A Rustic Barn Wedding in Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom at DIY rustic barn wedding in Denham for Buckinghamshire wedding photography

I am really excited about sharing this rustic barn wedding with you today for lots of weddings. Firstly because I absolutely adore Steph and Sean. They are such a lovely couple. Steph is the owner of Elinor Rose Wedding Stationery, and she created my logo and has worked with me on a number of photoshoots. She is very creative and so I knew that their wedding would be full of lots of DIY details. Secondly, they kept telling me about all their plans and what to expect on the day so I just could not wait to photograph their rustic barn wedding in Buckinghamshire.

The day started off at Steph’s mum’s house where Steph, her bridesmaids and her parents were getting ready. Steph had the most incredible wedding dress. It was handmade by her mum. Yes you read that right, handmade by her mum! It was gorgeous and was just perfect for Steph. The bouquets and flowercrowns were also handmade by Steph’s mum. She is so talented. The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their dresses, each opting to wear their dress in a different style. Sam the dog had a bow on to dress up for the occasion. The bridal party left for the church in the same cars that Steph would watch drive by each week on their way to a wedding when she was younger. Such a lovely sentiment.

At the All Saints church in Watford, Sean was waiting a bit nervous, admitting he thought he may cry when he first sees Steph. The ceremony was beautiful, led by a wonderful priest. As they held hands, Sean would stroke Steph’s thumb, possibly to keep her calm, I’m not sure, but it was just a lovely connection between the two of them. After they were pronounced husband and wife, they headed outside and were surprised to see Sam the dog waiting to greet them. After some group shots at the church, we headed over to Denham Court Farm, a quirkly little rustic barn wedding venue that they had decorated themselves the day before.

The main barn was filled with flowers, vintage bottles, crates, and rustic touches. The cake by Bite Me Bakery was gorgeous, finished with flowers. Their guest book was a caricature watercolour painting of them by Topsy Doodle with a frame for their guests to sign. There were lots of garden games for the kids and big kids to play, and magician Stephen Karl was there confusing and wowing the guests as they sat down for the wedding breakfast. The Spitting Pig Company were providing the food with a hog roast, and dessert was served by The Bournville Waffle Company. The Tinderbox provided the evening food with stonebaked pizzas cooked in their woodfire oven housed in a trailer.

Speeches were full of laughter as well as tears. Sean had a particularly emotional speech which even had me in tears, hiding behind my camera. The evening then kicked off with The Paramounts playing live music for the guests to dance the night away to. It was an absolutely amazing wedding, and I felt so honoured to have been asked to have photographed it for Steph and Sean. A big thank you to Anesta Broad for second shooting for me, and to everyone for making us feel so welcome throughout the day. We had an absolute blast. Congratulations once again to the happy couple!

Rustic Barn Wedding in Buckinghamshire

Home sign at bride's parents' house for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Family dog watching before DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Wedding invitation for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's homemade wedding dress for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Sleeves of custom made wedding dress for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Details of custom made wedding dress for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Flower on bride's veil for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's blush pink shoes for her DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's dried flower bouquet for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

The bridesmaids' dried flower bouquets for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

The bridesmaids' dried flower crowns for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's necklace for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Flowers in bride's room before DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's golden sequined handbag for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's makeup being done for her DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride during morning of her DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride putting dress on for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride's veil is put on for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

All Saints Church in Watford for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Wedding car for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and father of bride in car for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride steps out of car for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Groom waiting for bride at church before DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride walking down the aisle for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Best man whispers to groom as bride walks down aisle for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride smiles at groom at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Wedding ceremony for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride kneeling down at church during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride holds groom's arm during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Couple exit wedding ceremony for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Dog at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Emotional bride during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bridesmaids outside church for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom stroke dog at church during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Confetti shot at church wedding before DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride with bridesmaids outside church at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom with dog at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Boy bored during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Table plan during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Reception room for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Dried flowers in bottles during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bite Me Bakery wedding cake for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Table number for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Caricature signing board for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Wheat in bottles for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride place setting for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Groom place setting for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Hanging origami cranes for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Hanging wheat at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guitarist at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Garden games at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom hug during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Couple's arms wrapped around one another at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom outside farm house at Denham Court Farm wedding

Bride and groom walking at DIY barn wedding in Denham

Groom kisses bride on forehead at DIY barn wedding in Denham

Intimate moment at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

The bridesmaids for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

The bride holding her dried flower bouquet for DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride looking at dried flower bouquet at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Tea light candle holders hanging in tree at Denham Court Farm wedding

To the party sign at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom walking to hogroast at Denham Court Farm wedding

Couple dishing up hogroast at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Magican at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Shocked guest during magic trick at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Surprised bride during magic trick at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Father of groom's speech at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Groom waving during speeches at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bridesmaid wiping tear away during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Emotional groom during his speech at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom hug during speeches at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guest wipes away her tears during speeches at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride wipes away tears during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Best man's speech at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Embarrassed groom during speeches at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Laughing guets during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Waffles sign at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom smile as they get waffles at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Waffles at DIY barn wedding at Denham Court Farm in Buckinghamshire

Guests waiting for waffles at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride talking to guests at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Topsy Doodle Caricature at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Girl colouring in at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guest whispering at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Tinderbox pizza oven at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Dough being prepared by Tinderbox at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Pizza going into pizza oven at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Pizza by Tinderbox at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guests laughing in evening of DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guest laughing and pointing during DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

First dance at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride and groom's first dance at Denham Court Farm wedding

Bride and groom kiss after first dance at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride dances with relative at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guests dancing at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guests dancing at Denham Court Farm wedding

Guests kiss on dancefloor at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guest taking photos on dancefloor at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Guests laughing on dancefloor at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

Bride dances with girl at DIY barn wedding in Denham, Buckinghamshire

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  • Kristina17/11/2014 - 14:51

    This wedding, wow! You did such a great job! I love the way you captured the location, details and the bride and groom!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:34

      Thank you KristinaReplyCancel

  • Amanda Schwinghammer17/11/2014 - 18:17

    What a gorgeous wedding captured perfectly! So special that her mum made her dress 😉 <3ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:33

      Thank you Amanda. And it’s such a lovely touch isn’t it with the dress?ReplyCancel

  • Laura Babb17/11/2014 - 18:24

    So pretty. Lovely work, Clare.ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:33

      Thank you LauraReplyCancel

  • Elicia Bryan17/11/2014 - 18:39

    I am in love with those flowers. So lovely!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:33

      They were so beautifulReplyCancel

  • Corrado Chiozzi17/11/2014 - 19:24

    Perfect. I like itReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:32

      Thank you CorradoReplyCancel

  • Alex17/11/2014 - 23:25

    Such a beautiful images! Love all the details!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:32

      Thank you AlexReplyCancel

  • Arica17/11/2014 - 23:27

    These images must just be the joy of the couple and their families. Such precious memories and treasures.ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:31

      Thank you AricaReplyCancel

  • Lori18/11/2014 - 01:20

    Absolutely gorgeous photography from Buckinghamshire. You are the most amazing wedding photographer. I just love every single image from this wedding. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:31

      Aww thank you Lori, that’s so kind of you.ReplyCancel

  • Jete Devisser18/11/2014 - 01:44

    Wait. Her wedding dress was handmade??! That’s incredible. And it is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely rustic barn wedding, and you did an amazing job capturing every single detail that they put into their day.ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:31

      Thank you Jete. And can you believe it? It was so beautiful, such a talented mum!ReplyCancel

  • Jade18/11/2014 - 04:55

    Lovely wedding and really nice detail shots 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:30

      Thank you JadeReplyCancel

  • Ilaria Petrucci-Nagorski18/11/2014 - 07:21

    Beautiful wedding and great images!!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:30

      Thank you IlariaReplyCancel

  • Anesta18/11/2014 - 10:38

    So gorgeous. Love it all xxReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:30

      Thanks Anesta, and thank you for all your help on the day too xxReplyCancel

  • Karen - SmashingTheGlass.com18/11/2014 - 16:52

    Ooooh I’m loving SO many details. What a creative wedding! That save the date, the flowers and the dog are my favourite details 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:29

      The bride made the save the date as well, and the mother of the bride made the bouquets as well. Such a creative family! I also loved the dog too. So cute.ReplyCancel

  • Nathalie - ButtercupBus VW campers19/11/2014 - 21:15

    Oh my – I am totally in love with those flowers – so different and beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im20/11/2014 - 02:28

      They’re gorgeous, aren’t they?ReplyCancel

  • Ilaria Petrucci-Nagorski21/11/2014 - 11:48

    Stunning images of a gorgeous wedding!ReplyCancel

    • Clare Tam-Im21/11/2014 - 12:04

      Thank you IlariaReplyCancel