Soft pastels for a late Autumn Barn wedding at Bury Court

the bride and groom stand holding hands and looking at each other in front of a wood stack

Getting ready

The morning started crisp and chilly as I arrived for bridal prep at the Oast House flat at Bury Court Barn. The bride was getting ready with her mum and three bridesmaids. The hair and make up team were busy but calm.

a bride wearing floral pyjamas smiles and looks at someone to her side as she has her hair done

The bride had bought the girls matching gowns, something that I always encourage because it looks lovely for the getting ready photos.

The mother of the bride helped her daughter into her wedding dress. It was such a gorgeous dress and don’t you just love a dress with pockets!

the bride looks at her reflection in the mirror and her wedding dress train is spread out behind her

Then it was time for Dad and the other bridesmaids to see her for the first time in her dress.

a bridal portrait in the Oast House flat at the Barn at Bury Court

Meanwhile the groom and his groomsmen got ready at home, with the second photographer. They arrived early to the venue so that they could greet the guests.

the groom smiles as he stands at the door to greet guests at the Barn at Bury Court

The Ceremony

There were nervous smiles from everyone, and some tears during the ceremony, but everything went well. The legal ceremony was followed by a blessing led by a friend.

the bride and her father look and walk towards the waiting groom at the top of the aisle

Couples often ask about having a second photographer and the following show the results that you can get with two photographers. I was behind the registrar at the top of the aisle and my second was up on the balcony.

the groom looks lovingly at the bride during their wedding blessing
the bride and groom share their first kiss at the end of the wedding ceremony at the Barn at Bury Court
the bride and groom walk down the aisle hand in hand and the guests throw confetti at the barn at Bury Court

Couple photos

Immediately after the ceremony we did the formal group photos in the courtyard garden. Then the couple greeted some of their guests and had a glass of champagne and some canapés. When they had spent some time with friends and family, we nipped off for a few couple photos. There are so many lovely spots for this. The couple requested the log pile and the private gardens, as well as the courtyard garden.

the bride and groom stand holding hands and looking at each other in front of a wood stack
the bride and groom stand close and look into each other's eyes, they are between long grasses and a metal structure
The bride and groom stand together and her veil blows in the wind

Wedding Breakfast and Speeches

The Barn looked beautiful, decorated with fairy lights and flowers. The couple chose a soft pastel theme with pink and yellow florals. (The bridesmaids wore pale pink dresses). The speeches took place before the meal, so that everyone could relax and enjoy the Wedding Breakfast.

The Barn at Bury Court set up for a wedding breakfast

The Evening Celebrations

Before the evening guests arrived we snatched a minute to do a quick silhouette portrait of the bride and groom. After that it was time for the cutting of the cake and first dance.

a silhouette of the bride and groom against a yellow wall with fairy lights at the bottom of the image
a three tiered semi-iced wedding cake with a wooden topper, white roses and eucalyptus
the bride and groom cut their wedding cake in the barn
the bride and groom enjoy their first dance as their guests watch
the bride and groom sing and enjoy their first dance as their guests watch in the background

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