Barn wedding

Sarah & Daniel | A fun summer wedding at Tewin Bury Farm

Such a gorgeous wedding! 🎉

Sarah and Daniel were so lucky with the weather and Tewin Bury Farm is an incredible venue which looked beautiful in the sunshine. They held both their ceremony and reception in the Tythe Barn.

We first met these two on another beautiful sunny day last year for their sunrise couple shoot at West Wittering beach ☀️ we adore Sarah and Daniel, I don’t think I’ve ever met such a gentle and sweet couple. We initially connected over our mutual love of travel (they got engaged in Yosemite 😍) and we talked for hours, swapping stories of fun adventures and dreams for the future (travel related of course!).

This wedding day was all about family. As soon as we arrived with Sarah and her girls we could tell that everyone was super excited but you could definitely feel the nerves in the room too 😜 everyone cares about these two so much and there were a lot of happy tears when Sarah put on her gorgeous wedding dress.

We were joined by the lovely Nikki Cooper Photography as a second photographer which was amazing as she knows the family really well :) some of her awesome shots are included below.

To avoid feeling too stressed, the couple chose Ambience Venue Styling to decorate the venue and they totally nailed it ✨ hiring someone to style your wedding is actually a really good idea for an eco wedding too, this way you know everything will be used again.

One very popular part of this wedding was the yummy Krispy Kreme doughnut wall (a DIY project and it looked amazing!), thankfully I got a photograph of it before a billion guests ran in and demolished the doughnuts 😂

During the speeches everyone commented on how good Sarah and Daniel are for each other and we wholeheartedly agree. Our favourite part of the day was when we went for a walk to take some couple portraits and the two of them relaxed into each other and it dawned on them that they had just got married :) I love this part of a wedding day (and it’s why we love elopements too!) because it’s often the first time the couple get to relax with each other. These two are made for each other and it shows. They have a thousand inside jokes and stories and it was such a joy to spend the day with them as they celebrated their wedding.

Thank you so much for choosing us to document your wedding, you gorgeous pair 😄

Venue: Tewin Bury Farm

Venue styling: Ambience

Hair & Make up: Emma Page

Photobooth: Luxe Star Photobooth

Flowers: Emily Tallulah

Tewin Bury Farm summer wedding
Tewin Bury Farm wedding ceremony in Tythe Barn
Bridal prep at Tewin Bury Farm
Bride getting ready for Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Bridal party opening gifts from the bride on morning of the wedding
Bride hugs her sister on the morning of the wedding
Bride reading card from future husband on morning of wedding
Bride opens Pandora bracelet from her future husband on morning of wedding
Bride and her sister read card
Bride puts on wedding dress on morning of Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Thank you to my lovely second photographer Nikki for this gorgeous photo :)

Thank you to my lovely second photographer Nikki for this gorgeous photo :)

Bride and her dad walk down the aisle at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Wedding ceremony at Tewin Bury Farm
Wedding ceremony reading at Tewin Bury Farm
Wedding guests smiling during reading
Bridesmaid and sister of the bride gives reading during wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony at Tewin Bury Farm
First kiss at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Another one from the lovely Nikki :)

Another one from the lovely Nikki :)

Bride hugs groom during Tewin Bury Farm wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom just married at Tewin Bury Farm
confetti at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
biodegradable confetti at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Happy Bride and Groom surrounded by heart confetti
Wedding guests at Tewin Bury Farm
Wedding guests watch small child at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Wedding guests greet bride at wedding
Bride hugs her brother after wedding ceremony
Wedding guest eating food
Wedding guests eat canapés
Wedding guests laughing at Tewin Bury Farm
Beautiful wedding bouquet
Wedding guests drinking champagne at Tewin Bury Farm
Bride reaches for canapés
Groom and Father of the Bride eat canapés
Groom eating canapés
Groom enjoying canapés
Bride eating burger
Bride and Groom walking along the river at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Newlywed couple smiling at each other on bridge at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Bride and Groom just married at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Tewin Bury Farm summer wedding
Wedding Reception at Tewin Bury Farm
Wedding reception in the Tythe Barn at Tewin Bury Farm
Tewin Bury Farm The Tythe Barn wedding
Groom gives speech during Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Wedding guests laugh during speeches
Reactions to groom's speech
Wedding guests laughing
Bride laughing and holding her head in her hands during groom's speech
Bride and family laughing during groom's speech
Another by Nikki :)

Another by Nikki :)

Groom's family laughs as he gives wedding speech
Wedding guests playing games outside
Bride and groom walking along at Tewin Bury Farm
Bride and groom smiling at each other during sunset at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Groom kissing bride on the forehead at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Bride and Groom walking towards the sunset at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Bride and Groom walking in the sunset light during Tewin Bury Farm summer wedding
Wedding guests preparing to light sparklers
Sparklers at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Sparklers during sunset at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Bride and groom kiss during sparklers at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
First dance during wedding
Wedding guests dancing
Bride dancing with friends at wedding
Bride and groom dancing with guests at Tewin Bury Farm wedding
Bride and groom dancing with guests

Holly & Liam | A laidback outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm

These two sure know how to throw a great wedding! 🎉

Holly and Liam chose the wonderful Rumbolds Farm for their wedding as the venue has beautiful gardens and the couple wanted an outdoor ceremony. Unfortunately outdoor ceremonies aren’t legal in England (boo!) so they did the legal bit at Horsham Registry Office the day before. This turned out to be the best choice they could have made because not only did this mean they got an entire wedding weekend instead of one day (woo!) but it also meant that the nerves they felt before the ceremony on Friday were gone by the time they had their wedding on Saturday 💜

The two photos below are from their legal ceremony on the Friday :) (keep reading below for more!)

Horsham Registry Office wedding
Couple practises their first dance outside Horsham Registry Office

Russell and I were both super excited on Saturday morning for several reasons: Holly and Liam are the sweetest couple ever and we couldn’t wait to see them celebrate with all their friends and family, we’ve wanted to shoot at Rumbolds Farm for ages(!) AND the weather was perfect - it was warm but not too hot, dry and bright but a little overcast ☁️ so no bright sunshine! #photographygeeks

Holly and her bridesmaids got ready in one of the cute cottages available at the farm. The farm has great accommodation for weddings as there are two separate cottages and also some guest accommodation for family and/or friends. Holly chose to do her own make-up which I absolutely loved as she was so relaxed about it! The girls all did each other’s hair and it was wonderful to see them enjoying the morning so much :)

Neither of us could get over how beautiful the ceremony location was. The couple chose to exchange vows in front of a lake surrounded by incredible trees. Everything was so green, we loved it and so did the guests. Holly and Liam exchanged personal vows which were so beautiful and funny. We love it when couples write their own vows (we did!), it’s such a nice way of incorporating your personality into your wedding. Unfortunately just days before the wedding the Rumbolds Farm officiant/owner injured himself by falling off a ladder :( so he was unable to conduct the ceremony. Holly and Liam found Ed Hardy - a wonderful humanist celebrant and he was absolutely brilliant! We 100% recommend Ed if you’re looking for a celebrant for your wedding :)

Holly and Liam spent months and months on all the DIY for their wedding and it really showed. Holly collected eucalyptus and with the help of family and friends decorated the entire venue with it (including their beautiful wedding arch!) and also used lots of it for confetti. The smell was just incredible 💚 and she even made her own bouquet!

After the ceremony the couple celebrated with their friends and family by drinking champagne and sharing an afternoon tea. Vintage Style Teas provided the refreshments and they were incredible. They even brought Russell and I some tea and cake which was much appreciated! ☺️

After the food everyone danced the night away 🎉 most of the guests camped overnight (LOVE that Rumbolds Farm offer this) so the party continued into the early hours of the morning :)

Such a fun and beautiful wedding! Holly and Liam, you are the absolute best - thank you so much for choosing us to document your epic wedding. We hope you’re enjoying Mauritius! 🍹🌴😩 haha :’)

Bridal prep at Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Bridesmaids open their gifts from the bride at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Bride applies her own make up on the morning of her wedding
Bridesmaid smokes on the morning of wedding
Rumbolds Farm Wedding photography
Rumbolds Farm Wedding best day ever sign
Rumbolds Farm reception drinks
Rumbolds Farm Wedding table plan surrounded by eucalyptus
Groom laughs with friends on morning of wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Rumbolds Farm wedding barn
Bride getting ready at Rumbolds Farm while bridesmaid watches
Bride getting ready at Rumbolds Farm
Bride's friend takes a photograph of the bride on morning of her wedding
Bridesmaids gasp as Bride gets ready
Wedding guests laughing outside Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Guests arriving for a summer wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Guests wait for wedding ceremony at Rumbolds Farm
Groom and groomsmen wait for bride at outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Groom waits for bride at Rumbolds Farm outdoor summer wedding
Bridesmaid walks along the aisle at Rumbolds Farm outdoor wedding
Outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Groom smiles at celebrant during outdoor wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Bride and groom smile at each other during wedding ceremony reading
Reading during Rumbolds Farm outdoor wedding
Outdoor wedding ceremony with arch at Rumbolds Farm
Bride and groom exchanging vows during wedding ceremony at Rumbolds Farm
Guests watch as bride and groom exchange vows during outdoor wedding ceremony at Rumbolds Farm
Bride watching her sister give a reading during her wedding
Bride and groom are announced as husband and wife
First kiss Rumbolds Farm wedding
Confetti at Rumbolds Farm outdoor wedding
Confetti at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Couple portraits at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Bride and groom say hello to horses at Rumbolds Farm
Bride and groom portrait at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Bride and groom portrait at Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Wedding guests at Rumbolds Farm summer wedding
Bride drinks beer as bridesmaids sort out her wedding dress
Groom and wedding guests laugh during wedding reception
Bee on lavender plant at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Speeches at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Guests laughing during wedding speeches
Wedding toast at Rumbolds Farm
Groom hugging best man during speeches
Beautiful white rose and eucalyptus bridal bouquet
Couple laughs and smiles during wedding at Rumbolds Farm
Children playing with bubbles at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Children playing with bubbles
Wedding guests laughing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Couple laughing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Wedding guest laughing during drinks reception
Wedding guests drinking at wedding reception at Rumbolds Farm
Wedding guests laughing in black and white
Wedding guests dancing at Rumbolds Farm
Bride dancing with champagne
Groom kissing friend on the cheek
Bride watches groom laugh during golden hour at Rumbolds Farm
Newlyweds dance under the setting sun at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Wedding guests dancing at Rumbolds Farm
Groom and groomsmen drink beer and hold up cards
dancing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Guests dancing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Fun dancing at Rumbolds Farm wedding
Dusk at Rumbolds Farm

Beth & Simon | A relaxed summer wedding at Captains Wood Barn in Essex

If you’ve seen Beth and Simon’s couple shoot in Richmond Park on the blog then you will know how in love these two are ❤️ Russell and I love to document amazing fun weddings but ultimately what matters most is the love and I have never seen two people look at each other the way these two do. Their wedding day was all about their family and friends but it was like the two of them were literally walking on air and they couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Ladies and gents, that’s true love that is.

I feel like I can’t rave enough about these two. They are just the kindest and most gentle people you could ever meet. It was such a joy to see them get married and be there to capture it all! ✨

Beth started the day getting ready with her bridesmaids and family. I love this part of a wedding day - it can be a bit chaotic and this was no exception. There were so many people bustling in and out of the house but there was so much happiness. Everyone was so excited to get to the wedding.

Beth and Simon were wed at United Reformed Church by their friend and it was such a moving ceremony. Just look at the photographs below, everyone was so happy :)

The couple and their guests headed to Captains Wood Barn for the wedding reception and wow - what a venue. Ever since I first saw this place on instagram I’ve been dreaming about photographing a wedding here, you’ll see why! The barn is just so beautiful and the woodlands that surround the barn are just 👌

The drinks reception was held in the woodland and the bridal party travelled there by tractor which was awesome!

Like us, Beth and Simon love coloured smoke grenades. They just make the most epic portraits and once I saw that the bridesmaids all had matching jackets I insisted we go out for some bridesmaid portraits with them. You can see the results below, how badass do those babes look!

After a delicious meal, hilarious speeches and cake cutting (with an epic sword 😏) there was an awesome ceilidh. A ceilidh is my absolute favourite wedding tradition. Everyone should have them! Simon’s family are Scottish and it isn’t a proper ceilidh without all the men wearing kilts 😉

Such an awesome wedding. Guys, shall we do it again? 😎

If you’re planning a relaxed and fun wedding and you’re looking for a photographer and/or wedding film, let us know!

Venue: Captains Wood Barn - this venue is incredible and it books up years in advance!!

Ceilidh - The Hosepipe Band

Food - Copleys Food

Make up - Joanna Plimmer

Hair - Yvonne Bone

Mother of the Bride smiling at the bride while having make up done by make up artist
Bride having make up applied on the morning of her wedding
Close up of bride after make up is finished on morning of wedding day
Flower crown and flowers on mannequin head
Bride trying on flower crown before having hair styled on morning of wedding
Father of the Bride holds grandson and looks upstairs
Bride, Maid of Honour and Mother of the Bride take a selfie
Boho bride on the morning of her wedding
Bride pushes open door for big reveal to family
Bride first look with family and bridesmaids
Groom greets guests at the church
Groom hugs guests as they arrive for the wedding
Groom waits for bride
Groom and wedding guests smile at flower girl and page boy as they walk down the aisle
Groom sees his bride for the first time as she walks up the aisle with her Father
Bride and Groom about to get married
Bride and Groom holding hands listening before they start exchanging vows
Bride and Groom hold hands during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom sat down holding hands
Wedding guests laughing during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom exchange vows in front of friends and family at United reformed Church in Maldon Essex
Bridesmaid and Father of Bride smile as Bride and Groom exchange vows
Bride and Groom exchange vows at United reformed Church Maldon Essex wedding photography
Groom is very happy as bride and groom are announced as husband and wife
Bride and Groom first kiss
Confetti outside United Reformed Church Maldon Essex wedding photography
Guests stood outside Captains Wood Barn wedding
Wedding guests look at rustic table plan
Captains Wood Barn wedding reception wedding photography
Rustic wedding at Captains Wood Barn wedding photography table setting
Rustic wedding table setting
Outside drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Drinks reception outside Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Bridesmaid walking towards tractor at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Captains Wood Barn wedding tractor and cart carrying wedding party
Captains Wood Barn Wedding Photography wedding tractor carrying wedding party
Wedding guests take photographs at Captains Wood Barn outside wedding drinks reception
Bride and Groom and wedding tractor at Captains Wood Barn
Floral Wedding Order of Service resting on tree trunk next to yellow coat and glasses of champagne
Wedding guests drinking champagne during drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Wedding guest asks for beer by bar staff during outdoor drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Wedding guests eat canapés during outdoor drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Wedding guests at outdoor drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Groom and Groomsmen wearing sunglasses at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride hugging bridesmaids at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride dancing with bridesmaids in the woods at Captains Wood Barn wedding
bride and groom woodland portrait at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride and groom walk through pine forest at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride and Groom wedding portrait in the woodlands at Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Bride and Groom look at each other stood in the woodland at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Wedding reception at Captains Wood Barn
Badass bridesmaids walking along with the bride holding coloured smoke grenades
Bride and Bridesmaids stood with coloured smoke grenades | Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Coloured smoke grenades Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Bride and groom walking along with coloured smoke grenades
Bride and groom with smoke grenades
Captains Wood Barn wedding photography coloured smoke grenades
Bride and groom cut the cake at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride and Groom first dance at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Captains Wood Barn wedding photography first dance
Bride and Groom dancing at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Ceilidh Captains Wood Barn wedding
Ceilidh at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Ceilidh wedding dance at Captains Wood Barn
Bride dances to Ceilidh at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Groom dances Ceilidh wedding dance at Captains Wood Barn
Ceilidh wedding dance at Captains Wood Barn

Rio & Connor | A spring wedding at Gildings Barn

My first wedding of 2019 was an epic one :)

Rio and Connor booked me years ago and I was so excited to photograph their wedding! Rio is such a sweetheart and her bubbly energy is infectious. You can see from their couple shoot here that all she does is laugh and smile constantly 💕

Rio got ready for the wedding with her best friends at her parent’s house and it was such a lovely start to the day. Rio’s bridesmaids even serenaded her while she had her make-up finished 😉

The couple chose to hold their wedding ceremony at Crawley Baptist Church as the church meant a great deal to their families. Not all church services are personal but this one really was. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

The couple’s chosen reception venue was Gildings Barn near Dorking. The barn is in a beautiful spot, surrounded by countryside. As guests arrived they were greeted with Connor’s favourite beers and their friends performing an acoustic set. Gildings Barn is a really versatile wedding venue as there are 3 different barns - one for the meal and dancing and the other two for relaxing and/or drinks! I know this is one of the reasons that Rio and Connor chose Gildings Barn for their wedding as they wanted somewhere that would suit their guests for the entire evening and would also provide enough space in case the weather turned - which of course it did!🌦

Despite the rain, Rio and Connor and their friends and family had such a blast. They drank great beer, ate good food and with so many guests from all over the world, they had a great catch-up too!

In the evening the wedding guests were entertained by the band Vivo (I coincidentally used to work for the same company as the singer in our former lives before weddings!). The band were awesome! Live music at a wedding really gets the energy moving. If you’re getting married and want a packed dance floor - get a band!

After their first dance, Rio’s cousin (a professional parkour athlete!) cleared the space in front of the stage and jumped over Rio, it was awesome! 🤸🏻‍♂️

Congratulations again you beautiful pair!

Venue: Gildings Barn

Food: Browns Kitchen

Band: Vivo

Make-up: Aimee the MUA

Hair: Pinnies Hair

Cake: Hettys Cake House Not

Bride having her make up applied by make up artist on the morning of her wedding
Bridesmaids laughing while bride has make up done
Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaid help Bride put on wedding dress
Bride laughing in bridal portrait
Father of the Bride crying as he sees his daughter for the first time
Groom and Best Man wait at church for bride to arrive
Bride and Father of the Bride arrive at the church in a mustang wedding car
Bride and Father of the Bride get ready to walk into the ceremony
Wedding day order of service on chair at ceremony
Groom and groomsmen wait for bride in the church
Bride walks down the aisle with Father of the Bride and Groom waits for her at the altar
Groom smiles at Bride as Father of Bride wipes a tear from his eyes and smiles
Bride and Father of the Bride smile and hug before she gets married
Bride smiles as two members of her family walk to the stage to give a reading
Two young girls give a reading during church wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom exchange vows
Bride and Groom exchange vows as Father of the Bride sheds a tear behind them
Groom puts rings on Bride's finger
Bride and Groom have first kiss after exchanging vows
Bride and Groom and guests singing along to hymn performed by band in church
Guests throw confetti over newlyweds
Confetti shot!
Bride and Groom smile as guests throw confetti
Family and friends throw confetti over Bride and Groom
Guests wave as Bride and Groom drive away in a Mustang wedding car
Gildings Barn sign
Wedding guests arriving at Gildings Barn
Rustic pallet order of the day sign at wedding leaning against wooden cart
Rustic wedding table plan with gin bottles and fairy lights
Rustic wedding decorations with paper lanterns and Old Truman Brewery beer barrel
Beautiful paper lanterns wedding decoration at Gildings Barn
Rustic wedding table decorations
Gildings Barn wedding photography
Wedding guests eat canapés at Gildings Barn
Wedding guests eating canapés at Gildings Barn
Browns Kitchen canapés at Gildings Barn
Wedding reception at Gildings Barn
Bride and Groom portraits at Gildings Barn
Bride and Groom portraits at Gildings Barn
Bride and Groom wedding photography at Gildings Barn
Groom kissing bride on forehead | Gildings Barn wedding photography
Bride and Groom stood outside barn | Gildings Barn Wedding Photography
Bride and Groom dancing outside Gildings Barn
Groom's shoes and the dirty bottom of bride's wedding dress
Guests bring carvery to their tables at Gildings Barn
Wedding guests carve meat at their table
Guests eating a carvery for the wedding breakfast
Wedding dessert at Gildings Barn
Groom speech at Gildings Barn while guests laugh
Guests laughing during wedding speeches
Best man speech at Gildings Barn
Guests laughing during wedding speeches
Guests raise a toast at wedding
Bride and Groom cut wedding cake at Gildings Barn
Wedding guest takes photo of other wedding guests
Wedding guests laughing during wedding reception at Gildings Barn
Guests laughing and pulling faces at wedding
Wedding reception at Gildings Barn
Wedding guests and bridesmaids laughing during wedding reception at Gildings Barn
Bride and Groom first dance at Gildings Barn wedding
First dance at Gildings Barn wedding
Wedding guests and bride and groom dancing at Gildings Barn
Wedding guests dancing
Parkour over the bride at Gildings Barn wedding
VIVO band at Gildings Barn
Guests dancing at Gildings Barn wedding