A glorious Bay Tree wedding in Burford

The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford, is part of the very stylish group of Cotswold Inns and Hotels, a privately owned collection of nine beautiful hotels and inns dotted around the Cotswolds. I’ve shot weddings at several of their venues numerous times, and they are always an absolute pleasure to work at.  This gorgeous Winter Bay Tree wedding was no different.  I arrived mid morning to start photographing the bridal preparations, always a favourite part of my day and its great to be able to spend a little bit of time with the bride before the day gets any crazier.  The rooms at the Bay Tree Hotel are simply beautiful with lots of natural light, perfect for photography and capturing the ambience of the room.  Once I had spent a bit of time with Joanna, i went down to the beautiful warm rustic bar area to find the groom. I found Simon hanging out with his best man at the bar, relaxed and waiting for the day to begin.  Its so easy for men isn’t it! I’ve captured grooms eating bacon rolls and having a pint whilst their bride is frantically having her make up and hair done. Its a whole other experience for men.  Though, all that matters is that its a good experience either way : )

Guests arrived. Ceremony got under way in the beautiful light filled room perfect for an afternoon Winter wedding . Joanna and Simon were married a short while later and after a short break we headed off to to a few of the bride and groom portraits before the light left us completely.  Group shots were done out doors in the very pretty garden area and soon afterwards everyone was back inside warming up and looking forward to the meal and celebrations ahead.

If you are considering a Bay Tree wedding, i’d have to say ‘go for it’….its a magical wedding venue set in a picturesque Cotswold village and you honestly could not find a nicer venue for an intimate wedding. Oh, and book me as your wedding photographer, of course :)  Enjoy my lovely photos and I hope they portray the happiness, love and warmth of this very special Bay Tree wedding in Burford.


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