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.

Munden House Bed and Breakfast wedding morning venue photograph

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.

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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.

White and green wedding bouquet flowers from Jessie Stones Wedding Florist

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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.

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

Bride, father and bridesmaid walk in wooded garden with chickens

Blonde bride with white and green wedding flowers in Bentley wedding car

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.

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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.

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Wedding strings trio play music in church wedding ceremony

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Bride hugs wedding guest outside Catholic church wedding in Sherborne

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.

Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue near Sherborne in Dorset

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

Wedding strings trio play music at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue

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!).

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

Retro china decorations with wedding violinists at Stockbridge Barn

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?!

Bride and groom in countryside field with brown and white hereford cows

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.

Groom in grey waistcoat plays keyboard at barn wedding venue in Dorset

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.

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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.

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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.

Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue in Dorset at night

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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