Wedding Photography at Kingscote Barn, Tetbury
Becky & Sean // Kingscote Barn, Tetbury
Becky and Sean were married in June at the 17th century Kingscote Barn in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The weather was changeable, but the couple and their guests made the most of it, playing outdoor games during the dry spells and dancing the night away with a fervour.
Fo preparations and getting ready, the boys were up in the new eco lodges and the girls in the capable hands of make and hair artist Claire at Lips and Locks. The ceremony was held in the gorgeous Cotswold stone barn which has been lovingly restored and their were even a few tears from Sean who was blown away by seeing Becky for the first time in her incredible dress by Perfect Day Bridal in Bath.
After the ceremony, and copious amounts of confetti launched at the newlyweds, guests made the way outside, as the intermittent showers had passed, and were treated to a variety of outdoor games, including kubb, which is highly competitive and much fun!
I took Becky and Sean off for a few photos around the grounds with my no-pose photo-shoot approach which allows couples to just relax, be themselves and have fun. With interactions all aimed to tease out real expression and emotion I want to make the experience genuine and with real connection. It’s about how it feels, rather than just how it looks.
With the wedding breakfast catered for by Clever Chefs and everyone full of good food and wine, the speeches were well received: from Dad jokes to a deadpan hilarious Best man speech, there was something for everyone.
Moving into the evening, guests were invited back into the main barn for the party. After the cake cut and first dance the floor was soon packed with gyrating, hip-swinging revellers and everyone had a great time letting loose to the band Truly Medley Deeply.
So good to part of another fab wedding day at Kingscote Barn! Enjoy this selection from the day and if you like what you see and are looking for a wedding photographer, do drop me message, I’d love to hear from you!
Here are a few tips for planning a wedding at Kingscote Barn:
* Be prepared for the weather. The Cotswolds can be unpredictable, even in the summer, so it’s a good idea to have a plan in case of rain - umbrellas and a change of shoes can be useful!
* Don’t forget the games! Outdoor and indoor games are a great way to keep your guests entertained and perfect way to bring together new groups of people. See my blog on entertainment at weddings to get some more ideas.
* Hire a good band or DJ. Music is essential to any good wedding, so make sure you hire a band or get a quality DJ who can get your guests dancing and provide background music during the drinks reception and dinner.