This may have been a small wedding at Cooling Castle Barn, but it's certainly full of love. Ebony and Harry chose to share their day with their two boys and 26 of their closest family and friends. Filling the outdoor ceremony and barn reception with neutral tones, dried flowers and twinkling lights. Ebony killed it in a Mori Lee fishtail wedding dress, with long wavy locks and flawless makeup done by herself, and Harry complimented the colour scheme in a beige suit. Even though the original plan was to get married in Cyprus, they couldn't have been happier about how their day turned out.

Intimate Cooling Castle Barn wedding with a neutral colour scheme, dried flowers and Mori Lee fishtail wedding dress.

We met at school, and have known each other since we were 14, becoming a couple when we were 17. Harry started working in our local shop when he was 16 and that year we became really close and got together. We were originally getting married in Cyprus then found out we couldn’t fly due to Covid, so moved our day to the UK. We knew we wanted to get married at Cooling Castle Barn. I've seen a lot of wedding venues but, I’ve always loved Cooling. Our wedding was perfect, it’s everything we ever wanted and more. I loved having the smaller numbers, it was soo intimate.

Ebony & Harry


Ebony and Harry chose a neutral colour pallet for their Cooling Castle Barn wedding with lots of pampas grass and dried flowers. The tables were decorated with woven placemats and gold beaded charger plates, plus, lots of acrylic signs. A huge focal point was their impressive pampas grass hoop altar and giant wooden light up letters. And, adding the sentimental touch was their personalised confetti and tissue bags.


Family and friends really do make each wedding unique and special. Ebony and Harry were able to share their special day with their two boys and the captures of them together are priceless. Ebony's friend also made a book of her and Harry's life together, reminding them of their journey to 'I do', and Harry wrote Ebony a heartfelt message she was able to read on the wedding morning.

"Girls in green satin dresses..." That's how the song goes, right?! These are definitely a few of our favourite things.

My advice would be to just enjoy it. Don't overthink every little thing or worry about what others may think. As long as it’s perfect for you and your partner that’s all you need. Savour every moment as the day goes by so quickly, and it'll be over before you know it!

Ebony & Harry

Ebony is a makeup artist, who not only did her own makeup at her Cooling Castle Barn wedding but also her mother and mother-in-law's hair and makeup too. Her look is truly flawless, we're loving her barrel curls and shimmering eyeshadow. If you need more wedding hair inspiration we have a plethora of wedding hairstyle ideas for the whole bridal party. Plus, you can search our Recommended suppliers for lots of talented hair and makeup artists near you.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Photographer: Kerry Ann Duffy Photography | Venue: Cooling Castle Barn, Higham | Videographer: TDH Media | Entertaiment : Jamie Johnson | Florist: Chic Weddings | Cake: Jeys Heavenly Events | Hair: Bridal Hair by Kerrie | Makeup: Ebony's Makeup (Bride) | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Bridal Boutique : Alta Costura | Bridesmaids: Pretty Lavish | Grooms Suit: ASOS | Shoes: Dune

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