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A vintage-inspired wedding at Pimhill Barn in Shropshire

A vintage-inspired wedding at Pimhill Barn in Shropshire

Written by Katie Byrne

Jenna and Dave created a shabby-chic celebration, with vintage twists and rustic floral displays



Jenna Eaton, 30, a nail technician, and Dave Winfield, 27, a professional sportsman, held both their ceremony and reception at Pimhill Barn in Shropshire.

Budget: £25,000

Together with our personal taste and the love we had for our venue, vintage shabby chic was the perfect complementing theme. We worked together with a prop hire company (Sweet Pea & Ivy) to bring our vision to life, they were amazing. Pimhill was the first and only venue we viewed.

We were so keen to have a blank canvas to make our own, and Pimhill offered just that. We wanted to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for our guests; we ordered vintage-style disposable cameras which were placed on our guests’ tables for them to enjoy – we are saving to get these developed on our first anniversary!

We carried the vintage theme through to our favours – these actually doubled as placement settings: each guest had their own vintage-style cupcake placed in a vintage teacup and saucer with their name on a cake topper flag – they looked really pretty and complemented our theme.

We gave our florist creative licence when it came to putting the finishing touches to our props and centrepieces. We wanted a very natural and rustic look, so the centrepieces were ceramic jugs filled with a variety of wild meadow flowers. It looked gorgeous.

I adorned my bouquet with gorgeous charms in memory of loved ones who are no longer with me – they were not only the perfect memento, but made for the prettiest accessories, too.


For my bouquet I chose David Austin Roses in peach. They were absolutely gorgeous and the groom’s button hole matched my bouquet. I went for David Austin Roses as they were the first flowers Dave bought me, and I’ve loved them ever since. My bouquet was very simple but had a vintage look to it.

We had a large wall-hanging heart at the end of the aisle which was made out of gypsophila, and was absolutely beautiful. Also on the aisle hanging from the chairs were jam jars filled with the same flower – it made the ceremony room look so pretty.

The most memorable moment from the day had to be the surprise firework display arranged by Dave. During the display our favourite song, She Moves In Her Own Way by The Kooks played – it was truly spectacular.

My tip for brides-to-be: Go with your heart, as you will only do this once!

Steal their style!

Photography: Emma Boileau 

Florist: Lulu Flowers 

Venue: Pimhill Barn 

Dress: Mori Lee at Carlton Couture 

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Coast 

Groomswear: River Island 

Cake: Cheryl’s Cake Boutique 

Bouquet charms: A Charmed Life

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