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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!

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