Real wedding: La Sposa wedding dress, DIY details and a rustic barn setting

Having found their dream blank-canvas venue at The Tithe Barn in Lenham, Kent, Sophie and Marc brought their rustic vision to life with flowers playing a key role. “The standout piece was a huge heart of gypsophila, which hung from the back wall and acted as the backdrop to our vows,” says Sophie. They also used nature-inspired touches to bring the outside in, from luscious green hop garlands festooning the beams to tree stumps as centre pieces and packets of forget-me-not seeds for favours. Hundreds of fairy lights added romantic glamour to the rustic effect, as did the antique glass-panelled door that Sophie and Marc transformed into a stylish table plan. Photography: Paul Fuller