Preparing for Lisa & Steve’s Kingston Barn wedding photographs we looked at the weather forecast and packed our waterproofs and umbrellas! The very moment we arrived at Kingston Country Courtyard stone barn wedding venue the heavens opened. We were in for a very wet wedding. Fortunately Lisa, Steve and their guests didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits. They enjoyed a fun filled day full love love and laughter.

Bridal Preparations At Kingston Barn Wedding Venue

We found Lisa in Kingston country courtyard bridal suite with her mother and bridesmaids. Despite the grey outside the happy group of ladies buzzed about he dark room. They nailed the matching silk dressing gown look in varied states of preparedness. Custom wedding morning slippers, custom converse dancing shoes and a pair of perfect bridal shoes were dotted about the room. Make up artist Cat Mutter was on hand to ensure that the ladies were calm, collected and looking their wedding best.

Laughing bridal party in dressing gowns toast during bridal preparations at Dorset wedding by one thousand words photography
Wedding detail photograph of custom white bridal wedding trainers with glitter script of name and wedding date
Mother of the groom has wedding make up styled by make up artist on wedding morning in Dorset by one thousand words
Custom pink glitter script on white maid of honour wedding morning slippers matching pink glitter nail polish

Pink and yellow rose laden bouquets arrived from Kabloom Florist, filling the room with floral scents.

It’s not often on a wedding morning that the bride isn’t the center of attention. However Lisa’s daughter (flower girl) was doing such a good job of being cute the ladies focus did stray. With hair and make up completed it was time for dresses. The bridesmaids wore dusky pink dresses with the bride and flower girl in white. As Lisa was helped into her dress the registrars arrived. They conducted her pre-wedding review before the room emptied into the rain outside.

Happy bride opens present with cute flower girl daughter during wedding morning preparation photographs
Mother of groom in dressing gown examines white wedding dress hanging on four poster bed in bridal suite on wedding morning
Sombre bride has wedding hair styled whilst wearing pink silk dressing gown on wedding morning in Dorset
Bridesmaids tickle flower girl on sofa during wedding morning preparation photographs at Kingston Country Courtyard bridal suite
Bride's reflection in hand held mirror as wedding hair is styled on wedding morning with bridal party in matching dressing gowns
Mother checks herself in mirrors during Dorset wedding morning preparations by one thousand words wedding photography
Documentary wedding photograph of flower girl sat on sofa during bridal morning preparations for Dorset wedding
Documentary wedding photograph of beautiful bride having wedding make up styled by MUA on Dorset wedding morning
Smiling cute flower girl is helped into small white dress during wedding morning preparations photograph by one thousand words
Bride is helped into white wedding dress during wedding morning preparations at Kingston Country Courtyard wedding venue in Dorset
Mirror reflection of last minute preparations in bridal suite at barn wedding venue by one thousand words wedding photography
Smiling bride in white wedding dress checks her reflection in full length mirror from Kingston barn wedding photographs
Bride and bridesmaids leave Kingston Country Courtyard bridal suite under umbrellas in the rain with red cars

Groom Preparation Photos At Family Home In Morning

Murray found Steve back from breakfast at the couple’s home with his best man and son. A last minute wedding speech was written under Archie’s watchful eye. The chaps were all dressed in matching blue suits with pink ties and pocket squares. They had chosen matching blue waistcoats and two tone brogue shoes.

Wedding detail photograph of custom silver groom script cufflinks with wooden beer tankard as wedding morning gifts
Detail wedding photograph of wedding rings in book ring box with fairy tale text on wedding morning by one thousand words
Groom and son's matching tan and blue two tone brogue wedding shoes photographed during wedding morning preparations

With every one wedding ready they headed for the Scott Arms pub for the all important Dutch courage. After a quick drink it was time to make the short journey up the road to Kingston country courtyard.

Groom makes phone call during wedding morning preparations at home in Dorset by one thousand words documentary photography
Black and white documentary wedding photograph of mirrored groomsmen in doorways on wedding morning by one thousand words

Kingston Barn Wedding Photographs Of Civil Ceremony

The dark stone barn styled by Perfectly Pretty Wedding was awash with hundreds of yellow fairy lights. If that wasn’t enough two fairy light trees stood either side of the aisle. Wooden love letters sat in the rain outside alongside a hand written chalk board order of the day. Inside the corner of the barn the four tiered wedding cake was decorated with pale pink and white flowers.

Custom welcome to our happily ever after wooden sign with wicker love heart and flower decorations against stone barn wall
Wooden pallet chalk board custom order of the wedding day sign with foliage and flowers against stone barn wall
Documentary wedding photograph of bride and groom's son plays with toy hand grenade at barn wedding
Four tier white and pink chocolate wedding cake on log slice decorated with flowers and candle lanterns by one thousand words
Choose A Seat Not A Side wooden signage in aisle at Kingston barn wedding detail photograph by one thousand words

After greeting some of the guests Steve took his place at the front with his best man and ring bearer Archie. After an emotional entrance Lisa walked down the aisle with her father. Facing each other, under the pervasive yellow glow of the fairy lights Lisa and Steve made their promises to each other and exchanged rings. From this moment on the happy couple could not stop smiling at each other. They look happy in these Kingston barn wedding photographs because they were, incredibly so! A shower of confetti was the final act before everyone could enjoy a drinks reception in the bar with some tasty  canapés.

Groom and page boy son share a joke under fairy lights decorations before Dorset barn wedding ceremony by one thousand words
Bride hugs her father as she makes her entrance under fairy lights to ceremony at Kingston barn wedding photographs
Black and white documentary wedding photograph of laughing bride and father wedding entrance at Kingston barn wedding photograph
Father escorts bride down aisle under fairy lights at barn wedding venue in Dorset by one thousand words documentary photographers
Bride and groom hold hands under fairy lights with fairy light trees at Kingston barn civil wedding ceremony in Dorset
Kingston Country Courtyard wedding ceremony bride and groom under fairy lights from Kingston barn wedding photographs
Bride and groom with daughter during civil wedding ceremony at Kingston Country Courtyard from Kingston barn wedding photographs
Young wedding guest photographed during Kingston barn wedding ceremony by one thousand words wedding photographers in Dorset
Smiling bride and groom under fairy lit wedding ceremony in Kingston barn venue in Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride and groom exchange wedding vows in civil ceremony at Kingston Country Courtyard wedding venue in Dorset
Bride and groom exchange wedding rings under fairy lights at Kingston barn wedding photographs in Dorset
Bride and groom walk down the aisle at Kingston Country Courtyard wedding photographs by one thousand words photogrpahy in Dorset

For those who don’t know Kingston Country Courtyard is in the hands of a new management team. They are incredibly refreshing. The improvement in service and professionalism was obvious from the moment we were cheerily greeted in the morning. Watch this space as the venue, service and particularly catering improves under their expert guidance!

Bride and groom walk under a confetti petal shower from Kingston barn wedding photographs by one thousand words photographers
Wedding guest in pink fascinator and matching top enjoys talking to other guests at indoor drinks reception
Father of the bride tells a joke at wedding drinks reception at Kingston barn wedding venue in Dorset
Variety of wedding drinks reception canapés served on a wooded board at Kingston Country Courtyard wedding venue in Dorset
Laughing wedding guest at wedding drinks reception in barn venue in Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Guest and newly wed's son share funny faces and joke during drinks reception at Dorset barn wedding by one thousand words
Flower girl in white dress held under fairy lights at Dorset wedding barn venue by one thousand words documentary photographers
Elderly wedding guest enjoy bar drinks at reception at Kingston barn wedding photograph by one thousand words photography

We stole the happy couple away for a five minute dash in the rain under umbrellas. This gave the guests time to find their seats ready for wedding breakfast.

Bride and groom under clear plastic umbrellas walk across courtyard in the rain at Kingston barn wedding venue in Dorset
Rainy wedding photograph of bride and groom walking in the rain on a countryside road whilst holding clear plastic umbrellas
Lace detail white wedding dress in bar at Kingston Country Courtyard in Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Documentary wedding photograph of bride and groom captured through wooden doorway at Kingston barn wedding venue

Speeches And Wedding Breakfast At Kingston Courtyard Wedding

Backlit by the daylight window contrasting the dark yellow interior the father of the bride gave a tear jerking speech. His words full of praise and pride of his new daughter. Next up was Archie, the couple’s son. He gave a short and humorous speech, much to the guests delight. Steve then said a few words (that he definitely didn’t write on the morning of his wedding!). The best man brought the speeches to a close presenting the groom with a Tina Turner photo self-portrait from his stag do. Speeches completed and ribs definitely tickled it was time for the wedding breakfast. One guest from each table found an apron under their chairs and carved the meat for the table.

Wedding detail photograph under blue lighting of table number signage with bride and groom baby photographs
Bride's son page boy blows bubbles from wedding top table at Kingston Country Courtyard wedding venue in Dorset
Kingston Country Courtyard wedding venue in Dorset wedding breakfast under fairy lights photograph by one thousand words
Father of the bride in blue wedding suit delivers wedding speech with microphone at Dorset stone barn wedding
Brides and page boy son's laughing reaction to Kingston courtyard barn wedding speeches at top table with flowers and bunting
Bride's son delivers wedding speech using microphone at Kingston barn wedding photographs by one thousand words photography
Elderly wedding guest's laughing reaction to cheeky wedding speech by newly wed's son by one thousand words wedding photography
Top table's happy reaction photograph to bride and groom's son's wedding speech by one thousand words wedding photography
Top table at Kingston Country Courtyard applaud wedding couple's son's speech photograph by one thousand words photography
Best man's laughing reaction to wedding speeches at Kingston Country Courtyard Dorset barn wedding photographs
Bride uses microphone to make wedding speech from top table at barn wedding at Kingston Country Courtyard in Dorset
Groom delivers wedding speech with microphone behind top table against window at Kingston barn wedding in Dorset
Best man reads wedding speech using a microphone under refracted fairy lights from Kingston barn wedding photographs
Stag photograph of groom in fancy dress held aloft during wedding speeches as bride adn groom laugh
Detail wedding photograph of joint of meat on wooden board carved by wedding guests at wedding breakfast

Evening Entertainment Photographs In Dorset Barn Wedding Venue

Alan from Party Dexx had had been providing the soundtrack to the day so far. He was on hand to gather everyone around for the cutting of the wedding cake. This was immediately followed by the newly weds first dance. The disco lighting and wall uplighters made for some interesting colour casts for these following Kingston barn wedding photographs.

Documentary wedding photograph of smiling wedding guest greeted by bride at Dorset barn wedding evening reception
Young wedding guest dances on the dance floor with DJ at Kingston Country Courtyard wedding photo by one thousand words
Documentary photograph taken from above of bride and groom cutting their wedding cake by one thousand words wedding photogrpahy
Bride and groom first dance photograph from Kingston Country Courtyard Wedding with DJ lighting and fairy lights
Bride and groom's intimate first dance under fairy lights at Kingston barn wedding venue
Dancing shoes in wicker basket with if your feet are tired and sore grab a pair and dance some more script sign
Young boy wedding guest is carried under disco lights and fairy lights at wedding barn evening reception photo by one thousand words
Father and mother of the bride dance together during wedding evening reception barn wedding photographs
Bride and groom in the centre of the dance floor under disco and fairy lights at Kingston barn wedding photographs
Wedding guests dance under disco lights during evening reception at barn wedding in Dorset by one thousand words photography
Bride and daughter dance under purple disco light during evening reception at Kingston barn wedding venue in Dorset
Mother and son wedding guests dance under pink disco lights during barn wedding evening reception by one thousand words

As well as award winning pork pies and a huge cheese board from Happily Ever Afters there was also a doughnut bar which proved very popular. When not dancing guests could entertain themselves, donning props in the photo booth supplied by Bloc photo booths.

Wooden wedding board doughnut bar evening food idea photographed against stone barn wall
Wedding guests pose in fancy dress with props in photo booth at barn wedding in Dorset by one thousand words wedding photography
Happy laughing wedding guests dance with drinks in hand during wedding barn reception at Kingston Country Courtyard
Wedding guest laughing at evening reception in fairy lit barn wedding venue in Dorset by one thousand words wedding photographers
Wedding evening guest with hands in air dancing to DJ with disco lights at Kingston barn wedding venue in Dorset

We exited the barn into the night rain. Looking back multi coloured disco lighting shone through the windows accompanied by music. This mixed with the sounds of a happy wedding party dancing the night away.

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