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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