In honour of Pride Month this June we have taken a trip back down memory lane to celebrate some of the incredible LGBT+ weddings we’ve had the joy of being a part of here at Southend Barns.
In the past ten years, strides have been made in the acceptance and celebration of different types of relationships and we are honoured to work in a place where we see real and beautiful love in all its forms every single day. Love is love and we truly believe Pride should be celebrated every day, not just in June.
Iain and Henry
A wedding filled with love and personal touches, Henry and Iain’s big day featured lots of creative details. From the couple’s stunning coordinating woollen suits to the film themed centrepieces adorning every table, we loved seeing this beautiful wedding come together.
Images by: Teri V Photography
Hatty and Karen
A joyful abundance of love and colour, Hatty and Karen chose matching bouquets of unstructured blue, purple, pink, white and yellow blooms. Wearing coordinated wedding dresses with shimmering details, they both looked sensational. This really was a day full of emotion and celebration.
Images by: Chris Giles Photography
Russell and Paul
Russell and Paul got ready together on the morning of their wedding, donning perfectly matching three piece suits. They both walked down our Dairy Barn aisle accompanied by their mums before saying their I Dos. Over in the Threshing Barn, the space looked resplendent with white peony table arrangements and stationery featuring their own personalised wedding logo. Inspired by Russell’s love for the performing arts, some of the couple’s talented friends and family performed some fantastic musical numbers to entertain wedding guests.
Images by: Kelly Hearn Photography
Kate and Aimee
Kate and Aimee’s beautiful ceremony included the old Jewish custom Sheva Brachot – the seven blessings – which finished with a wine glass breaking. For their first dance, the couple chose a traditional hora and were lifted into the air on chairs by their friends and family.
As Kate and Aimee opted for a February wedding, the couple and their guests also made the most of our cosy Collecting Yard with sheepskin rugs, shimmering fairy lights, hurricane lanterns and the warm glow of our outdoor heating.
Images by: Rachel Weatherley Photography