Rustic Wedding Photographs at Stockbridge Farm Barn - Oliver and Kirsty’s Big Day
On the morning of this rustic wedding at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue Tom and I were at two locations roughly the same distance from the reception venue. We love Stockbridge Farm Barn, as you can see from our Dorset wedding venue review here.
Rustic Wedding Photographs of Bridal Preparation
Tom arrived in high spirits meeting Kirsty and the bridal party at the Grange at Oborne . The ladies said that they had had a quiet night and were busily getting hair and made up. The girls had spread themselves across two adjoining luxury rooms. Kirsty’s gorgeous white wedding dress hung in front of a small window next to her dusty green bridesmaid’s dresses. The sunlight beautifully back lit them as it burst through.
Tom used mirrors and doorways with the available and natural light to capture the calmness of the group during morning. All of the girls enjoyed a glass of bubbles as they readied themselves in their batching silk dressing gowns.
.The stunning countryside wedding flower bouquets arrived from Flowers by Tildbury. They were an impressive mix of hues accented by the yellow of the sunflowers. Kirsty had two pairs of wedding shoes, a classy pair of silver satin heels and a silver detailed pair of Converse All Stars (for dancing).
Kirsty’s father arrived and looked very relaxed sat on sofa, G&T in hand sporting his Hulk socks.
Before they knew it time had flown and Kirsty was helped into her gorgeous A Line backless dress with a little help from her mother and bridesmaids.
Rustic Wedding Photographs of Groom Preparation
I found Olly and his groomsmen at Munden House in Alweston. All was calm as wedding shirts were ironed and wedding attire was put on. The best men and usher wore matching blue suits. They were each given super hero accessories of cuff links and matching socks, Superman, Iron Man and Wonder woman! which all seemed quite fitting.
Olly wore blue trousers with a light tweed waistcoat and jacket, Flash socks and his own silver cuff links engraved with his initials and the date of his wedding. The groomsmen wore dark green bow ties and pocket squares complementing Olly’s blue one. Once the lads were all ready we headed out into the garden and enjoyed a drink in the sunshine. The sunflower button holes arrived from Flowers by Tidbury.
Olly made a quick trip to the Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding reception venue. He carefully moved the wedding cake from the van to inside the barn and erected some wedding road signs. Once he had returned we all made the short trip to the Church of St Lawrence in Folke, Dorset. The ancient stone church seemed particularly fitting for the rustic wedding day ahead.
Church Wedding Ceremony Photographs in Dorset Countryside
At the church Olly greeted guests as they arrived with assistance from his two best men and usher. After pacing the path outside and checking his pocket watch a number of times he took his place at the front to await the arrival of his bride.
The bridesmaids and Kirsty’s mother arrived in a white VW Touareg complete with yellow ribbon bows on the doors. Kirsty then arrived with her father in Dorset Dub Hire‘s Lulu The gorgeous 1960 split screen VW van, painted in powder blue over ivory.
The bridal party paused outside the church for a moment while everyone inside took their places. Following little flower girls and an even smaller page boy the bridesmaids made their entrance one by one.
Looking stunning with an expression of joy mixed with nerves Kirsty was let up the aisle by her father. Once he had delivered her to her husband to be he took his place where he could still keep an eye on proceedings.
Documentary Wedding Photography Duo - Unobtrusive Wedding Ceremony Photographs
I covered the wedding ceremony from the rear of the church framing the bride and groom in the three-bayed chancel screen Tom worked around the front able to capture not only the bride and groom but also reaction shots of guests in the front rows. During the marriage service hymns were sung and a couple of readings read before the exchange of rings. The announcement of husband and wife was met with applause and a couple of whoops from the guests!
While the happy couple signed the register the guests enjoyed music from acoustic twosome ‘Stomping Boomdocks‘.
The newly-weds led the bridal party down the aisle to more applause, hugs and even a few passing high fives. Confetti was distributed as the guests left the church. They lined the path leading to the wedding cars and showered Kirsty & Olly with flower petals.
Stockbridge Farm Barn Rustic Wedding Reception Photographs
After a short trip through the Dorset countryside in the VW van the bride and groom arrived at Stockbridge Farm Barn rustic wedding venue.
Wedding guests enjoyed a drinks reception outside the barn in the warm sunshine. The sunflowers that dominated the wedding bouquets and church flowers were here also from decorated milk churns and table decorations. Inside the barn rustic wedding details were as far as the eye could see. A schedule of the day’s events was hand painted on a wooden pallet. Hessian and bunting was everywhere and sunflower print wine bottle lamps sat on log slices on every table. A trestle table was covered with the guest’s entries to the cake baking contest.
An afternoon tea style wedding breakfast had been laid on by Dorset fine Dining.
Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Venue Speeches Photographs
Once plates were clean it was time for the wedding speeches. Kirsty’s father lead the way with a heart felt words about his daughter followed by Olly who gave special thanks to his parents. Olly had chosen two best men, standing each side of the sweetheart table Olly got it from both sides!
After the final toast the wedding mothers began the judging of the huge table of cakes. We took this opportunity to take the new Mr and Mrs for a short walk across one of the fields behind the barn for some photos in the afternoon golden sunshine. The guests both young and older enjoyed various lawn games before we returned the happy couple to them.
Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Venue Evening Entertainment Photographs
The couple’s actual wedding cake stood aside the dance floor. With it cut and everyone gathered the winner of the cake making competition was announced. Kirsty & Dan went straight into their first dace with the soundtrack supplied by wedding band Gentlemen of the road.
The watching guests were beckoned onto the dance floor for the end of this first track. The band were amazing, they kept the dance floor full belting out classics from the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys. To keep the party going evening food was supplied in the shape of a hog roast with plenty of cake for dessert.