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See below a list of suppliers that we highly recommend...

​​Stationery

 

Lottie Louise Designs

Lottie West is a graphic designer who provides beautiful bespoke Wedding invitations, name cards and personalised prints to match any colour scheme or theme

Decoration/ Chair covers

I do, We do

I do, we do, founded by Richard, specialise in versatile venue décor services, offering a diverse range of hire prop items for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and more, including everything from chair décor to light-up letters and unique table centrepieces.

We have worked with Richard on numerous weddings and can highly recommend him.

 

Knight Weddings

Knight Weddings, founded by the passionate duo Rick & Elle, offers personalized wedding décor services in Essex and surrounding areas, blending photography expertise and stylistic creativity to create timeless and unique wedding experiences.

Florists

 

Dillys Florist

illys has been creating beautiful and creative designs in Colchester town centre since 2006, building a reputation for our floral quality, style and elegance for every occasion.

Springfield Florists

Whether you are looking for a vintage inspired style, chic and timeless or a simple elegant theme, Springfield florists can supply everything from bridal bouquets and button holes to wedding table centre arrangements and corsages.

Butterfly Flowers

Butterfly Flowers are a family run business specialising in extremely high quality Wedding flowers. With over 75 years of combined floristry experience they are happy to help with any floral designs or inspiration.

 

Miss Lily's

Miss Lily’s is the creative studio of Lisa, a professionally trained florist with a passion for flowers and a love of floral design. Specializing in weddings, funerals and events, providing beautiful bespoke floral designs for every occasion and every budget.

Cakes

 

Elegant Cupcakes by Emma Salisbury

Elegant Cupcakes by Emma Salisbury is based in Witham and offers bespoke handmade Cupcake Bouquets and Cupcake boxes 

Serendipity Cakes

All cakes at Serendipity are designed and created by Nicki Scott, having trained professionally as a cake designer at The London National Bakery School. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, each cake is handcrafted with the ultimate attention to detail and designed to suit the personality and style of each client.

Tess's Cakes

Tess's Cakes is a cake making and decorating business based in my family home in Colchester Essex. Carl, the owner of Tess's Cakes has over 18 years experience in the catering trade.

Little Peony Cakes

Little Peony Cakes strives to make each part of the cake planning process a breeze, but most importantly… fun! Each cake is designed and made with great care so that every aspect incorporates seamlessly into your special day.

Bridal Wear

 

Hilary B

Hilary B are a wedding and bridesmaids dress shop in Ardleigh, Essex. Established in 1985, Hilary B are extremely proud of their reputation due to their exceptionally high level of customer service.

 

Jadore Bridal Boutique

Jadore are a luxury Bridalwear Boutique in the charming village of Coggeshall, in North Essex. Jadore's sample styles rage from sizes 4 -22 and include a wide selection of designers and styles.

 

Anthony Formal Wear

Anthony's have branches based in Colchester and Billericay, Essex. They specialise in gentleman's formal wear which includes both hiring and made to measure suits and accessories.

Photographers and Videographers

 

Jeff Turnbull

 Jeff is a full-time photographer since 2007, shooting weddings, as well as family portraits and other adventures all over the UK. He is down to earth, friendly and good-humoured, and a perfectionist at heart.

Kristian Lissimore

Kristian Lissimore is a natural style wedding photographer based in Essex. He provides full day coverage providing natural story telling in a relaxed style.

A* Photography and Film

Based in Essex, A* Photography & Film are Documentary style Wedding Photographers with an outstanding reputation for producing unique, creative and dramatic looking images that really stand out from the crowd. They also provide cinematic wedding films for families to re-live every moment of their special days.  Relaxed and informal in style, A* Photography & Film aim to create a timeless and beautiful visual narrative. From first look to first dance A* Photography and Film are there.

Hayley Jayne Photography

Hayley Jayne is a friendly, down to earth, creative documentary wedding photographer from Essex. She photographs beautiful weddings, capturing real emotion in my light and airy style.  She approaches her work as an artist, and is a big believer in authentic, honest and natural photography

Gemma Giorgio

Gemma is an Essex based wedding photographer specialised in capturing beautiful spontaneous moments as well as naturally posed images.

R J Films

Love is the most powerful and beautiful force in the world – and R J Films make sure they capture every moment of it. They fade into the background and quietly capture your most intimate moments and turn them into a beautiful film that’s uniquely yours.

Pianists

 

Martin Game

Martin is a versatile Pianist who can play any genre from Classical to Boogie Woogie. He has performed all over the UK and Europe including West End shows at the London Palladuim and The Old Vic.

Tia Eagle

Tia has a wide selection of classical piano music and is able to create the perfect set lists for your Wedding. A combination of much loved classics, music from the musicals, and famous film themes create a sophisticated, elegant and stylish ambiance or your special day.

Greg Eaton

Greg can perform a wide range of musical styles from jazz and contemporary to classical. He can perform your ceremony music all the way through to providing a relaxed evening feel, so along with your input can create an ambience to suit every wedding.

Chanson Duo

Chanson Duo are professional musicians based in Essex who can provide the perfect musical backdrop for your Wedding.  Charming and engaging conservatoire trained performers, they are skilled in a wide range of musical styles. Working alongside you, they are able to provide the perfect backdrop from your Ceremony music onwards providing combinations of a violin duo, violin and piano or singer and piano.

Entertainment

 

Irie J

Irie J has been singing his smooth delivery of soul and light reggae classics for over ten years. This soulful singer is self contained with backing tracks and can deliver for dining, receptions, weddings, anniversaries, private functions and much more. You will be caressed as this singer performs songs by Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Barry White and many more. He regularly performs at The Barn on Event Nights which is always a great success.

Fox, Wiggle and Sass

Fox, Wiggle and Sass are a fabulously charismatic vocal harmony trio from Essex. Their vibrant and energetic 1940s repertoire includes all of the greatest boogie woogie and swing songs of the era, whilst their 'Modern Vintage' set is full of modern songs performed in a 1920s-1940s style. Perfect for your reception drinks, or evening entertainment, these lovely ladies are sure to entertain and charm your guests with their beautiful voices, show stopping costumes and swingin' dance moves.

Sister Sax

With Sister Sax you are firstly guaranteed peace of mind. With over twenty years in the music business Kay has the confidence, experience and knowledge to provide you with exactly what you are looking for. Available as a solo vocalist and saxophonist you will have the best of both worlds, giving you and your clients/guests a smooth and tasteful selection of music from across the decades.

 

DJ's

DJ2 have many year's experience working at Wedding venues around Essex. They are able to provide bespoke Wedding playlists according to your style to help make your day one to remember. We incude the DJs in most of our packages.

Accommodation

 

Browning Bros

 

Glamping in Colchester at Teybrook Orchard is a wonderfully secluded spot tucked away between an apple orchard and 20 acres of woodland with acres of space to roam free. Located within walking distance to The Barn.

Marks Tey hotel 

The Marks Tey Hotel boasts 131 thoughtfully designed en-suite bedrooms, ensuring personal comfort with high-quality furnishings, 24-hour room service, and complimentary high-speed internet access across the property.

 

Vicarage cottage Airbnb

The Grade II Vicarage Cottage is sited in the middle of the historic village of Great Tey, only a stone throw away from The Barn

The Pool House airbnb

Very peaceful garden house on our organic farm which sleeps 2/3 guests, located opposite The Barn

The Kings Arms

A charming inn that offers 10 comfortable bedrooms, including both standard and deluxe options with en suites, scenic countryside views and a complimentary continental breakfast

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