My Favourite Barn Wedding Photos

Who doesn’t love a barn wedding?  Full of rustic charm, space to breathe and invariably surrounded by beautiful countryside.  What’s not to like?

Always a popular choice, a barn wedding gives couples all the amenities of a more traditional wedding venue.  Somehow the more relaxed setting makes a wedding day seem less formal.  Often the barn is a blank canvas which a bride and groom can dress to their own style or theme.  And unlike a marquee wedding the weather, come rain or shine, isn’t such a big consideration for the day.

I’ve photographed weddings in all kinds of barns across the UK – stone barns, wooden barns, stables (do they count?). Huge spaces that can hold a couple of hundred guests and more intimate barns suited to smaller weddings.  I even shot a few where a working barn on a family farm has been cleared out, spruced up and given a new lease of life for a weekend.

Many wedding barns allow couples to opt for an outdoor ceremony if the weather is kind. Usually they’re in a great setting giving rolling countryside as a backdrop to the ceremony photos.  I always like to try and reflect the rural setting when taking couples away for some personal photos as you’ll be able to see below.

Photographing a barn wedding can bring its own challenges.  When most barns were built windows were not always a priority so the light can be tricky for a photographer working inside.  Make sure you pick an experienced photographer and they should not have any trouble.

No more waffle from me, here are some of my favourite barn wedding photos taken across the UK.

wedding shoes at a southwood hall wedding a bride reads a letter from the groom a bride and her father walk to the wedding ceremony at gate street barna bride arrives in the wedding car behind her guests a groom waits for the bride with his groomsmen a nervous groom waits for his bride the groom and best man wait for the bride to come through the barn doors a bride and bridesmaid walk through the rain at gaynes park the groom sheds a tear as his bride arrives a bride wipes away a tear from the groom the bride kisses her father at a curradine barn wedding the bride looks at the groom during the wedding ceremony holding hands at a sussex barn wedding ceremony parents look on during a godwick wedding an outdoor wedding at godwick barn an outdoor ceremony at southwood hall exchanging rings at a gaynes park wedding the couples son hands me a postit during the ceremony a guest reading during a bruisyard hall weddinga loving look during a chaucer barn wedding bridesmaid tears during a curradine barn wedding the couple hug during their sussex barn wedding ceremony the first kiss kissing during a maidens barn wedding ceremony the couple sign the register at bruisyard hall the groom punches the air after the wedding ceremony coming down the aisle at godwick barnwalking through the confetti at gate street barnconfetti at a sussex barn weddingarriving at a norfolk barn weddinghugs for the bride from a guestwedding guests toast the brideguests playing games at a godwick barn weddingthe lights inside at cripps stone barnbarn wedding photos at preston courta place setting at gate street barna bride talks to her guests at a barn weddingtaking selfies at gate street barnthe groom speaks to his wedding guestsa guest signs the picture frame at chaucer barna father chases a flowergirl away from the bride and groombride and groom walk through gaynes parkbride and groom walk through the gardens at gaynes parksheep run in front of the bride and groombride and groom enjoy the sunshinebride and groom portrait at a suffolk barn weddingbride and groom in the fields at cripps stone barnbride and groom take a moment out at gaynes parkbride and groom at bruisyard hallbride and groom in the sunshine at gaynes parkbride and groom silhouettea bride walks with her flowergirlthe couple kiss outside southwood hallbride and groom look in their suffolk barn wedding receptionbride and groom enter the wedding breakfasta bride places her flowers on the windsill at godwick hallbride and groom take their seatsthe wedding breakfast is servedthe top table viewed from the balcony at gaynes parkwedding speeches at gaynes park wedding the bride gives a flowergirl a gift the groom prepares for his speech the groom dresses up during the best mans speech the bride laughs at the grooms speech wedding guests applaud the speeches guests high five each other the groom poses for a selfie with guestsguests form a ring with their hands guests chat during a barn wedding the bride and groom cut the cake the bride and groom cut the cake guests play rounders outside the wedding barn feeding guests marshmallows at a godwick barn wedding the groom casts spells with the children at hautbois hall a young guest tries to knock down a coconuta cheeky girl under the bridge at a barn wedding guests sign a lampshade at a barn wedding a roaring fire at a chaucer barn wedding a bride speaks to her guest at an elms barn wedding bride and groom dance in front of the sunset at a maidens barn wedding bride and groom pose outside curradine barns the groom and his band sing to the bride indian dancers at a sussex barn weddingbride and groom come together for the first dance at gate street barn first dance at a godwick barn wedding first dance a suffolk barn wedding first dance at a preston court wedding first dance at a gaynes park wedding first dance at a pennard house wedding first dance at a chaucer barn wedding first dance at a gaynes park weddingwedding guests dancing at godwick hall guests dancing at a somerset barn wedding guests dancing at a suffolk barn wedding wedding guests dancing the groom dances with his guests green lighting at gate street barn sparklers at a curradine barns wedding bride and groom pose at a hautbois hall wedding

 

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