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.

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.

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.

Bride's mother and sister in matching dressing gowns and hair curlers on wedding morning
Mother of the bride in hair curlers whilst having wedding hair styled on wedding morning
Bridesmaid with jet black hair mirror reflection of wedding hair dressing
Documentary wedding photograph of bridal preparations on wedding morning in Dorset
Wedding details photograph of wedding dress pin with ornaments, green flower hairpiece and engraved silver locket
Beautiful bridesmaid watches wedding make up artist on wedding morning at Hotel
Bridesmaid laughing whilst having wedding make up styled in Hotel window
.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).

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.

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 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 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.

Groomsman prepares with bow tie in mirror on wedding morning in Dorset
Groom prepares for rustic wedding day with blue bow tie and brown tweed waistcoat
Black and white documentary wedding photograph of groom preparations in Dorset
Groom in brown tweed jacket, blue wedding trousers and bow tie walks through wooden archways
Iron man wedding cufflinks with grooms man's blue wedding suit and watch

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 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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

Classic blue and white VW split screen wedding transport at rustic wedding

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.

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

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

Bride and groom look out the door at rustic barn wedding
Guests stand and applaud as newly-weds enter rustic barn wedding venue in Dorset

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 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.

Carrot cake with personalised mini bunting decoration at rustic barn wedding
Naked cake decorated with fruit and flowers at rustic wedding
Wedding cake decorated with cup cakes, bunting and a tea cup and saucer
Wedding cake competition entry decorated with sunflowers and love heart
Father of the bride and bridesmaid embrace during wedding reception at rustic barn
Bridesmaid drinks from a china tea cup at rustic barn wedding reception
Father of the groom in bow tie, sunflower button hole and blue suit during wedding breakfast
Newly-weds share a kiss in a field at rustic wedding in Dorset countryside
Wedding couple embrace in the afternoon sunshine at countryside rustic wedding
Bride's reflection in groom's yellow sunglasses at rustic wedding in the countryside
Newly-weds walk across countryside field at rustic wedding in Dorset countryside at Stockbridge Farm Barn
Father jokes around with son with croquet mallets at rustic barn wedding in the countryside

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.

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.

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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