A very special Upcote Barn wedding …

I was truly excited about Nick and Lauren’s Upcote Barn wedding as it’s a venue I had never worked at before and I had heard really fantastic comments about how beautiful it was and the lovely space that it occupied on an old farm in Withington, Cheltenham. As per my package, I had already spent a bit of time at a fun pre-wedding shoot with Nick and Lauren, getting to know them a little and getting them comfortable in front of the camera. Here are a few of my favourites from that shoot:

A SUNNY UPCOTE BARN WEDDING …

I think all wedding photographers find themselves checking the wedding forecast a few days and hours before a wedding hoping for good weather. Well, on Nick and Lauren’s Upcote Barn wedding day, luck was shining on us as well as the glorious sun. Yippeeeee :)  I arrived to a roomful of excited girls, having a few drinks, getting dressed and having makeup done. Bridal prep is always a fun part of the day to shoot and its nice to meet and greet the bridesmaids and get to know them a little.  Laurens’ choice of dress was just exquisite, elegant, chic and a little quirky (kinda like Lauren :) ) And have a look at her gorgeous ‘show stopping’ shoes from Irregular Choice

THE WEDDING CEREMONY …

The Barn at Upcote has a really characterful and elegant ceremony room, with huge glass barn doors opening out onto the courtyard area with the long steps where the bride makes her entrance from the driveway.  It was my first time photographing at the Barn at Upcote and it was truly memorable to watch Lauren and her father walk down the steps towards Nick. I loved her entrance as it’s a fair way to walk and really gives the bride and groom time to soak up the moment. Often the walk down the aisle can be over really quickly, but this lovely walk including the steps, really does make for a unique ‘walk down the aisle’ moment. The ceremony was lovely and Nick and Lauren were pronounced husband and wife a short while later.

A MAGICAL OUTDOOR SPACE …

After the ceremony, guests gathered on the lawn in the lovely sunshine and had a few drinks. I took my group photos and spent 20 minutes with Lauren and Nick doing their wedding portrait photos. After that, the wedding was in full swing with guests really enjoying the lovely outside space that this venue offers.

WEDDING BREAKFAST AT THE BARN AT UPCOTE…

Soon guests were called into the reception for the start of the wedding breakfast. The reception room looked absolutely stunning! And afterwards there was delicious gelato ice cream for dessert :-)

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE …

Before I left, I took Lauren and Nick up onto the hill as the light was really pretty with the sun a little lower in the sky…we got some lovely photos and all in all, what a gorgeous Upcote Barn Wedding and I hope to shoot at this venue again in the near future :-)

A MENTION TO ALL THE FABULOUS SUPPLIERS FOR THIS LOVELY WEDDING …

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