Jo’s wedding dress from Recommended supplier, Halfpenny London, is incredible, especially when paired with black wedding shoes! Dorothy’s iconic red slippers have nothing on these beauties by Manolo Blahnik! Jo has always loved the idea of a black-tie wedding in the Cotswolds, so what better place to get married than Recommended venue, Old Gore Barn? Just wait until you see those red bridesmaid dresses, too! The modern yet traditional vibe of this day is just what we're loving right now. All of this was captured by the incredible Recommended supplier, Sam Docker

Black wedding shoes and signage for black tie Old Gore Barn wedding

Golden hour was definitely up there with our favourite moments of the day. We have the most beautiful photos and also had some alone time to reflect on everything so far. We laughed so much and it was simply perfect. Jo took off the overskirt to reveal the wedding dress and Max's face was exactly the reaction she had hoped for!

Jo & Max

Black Wedding Shoes

The styling for this wedding was incredible! With a red, black, and white colour scheme, Jo & Max's barn wedding has a refreshingly modern feel to it! It was really important to Jo that the bridesmaids shone in their own individual, beautiful ways, so she gave them a budget and colour scheme and let them pick their own dresses and choose how they had their hair and make-up. Funnily, they all went for red dresses! What a statement! With Max and the groomsmen wearing black tuxedos, Jo brought a little bit of black into her own look with black wedding shoes by Manolo Blahnik to complement her halter-neck Halfpenny London wedding dress. Gorgeous!

Wine Box Wedding Ceremony Tradition

Jo & Max wanted to include as many personal touches as possible throughout the day. From the table names being photos of the guests to thanking people on the order of the day signage. The whole vibe of the wedding was centred around their friends and family. They wanted them all involved as much as possible, so Jo & Max supported their friends and family by celebrating their talents and achievements and having most of them as their suppliers for the day. The couple also had a wine box ceremony and asked guests to include signed cards in the box of wine they'll open on their 5th anniversary! The personal touches make your day so special!

Those fiery red bridesmaid dresses are stunning!

Our advice would be to leave 5 minutes spare to stop and breathe before the dress reveal, I wanted to do this with my mum but time was cut short
. Ask the venue to put some of the canapés aside because you most likely won't have time to eat it at the time. Plan time to spend with your partner during the day (we didn't have a car so we spent longer having photos at golden hour).

Jo & Max

Jo & Max's Old Gore Barn wedding is full of the best surprises. Jo's black wedding shoes are so pretty. If you're looking to find your wedding shoes, here are 10 tips for finding the perfect pair. Maybe the best surprise are those red bridesmaid dresses! Take a look at our mismatched bridesmaid dresses roundup for some more pretty inspiration.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Featured suppliers

Venue: Old Gore Barn | Photography: Sam Docker | Florist: Fleur Rebelle | Makeup: Gen Turley | Wedding Dress & Bridal Boutique: Halfpenny London | Pearl Cape: We Are KIN | Hair Accessories: Immie Kate Creates | Groom & Groomsmen's Outfits: Tux Lux London | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Stationery: Retro Press | Favours: Sweet Girl Swindon

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