Cotswold Wedding Photography

Cotswold Wedding Photography 

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As a wedding photographer, I recently had the pleasure of capturing Leanne and Mike’s wedding journey at Cripps Barn in the heart of the Cotswolds. It was dream to photograph at Cripps Barn in the capital of the Cotswolds. This picturesque and romantic venue is the perfect setting for any wedding, and in this article, I’ll take you on a romantic and emotive journey of their special day. From the venue to the surroundings to the opportunities for amazing wedding photos, I’ll cover it all. 

The Venue: A Dreamy Cotswold Stone-Built Barn.

Cripps Barn is truly a unique and charming wedding venue. Built as part of the Cripps & Co. brand, the venue boasts a distinctive character that sets it apart from other wedding venues. The rustic Cotswold stone walls give the venue an authentic and timeless feel, while the high ceilings and exposed beams create a spacious and airy atmosphere. The grand fireplace adds a touch of elegance and warmth, making it the perfect setting for a cozy and romantic wedding. 

The attention to detail at Cripps Barn is remarkable, from the beautifully crafted wooden doors to the carefully curated decor. Every aspect of the venue has been carefully considered to create a warm and inviting ambiance that will make you and your guests feel right at home. With its traditional Cotswold stone exterior and romantic atmosphere, Cripps Barn provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. 

Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, Cripps Barn can accommodate your needs. With multiple rooms and spaces available for use, you can customize the venue to fit your vision and style. From the ceremony to the reception, Cripps Barn provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. What makes the Cotswolds even more special is its strong heritage and abundance of history dating back to Jurassic times. This area is a veritable archeological hotspot, with rock formations and landscapes that have remained unchanged for centuries. The natural beauty of the Cotswolds, coupled with its rich history and culture, makes it the ideal location for a truly memorable wedding. 

However, all this was not my reason to visit the incredible Cripps Barn. A wedding venue like no other. Built as part of the Cripps & Co. brand and only a stone’s throw away from the equally as amazing Stone Barn, Cripps Barn has been on my radar for a very long time as one of the venues I wanted to visit.

Are you planning your wedding at Cripps Barn or anywhere in the Cotswolds and you don’t pose well for your photo? Get in touch to chat about your plans and ideas to see what magic we can create as your perfect wedding photographer.   

“Really glad you were part of the day mate!”

MIKE & LEANNE

Leanne & Mikes Cripps Barn winter wedding 

The Wedding: A Magical and Emotional Day 

As Leanne arrived at the venue in a beautiful white car, she was met by Mike, who was overcome with emotion at the sight of his stunning bride. It was a beautiful moment, and one that I was honored to capture through my Fujifilm lens. The love and joy on their faces were palpable, and it was clear that they were meant to be together. 

With a rush of excitement, the ceremony was underway, and it was truly a beautiful and heartfelt affair. The readings were a particular highlight, especially those delivered by the boys, which added a touch of humor and lightness to the occasion. The exchange of wedding rings and vows was a beautiful and emotional moment, and it was clear that Leanne and Mike were deeply in love. 

As the newlyweds exited the barn amidst a flurry of confetti, it was clear that this was a day that they would never forget. I was honored to be a part of it all and to capture the special moments that made it such a beautiful and unforgettable occasion. 

As a wedding photographer, it is always a privilege to be a part of such a special day, and to capture the love and emotions of the couple and their loved ones. Leanne and Mike’s wedding was no exception, and I am grateful to have been able to create beautiful and emotive images that they will treasure for a lifetime. 

Leanne and Mike’s wedding was a perfect example of this. As they exchanged vows in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, they were surrounded by the area’s stunning natural beauty, which provided the perfect backdrop for their romantic and emotive wedding photos. The venue’s charm and warmth perfectly complemented their romantic and intimate wedding. From the moment they walked in, they knew it was the perfect place to celebrate their love and commitment to each other Cripps Barn was the perfect place to create lifelong memories and celebrate the love between two people. 

So when I arrived to photograph bridal preparations with Leanne at a luxurious and spacious Airbnb, hired for the family, The day was filled with excitement and anticipation as I captured Leanne getting ready with her bridesmaids, and it was clear that everyone was looking forward to the ceremony ahead. I walked in to find Leanne with her hair very nearly completed in preparation for finishing touches by Abigail Constanza and bridesmaids all making sure they were fulfilling their duties to keep the bride relaxed. 

The impeccable wedding dress from Chistlehurst Bridal was selected because Leanne loved the simple, elegant way the material hung with the added detail of the off shoulder sleeves. The green bridesmaid gowns were a perfect festive accompaniment with blooms from Go Wild Flowers which comprised of white roses, eucalyptus and an abundance of greenery. 

As Leanne arrived at the venue in a beautiful white car, she was met by Mike, who was overcome with emotion at the sight of his stunning bride. There were tears, tears from both the Bride and the Groom. With a rush of emotion and excitement, and a hint of anticipation, in the blink of an eye the ceremony was underway. It was a beautiful moment, and one that I was honored to capture through my lens. The love and joy on their faces were palpable, and it was clear that they were meant to be together. The readings were a particular highlight, especially those delivered by the boys, which added a touch of humor and lightness to the occasion. The exchange of wedding rings and vows was a beautiful and emotional moment, and it was clear that Leanne and Mike were deeply in love. As the newlyweds exited the barn amidst a flurry of confetti, it was clear that this was a day that they would never forget. I was honored to be a part of it all and to capture the special moments that made it such a beautiful and unforgettable occasion.  

The wedding reception was underway when we returned  from the very short portrait session. Straight into the friends and family, everyone wanted a piece of the married couple. Hugs, smiles, laughter and kisses showered the next hour; Leanne and Mike were hot property.  Soon it was time for the speeches, one from the groom, one from the father of the bride and an absolute ribbing from the best man. 

Leanne and Mike had chosen the most incredible brass band for their evening entertainment. This allowed for lots of photography fun on the dance floor. This particular dance floor was very busy – all night long! 

Reception: A Joyful Celebration of Love 

The wedding reception was a joyous celebration of Leanne and Mike’s love, and it was clear that everyone was eager to share in their happiness. As the couple returned from their portrait session, they were greeted with hugs, kisses, and well-wishes from their friends and family. It was a beautiful moment. 

The speeches were a particularly heartfelt part of the evening, with both the groom and the father of the bride delivering touching and emotional messages to the happy couple. However, it was the ribbing from the best man that had everyone in stitches, with his witty and humorous speech providing plenty of laughs and light-hearted moments. 

The evening entertainment was provided by the incredible No Limit Street Band, a brass band that had everyone on the dance floor all night long. The energy and excitement in the room were palpable, and it was clear that everyone was having a great time. As a wedding photographer, it was a joy to capture the magic of the day, and the many memorable moments that occurred on the dance floor. 

From the romantic first dance to the joyful celebrations that followed, the wedding reception was a beautiful and unforgettable occasion. As a photographer, it was an pleasure to be able to capture the emotions and special moments that made this day so special. I am grateful to Leanne and Mike for allowing me to be a part of their love story, and I wish them all the happiness and love in the world. 

Florist – Go Wild Flowers

Cake – family friend

Band – No Limit Street Band

Wedding Dress – Chislehurst Bridal

Hair – abigailconstanza 

Danfloor Pictures at Cripps

Conclusion: A Love Story Captured in the Cotswolds 

As a wedding photographer, it is always a privilege to be a part of such a special day, and to capture the love and emotions of the couple and their loved ones. Leanne and Mike’s wedding was no exception, and I am grateful to have been able to create beautiful and emotive images that they will treasure for a lifetime. 

Any wedding at Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds is a beautiful and unforgettable day filled with love, laughter, and joy. As a wedding photographer, it is a joy to capture the essence of a love story in the stunning and romantic surroundings of the Cotswolds. 

From the anticipation and excitement of the bridal preparations to the heartfelt and emotional ceremony, every moment of the day was captured in beautiful and emotive photos. The natural beauty and rich history of the Cotswolds provided the perfect backdrop for their love story, and it was a joy to be able to capture it all through my lens. 

If you’re planning your wedding at Cripps Barn or anywhere in the Cotswolds, consider hiring me as your perfect wedding photographer to capture your special day. I would be honored to be a part of your love story and to create beautiful and timeless photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. 

Thank you, Leanne and Mike, for allowing me to be a part of your special day, and for trusting me to capture the magic of your love story. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world, and may your love continue to grow stronger with each passing day. 

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