Runaway weddings……new ideas and styles

Research has shown that December is the most popular month to get engaged and the new year is seeing new trends in weddings.  It’s everything from naked cakes to dresses with capes for new takes on the traditional wedding.

We also know that weddings are becoming smaller, with more intimate ceremonies, which kind of goes with the idea of the naked cake, which are seen as being more chic as well as cheap.  That said, at the other end of the scale hand-painted cakes are also on the up.  These are much daintier than the traditional.  These cakes give newly weds another opportunity to showcase the sentimental details of their relationship.  For smaller weddings this works well with a single layer cake, or perhaps a single painted layer and a second single colour layer.

Whichever cake type couples choose both of these types go hand in hand with a rustic theme, in a small, beautiful venue.

It’s exciting for us as Lower Barns to be further involved with the wedding scene.  We have loved being a popular choice for hen parties, mini moons and honeymoons.  Our first wedding is booked, loads of enquiries are being made and our amazing Wed Shed is having it’s finishing touches (can’t wait to reveal all!).

We are offering Runaway and Elopement Weddings for couples or exclusive use with up to 14 guests.  It’s a place for one night or to stay and play for longer when you are ready to lock your lips and your lives.  With Cornwall being the place for sandy coves and salty kisses, we are ready to welcome you and your bespoke, intimate wedding party.

We will be loading pics of The Wed Shed onto Pinterest asap.

Love Mike and Janie x

P.S. Have you heard the latest about dresses?  Apparently, according to Brides magazine, the hottest trend in the coming year will be pastel dresses. Blush dresses opened the floodgates for more pastels to join the party, and now a range of options will be available for upcoming brides. Pale blue, yellow and even lavender-coloured dresses were all over runways last year, so expect to see some pops of colour this year.  We are known for our love of colour at Lower Barns!

Brides magazine also predicts covered-up styles to gain popularity this year. Capes, both short and long (and much chicer than the Superman variety), add drama to an otherwise traditional wedding dress.

The beautiful painted cake shown here is the wonderful work of Emily Hankins or and take a look at her portfolio…..

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