I have been looking forward to writing about James and Grace’s wedding day for a while. An epic day at Houchins last year filled with fun, good food and smiling guests. Then throw in some serious attention to detail on décor and styling. You then have yourself a dream wedding!
The Bride and Groom
James and Grace are couple who emanate happiness and contentment. Both, like many, are not the type to lap up spotlight a wedding brings, but they seemed so elevated by the throws of the day that this was forgotten. Grace made a stunning bride and her never ending smile though-out the celebrations completed the visage. James was the image of warmth and satisfaction. And lets not forget about their beloved pugs, Hugo and Percy that finish the family picture!
The Wedding Venue – Houchins, Essex
This wedding venue is a traditionally styled venue with a modern twist. The grade II listed farmhouse with a new barn complex invites chic styling and décor with its spacious, contemporary feel with oh so heavenly light. Houchins offers exclusive use of the whole venue and grounds with overnight accommodation available for the bridal party just 50 metres away. What I love is the different options available of room usage giving a choice for all possible weather outcomes. This self contained gem of a venue is easily accessible and found only 15 minutes from Colchester and 10 minutes from Braintree.
The Lighting and Décor at Houchins
The whole event was completely ethereal. Houchins lends itself to the opportunity of so many stunning lighting and décor options.
‘We had so many compliments and comments on the amazing ceiling of Kilner jars filled with fairy lights installed by Dreamwave following our wedding at Houchins. We knew the beautiful, rustic high ceiling in the barn needed something to set it off and when Paul came up with this idea it was just perfect! Dreamwave also lit up the pathways with lanterns & festoon lighting which led our guests to our evening food of paella & an ice cream van and fit in with our vintage theme so well. “
These amazing images are taken by the talented Helen Elliott.
The Evening Party
No wedding is complete without a Dreamwave DJ! For the Evening Party we had our own Spike Grimsey performing on the decks using our custom Wooden DJ Booth, a perfect complement to a barn wedding. Here’s what James and Grace had to say:
“Our DJ had everyone up dancing all night, despite the super hot weather & we were so pleased with our non-traditional DJ booth (another idea of Pauls) made from wooden pallets which finished off the dancing room perfectly alongside our ‘love’ letters and other props. We were a bit concerned this room would look like an afterthought after with Houchins having so much space & having put so much attention to detail elsewhere & we needn’t have worried. Thank you!”
Want to know more….
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