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Barnsley House wedding

A summer's wedding at Barnsley House

Barnsley House, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, the location for Harribo and WiseDog's wedding, under deep blue skies. A summer wedding at the end of June and the weather went all 'continental' - it was warm! (especially for those in jackets and waistcoats)

A ceremony in the shade, in front of The Gothic Summerhouse, drinks in the garden and then the meal, in a marquee, across the lane, next to the large vegetable garden. But first off, getting ready and trying to stay (be) cool at the same time. The guys had their shades for this - they went off to the pub and paraded up and down the street for the videographer's camera. For Harriet, a bowl of cold water, to dip her feet into, before the finishing touches to her hair and getting the wedding dress on. An emotional moment for her father, when she stepped out into the sunshine.

Ceremony done, a punch in the air from Nick and confetti back down the aisle. Harriet and Nick then led everyone across the lawn, for drinks in the sunshine. Eventually, it was time for the meal - across the lane to the marquee. Food and speeches. After her father's speech, Harriet leaped up and gave a few impromptu words about how she loved her father - another emotional moment, written all over his face. Nick then 'knocked it out of the park' with his speech. Immediately after, the three best men gathered - they had lost much of their material? How much did Nick know? Had he read their speeches?

Sunset couple portrait

Clearly, a picture at sunset depends upon the weather, the location, the timings. Sunny days are great, but for photography, it's later in the day, when the light is less fierce and has softened, that is better. But often, at weddings, this is when the meal and the speeches are taking place. Where you go, for the sunset shot, depends upon the light and it changes fast. Doesn't always happen at the right time. The field behind the marquee though had the evening light skimming across the long grass but as the speeches went on, so did the shadows grow longer. The sun was just about to dip behind a tall tree. All it takes is a cloud, a tree, a building, a hill and the sun is gone...the beach is probably the best spot... So one eye was on the field, as the three speeches went on. Nick was on the ball, as soon as they had finished, he looked over...we caught the light just in time. (and found an angle that didn't include the caterer's transit van or the portaloo!)

Speeches next from the bridesmaids and then the cake cutting, before cocktails in the twilight. The first dance on a tiny dance floor inside - a campervan photobooth on the front drive - evening sausage rolls in the hall. Then, later than planned, the three-piece beatbox band, Duke...

Here are just a few images from Harribo and WiseDog's wedding at Barnsley House...

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Flower detail at Barnsley House wedding
Bride getting ready
Groomsmen getting ready at Barnsley House
Groom and groomsmen
Groom and groomsmen head to the local pub before the wedding at Barnsley House
Bride prep
Bride
Bride cools her feet in water
Reportage wedding photography at Barnsley House
Bride helped into her wedding dress
First look for the bride's father
Bride heads to the wedding ceremony at Barnsley House
Ooutdoor wedding ceremony at Barnsley House
Bride escorted across the lawns at Barnsley House by her father
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Groom at the end of the aisle
Open air wedding ceremony at Barnsley House
wedding ceremony
Fist in the air
Confetti in the aisle at Barnsley House
Confetti
Wedding confetti run at Barnsley House
Hug from bridesmaid for the groom
Groom's father
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Hug
Bride at Barnsley House  wedding reception
Air kiss
Summer wedding at Barnsley House
Bride and groom kiss at Barnsley House
Barnsley House couple portrait
Bride and groom announced into the marquee at Barnsley House
Barnsley House wedding marquee
Bride and her friend in the dappled sunlight
Barnsley House wedding speeches
Bride hugs her father
Kiss for the groom
Sundown kiss
Barnsley House wedding photography
Cutting the wedding cake
First dance at Barnsley House
Barnsley House first dance
Barnsley House wedding

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  1. I’ve just stumbled across your stunning pictures whilst looking for some images of Barnsley House, wow what a wedding and an absolute pleasure providing the flowers – Jo @ Aqua Flowers

  2. Wow !!!! I’ve never seen such stunning wedding photos ! As Val said we hardly noticed you were there . I love the ones in the trees, so romantic. Everyone looks so happy . It was an amazing day and we can relive the experiences through your images for ever . Looking forward to seeing the others .. hope there are some of me , as you make everyone look so good ha ha !!! Well done

  3. Fabulous fabulous photographs
    What a superb job you did capturing the flavour of this magical day for Harri and Nick x
    Delighted mother of bride .,, Val
    Thank you … and such a discrete, almost invisible presence !
    Top job
    Stunning images

    1. Glad you liked them – these are just some. Thank you for your comment – always nice to hear what family and friends think of the coverage.

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