Jen and Lyle’s Hazel Gap barn wedding was a truly special event and an inspirational story for other couples. Nine months before their wedding, the couple went on a 1000 mile adventure cycling together from Land’s End in Cornwall to John o’ Groats in Scotland. At the end of the journey Lyle surprised Jen and asked the question which Jen  of course answered ‘yes’ to. How is that for a romantic story!

The couple managed to plan their wedding within a short space of time, find time to handmade some decorations themselves and secure a venue that suited their style. The venue also had to be in a convenient location as their guests came from all over the UK including Lincolnshire, Scotland and London. Hazel Gap Barn near Worksop in Nottinghamshire seemed a perfect location and at the time it was a new addition to Cripps Barns.

With the help of Sharon Queen, a hairstylist from Lincoln, Jen along with her mum and two bridesmaids got ready at her mum’s Willow Farm in South Scarle and they all came to Hazel Gap Barn in a white London taxi. Lyle and his groomsmen were already waiting at the venue greeting arriving guests. Lyle and the boys prepared an extra surprise for Jen as she didn’t know they were wearing kilts till the moment she walked down the aisle and saw Lyle waiting for her. Jen who was wearing an elegant and timeless wedding dress from Whistles could not hide her happiness when she first saw Lyle while walking down the aisle with her mum.

The couple added a personal touch to the day by naming the tables after the places they had visited during their cycling adventure the previous year. The love letters were handmade by Jen and Lyle themselves and instead of a traditional wedding cake they opted in for a cheese wedding cake.

After an emotional ceremony and speeches we went to take some photos in the venue grounds. The red brick barn with its two watchtowers provided a beautiful backdrop to Jen and Lyle’s wedding portraits and we even fired a couple of smoke bombs to give the images an extra pop!

After the couple cut their cheese wedding cake and had their 1st dance played by an awesome live band Groove Anatomy, we came out once more to take some night time portraits of the couple.

Jen and Lyle’s Hazel Gap Barn wedding in pictures

Please find a selection of images from Jen and Lyle’s Hazel Gap Barn wedding below and please leave a comment below the gallery if you like it (no login required). Your feedback is much appreciated!  Thank you Jen and Lyle for inviting me to your wedding day!

Jen and Lyle’s other suppliers

Hair: Sharon Queen

Wedding band: Groove Anatomy

Wedding car: White Taxi Weddings

Love letters: Jen and Lyle

Getting ready: Willow Farm

Kilts: www.macgregorandmacduff.co.uk

Dress: www.whistles.com

Flowers: Arbouor Florists

Rings: Chris Randall at www.thediamondshop.co.uk

Shoes: Ted Baker

Stationary: Liz Cox