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 our Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs here or read our Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographers 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.

Dusty green bridesmaids dress hangs in window with white wedding dress White A-line wedding dress with diamanté detail and appliqué bodice

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.

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White satin wedding shoes with gold curtains on ornate wooden headboard under reading light

amazing silver wedding converse all stars trainers with silver lace detailing beautiful bridal green, white and silver floral hair grip added to wedding hair

Kirsty’s father arrived and looked very relaxed sat on sofa, G&T in hand sporting his Hulk socks.

Black and white wedding photograph of father of bride enjoying a gin and tonic during bridal preparations

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.

Bride in retro patterned sky blue dressing gown has veil attached to wedding hair Bride in dressing gown, pearls and veil tells father of the bride off on wedding morning Mother of the bride and sister write out last minute wedding cards on wedding morning Beautiful bride in silk dressing gown and veil during wedding morning preparations Beautiful bridesmaids in dusty green bridesmaids dresses with white lace detailing Stunning bridesmaid in green dress with summer flowers wedding bouquet with sunflowers Bride puts on white wedding dress in hotel room with four poster wooden bed Father of bride in bow tie sees bride in wedding dress for the first time on wedding morning in Dorset Stunning lace detailing on backless white A line wedding dress Silver bridal pin with something borrowed, blue, old and new on white wedding dress black and white photo of bride looking in mirror as mother of the bride watches in background Bride leaves hotel on wedding morning to enter blue VW camper van wedding transport

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.

Groom portrait photograph in red personalised t shirt before wedding morning preparations Groom preparations putting on white wedding shirt on wedding morning Groomsman poses with wonder woman wedding cufflink during groom preparations

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.

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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.

Groom and grooms man with sunflowers carry wedding cake through farm barns Groom in Brown tweed sets out wedding road signs outside Stockbridge Farm Barn rustic wedding venue English countryside stone church flies union jack with vicar and guests on wedding morning Groom's superhero red flash socks with tan leather and blue suede wedding shoes Grooms men in blue suits and bow ties walk to countryside church wedding ceremony Groom in brown tweed greets wedding guests under stone church entrance archway

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.

Groom in brown tweed and bow tie waits in church for 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.

Bride arrives at church in classic VW wedding transport under stormy skies with bright sunshine

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.

Bridesmaid in dusty green dress with sunflower bouquet walks down church aisle Bridesmaid in dusty green dress enters English church wedding in Dorset Beautiful blonde bridesmaid in green smiles as she walks own church aisle in Dorset

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.

Bride and father of the bride walk down old English stone church aisle during wedding ceremony bride in veil and pearls smiles at groom during rustic English church wedding ceremony English church wedding ceremony under amazing dark wooden carved archway Father of the bride in bow tie watches his daughter's wedding ceremony in Church

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!

Wedding guests watch Bride and groom embrace during church wedding ceremony Bride and groom walk down the aisle at rustic Dorset countryside church wedding

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.

Yellow wedding confetti photograph outside Dorset stone church wedding

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.

Rustic bride and groom with English countryside pond and stone church in background Classic blue and white VW split screen wedding transport at rustic wedding

Stockbridge Farm Barn rustic wedding venue in Dorset with classic VW split screen van

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.

Wedding guest in red jacket and floral dress drinks lemonade from a jar at rustic wedding Rustic wedding timings on wooden pallet at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding venue Beautiful bridesmaid exits rustic wedding wooden barn door with red love heart bunting Beautiful bride with pearls and veil talks to wedding guests at rustic wedding venue in Dorset Wedding guests kissing each others beards at Stockbridge farm barn wedding Sunflower and hessian chair sashes at Stockbridge Farm barn rustic wedding venue Rustic wedding signs with wooden step ladders, wooden crates and flower buckets Rustic wedding favours 'wedding flavas' music CD with hessian and sunflower picture at rustic wedding Sunflower patterned wine bottle table lamps and rustic tea light wine glass holders Rustic wedding cutlery place setting with hessian, lace, ribbon and golden sprinkles Rustic wedding decorations yellow parasols hanging from roof beams with fairy lights

Wedding guests enjoy drink reception in courtyard at rustic barn wedding Stockbridge farm barn Bride embraces two guests with her sunflower wedding bouquet at rustic barn wedding Two wedding guests take a break at rustic barn wedding Bridesmaid and wedding guest enjoy drink from jar at rustic barn wedding drinks reception

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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!

Groom chats to guest during wedding breakfast at rustic barn wedding Groom reaction to father of the bride speech at rustic barn wedding Father of the bride delivers speech at rustic barn wedding venue with bunting Stockbridge Farm barn Groom in tan tweed suit delivers speech at rustic wedding in wooden barn with bunting Father of the bride reacts to groom speech at rustic barn wedding Wedding guests raise a toast during speeches at rustic barn wedding with bunting Newlyweds react to best men speech at rustic barn wedding

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.

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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.

Three tier wedding cake with sunflower and VB bus decoration Large Wood and flower LOVE letters at rustic wedding at Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding couple prepare to cut the cake in wooden fairy lit barn at rustic wedding Winner of cake baking competition celebrates at rustic wedding Wedding couple have first dance at rustic wedding venue in Sherborne Wedding band in Dorset lead singer of 'Gentlemen of the Road' at rustic barn wedding

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.

Guest dancing against colourful wedding disco lights at rustic barn wedding Child wedding guest dances under blue disco lights on the dance floor at Barn wedding Dancing bridesmaid in lace topped dress at Barn wedding reception Bridesmaid and wedding guest open champagne bottle during evening barn reception Wedding guest dances in front of wedding band and colourful lazers at Stockbridge Farm Barn Bride dances with father against disco lights at barn reception

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