WHAT MADE OUR DAY UNIQUE
"It was important for us to incorporate our Irish heritage and Gothic taste with a love of history at a 15th-century venue in an historic location. Decorated with locally foraged foliage, the haunting sounds of the Gaelic Uillean pipes, the candlelight and open fires brought warmth to the November day and night. There were witches symbols and tales of spirits too that were incorporated into the overall theme. We wanted to recreate that sense of refuge and comfort the pilgrims of the past would have felt when visiting Battle Abbey, next to the venue." - Clare & Barry
Gothic WeddingThe Fox’s Lament was played as the bride entered in her personally designed and locally made unique dress at this gothic wedding. Tara Deighton carefully created something beautiful, a true piece of fine art with a cobweb-like train, corseted waist, and long sleeves. The bride teamed her silver-grey dress with a floral headpiece designed to look vintage with muted tones and a long veil incorporating hand-stitched symbols inspired by the carvings in the venue’s timber frames. These embroidered decorations on the veil also included a single pearl from the brides Great Grandmother’s necklace a perfect touch to create a very meaningful dress.
INSPIRATION & STYLING
"We wanted the day to be informal, intimate and cosy. A small venue means we can remove all formalities and have everyone eat, drink and dance together without strict arrangements. The dinner was designed as a seated sharing feast with a rich winter-themed menu by candlelight. The fires burned bright as the wine was poured and laughter rang out throughout ancient rooms. With the cold dark night outside our guests and new life as a married couple began in a place of warmth and joy. " - Clare & Barry