A Gorgeous Ribble Valley Barn Wedding with natural rustic flair

Today I am excited to share a gorgeous Ribble Valley Barn Wedding with natural rustic flair.

Jo and Ian were married at The Outbarn at Clough Bottom in a beautiful celebration with their family and friends.

Images were captured by Kirsten Platt Photography.

Kirsten is a full time Wedding photographer based in Clitheroe, Lancashire travelling too wherever a wedding may take her.

She loves what she does, capturing the essence of a Wedding Day, and believes each story is unique.


She says of the couples day…


Jo, Ian and their little family planned their Out Barn wedding from a distance while living in London, selling their house and changing jobs.

Jo is from the Ribble Valley and wished to return to her family home to be married, and the Out Barn Wedding Venue at Clough bottom was their chosen venue.

With it’s panoramic views of the Ribble Valley and Pendle Hill this stunning venue defiantly brings the outside in.

A relaxed country feel is what they wished for their wedding styling with emphasis on family, friends and children.

There was straw bales for seating outside, and a tipi for the children to play.

Country style fresh flowers adorned the barn with beautiful lavender and Cow Parsley to name a few, complimenting a host of other handcrafted rustic touches.

Jo and Ian had the day of their dreams from start to finish


I hand over to gorgeous Bride Jo…


How did you meet?

We met in a student nightclub on the Embankment in London.

Tell us about the Engagement…

The engagement happened on a roundabout, albeit a very pretty roundabout in Harrogate at Christmas (12 years, 2 houses and 2 kids after we first met!)

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

We saw the venue and knew it would be perfect for our family wedding.

We wanted the wedding to be relaxed, natural and to really make sure everyone (especially the children) had fun and the best day ever.

We organised food, transport, hotels for people to stay, dresses, table decorations and flowers very early on and then everything else we did over a few months.

It was pretty good fun to organise as we weren’t too worried about it, as long as we all had fun.

We had great help from my aunt and uncle who made all sorts of amazing signs, bunting, table plans and place settings for us. It was a family effort!

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?

The theme was just to be as natural and rustic as possible.

We reused lots family bits that had collected over time such photo frames, teacups, bunting, old leather suitcases and antique doily table cloths.

We even used wild flower seeds for favours that we had collected from magazines.

What was the best bit of your day?

Every bit was so amazing. I loved riding in the camper van, the ceremony and seeing everyone together.

The funniest moment was watching all the children discover the sweetie table and seeing their eyes light up with delight.

Finally at the end of the day watching all the children jumping on the straw bales and throwing it up in the air.


Wedding Suppliers

Venue – The Outbarn – Clough Bottom – Bashall Eaves

Photographer- Kirsten Platt Photography

Dress – Amelia’s – Clitheroe

Bridesmaid Gowns – Monsoon

Suit – ASOS

Cake Maker – Groom’s mum

Florist – The Flower Shop – Clitheroe

Rings – Rose gold – made from My Grandads old signet ring.

Stylist/Wedding Planner – All done by us and family

Stationery – All made by us and family

Hair – Janet Bentley – Phillip Michael Hair Studio – Clitheroe


To Contact Kirsten Platt Photography

Website: https://www.kirstenplatt.co.uk

Email: kirsten.j.platt@btinternet.com

Phone: 07779950599

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  1. Reply

    Such a beautiful wedding and a fabulous venue!

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