These newlyweds chose a delightful barn wedding venue for their big day. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more…

Danielle and Milan posing in their wedding campervan with a sign saying 'just married'

Danielle and Milan worked together at Marks and Spencer’s for years before they got to know each other “When we both started doing 6am shifts we started talking and six years later we tied the knot!” says Danielle.

“Our first date was at a Chiquitos restaurant. Milan was very nervous and he was a complete gentleman.”

Danielle in her lace wedding dress and bridal veil posing with her wedding bouquet

A proposal in their brand new home

Milan proposed on the 31st July 2021. “We had saved during lockdown for our first home and this was the day we got the keys,” says Danielle. “I was upstairs ‘Instagramming’ our special day and he called me down in a panic. I thought he had broken something, so I came running downstairs and he had the biggest smile on his face and got down on one knee. Of course, I said yes!”

Danielle and Milan's wedding signage for their spring wedding

Shopping for the dress

Danielle visited WED2B’s Hinckley store. “A lot of my friends had got their dresses from WED2B, so I thought I would see if there were any for me,” she says. "To be honest, I had no idea what I wanted or what would suit me."

Danielle and Milan's rustic barn venue
Milan at the end of the aisle with his best man during their wedding venue

"When we walked in, Taylor-May came and gave us the best experience. She took us round, listened to what I liked about the dresses and the fourth dress I tried on was ‘The One’.”

Danielle and Milan's wedding campervan

Fynn was the dress I chose and I felt very emotional in this dress,” says Danielle. “I knew this was ‘The One’. I could see myself walking down the aisle to my husband in it. It made me feel special and beautiful and I was the first one to try on this dress.”

For similar styles take a closer look at: Ffion, Cruiz or Damiana

Black and white image of Danielle's bridesmaids

And a little more…

"Based on the excellent service when we bought my wedding dress, we came back to get some bridesmaid dresses, too,” says Danielle. “Along with buying a hair comb, underskirt, hairband, veil, travel bag, make-up bag and robes for the wedding party. We spent a lot based on an amazing experience!”

Black and white image of Danielle walking down the aisle with her dad to meet her future husband Milan at their barn wedding venue
Danielle and Milan moments from their first kiss as husband and wife

A barn wedding venue

The couple married at The Barns at Hunsbury Hill on 6th April 2023. “We fell in love with this place, as we could have everything all in one place and their communication was quick and efficient,” says Danielle. “We loved the barn wedding venue feel.”

Danielle and Milan holding hands and walking back up the aisle during their wedding ceremony

The big day

“I got ready with my wedding party; my mum, sister, niece, sister and mother-in-law,” says Danielle. “It rained in the morning but the sun came out during the ceremony. My dad walked me down the aisle to an instrumental version of ‘All Of Me’ by John Legend.”

Danielle and Milan smiling while embracing inside their barn wedding venue
Danielle and Milan embracing while posing for photos outside their wedding venue

The afterparty

“After the ceremony there were drinks and canapés and our wedding shoot,” says Danielle.

“Our first dance was to ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. Then we served our wedding breakfast, which was chicken followed by sticky toffee pudding.”

Black and white image of Danielle and Milan walking hand in hand around their rustic barn wedding venue
Black and white close up shot of Danielle and Milan smiling and laughing with DAnielle's veil visble

A stylish grey theme

“We had a soft grey colour theme and we made the bouquets ourselves using silk flowers,” says Danielle. “The confetti was also homemade by drying out flower petals. Our wedding cake had three tiers of lemon, Victoria sponge and chocolate orange. There was also a DJ providing music for the day.”

Milan posing with his mum on his spring wedding day
Danielle and Milan's wedding guests mingling in the rustic barn wedding venue

The best bits…

“The most memorable moment of the whole day was walking down the aisle to my future husband,” says Danielle.

“Milan had happy tears in his eyes and he stroked my hand throughout the ceremony. We both had big smiles on our faces for the whole time, he is my forever partner.”

Danielle and Milan's wedding veneu decor for their evening recpetion with large LOVE letters visible on the dancefloor at their barn wedding venue
Danielle and Milan's rustic wedding venue decor for their spring wedding

My top tips…

“Make sure you get lots of photos,” says Danielle.

Danielle and Milan on the dancefloor performing their first dance
Close up image of Danielle and Milan performing their first dance on their wedding day at their barn wedding venue

Danielle and Milan’s Dream Team 

Photographer: Promenade Studios

Barn wedding venue: The Barns at Hunsbury Hill

Wedding dresses Hinckley: WED2B

Cake: Melody Cakes

Entertainment: Rob Lawes Entertainment

Hair: Sophie at Wainwrights Hair

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