Countryside Themed Wedding Photographs with Kerry and James

Working as wedding photographers we love the beautiful Dorset countryside it is perfect for a countryside themed wedding. There is no better place to have your wedding. The rolling hills, stunning villages and the gorgeous patchwork farms all add to the beauty of the landscape.

Documentary Bridal Preparation Photographs

A recent Saturday morning we arrived to a warm welcome at Kerry’s family Farm in Leigh, Dorset. The countryside themed wedding morning preparations were warming up as hair and makeup was excellently styled.

James had scored some serious brownie points with a heartfelt letter that brought tears from all of the bridal party. Despite the gloomy weather forecast the soft bright light was side lighting the dining room beautifully.

Even the family’s dogs were excited about the day ahead. As the bridesmaids, her mother and flower girls whirled around her Kerry exuded nervous excitement.

Kerry’s brothers arrived and promptly saw to the contents of the fridge. They transformed into suited ushers and quickly learned to tie wedding cravats. I noticed one of them enjoying a moment of calm amongst the chaos to read ‘Farmers Weekly’, typical for a countryside themed wedding!

Kerry was helped into her beautifully detailed dress as her bridesmaid had her final touches to her hair.The girls were so efficient we even had some time to take some photographs of the bridal party in the garden with Kerry’s pet ponies. They had just returned from their wedding morning grooming!

Outside the house Kerry’s uncle and father were carefully preparing the wedding car. They even took great care to style wedding flowers on the jaguar parcel shelf. As the silver Jag slowly cruised through the rolling countryside I noticed a subtle change to the iconic Dorset road signs with a convincing addition pointing to ‘James and Kerry’.

Wedding morning preparation at countryside themed wedding

Bride in curlers reads letter from husband to be on wedding morning

well behaved family dogs at countryside themed wedding

Happy bridesmaid in white towel dressing gown on wedding morning

Documentary bridal wedding preparation photograph at brides farm house

Bridesmaids in blue bridesmaids dresses on wedding morning at home

Happy bride with pearl necklace has wedding veil applied to hair

Black and white documentary wedding photograph by one thousand words

Bride and father of the bride in garden on wedding morning

Groom Preparation Photographs in Dorset

Meanwhile James and the chaps were busy getting ready in Yeovil for his countryside themed wedding. Suiting and booting themselves, preening hair, tying ties and organising their buttonholes. Waiting for James next to the wedding rings sat a removable steering wheel. This fit the lovely British racing green and yellow Super 7 parked outside. With just enough time for a read through of the wedding speeches they left for the church in style.

St Andrews Church in Leigh is a beautiful stone building set against a countryside backdrop. An ideal location for a countryside themed wedding. Under the porch entrance archway the chaps greeted the guests and took their positions at the front, waiting for Kerry to arrive.

Best man practices wedding speech during groom preparation photographs

Super 7 weddign car at countryside themed wedding

Groom and best man wait for bride in stone countryside church

Dorset Countryside Church Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was a wonderful mixture of humour and tradition. With Kerry and James beaming throughout. Despite the weather forecast for rain the sun was clearly out to stay. Add this together the love of marriage with the surprise of her pet ponies waiting outside the church and Kerry’s joyous reaction was incredible. Apparently ponies at a village church are a must for countryside themed wedding photos!

As the church bells rang guests congratulated the happy couple in the sunshine. Adding the steering wheel to the Super 7 Kerry and James left through the village in a fluttering multi-coloured cloud of confetti.

Bride arrives at countryside themed wedding church ceremony

bride and her father walk down the aisle at church wedding ceremony

Exchange of the rings photograph at church wedding ceremony
First kiss photograph with bride and groom church wedding ceremony
ponies outside church at countryside themed wedding

Bride adn groom outside countryside stone church on wedding day

Wedding confetti with bride and groom outside countryside church

Countryside Themed Wedding at Stockbridge Farm Barn

We had a quick stop off at the family farm to take some photographs of Kerry and James. No countryside themed wedding would be complete without photographs in the straw barn and cow field. I then followed the wedding party onto Stockbridge Farm Barn.

countryside themed wedding photos of bride adn groom with field of cows

We love working at Stockbridge Farm Barn. It is one of Dorset’s finest wedding barn venues and a great choice for a countryside themed wedding. Since our last visit the owner Cherry Wiloughby has made some illuminating additions which are perfect for wedding photographers.

Dorset Barn Wedding Drinks Reception

The guests were enjoying the drinks reception against the backdrop of the barn. We were pleased to see that wedding caterer extraordinaire ‘The Foodie Queen’ (one of our recommended wedding catering suppliers) was serving the canapés.

Bride outside Stockbridge Farm Barn countryside wedding venue in Dorset

Flower girl opens barn door at countryside themed wedding

countryside themed wedding photos of bride and groom in staw bale barn

Beautiful wedding guest in blue wedding hat against barn stone wall

Wedding group photographs at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue

Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Breakfast Photographs

Inside the barn the new fairy lights added an ethereal canopy to the intricate wooden beams. The seating plans hung on a line as guests examined it and took their seats. Again Heather Slack and her team did not disappoint. The food and service was superb.

Each table had a designated ‘carver’ who performed their duties on the beef main wearing a chef’s hat and apron.

The speeches from friends and family were hilarious. When the best men started I had to breath deep to avoid camera shake from laughing.

Bride and groom about to cut wedding cake at Stockbridge Farm Barn venue

Groom cringes during funny countryside themed wedding speeches

White three tier wedding cake with white wedding flowers in Dorset Barn venue

Wedding guest in white chefs hat prepares to calve wedding breakfast

Dorset Barn Wedding Evening Photographs

As the sun set into a deep blue and orange on the countryside themed wedding the bar opened. Kerry and James cut their cake. The DJ started the evening’s entertainment. Kerry and James set the tone for the evening with the first dance.

Child wedding guest has a go at being a wedding DJ with CD decks

First dance wedding photograph at Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding venue

Flower girl sits by wedding firepit at countryside themed wedding

We left as the stars shone down on the beautifully lit barn, the bar and dance floor full of the wedding guests partying the night away. You can see our Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Photographers review here and other Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs here.

Weddign guests dancing at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding vvening