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