04 Sep 2017

Real Wedding, Houchins – More magical than a Pinterest Wedding!

James and Grace’s natural sense of style emanated at their wedding last year at Houchins. Their attention to detail and modern contemporary touches complemented the venue perfectly.

04 Sep 2017

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!

Real Life Wedding at Houchins, Essex

James and Grace’s Wedding at Houchins in Coggeshall, Essex (Helen Elliott Photography)

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!

Real Life Wedding at Houchins, Essex

James and Grace with their two beloved pugs, Hugo and Percy (Helen Elliott Photography)

 

Houchins Wedding Venue Essex

Houchins Grade II listed Farmhouse
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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.

 

Houshins Wedding Venue Essex

The Marquee and Contemporary Barn at Houhins. Image Source.

 

The Lighting and Décor at Houchins

Festoon Lighting Houchins Wedding Venue Essex

Festoon Walkway at Houchins Essex, (Helen Elliott Photography)

 

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!”

Evening Wedding Party Houchins Essex

The Evening Party, Image Source Helen Elliott Photography

Want to know more….

If you like the look styled by James and Grace, contact us to help you re-create the effect and get on the path towards your dream wedding.

Evening Wedding Party Houchins Essex

The Evening Party, Image Source Helen Elliott Photography

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