Winter wedding at Saxon Barn – Cotswolds Wedding Photographer

Saxon Barn Wedding

saxon barn wedding

Ema & Henry’s epic Winter wedding at Saxon Barn had all what I love about weddings

Ema and Henry got married in December at the groom’s parents’ farm (Priory Farm), which is a beautiful farm in Leonard Stanley near Stroud. They had their ceremony at newly renovated Saxon barn, a stunning medieval barn next to Henry’s family home. The couple chose Priory Farm and Saxon Barn, because they could totally personalise it and obviously didn’t have to pay for the hire!

Bride & Groom got in touch with me in Spring and their enquiry really intrigued me. They said that there are getting married in a brand new venue and it would be the first wedding in there! I really liked that idea as I love to photograph weddings at venues that I never photographed before. It was also great to know that I came recommended by Ema’s friend whose wedding I photographed few years back at Elmore Court in Gloucestershire.

The ceremony

The wedding itself was a humanist ceremony as the the venue didn’t have the wedding license yet. During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was a beautiful way of involving everyone. The barn was decorated with candles and the wood burner was keeping everybody warm and cosy. To be honest with such a lovely rustic feel you don’t need any decoration at all!

The reception

The reception was in a marquee in the afternoon, and they had live band in the evening. The marquee was connected with another rustic farm building and was beautifully decorated by fairly lights. The effect was brilliant. The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with sparklers.

The funniest part of the day was the speeches, especially the part involving ducks (see below). They also prepared party poppers for every guests to reveal the sex of their expected baby after the speeches – it was the first time I’ve seen that at a wedding and it was amazing to capture it. Ema and Henry’s wedding was so chilled and had a fun atmosphere. Here’s their epic Saxon Barn wedding!

Saxon Barn Wedding

Thank you to everyone who made Ema & Henry’s Winter Wedding at Saxon Barn happen:

Ceremony and Reception: Saxon Barn at Priory Farm

Hair & Makeup: Feel Good Factor

Dress: Grand Jour Bridal Boutique

Band: Tommy and the Fuse

Flowers: Fleurs de Rue

Catering: Relish Event Catering

Cotswolds Wedding Photographer: Martin Dabek Photography

 

If you are planning tied the knot at Saxon Barn at Priory Farm or anywhere in Cotswolds for that matter, please get in touch.