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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!

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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.

Mickleton Hills Farm Styled Shoot

I was lucky enough to be involved in my first styled shoot at the amazing Mickleton Hills Farm just outside Chipping Campden here in the Cotswolds (and round the corner from where I live in Blockley!). This was all coordinated and styled by The Cotswold Wedding Company and was such a lovely day working with some amazing local wedding suppliers.

Mickleton Hills Farm is the perfect wedding venue, based around the original 18th century barn, surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside, and recently refurbished and expanded by the lovely owners David & Sammy. They built a new barn, so that the ceremony and wedding breakfast are separate (save all that turning the room round palaver!), and a new play and games area at the back.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

We started with bridal hair and makeup, expertly done by Natasha Louise Hair & Makeup in the Wool Store, which is the gorgeous honeymoon suite at the venue.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

All the absolutely stunning flowers were done by Flowers by Dawn Keitley – which included a bridal bouquet, buttonholes, flowers in the ceremony room, and amazing table centre pieces for the wedding breakfast.

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

The ceremony room chairs were decorated in white lace sashes provided by The Cotswold Wedding Company as well as the hexagonal backdrop with flowers.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

The ceremony was performed by Lynn Tierney Ceremonies – such a lovely celebrant who will tailor your ceremony to your wishes creating a truly personal and unique day for you.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

One of the elements Lynn can do is tying the knot in a hand fasting ceremony.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

A Wine Ceremony, where the bride & groom drink from a single glass of wine, symbolises drinking from the cup of life and sharing life’s experiences.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

Our bride and groom also ‘jumped the broom’ in a ceremony which dates back to centuries of tradition and is an important wedding custom in many cultures. It has its roots in the Celtic, Welsh, Scottish, Druid, African, Gypsy and some aboriginal cultures.

Couples celebrate this rich cultural heritage, irrespective of race, religion, and nationality. 
The most important thing is it’s significance; 
– Honouring and respect of ancestors, their legacy, and rich family heritage. 
– Coming together of both families, and commitment to each other as wife and husband. 
– It represents strength, love, togetherness, loyalty, and respect which is essential for a successful marriage.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

Catering was done by Ross & Ross Events

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

The wedding cake was supplied by The Cotswold Cake Bee

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

Suit hire was Beaus & Balls Formal Menswear Hire and the dress Essence of Australia.

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

The new barn was styled for the wedding breakfast by The Cotswold Wedding Company with linen hire from Plato Catering Hire, beautiful wedding stationary from Hand Drawn by Katie, and of course the flowers by Dawn Keitley. It really did look stunning

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

The new play/games area at the back is perfect for little page boys to play in!

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

A really fabulous day at a stunning venue with wonderful wedding suppliers! (love those light bulbs!)

Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding
Mickleton HIlls Farm Wedding

Cotswold Wedding Photography: Roundup of 2018

As we start 2019, I’ve done a roundup of my Cotswold Wedding Photography in 2018 and here is a very small selection of all the wonderful weddings I was privileged to photograph last year.

We had some quite extreme weather thrown at us, with The Beast from the East (which kept coming back) in the Spring, and the hottest summer on record turning green grass yellow.

I was back at lots of my favourite local venues and also at some fabulous new ones, and after photographing over 40 weddings I am now enjoying a quieter January & February before the fun starts again!

Cotswold Wedding Photographer 

Some of my most local venues are Blackwell Grange in Shipston on Stour, and the amazing Hyde House in Stow-on-the-Wold. One of my favourite churches to photograph is St. James Church in Chipping Campden. I love The Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh, Charingworth Manor, and was excited to photograph my first wedding at the fabulous new venue Lapstone Barn also in Chipping Campden.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Other amazing venues include Eastington Park,  Stanton House Hotel,  and Rousham House & Gardens.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Some lovely new barns for me: Jenners Barn, Stratton Court Barn & Winkworth Farm.

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

And I was back at the lovely Wool Barn in Frampton upon Severn.

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

My first time at the amazing Elmore Court with it’s wonderful Gillyflower reception area, and also my first time at The DeVere  Cotswold Waterpark Hotel with it’s beautiful lake views.

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

I was back at the stately Eynsham Hall near Oxford.

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

A stunning marquee on a very hot day.

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

And back at some trusty favourites of mine Cripps Stone Barn and The Barn at Upcote near Cheltenham

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

A couple of Christmas weddings at The Greenway Hotel & Spa and Charingworth Manor rounded the year off nicely for me. Happy New Year!

Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Pippa & Alistair | Lapstone Barn Wedding

Lapstone Barn, near Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds, opened it’s doors as a new wedding venue earlier this year, and is just around the corner from where I live, so I was very excited to photograph the lovely Pippa & Alistair’s Lapstone Barn Wedding there in the autumn. Pippa and her bridesmaid got ready upstairs in the Hayloft – a fantastic space for getting ready – and hair & makeup was done beautifully by Lucie Richmond.

Unfortunately the weather didn’t exactly behave, but that really didn’t matter at this venue. Pippa didn’t have to go outside at all to get to the beautiful ceremony room downstairs, which was decorated with stunning autumn colours by Sue at The Bay Tree at Campden. The guests could throw confetti indoors, and there is a lovely courtyard with a covered area which is perfect for group photos and couple photos if it’s raining.  Pippa, Alistair and all their guests were very cosy inside all day (apart from when I dragged them all outside for the big group photo…it did stop raining for a short time!)

They did their first dance and then were entertained by the brilliant band Resident Heroes.  A really wonderful day for a lovely couple.

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Paul & Lara | Hidcote Manor Wedding Photography

Paul & Lara had a beautiful wedding in October at St. James’ Church in Chipping Campden, followed by a ride in Lara’s dad’s Morris Minor to the stunning Hidcote Gardens for their reception. You are spoilt for choice for photo locations at Hidcote – every where you go is beautiful. Wonderful day.

Hidcote Manor Wedding Photographer

Peter & Charlotte | Cotswold House Wedding Photographer

Peter & Charlotte were married on 22nd December at the lovely Cotswold House Hotel in Chipping Campden – the next village along to mine here in the Cotswolds. It was such fun & a pleasure to photograph right from the beginning, a real giggle with the getting ready photos & great fun working with Jules who did Charlotte’s hair & make up. After a very emotional ceremony, the weather brightened up (still freezing though) and we could do some photos outside. I left them having cocktail making lessons (yes…all the guests!) which looked like great fun, but was starting to get a bit messy!

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