It was a beautiful Spring morning as Amy & I headed to The Tythe Barn for Katie & Tom’s wedding. The Tythe Barn is a beautiful venue whatever the weather but looked wonderful in the sunshine as we arrived.
Amy started the day with Tom, the boys & Tom’s family at The Bull in nearby Launton village before making their way to the barn in readiness to greet the guests.
Meanwhile I was at The Nook where Katie, her family & bridesmaids were getting ready. The Nook is a wonderful secluded spot where the bridal party can get ready together in comfort & close proximity to the barn. The Nook is divided in to two main rooms – one side caters solely for the bride whilst the other room has been created to offer a large space for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, flower girl, page boy and so on. Both rooms have been carefully thought out and the needs of the bride and her attendants have been considered at every stage.
There is a lovely courtyard outside which was a perfect location in the sunshine for some portraits of the bridal party.
As the weather was so beautiful, sunny & lovely & warm for the time of year the team at the barn set the ceremony up in the garden. It’s such a wonderful outside space for the ceremony with the bride walking under the arbor, which will be covered with wisteria in a few weeks before standing with her groom in front of the large barn doors.
After the service Katie & Tom mingled with their guests in the garden before we gathered everyone together for the group photos with the golden Cotswold stone as a backdrop. We then took the opportunity to steal the happy couple away to do some shots of the two of them in the grounds of the barn. The grounds are just the right size. There are some great places around the barn for shots, the folly, shepherds hut & tree lined driveway to name but a few – all without walking miles!
We don’t like to keep the couple away from their guests for too long so we made our way back to the barn. Katie & Tom’s reception tables were laid out banquet style & everyone stood & cheered as they made their way to the barn.
It was such a beautiful day, only enhanced by the stunning weather. It was so warm that after dinner everyone mingled outside whilst I did some cool shots of the happy couple under the lights.
Before long it was time for everyone to hit the dancefloor & after capturing some shots of them boogying the night away we made our way home.