Cooling Castle Barn wedding with Jamie and Jack

Jamie and Jack enjoyed a gorgeous Cooling Castle Barn wedding, in the heart of Kent. This was such a beautiful wedding day, with Jamie and Jack celebrating their love for each other, surrounded by their closest friends and family. Check it all out below.

First names: Jack & Jamie
Ages: 29 & 26
Wedding date: 16/02/23
Venue: Cooling Castle Barn 

How did you guys meet, tell me all?

We first met properly in Las Vegas! It was a surprise 40th birthday holiday organised by Jack’s Sister for Jack’s brother-in-law, who is also Jamie’s close family friend. We all ended up spending the holiday together as one big group with lots of sun and too much beer! Once back in the UK, we went on numerous dates in London and that’s how it all began.

How did you get engaged, is there a cool story?

Jack had grand plans and had first booked a nice romantic trip to Paris to propose, however, the pandemic struck, so that didn’t happen. Instead, Jack planned a DIY home proposal. Jamie had been on a Christmas fancy dress run with her Mum, where Jamie was dressed as Mary with the donkey! When Jamie got home, Jack was waiting on one knee with a ring and a house full of flowers, balloons, and candles. Of course, she said yes! 

What made you choose your wedding venue, did you look at many?

We researched a few online and Cooling Castle Barn always stood out as our favourite. Cooling was also our first viewing in person and we immediately loved it so didn’t need to see anymore, we reserved a date there and then. 

Tell me about your dress? Who was it designed by and was there a particular style you were drawn too?

I tried on what must have been a hundred dresses. I had completely different expectations of what I wanted to wear. I didn’t have the lightning bolt moment where I knew it was the one but had lots of appointments where I just couldn’t get my dress out of my head, nothing compared, so that had to be it! It was designed by Dando London and at every fitting, I loved it even more than the last time I saw it. 

What was the inspiration/theme/styling of your wedding?

We didn’t really have a set theme – just evenings on Pinterest scrolling and saving things we liked. Jamie loved the idea of greens and whites and just knew the bridesmaids would look gorgeous in the colour (of course) so chose the bridesmaid dresses and everything else just went from there. Cooling is a naturally gorgeous venue, it’s not hard to plan a wedding with an abundance of fairy lights! Choosing fabulous suppliers also helped. 

What is your first song and why?

Taylor Swift – Lover. Jamie is the biggest Taylor fan and therefore Jack ended up a fan too eventually. The song has been a dead cert for a long time, the lyrics are us down to a tee and it was a no-brainer (even more so for Jack!). 

What would be your number one tip to other couples planning their wedding?

Plan it for as soon as possible. We were only engaged for 2 years but as soon as you start planning the excitement for the day is huge and you just want it to come around as quickly as possible! Also, enjoy every moment and don’t sweat the small stuff. 

Check out Jamie and Jack’s gorgeous Cooling Castle Barn wedding below.

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The photography: All images were captured with two Canon R6 cameras.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, and the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM.

Other awesome suppliers from Jamie and Jack’s gorgeous Cooling Castle Barn wedding

Hair stylist:
Instagram: @prettypleasebykatie

Make up artist:
Instagram: @prettypleasebykatie

Bridal dress designer:
Instagram: @dandolondon

Brides dress boutique:
Instagram: @confettiandlacebridal

Brides Shoes:
Instagram: @charlottemilsshoes

Bridesmaids dresses:
Instagram: @victoriasbridalboutique

Suits: Well Suited (Dartford) 
Instagram: @wellsuitedltd


Sweet Cart:
Instagram: @candy_kent

Instagram: @coolingcastlebarn

Venue styling:

Instagram: @coolingcastlebarn

Instagram: @twist.stationary

Instagram: @talkingflyfilms