Kingscote Barn Wedding.
Grace and Adams wedding was held at the beautiful wedding venue at Kingscote Barn Tetbury, Gloucestershire. They call it “Hidden haven far from the madding crowd” A beautiful Cotswold backdrop and a pleasure to photograph at.
Back At Kingscote Barn.
It was a fantastic opportunity for me to return to Kingscote Barn as a wedding photographer. Since moving out of the area I haven’t had any bookings for this venue so I jumped at the chance to work there again, especially as it would be alongside the talented Adam Drake and his lovely wife Lucy.
Adam and Lucy went to join the bride and her bridesmaids and they prepared for her special day and I met up with the groom and his boys back at kingscote, They had stayed in the lovely Spring Cottage in the grounds of the venue.
It was a beautiful Cotswold winters morning, fresh and crisp but bright and with a promise that spring wasn’t far away.
The boys had what they called a quiet night in, although the hip flasks and alka-setza suggested a different story. Even so they were all full of life and ready to rip into each other at every opportunity. The atmosphere was full of life and it was obvious the guys had known each other for a long time and had many stories of their exploits over the years.
St Mary the virgin church
Once we were all set and ready we headed over to St Mary the virgin church in Hawkesbury to greet the guests and get ready for the wedding service. The Church is beautiful in a very attractive rural setting, sitting just below the top of the Cotswold Escarpment, is an ideal out of the way wedding venue.
The field next to the church had been set up as a carpark for the day and a local farmer was working hard to make sure the cars could manage some traction on the slippery grass by spreading lots of straw about. When I spoke with him he told me his daughter had been married in this church a couple of year ago and it held a special place for him.
Grace arrived in style in a beautiful vintage Rolls Royce, she looked stunning and her smile showed just how much she was looking forward to this day.
The service was kept informal and light and the church was as stunning inside as it was out, there wasn’t much of a clear shooting angle at the front so I spend most of the wedding service at the back with Adam & Lucy, only really venturing to the front for the signing of the register.
Back at the Barn
Once the formal wedding service was complete we headed back to the barn for the rest of the wedding celebrations. I took a few natural photographs of the guests as they mingled and interacted, before we took the newlyweds off to make use of the low winter sun and create some beautiful images.
The speeches where heart felt and Adams best men didn’t miss the opportunity to rip into him good style, but it was all in good taste and had him squirming at just the right level.
Grace loves fairy lights and the venue was decorated with thousands of them for her, I took plenty of photographs throughout the evening through the lights for her and once it went dark we took the couple outside to where the trees had been set up with more lights running through them to get some photographs of the happy couple.
The first dance was lovely, the wedding guests were able to throw confetti during the dance and that mixed with the fairy lights gave a beautiful effect while I was photographing from the balcony.
A fantastic beautiful day and a pleasure to be back photographing a wedding at Kingscote Barn.
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