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Custom Monogram Projection at Ufton Court

Custom Monogram Projection at Ufton Court

We've been asked several times if we could project a custom monogram of the happy couple's names onto the wall at Ufton Court. The problem is that the only suitable areas on the walls are either a bit too small (e.g. above the rear barn doors) or a bit too... erm... above the toilets!

So we decided to take matters into our own hands and have come up with an unusual but effective solution...

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Festoon Light Backdrop at the Monks Barn

Festoon Light Backdrop at the Monks Barn

The smaller of the two barns at the Monks' Barn in Hurley is normally used for dancing in the evening and sometimes also for the wedding ceremony itself.

Whether it sits behind the ceremony table or the DJ this huge backdrop of festoon lights on the back wall looks spectacular and it's a fab way to add some extra light to this otherwise quite dimly lit room.

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Cogges Manor Farm Controllable LED Uplighting

Cogges Manor Farm Controllable LED Uplighting

The barns at Cogges Farm don't receive much natural light, which presents an opportunity to really shape the atmosphere inside with creative lighting.

Controllable LED uplighting is the perfect starting point for adding light, setting the mood and transforming the feel of the barns as your wedding progresses from day to night.

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Edison Bulb Hanging Ladder with Foliage

Edison Bulb Hanging Ladder with Foliage

Originally built for a photo shoot, our Edison bulb top table feature has had an upgrade!

We took a gorgeously rustic wooden ladder and added lots of chic Edison bulbs in wire cages with lush dangly green foliage. Here's the result in two different venues.

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Outdoor Fairy Lights at Ufton Court

Outdoor Fairy Lights at Ufton Court

It's so nice to be able to step outside Ufton Court's Tithe Barn for a few minutes in the beautiful courtyard and gardens. To make sure you and your wedding guests can continue to enjoy the outdoor space after dark it's a good idea to add some lighting outside, but how to do that in a way that looks good?

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DIY Disco

DIY Disco

If you already know which songs you'd like on the playlist for the evening's dancing at your wedding, why not consider a DIY disco?

Plug your own music player into our speakers, press play and hit the dance floor!

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Hanging Roses on Fairy Light Canopy

Hanging Roses on Fairy Light Canopy

Having posted only recently about our new fairy light canopy with hanging roses design, it's proving popular already. Last week we installed it for three different weddings in the space of a few days!

Here are some more photos showing how it looks both in daylight and at night, in two different barn wedding venues.

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Festoon Lights at the Great Barn in Ruislip

Festoon Lights at the Great Barn in Ruislip

Back at the Great Barn at Manor Farm in Ruislip this weekend for another wedding in the glorious sunshine.

Even in bright sunlight this barn can be quite dark inside so a little touch of sparkle always works wonders!

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Multi Swag Fairy Lights with Uplighting

Multi Swag Fairy Lights with Uplighting

We took yet another trip to the wonderful Ufton Court in Berkshire to install some lighting for a large wedding in the gorgeous Tithe Barn!

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Nether Winchendon House Festoons and Uplighting

Nether Winchendon House Festoons and Uplighting

The Carriage Barn at Nether Winchendon House has gorgeous dark oak beams contrasted against white painted brickwork, which make it a wonderful blank canvas for hanging a light canopy overhead and highlighting the texture of the walls with LED uplighters.

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Caswell House Fairy Light Star Canopy

Caswell House Fairy Light Star Canopy

Our star-shaped canopy of fairy lights sits neatly above the ceremony area in Wenman's Barn at Caswell House.

The lights radiate out from a high point in the middle to lower points around the walls, making a pretty display not only for the wedding ceremony but for the whole day!

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Fairy Light Canopy with Roses at Ufton Court

Fairy Light Canopy with Roses at Ufton Court

Here's something new: a sparkly fairy light canopy adorned with gorgeous hanging silk roses!

Shown here in Ufton Court's large Tithe Barn, the fairy lights look fab on their own and the design really comes to life with the addition of the roses suspended from the lights.

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Cogges Manor Farm Festoon Lights

Cogges Manor Farm Festoon Lights

The rustic charm of the barns at Cogges Farm in Witney and pretty, practical festoon lights are a match made in heaven!

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Ufton Court Edison Bulbs and Festoon Lights

Ufton Court Edison Bulbs and Festoon Lights

Here's a super-stylish design we installed for a recent wedding at Ufton Court.

A cluster of Edison bulbs was installed on a central cartwheel chandelier, hanging at the middle of a large star-shaped canopy of festoon lights.

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Caswell House Fairy Light Backdrop

Caswell House Fairy Light Backdrop

At the risk of stating the obvious, we love fairy lights!

What better way to highlight your wedding ceremony than by filling the entire back wall with lots of pretty, sparkly lights?

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Lighting Both Rooms at the Monks Barn in Hurley

Lighting Both Rooms at the Monks Barn in Hurley

One of the best features of the wonderful Monks' Barn in Hurley is the fact that you get two separate rooms to use for different purposes on your wedding day, and plenty of time to decorate them.

For this gloriously colourful wedding we were asked to install a large fairy light canopy in the Great Hall and a colour changing disco lantern canopy above the dance floor in the smaller barn.

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Longbourn Barn Kineton - Crystal Chandeliers and White Drapes

Longbourn Barn Kineton - Crystal Chandeliers and White Drapes

What an amazing hidden gem Longbourn Barn is, tucked away in the Warwickshire countryside with breathtaking views over the surrounding landscape. We were delighted to be invited back for another wedding in this superb location.

After talking through various options, the couple chose four of our gorgeous tiered crystal chandeliers, each one framed by a soft white fabric drape. Wireless LED uplighters and a large white backdrop on the stage finished off the look, all coming together to transform an already beautiful venue while working with its stunning existing features.

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Ufton Court Festoon Loops and Uplighting

Ufton Court Festoon Loops and Uplighting

Festoon lights are super stylish and really suit the rustic appeal of the large tithe barn at Ufton Court. What better way to incorporate them into a wedding decor scheme than a large, loopy overhead lighting canopy?

Combined with controllable LED uplighting, these elements came together spectacularly to transform the barn for this recent wedding!

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Complete Lighting Scheme at Cogges Farm

Complete Lighting Scheme at Cogges Farm

Here's a small collection of photos showing a really effective, complete lighting scheme at Cogges Manor Farm including ... deep breath ... fairy lights, drapes, Edison bulbs, festoon lights, uplighting, mirror ball, disco lights and bunting. Phew!

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Edison Bulbs with Greenery

Edison Bulbs with Greenery

Edison bulbs work wonderfully well alongside lots of lush silk greenery.

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