble balloons to bring a big touch of fun to the look of your reception.

A handmade wooden wedding sign add a personal touch to a wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Add tassle garlands that fit your wedding colour theme to add a fun touch to your wedding at Upwaltham Barns

Bubble balloons add a touch of fun to the South Barn at Upwaltham Barns

Lots of couples also make amazing wedding signage for their big day. Modern calligraphy on wood is very popular but we also see a lot of signage made from old wooden pallets or signs directing guests to the ceremony, Moroccan snug, bar or other important areas. Quite often, wedding signs become part of a larger decoration so you can really get creative and we’ve got some excellent wedding signage ideas here.

Wedding signs direct wedding guests around Upwaltham Barns wedding venue

A sign provides guests with timings for the wedding day at Upwaltham Barns

If you’d like more inspiration, we’ve got bunting ideas, rustic country wedding ideas and wedding reception decoration ideas on our blog plus a host of real weddings that are packed with the most wonderful details!

 

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