Barn Wedding Venue Photographs with Debbie & Chris

We arrived in verdant rural Sherborne to a beautiful summer’s morning at Munden House Bed and Breakfast to shoot Debbie and Chris’ Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue photographs. You can see more of our Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs here or read our Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographers wedding venue review here.

Bridal Preparation Photographs in Dorset

The makeup artist and hairdresser whizzed around the room as Debbie remained a model of calmness. Elegantly dressed in just a towel her bridesmaid made sure the Prossecco was flowing. She also shooed the local chickens out of the comfy living room!

Shooting in such close quarters I utilised the available mirrors and doorways so as to not interrupt the jovial flow of the wedding preparations.

Bridesmaid in emerald green greco-roman bridesmaids dress drinks prossecco

I noticed the set of gorgeous white and green wedding bouquets from Jessie Stones Wedding Florist on the sofa. Final touches were applied to Debbie’s hair and makeup as her bridesmaid stepped into the room in her beautiful emerald-green Greco Roman bridesmaid’s dress.

Bride having wedding hair and makeup styled while bridesmaid watches
Blonde bride wedding portrait photograph on wedding morning

Outside a huge Bentley wedding car crunched across the stone courtyard. Debbie headed into the mezzanine bedroom to don her wedding dress. After lacing and adjusting she descended the stairs to gasps of admiration from the audience below.

Father of bride with chickens and dog on wedding morning in Dorset
Bride is laced into wedding dress in wooden roof room on wedding morning
Bride in white detailed wedding dress walks down stairs on wedding morning

We took time for some wedding photographs in the gardens. The crazy looking chickens rather unnervingly followed us!

Groom Preparation Photographs in Sherborne Dorset

Meanwhile Murray arrived at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherborne. He loved shooting this huge venue, seemingly so full of light and accessible angles.

Catholic religious figurines of noah and the virgin mary at wedding venue
Order of service with floral detail for Catholic Church wedding in Sherborne, Dorset

Chris and some of the wedding party arrived, either applying wicker love heart to the aisle ends or fitting button holes. He seemed almost as relaxed and cheerful as his bride to be while the string trio entertained the arriving guests.

Groom in green weddign tie with trinity knot welcomes wedding guests to church
Groom in green wedding tie has button hole adjusted in church

Chris sat at the front of the church with his two best men joking the nerves away while the sound of the Bentley’s engine roared into the car park outside.

Sherborne Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony Photos

With her father on her arm and bridesmaid leading her down the aisle every eye was on Debbie, none more than Chris who was now grinning from ear to ear.

Bride and father of the bride laugh before entering catholic wedding ceremony
Bride and father of bride dance anf play air instruments in church doorway
Priest, groom and groomsmen wait for the arrival of the bride during wedding ceremony
Bridesmaid in emerald green weddign dress walks up the aisle
Bride and father of teh bride walk up the aisle at Sherborne Catholic church wedding

The traditions of a catholic wedding ceremony were interspersed with friends’ readings. Debbie and Chris did well to suppress their joy. You could see laughter was trying to burst out of them both.

Aerial photograph of Bride and groom and wedding guests in Catholic church
Sherborne Catholic Church wedding ceremony photograph
Father of the bride passes her hand to groom during Catholic wedding ceremony
Exchange of the rings at Catholic church wedding ceremony in Sherborne
Bride and groom watch while friend delivers wedding reading
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherborne, Dorset wedding ceremony
Groom prays in Catholic church wedding ceremony during communion

After signing the register the happy newly weds walked down the aisle and patiently waited before exiting into a wedding confetti fountain of white rose petals.

Bride and Groom walk down the aisle at Sherborne Catholic Church wedding
Bride and groom wedding portrait in church doorway in Sherborne, Dorset
White petal wedding confetti outside church in Sherborne, Dorset

For the first time they were able to greet, hug and kiss their guests as a married couple.

Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Venue Reception Photographs

We left Sherborne town for the rural greenery of the surrounding countryside and arrived at our favourite Barn Wedding Venue, Stockbridge Farm Barn.

Inside the huge wooden doorway the string trio had set up and were welcoming guests with their haunting melodies.

Almost all of the wedding guests arrived at the Barn wedding venue by coach. They enjoyed a drinks reception outside in the sunshine. Retro milk bottles were used to serve Prossecco while Chris Piercy wedding magician (one of our recommended wedding entertainment suppliers) wowed guests. Chris is not only an amazing magician but has the ability to effortlessly engage and entertain wedding guests (before blowing their minds!).

Wedding drinks reception prosecco in retro milk bottles with candy stripe straws
Wedding guest picks a card from Chris Piercy wedding magician in Dorset
Wedding guests are entertained by Chris Piercy wedding magician

Greeted by friends and family Debbie and Chris stepped out of their wedding car just as afternoon tea and cake were served.

Retro mixed china cups and saucers for wedding afternoon tea and cake
Three tier cake plates at wedding high tea drinks reception

We took a sneak peek at the inside of the barn. Up lighters and fairy lights provided wonderful lighting. Masses of Chinese lanterns, sashes and white flowers hung from the wooden rafters. A “Birthday Boy” balloon floated above the top table in honour of Chris’ birthday. A retro suitcase sat ready to receive wedding cards. The couples initials sat on a bunting laden table complete with a wooden love heart message frame.

Table place name with white wedding flowers at Dorset Barn wedding
gypsophila wedding decoration at barn wedding venue in Dorset
Birthday Boy balloon with chinese lanterns at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue
Wedding cards retro suitcase with bride and grooms initials and bunting

Back outside the wedding party were having a wail of a time, consequently happy chatter and laughter echoed about the farm buildings. Next we quickly organised some group photographs, surprising everyone with a baby Guinness toast during!

Child wedding guest in bow tie with wedding magician
Mini Guinness toast during group wedding photographs at barn wedding
White and green bridal bouquet wedding photograph
Wedding guests in sunglasses at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Guitar case with stickers leans on wooden door at Dorset Barn Wedding

The bar opened and we took the happy couple for a ten minute breather in the farm-house gardens. Since Debbie and Chris were both excited about the possibility of letting off some smoke grenades we created a wonderfully colour coordinated photograph.

Wedding guests relax in bar area at barn wedding venue in Dorset
Bride and groom portrait in wooded flower garden at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue
Bride and groom with green and yellow smoke bombs wedding photograph
Bride with white and green wedding bouquet at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue

Wedding guest with turquoise fascinator at Dorset Barn wedding venue
Wedding guest portrait during drinks reception at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue
Child wedding guest plays with flowers at barn wedding venue
Bride and groom drink toast in Dorset barn wedding venue wooden bar

Barn Wedding Venue Wedding Breakfast Photographs

Before they knew it the call for wedding breakfast went out and the wooden step-ladder table plan was put to use.

Wedding guests look at table plan at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Wedding table place name at barn wedding venue in Dorset

Inside the warming glow of the medieval barn wedding venue the group waited for some guests to take their seats. Chris and I entertained them with our passion for cheese jokes before the hilarious wedding speeches. Debbie’s father delivered some heart-warming sentiment while Chris and his brother mixed laughter and tears perfectly.

Wedding speeches at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Wedding guests during speeches at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Grooms wedding speech at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Bride reaacts to grooms speech from barn wedding venue photographs
Bride claps at wedding speeches whilst guests raise a toast to her
Father of the bride makes his speech at wooden Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Groom's brother delivers his best man's speech at wooden barn wedding venue
Wedding guests laugh during wedding speeches at Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Groom in grey waist coat makes wedding toast at Barn wedding venue
Wedding speech toasts in barn wedding venue in dorset
Groom hugs his best man/ brother after wedding speech in wedding Barn

Once well fed and watered Chris asked if he could have some pictures with the ‘beautiful cows’. So, with a slightly worried look on our faces we followed. I think he meant a picture in the cow field would be beautiful?!

Wedding Evening Photographs

Inside the barn wedding venue we were so happy to see Sweet and Lowdown wedding band setting up their kit. Chris couldn’t resist and merrily played away on the keyboard.

All of the guests gathered around the dance floor to cheer on the cutting of the cake. Next Chris was presented with a surprise birthday cake. His wish making was followed almost immediately by the first dance.

Bride and groom cut the cake at barn wedding venue in Dorset
Groom blows out candles on birthday cake while guests watch at wedding
Bride and groom dance their first dance at Barn wedding venue with purple and green lighting
First dance at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset

Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Venue Dancing Photos

Debbie and Chris looked wonderful under the multi coloured lighting. They whirled about the dance floor overlooked by their nearest and dearest. The guests needed very little prompting to join in with the dancing.

Sweet and Lowdown wedding band singer at Barn wedding venue in Dorset
Dancing at barn wedding venue with bright fairy lights and chinese lanterns
Wedding guest dances infront of fairy lights at Barn Wedding Venue
Wedding guests dancing to Sweet and Lowdown wedding band at Barn wedding venue
Wedding guests dance in a circle around the bride at barn wedding venue
Bride dances with father of the bride at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset

Sweet and Lowdown wedding band can keep a dance floor rocking all night, as a result tonight was no exception. Finally the sun set on Debbie and Chris’ big day and we left with memory cards full of wonderful wedding photographs.

You can see what Debbie and Chris thought of our wedding photography service with two photographers in their Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographers review.

You can also see our Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Photographers review here and other Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs here.


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