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Cotswold Wedding Photography Louise is a professional photographer based in the Cotswolds and specialising in Weddings & Portraits. Louise lives in Blockley, Gloucestershire, near Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold close to many of the Cotswolds' most beautiful wedding venues. As a wedding photographer, Louise loves getting to know the couple & feels privileged to be part of their very special day. She has a friendly & relaxed style which enables her to get the best out of the people she photographs. Louise also offers contemporary, fun family portraits either at her Cotswolds studio in Blockley or at a location of your choice. Louise is a member of the SWPP, the Society of Portrait & Wedding Photographers - a worldwide trade association for professional photographers.

Alex & Ethan | Hyde House Wedding

Alex & Ethan were lucky to have their Hyde House wedding…an actual full wedding day…at Hyde House in Stow-on-the-Wold, just before lockdown and Covid restrictions really kicked off in 2020.

Hyde House Wedding

It was a chilly day at the end of February, but the main problem was the wind, we’d had storm after storm on the run up to the wedding, and today was a stormy day!

It was all cosy and calm upstairs in the barn though where Alex & the girls were getting ready. Hair & makeup was beautifully done by Anna White.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Beautiful bouquets were delivered by Haze Lea

Hyde House Wedding

The boys were in the manor house in the lovely new Groom’s Room.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Alex & the girls were putting final touches to their wedding attire, and everyone, especially Alex, looked stunning.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Alex now had to walk from the barn to the Grange in very high winds…even though it’s not far, everyone got blown to bits! The Grange looked so lovely though and they had a very relaxed ceremony taken by the wonderful Gloucestershire registrar, Jean, who never fails to put nervous couples completely at ease.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

It was back to the barn for their reception, where the pianist Joe Pike entertained with his amazing piano playing.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

We did the group photos upstairs as it was still too gusty outside, but we did manage to get outside to the arbor for a few couple photos.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

The barn looked gorgeous for the wedding breakfast, and the gin favours warmed everyone up!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

And the speeches were done before their meal

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

We did a few more photos indoors in their newly decorated honeymoon suite – it’s gorgeous in there now with the beautiful copper roll-top bath.

Hyde House Wedding

The cheese cake was cut to kick off the evening celebrations…writing this during the Covid Pandemic, I wonder when we will be able to enjoy an evening party again, soon I hope!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

The evening disco was provide by the brilliant Dukebox Discos.

Hyde House Wedding

I always stay till after dark at Hyde House to get a photo of the bride & groom under the arbor.

Hyde House Wedding

Lapstone Barn Wedding | Kate & Adam

Kate & Adam had their wedding just before Christmas at the gorgeous wedding venue Lapstone Barn. Lapstone Barn is just outside Chipping Campden here in the Cotswolds, and just a stone’s throw from where I live, so I love working there!

As expected for a December wedding it was pretty freezing (but no snow unfortunately!), and also really windy with big downpours every now & then. Lapstone Barn has just the right amount of covered areas so that I can still take outdoor photos (I get wet, but the wedding guests don’t!)

Lapstone Barn Wedding

Kate, her mum & sister were getting ready in the lovely Hayloft upstairs at the barn, so not far to go to the ceremony downstairs once they were all dressed, and no need to go outside! It’s a beautiful room to get ready in.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Both hair and makeup were expertly done by Hattie King.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Meanwhile the boys were getting themselves ready downstairs. The buttonholes, and all other flowers were provided by Sue from The Baytree at Chipping Campden. The orchids looked amazing, such bright colours.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Nice socks Adam!

Lapstone Barn Wedding

The barn where the ceremony was to be held was decorated beautifully with flowers and a flower ring from Baytree Chipping Campden. The ceiling drapes, chair sashes and lanterns were by my good friends Lyla & Ian from The Cotswold Wedding Company who always do such an amazing job.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

As guests started arriving, the amazingly talented harpist Jemima Phillips played. And finishing touches were being carried out up in The Hayloft before a very proud Dad came in to see his beautiful daughter.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The ceremony was then underway, and was followed by confetti and group photos in the courtyard – it really was freezing so we did some groups inside when Kate (and me!) got too cold!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

I did make Kate & Adam go outside in the rain with a brolly for some wintry photos while we were blasted by the arctic wind!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The guests were then seated for their wedding breakfast. The food at Lapstones is some of the best of all the Cotswold venues – I was lucky enough to eat what the guests were eating and it was delicious!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Food was followed by speeches (involving silly hats), evening guests and the cake cutting a bit later on.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The stunning and scrumptious looking cake was by Helen at The Crumb Cakery.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The evening’s festivities included dancing (of course), a sweet table, photo booth by Booth Xperia, and sparklers. The DJ was Tony Nanton from Sugar Bumps. A perfect winter wedding!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

If you would like to book me for your wedding at Lapstone Barn in the Cotswolds, head to my website for more information.

Hyde House Wedding | Cheryl & Niall

Cheryl & Niall’s Cotswolds Winter Wedding at Hyde House was on a day in between Christmas and New Year – Twixtmas – when most people are still snuggled up on their sofa’s watching films and eating chocolates! Not Cheryl & Niall – they and all their family & friends were up for a party at Hyde House!

Hyde House Winter Wedding

We were pretty lucky with the weather all day, it was freezing cold and windy, but it didn’t rain, so we were able to get outside for photos.

The girls were getting ready upstairs in the barn. Makeup was beautifully done by Katie Morley – always nice to see someone so happy in their work!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

And hair by a friend of Cheryl’s Amanda Piggott. Cheryl and all her bridesmaids & flower girls looked absolutely beautiful.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

It was then time for Dad to come in, and a few groups before Cheryl had her chat with the registrars.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Meanwhile Niall and the boys were ready and greeting guests in the manor house before going over to The Grange for the ceremony.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The ceremony barn – The Grange – was beautifully decorated by The Cotswold Wedding Company, who also styled the other barn for the wedding breakfast and drinks areas.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The Vyne String Quartet played beautifully during the ceremony, and the day was also videoed by Roger from Diamond Films – it was great to work with him again.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

The ceremony in The Grange was then underway – I love photographing in there, it’s always such lovely light whatever the weather.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Everyone then headed back over to the reception barn to throw confetti. After months of seemingly non-stop rain (apart from today) the grass was extremely soggy, so I advised everyone to stay on the pavement!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Acoustic singer songwriter Alex Harry entertained everyone during the drinks reception.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

The beuatiful flowers were by Jessica at Apple Blossom White

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

It was a pretty windy day so we got some great veil action!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The blossom trees in The Grange, and the wedding breakfast styling was all by The Cotswold Wedding Company.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Lyla from The Cotswold Wedding Company also did the lovely stationary.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

A friend Hayley Sale did the amazing cake.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

And the bride, Cheryl, did the table plan herself.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

And the speeches got underway after the guests had eaten.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The Best Man was VERY relieved once his speech was out of the way!

Hyde House Winter Wedding

We did some after dark photos before the dancing got underway. The arbor at Hyde House provides the perfect backdrop for that, and there were a few spraklers flying around!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The cake was cut, and bouquet thrown…Cheryl did very well not to get it tangled up in the overhead decorations!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

With Niall’s family being Irish there was a lot of Irish jigging going on. The evening DJ and disco floor provider was Premier Beats Entertainment, the love letters also by The Cotswold Wedding Company. Fantastic day and great fun to photograph!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Click here to see more info about my wedding photography if you are interested in booking me for your Cotswolds Winter Wedding or Hyde House Wedding: Louise Bowles Photography.

Slaughters Manor Wedding | James & Amanda

We had a crisp cold and sunny day for James & Amanda’s winter wedding at The Slaughters Manor in Lower Slaughter. This was a welcome respite from previous endless rainy days, and the pretty stream that runs through Lower Slaughter was looking very full!

Slaughters Manor Wedding

James & Amanda had exclusive use of the gorgeous manor house for their wedding day. It’s such a beautiful wedding venue here in the Cotswolds with friendly staff who make everyone feel very welcome.

Amanda was getting ready in one of the very spacious suites upstairs, and this is where I joined her to start photographing the day.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Amanda’s beautiful bouquet, and all the other flowers were done by The Broadway Florist.

Slaughters Manor Wedding

Amanda’s makeup was done by Jodie Croft, who kept everyone entertained all morning while Christmas carols were playing on the radio. She was also very clever in helping me get some beautiful photos – a pleasure to work with!

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

And Amanda looked stunning, as did her lovely bridesmaids!

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Amanda’s hair was done by Maria Christina.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Meanwhile. the boys had arrived downstairs, looking very dapper in their blue tweed suits and pink ties.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Ad the final touches were being done with the girls.

Slaughters Manor Wedding

WHAT A DRESS! I MEAN WOW!

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

The ceremony was held downstairs in the elegant restaurant which looked very pretty with all the colourful flowers.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

As this was just before Christmas it was going to get dark very quickly, so we got straight on with photos outside before the beautiful winter light faded.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

The steps at the front of the manor were MADE for that dress!

Slaughters Manor Wedding

The snooker room makes for a cool photo

Slaughters Manor Wedding

And it was downstairs again for the wedding breakfast in the restaurant – the food here at Slaughters Manor is outstanding – they had an amazing five course meal.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

The decided not to have formal speeches, so just enjoyed a lovely relaxed evening with stunning food in the company of their favourite people.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

After all that food they still had room for a doughnut wall, and an AMAZINGLY scrumptious and Christmassy looking wedding cake created by Cakes by Mrs F.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

There was a retro photobooth by The Flash Fox

Slaughters Manor Wedding

And a brilliant band called 247 to get everyone on the dance floor.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

I rounded off my photo day with a few sparkler pictures, and then left them to carry on enjoying their amazing day.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Ellenborough Park Wedding | Lauren & Matt

We haven’t had great weather this year, 2019, to be honest, so Lauren and Matt were so lucky to have beautiful autumn weather for their Ellenborough Park Wedding. The Ellenborough Park Hotel is one of my favourite wedding venues here in the Cotswolds – there are so many beautiful places for photos inside and out.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

Lauren had her hair & makeup done at the hotel, and we had a very calm and relaxing morning while the girls were getting ready.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

Makeup was by Natalie Ricciardi

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The girls’ hair was done by Suzanne Hale

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

Lauren really did look stunning.

The boys were also at the hotel looking very smart in their blue suits.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

And the last finishing touches were done before the ceremony which took place in the chapel. Lauren’s stunning dress was from Taffeta & Lace, and the flowers by Abbey Meadow Flowers.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The ceremony was then under way!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The Bristol String Quartet played beautifully before the ceremony and during the signing of the register.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

Lauren & Matt smiled and laughed ALL day – they were so happy together!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

They were so easy to photograph as they were smiling all the time!!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

Their wedding breakfast was in the De La Bere Court, which looked amazing.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The beautiful stationary was from Retro Press.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

There was time for a few more photos in the beautiful grounds of Ellenborough Park as the sun went down.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

For their evening entertainment Lauren & Matt had the amazing Richard Parsons – Gloucestershire Magician.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

The look of amazement on everyone’s faces was brilliant!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The evening went on with cake cutting and their first dance back over in the De La Bere Court – finishing with Pizza! The scrumptious looking cake was by Storyteller Cakes. Fabulous day with lovely smiley people!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The DJ was First Dance Discos.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding | Vicki & Mike

Vicki & Mike’s Mickleton Hills Farm wedding took place in the autumn, and the beautiful way they decorated the barns gave the day a very autumny feel. The weather didn’t really behave itself, it was an extremely soggy day, raining ALL day long, only stopping half an hour before sunset! But that didn’t stop Vicki & Mike having an amazing day.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

I just loved all the pumpkins made from books, and the gorgeous flowers were by another very local supplier Abbie Digweed.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Mickleton Hills Farm is a very local wedding venue to me here in the Cotswolds, and has recently been refurbished and expanded to a very high standard by the lovely owners David & Sammy.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

There are lovely cottages on site which meant both Vicki and Mike could get ready there in separate cottages…also making it much easier for me to photograph them when everyone’s all in once place!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Hair and makeup was by the amazing Natasha Louise

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

The barns were beautifully decorated with pumpkins and conkers.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

And of course Abbie Digweed’s lovely flower arrangments.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Vicki & Mike, who both looked stunning, were ready for action as guests arrived in the pouring rain, helped in with big umbrellas by David & Sammy.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Rainy Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Rainy Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

And of course sheilding Vicki from the rain as she came across for the ceremony!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

All the beautiful flower girls and page boys were Nicki’s nephews & neices!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Confetti was allowed inside thank goodness!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

It did rain all day, but the great thing about Mickleton Hills Farm is that there is plenty of room inside for group photos, with the beautiful backdrop of Abbie Digwood’s flower hoop.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Rainy Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Just before it got dark it did actually stop raining, hooray! So we went for a little walk up their very soggy but still beautiful driveway.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

The wedding breakfast was set up in the new barn, with delicious food by Orchard Catering.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

There was a crazy golf course set up by 9 Hole Event Hire outside in the games area (luckily under cover!) which was lots of fun for all the little ones, and bigger ones!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

We did a few more photos outside before the cake cutting and first dance got under way.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

The delicious looking cake was done by Belles Cakery

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

This kicked off a fun evening of dancing with fantastic music by the band The Highjackers.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Fantastic day with lovely people despite the miserable weather!

The Wool Barn at Frampton on Severn | Emily & Jake

Emily & Jake held their wedding at The Wool Barn which is part of the Frampton Court Estate in Frampton on Severn. The Wool Barn is an amazing timber framed barn dating back to the 1550’s and a very unique wedding venue.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

I started the morning photographing the girls getting ready in a nearby cottage.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Loved Emily’s Vivian Westwood shoes!

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Emily’s sister did her hair

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

The boys were looking very smart at the barn, with Emily & Jake’s son being page boy, and daughter a flower girl.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

They were doing a Great Wedding Bake Off later, so guests brought their amazing cake creations in to the barn before the ceremony.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Emily & Jake had planned an outdoor ceremony in the house gardens, but the Great British Weather didn’t quite comply with their plans. It was very very windy, and so the ceremony was moved to the barn – which was just as lovely.

Emily arrived in Jake’s Dad’s vintage car, quite a sight coming in to the main driveway of the house.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Despite being slightly blown to bits, Emily’s bridesmaids and flower girl looked really stunning in their bright red vintage dresses.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Emily & Jake had a humanist celebrant, which made the ceremony very personal and quite different from a standard registrar ceremony.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Thankfully the weather wasn’t too bad after the ceremony – still very gusty, but not raining. So all the guests were able to have Pimms & canapes in the beautiful house gardens.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Emily & Jake’s family & ushers all helped out serving drinks, and they stocked their own bar as well.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

There were a few spots of rain every now & then, but it wasn’t too bad!

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

I just LOVE these dresses!

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

They had a roasted hog self-service buffet, and no seating plan, in line with the very relaxed vibe of their whole day.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

The stormy weather gave rise to a lovely rainbow!

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

The private house of the Frampton Estate gives a stunning backdrop for photos

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

The speeches were then underway

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

After some difficult cake tasting, Emily & Jake announced the winner of The Great Wedding Bake Off!

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

They removed all the tables & chairs themselves to make way for a dance floor. They jigged away all night to a Ceilidh band, who got pretty much everyone up dancing. Great fun & a wonderful day.

The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding
The Wool Barn Frampton Wedding

Hyde House Wedding | Hannah & Matt

Hannah & Matt were very lucky to have a pretty perfect summer’s day for their Hyde House Wedding in the Cotswolds.

I really do love photographing weddings at this Cotswolds venue, everything is all in one location, the day flows really well, and there are so many beautiful spots for photos at different times of the day, with stunning views over the Cotswold Hills.

The girls got ready upstairs in the wonderfully light getting ready room

Where there is plenty of room to hang the dresses up

The beautiful flowers were by Jackie from Bluebell Wood Florist

Hair was by Robert John Hair in Bristol

And makeup by the very talented Katy Pheiffer

The boys were getting ready over in the manor house – that’s what I love about this place, the boys are there too!

Hannah looked stunning, her dress was from Platinum Brides, designed by Nicola Anne Bridal.

After being very calm and collected all morning, Hannah did finally crack when her Dad saw her for the first time – this was one of the most emotional Father seeing the Bride moments I’ve ever seen, and I was sobbing too!

Then it was time for the short, but nervous, walk over to The Grange for the ceremony

The amazing Ardeton String Quartet played during during the ceremony, and afterwards at the reception. They even took requests during the wedding breakfast so guests could choose songs!

A very much less nervous walk back to the barn for the reception drinks, canapes and confetti!

The beautiful venue styling was by The Cotswold Wedding Company

And the lovely stationary was by Samantha & The Stationery.

Scratch cards are always entertaining…

…except when you don’t win!

But just winning a pound is very exciting!!

Speeches were then underway

Then time for some photos showing off the beautiful bride & groom in the stunning gardens at Hyde House.

The lovely cup cakes and larger cake to cut were by The Cotswold Cake Bee

Both the photo booth and DJ were provided by Oxygen Discos & Events

And a photo under the arbor after dark is a must at Hyde House. Fabulous day!

Stone Barn Wedding | Callum & Kerry

Cripps Stone Barn near Aldsworth is one of my very favourite venues – as well as serving up the most amazing barbecued food cooked on their huge indoor BBQ, for a photographer, it has everything you need. Callum & Kerry made a great choice picking this venue for their Stone Barn wedding on a hot July day.

Stone Barn Wedding

I loved the rustic signage they had

Stone Barn Wedding

And the boys looked great in their checked suits from Slaters – really nice to see something a bit different

Stone Barn Wedding

Beth from Go Wild Flowers did the foliage ring and flowers – which all looked amazing as always!

Stone Barn Wedding

Kerry arrived at Stone Barn, and the ceremony took place in the older stone barn part of the venue – a gorgeous space. Kerry was given away by her brother.

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

I love the light in this room which has big glass doors to give perfect light

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

After the ceremony the bride & groom exit and walk round the barn, giving the guests time to line up for confetti – which always looks amazing under the sparkly lights

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

This gives me a cheeky chance to get a portrait of the bride & groom, before they get confetti thrown at them!

Stone Barn Wedding

Kerry had her hair done beautifully by Chloe Lyford Hair and her dress was from Wed2b

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

Bubbles are always good fun too!

Stone Barn Wedding

The fields around the barn are perfect for photos, especially on a lovely summers day like this was. And the barn itself is a perfect backdrop for the big group shot (thanks to Clayton for holding the ladder…!)

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

The dining area of the barn looked amazing as always ready for the wedding breakfast

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

And so commenced eating, drinking, speeches and general good fun!

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

The sweetcart, bit light up letters, signs and DJ-ing were all from Spotlight Bars

Stone Barn Wedding

The stunning cake was from The Cake Kitchen Wallingford

Time for more photos as the sun goes down

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

And then time for the evening’s dancing, kicked off by a family first dance!

Stone Barn Wedding
Stone Barn Wedding

Manor House Hotel Wedding | Jennifer & Lee

Jennifer & Lee’s wedding at The Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh at the beginning of July sometimes felt like we were in a tropical country somewhere, not in England! The weather was so amazing, and the thatched roof Breeze House for outdoor ceremonies at the Manor House Hotel gives the hotel gardens a real tropical feel!

Manor House Hotel Wedding

Jennifer and the girls were getting ready in Apple Cottage, part of the hotel, but away from the main building

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

Hair was done by Matthew Curtis and his team

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

Makeup was done by the lovely Natasha-Louise, who was almost due to have a baby (which has now safely arrived into this world!), so amazing she was still working on a very hot July day!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The groom, Lee, and the boys arrived at The Manor House Hotel looking very smart in their blue suits from Slaters. Flowers were by Lisa Drinkwater & Erica Chapman – one of their guests – love the sunflowers!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

I had the pleasure of working alongside Zara from Zara’s Films who was doing the videography for the day.

After a bit more touching up, and an emotional first look from Dad, Jennifer was ready to go outside in to the sunshine to marry Lee!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Bridesmaid dresses were from TFNC.

Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Bellini String Trio played during the ceremony and reception

Manor House Hotel Wedding

And the beautiful ceremony was under way

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Manor House Hotel has a lovely secret garden around the corner which is perfect for shots of the bride & groom

Manor House Hotel Wedding

And so we could have a proper look at Jennifer’s stunning dress from The Cotswold Frock Shop

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The sunflower theme was very effective in the wedding breakfast room. The chair sashes were from All About Fun UK.

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

Jennifer styled the room sourcing all the beautiful details herself, like the seeds from Wedding in a Teacup, and the stationary from Poppy Forest

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

There were some very emotional speeches

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

And then everyone could relax outside in the beautiful evening sunshine

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

We had a chance later on to do some more photos as the sun was going down in the secret garden. You’ve got to get a shot in the deckchairs at The Manor House Hotel!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

It was then time for the cake cutting and first dance. The amazing cake with so many interesting flavours was from Cacao Bean in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

There was also a sweet cart from Sweet Bella Boo

Manor House Hotel Wedding

The dancing was kicked off by DJ Visually Sound with the first dance, which looked lovely with a backdrop of LOVE letters from Deckstar Deluxe

Manor House Hotel Wedding

And everyone had a bit of fun with glow sticks after dark!

Manor House Hotel Wedding

Beautiful wedding with beautiful people, and a pleasure to be part of it.