Laura & Anthony’s Cripps Barn Wedding.
I joined Anthony at Mill Bank House in Bibury as he prepared for his wedding day at Cripps Barn. Anthony was there with his mother, brother and sister.
Mill Bank House is a beautiful building set in the grounds of Mill Bank farm. An ideal place to get ready for a wedding.
Anthony had made a lovely ring box for their wedding rings from a tree branch.
He had been very busy in the run-up to the wedding making lots of details and decorations for the wedding breakfast but more about that later.
The light airy space made for some nice photography as the grooms’ party prepared to head over to Cripps Barn for the wedding celebrations.
With the exception of the ladies finishing of some hair and makeup, everybody was pretty much ready when I arrived so there was only time for a few pictures before we all headed over to Cripps.
Cripps Barn wedding gallery.
Cripps Barn Wedding.
As always Cripps Barn was decorated beautifully. There were lots of details that Anthony has spent many late nights making in the run-up to the wedding.
He had made all the name cards from a tree he had cut down in the garden, the table centrepieces, wedding cake stand, signs, Cake topper and many other beautifully finished pieces.
The guests started arriving shortly after we arrived, it was a beautiful early autumn day.
While it was dry everybody was able to take advantage and explore some of this lovely wedding venue.
The wedding ceremony.
All the guests gathered in the barn as I waited for the bride to arrive outside.
Laura and her bridesmaids looked stunning in her wedding dress. her bridesmaids were in purple.
I took my position at the back of the hall as Laura had her interview with the registrars.
Anthony’s face was a picture as he first set eyes on his bride walking down the aisle. the wedding service was a relaxed affair as it normally is at Cripps Barn.
Once the formalities were done and the register signed the couple made their way outside to their waiting wedding guest and a hail of confetti.
A little time for the couple to mingle with their guests and start to relax and enjoy their wedding day.
This is the perfect time for some candid photography, I love to just circle the guests and catch those natural pictures as people interact with each other.
A few formal groups shots and a quick couple of photographs of the newlyweds in the field and it was time to get the couple in for the wedding breakfast.
The wedding breakfast.
As I said earlier Antony had put a lot of time and effort into making much of the room decoration and it had all come together really well.
The room looked beautiful. The food is always amazing at Cripps Barn and this day was no exception. On this occasion, we were seated at a table to eat with the wedding guests.
Normally in this situation, I would ask to be seated in the side room to have a bit of a break but today we accepted and sat as one of the wedding party.
I am glad we did, The people we sat with made us very welcome and we had a good laugh with them.
After the meal and before the speeches we took the newlyweds out into the grounds for a few posed couples photographs. Then it was back in for the speeches.
The wedding evening.
After the wedding speeches, it was going dark. I broke out the big lights to get a portrait of the couple. I set up in front of this lovely wedding venue against a beautiful night sky.
The guests followed out and all met at the bonfire with sparklers. Before we knew it it was time for the newlyweds first dance and a married couple.
The guests joined in quickly and the nights’ celebrations were in full swing. Time for a few more photographs before packing up and leaving everybody to dance the night away.
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