Barn Wedding – Decor Advice

Everything you need to know about wedding decor at Kinkell Byre

There is a lot of advice out there when it comes to wedding decor and a huge array of suppliers offering their services, to help make sure you get it right. However, when it comes to a barn wedding venue like Kinkell Byre, there really isn’t much information out there to help you. Our barn is a beautiful rustic old building, creating a perfect backdrop that allows each couple to design a wedding around their personal tastes. We understand it can be a little daunting knowing exactly how to achieve the look that you want and with this in mind we have asked the professionals (who have worked at Kinkell Byre) what their advice is, and what services that they can offer a couple getting married at Kinkell Byre.

Just Vintage Hire

Elaine: 07736806799   |   Hello@justvintagehire.com   |   justvintagehire.com

Just Vintage Hire provides a prop hire and styling service. I would describe the style as alternative with a mixture of rustic, vintage, boho and industrial props. Couples can choose to just hire props by visiting the website or making an appointment to view at Just Vintage Hire HQ. Alternatively, I offer 2 styling packages to help couples bring their styling vision to life or just lend a helping hand and take some of their stress away.

I would really love a Kinkell Byre couple to hire my Peacock chairs to create a full on boho seating or chill out area. Used with rugs, tables, lanterns and floor cushions it would definitely make a real statement as well as being somewhere nice to relax. I love the Kinkell Byre tractor area, because well who doesn’t want a tractor at their wedding? It makes a great background for seating areas, photo stations and games zones.

My favourite source for wedding decor inspiration has to be Instagram, I follow some fantastic pages like @barnweddings, @junebugweddings and @greenweddingshoes. There is a constant stream of new ideas and lovely images to be inspired by.

My advice for Kinkell Byre couples is don’t be afraid to be different and if you think something is a great idea then just go for it. I am always up for helping couples create something special that is just them. Kinkell Byre is a gorgeous backdrop and blank space to let your imagination run wild!

The Little White Cow

Kate and Jean 07734063755 | hello@thelittlewhitecow.co.uk   |   www.thelittlewhitecow.co.uk 

At The Little White Cow we make DIY venues a little less naked and a little more you. We can take a space like Kinkell and make it yours with our props, finishing touching and styling skills. It’s not about traditions, trends or what others think – we’ll listen to you and help bring to life that little inkling, dreamy notion or vibe that you’ve been holding onto. It’s important and we get it.

Our large selection of chesterfield sofas look epic in the long room, turning the bar into a lounging space, and our selection of archways means that each ceremony can be completely different.

Our fave part of Kinkell Byre is personalising the entrance way so that your guests get a feel for the day, and your personalities, as soon as they enter!

Our favourite source for inspiration is your pinterest boards! We love to see what our couples are pinning, we are less trend led and more interested in what it is YOU like and makes sense for YOUR day.

Our advice to Kinkell byre couples is, take a deep breath. And call us.

Carnival Chaos

Mary Cameron: 0131 554 4422   |   mary@carnivalchaos.com   |   www.carnivalchaos.com

Carnival Chaos are a leading event design and production company. We are a creative team of designers, scenic artists and florists dedicated to transforming venues such as Kinkell Byre into striking and unique environments for our clients. Creativity is key, and with our own dedicated studio and workshop  in Edinburgh, there’s no limit to the creativity we can bring to your wedding or event. Initially we suggest meeting at our studio or are equally happy escaping to Kinkell Byre, whichever suits you best – it’s a starting point so we get to know you and a chance to discuss the design inspirations.

What we have that we thing looks amazing at Kinkell Byre is a forest of trees specially grown for weddings and events. All the greenery we use is composted; we really make the world go round!

We love to dress everything at Kinkell Byre including all the nooks and crannies, both inside and out but sadly we can’t dress the sea! If we really have to choose it would be the main dining and dancing area, we like the scale of this space and the elevation leading the guests into it.

Where do we find inspiration? – An abundance of nature and a touch of bling – we love trees, trees, trees, flowers and plants mixed with a giant whirling mirror ball.

Our advice to Kinkell couples is every season is lovely so don’t necessarily be driven by a summer wedding – spring, autumn and winter are equally special with the added rustic cosiness of Kinkell Byre.

SuperNova Wedding Design & Flowers

0845 2692189  | enquiries@supernovaweddingdesign.co.uk  |  www.supernovaweddingdesign.co.uk

As Kinkell’s recommended supplier, they have kindly done some of the hard work for you in finding a creative supplier you can trust. SuperNova are award winning venue stylists, wedding florists and wedding planners who have a huge in house hire section, over a decade of experience and a talented and dedicated team. We offer a wide range of luxury linens, chiavari and occasional chairs in Gold, Silver, Mahogany, lime-wash, Black and Perspex, 7 different types of candelabras, various flower vessels for every type of display, cherry blossom trees plus charger plates and table top decor ranges. We have a range of free standing draping kit and arches, décor accessories and props so hold stock of just about every decor item you could wish for!

Our award winning in house florist team create stunning bridal party flowers, ceremony flowers and reception flowers from bouquets, to floral arches to table top to hanging installations and have over a decade of knowledge to guide you to get the most out of your chosen budget.

We work in two ways, you can pick and hire the items you wish and we come and set them up for you on the day of your wedding or we can design the look of your entire day with you. We have an initial consultation over the phone then start putting together ideas and options for you to come see at our studio or by email/skype if that suits you better. We work closely with our couples to ensure they feel supported throughout their planning with us and are flexible to changes along the way.

We hold a huge variety of styles to personalise your wedding day. Our cherry blossom trees are stunning in Kinkell and we can create any beautiful florals to suit your chosen wedding day, there are so many places for these to go.

What is your favourite part of Kinkell Byre to dress? – It all! We love creating an entrance to excite your guests as soon as they arrive. The ceremony room with all those fairy lights is just so romantic!

Our inspiration comes from our team, we have weekly brainstorming meetings and play days at our studio to find new creations and styles and we look ahead to new fashion trends for inspiration.

Our advice for is; as much as it’s not fun, creating a wedding budget is really important, it ensures you are matched with products and suppliers accordingly as they’ll work to get the most out of this for you once they know what this is. For your decor, flowers and styling decide on your must have items first then you can always add other items on but it’ll help you stay focus on what you both agree are important features and elements on your day.

Go2 Event Hire

I Love Letters & Vintage Fairground Games
07803 082691   |   info@go2eventhire.com   |   www.go2eventhire.com

Here at GO2 Event Hire we provide various items to enhance your chosen look or theme. You can choose from our I LOVE LETTERS 5ft Light Up Alphabet. Entertain your guests with Vintage & Retro Games from our JUST FOR FUN range or add the little details form our PROP ME UP items. All of our items are Delivered and Installed at Kinkell Byre by our own team to insure they are positioned correctly and are of the best quality. We can also arrange to set up the display prior to your wedding. This allows you the chance to see your items in place before the big day!

We have a large stock of items that can help create Kinkell Byre into a wondrous venue. Our lighting ranges suit the rustic charm of the stonework walls and add that something personal to the already outstanding lighting features at Kinkell. The Dance floor is a great space to let your guests know what your day is all about! You can light it up with 5ft letters DANCE?, PARTY?, your INITIALS? or even your new SURNAME? ‘ St Andrews ‘ is also the home of golf! Why not entertain your guests with our mini-golf holes? These can be set up in the Bar area to enjoy through out the day!

It’s hard to choose a favourite part of Kinkell to dress, because its all great! The high ceilings and open space of the main area always create a warm feeling of ‘ wow, how amazing does this look! ‘ when its time for you guests to arrive. If pushed, we would say that having lighting set against the brickwork and barrels would be our favourite!

We always look at what inspires us to do what we do! Our workshop is always coming up with new ideas on what would look great & different! We strive to create items that compliment each other together or sit as a single piece that no-one else has seen before. Whether it be a fully restored 5ft Light up Star from a old fairground ride or a new hand made light box for your wedding schedule? We love looking around antique fairs, craft fairs, reclamation yards and sourcing items that we can give a second life to, especially if it involves a few days in the workshop!

Our advice –  Enjoy the great space on offer! One of the charms of Kinkell Byre is that there are no set rules to go by! You can make the main entrance a wonder of light & foliage to welcome your guests or let the rustic walls & natural light do the talking! We would always recommend trying to create a story or theme and let your guests find out a little bit at a time.

Through the Looking Glass Events Scotland Ltd

07732068696  |  Bridget@throughthelookingglass-events.com  |  throughthelookingglass-events.com

We are an East Neuk based Prop hire and styling company. We specialise in organic, rustic and boho style events. We love to decorate barns, tents, outdoor spaces and interesting places. Every wedding is bespoke. We work with you to design your perfect day. We offer options for all budgets and requirements from diy “dry hire” of our props up to a full design styling and setup service. We can make bespoke props and source most things. Contact us by email bridget@throughthelookingglass-events.com or you can find us on instagram and facebook too @throughthelookingglass. We will call you back to discuss your requirements. We often share a pinterest board with you too so we can really get to know your style!

Our straw bales are the ideal rustic seating option for Kinkell Byre. We can even make them into huge comfy sofas complete with cosy wool blankets and tweed cushions!

Our favourite space is the ceremony area at the back of the main barn, it has a very special feel. When the fairy lights are on and the alter space and aisle are dressed it becomes a really magical space. We love an organic foliage and flower backdrop! Saying that the “chill out” areas and bar areas are always great to dress as they are about comfort and lots of fun while of course looking good too!

Nature and the beautiful landscape of the East coast is definitely where we find inspiration. We are so lucky to live in such a special part of Scotland. We source as many of our materials locally as we can including our flowers which come from local growers, our wooden tree rounds cut from local estates and our straw bales from local farms.

Advice to couples, don’t underestimate the time it takes to dress a big barn venue like Kinkell Byre. If you opt to go for the DIY option and simply hire your decor then remember to book in lots of helpers and give yourself time. It’s totally achievable with a trusty team of hardworking friends and family and a useful option if your budget is tight. Alternatively take the pressure off and go for the styling and set up option with your prop hire supplier. You wont lose any control over the styling yet you will have time to enjoy the day before you wedding, catch up with family and pamper yourself before the big day!

Virginias Vintage Hire Scotland 

Nicky 07791 07554  |  nicky@virginiasvintagehire.co.uk   |   www.virginiasvintagehire.co.uk

Providers of rustic, authentic vintage furniture for dining and lounge areas.

We supply gigantes wooden trestle tables with our vintage chairs often to Kinkell Byre and these look great in the main dining area.

Our advice – Get your tables and chairs booked early and easily with VVH Scotland so you can tick this job off your list.

Lighting – i – light

Stephen Leslie07967 581784  |  stephen@i-light.co.uk   |   www.i-light.co.uk

i-light stands for Individual Lighting Production and that is exactly what Stephen and his guys offer. A bespoke lighting package to make each event at Kinkell unique.

i-light do not just provide decorative lighting which makes the barn look pretty, they provide a full production service along with lighting which works well for ALL your suppliers and plans. This allows your wedding to be the highest possible standard and run like clockwork.

i-light is our preferred lighting supplier and this is because we know it works, we know the service that is offered by this supplier is exceptional and great value for money.

Kinkell’s Advice

We have 15 years experience hosting events at Kinkell Byre and we have seen a lot and learned a lot in that time. Our advice is talk to us and discuss your plans with us so we can provide you with the best guidance possible without getting too involved. 

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