Doxford Barns: Emily and Nathan’s Fairytale Wedding Celebration


Doxford Barns: Emily and Nathan’s Fairytale Wedding Celebration


“I wish I could do it all over again, the day was magical and I will never forget it.”
After meeting in sixth form college, Emily knew within weeks that she’d found something special in Nathan.

Their relationship took to the next level when Nathan proposed, under the sunset, in Cyprus. Two years later the couple said ‘I do’, surrounded by their closest family and friends in the stunning rustic wedding venue, Doxford Barns.


Set amidst 550 acres of private country estate, this unique venue, Doxford Barns, boasted a bohemian ambience like no other.

Emily said: “The most important thing for myself and Nathan, was having a venue that was so special to us and when we viewed Doxford Barns, we fell in love.

We wanted an exclusive venue with plenty of space and the Threshing Hall, took our breath away. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was, which were two really important factors for us both.”

The high ceilings and stonewalls added character and charm, while the draped fairy lights and wooden features created the rustic atmosphere the couple loved.


“I started looking with my mam about one year before the wedding. The first shop we visited was Amore Brides in Sunderland, where I practically tried on the whole shop. It quickly became apparent that I felt most comfortable in the mermaid style dresses.

When I tried my dress on, both me and my mam cried - that’s when I knew it was the one.” Emily reflected.

A Mark Lesley gown fit for a princess – Emily stepped out in a gorgeous fishtail dress with long lace sleeves, illusion sweetheart neckline and stunning train.


“Try to enjoy the planning of the wedding as much as you can. Take a step back and admire all the people you love, in one room, celebrating your day.

Make sure you do everything the way you both want and try not to worry about anyone else; after all, on the day it is all about you and your other half.

It really is the best day of your life.”

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