The Little Lending Company has added its magic to the wonderful Godwick Great Barn, taking full advantage of the outdoor ceremony space and exposed brick barn. There is nothing rustic about the decor though. From the retro stationery, right through to the polka dot wedding veil, all the details have been chosen to give a modern urban feel to this rural setting.


A real feeling of forward-thinking wedding style, for a modern love.

Wedding Fashion & Beauty

A shift in the way love is celebrated on wedding days is in the air. It's becoming oh-so-much more fun and frivolous and we like it. We’re looking to iconic love symbols in new ways and our focus is on the classic red rose and pairing it with grounding black, sweet peachy pinks and clean whites. With a little nod back to the care-free, cooler days of the rocking 60s with bridal tailored suits, slip dresses and polka dot veils then cool as embroidered denim jackets thrown on for a super modern bridal look. Hair was loosely waved then tucked neatly for a second look and make-up was kept very clean and fresh for our girl. Our Grooms look is also easy with a fuss-free clean white tee and simple cut black suit.

Darina Stoda Photography

Godwick Great Barn

Godwick Great Barn not only offers a wonderful outside space to say I do; it also has a jawdropping barn with exposed beams and high ceilings to celebrate your reception. The obvious way to decorate this space would be with rustic styling, but The Little Lending Company have shown us how to incorporate modern details and colours into a rural setting and it's just wonderful. The contemporary black, pink and red colour scheme looks fabulous together and really pops against the neutral backdrop of the barn and setting.

Inspiration & Styling

There are monochrome blacks and off-whites through the design and lots of sweet baby pink with red through the florals in a mix of roses, carnations, ranunculus, gypsophila, luxe orchids and black tie leaves. A large black grid frame was our ceremony focal with clear acrylic chairs and white plinths all with luxe and very considered floral placement. An all pink hanging cloud from a black frame over our sweetheart tablescape of baby pink linen, central framed dish arrangement, slick candlesticks, bright and fun stationery and all-black place settings with tinted black glassware is a daring and exciting tablescape for the couple who want to do things a bit differently. We used a duo of cakes - one baby pink with painterly modern patterns picked up from the stationers' style and a more grown-up textured black stack too.

Darina Stoda Photography

It's not the first time Darina Stoda Photography has captured such pretty at Godwick Great Barn. See the rustic real wedding of Claire and Liam complete with neon signs and a doughnut wall.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Featured suppliers

Concept, hire and styling : The Little Lending Company | Venue: Godwick Great Barn | Florist: Floral Sistas | Embroided dress : Rue De Seine | Bridal Boutique: White Reflections | Slip Dress: Bowen | Bridal Boutique : The Bottom Drawer | Denim Jacket: Rue De Seine | Polka Dot Veil : AM Faulker | Hair: Flamingo Amy | Makeup: Beauty Box | Stationery: You Me Oui | Cakes: Sugar Buttons | Tableware, linen and chair hire : Banqueting Hire | Models: Greta | Harry Maddison

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