You may remember Octavia and Simon’s retro- stylish engagement photoshoot in London. We have been excitedly waiting for what seemed like an age to shoot their Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs.

Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Photographs

You can see more of our Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs here or read our Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographers wedding venue review here.

Documentary Wedding Bridal Preparation Photos

On a sunny morning in September, the big day arrived and we joined Octavia at Munden House in Sherborne, Dorset.

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These stunning cottages sit beautifully into the countryside. They provide a stunning backdrop for the early morning coverage. Chickens roamed about the place and fields of cows surrounding the grounds. The country feel of Simon and Octavia’s Barn wedding was evident early on.

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We found Octavia in a beautiful wooden panelled French-style cottage. Her make-up artist cousin and close friend, calmly prepared for the day ahead. Being used to the frantic chaos of most wedding mornings the serenity was only enhanced by how beautifully tidy the room was.

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Octavia’s cousin expertly applied makeup and styled hair. Her beautiful vintage style wedding dress hung on a wardrobe, impressing all of the morning’s visitors.

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With the help of Octavia’s mother, the all-important dress was put on. Once hair had been tamed and lipstick applied Octavia and her father enjoyed a moment’s peace alone before heading her wedding.

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Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Groom Prep Photographs

Meanwhile, Simon and his friends were busying themselves preparing Stockbridge Farm Barn for the day ahead. The barn looked stunning. There must have been a huge amount of thought gone into the little details. As wedding photographers in Dorset, we love creating Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding photographs. It is such a gorgeous, yet personal wedding venue.

Documentary wedding photograph of groom Simon and Octavias wedding sign

Simon also had to prepare for the surprise of the day. This would involve his band, so a vintage mic was tested and placed ready for the speeches. Once all final checks were made Simon had time to eat a bacon sandwich before getting into his beautifully personalised suit. He pinned his buttonhole, before heading back over to Stockbridge Farm Barn ready to greet guests on their arrival.

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Stockbridge Farm Barn Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photos

Wedding guests took their seats to one of Simon’s band members playing sweet-sounding tunes with his guitar. Octavia arrived in a lovely vintage Jaguar. As a specially chosen song played, Octavia and her father walked up the hot pink carpet.

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Wedding guest plays guitar at Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding ceremony

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Octavia and Simon spent the Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding ceremony staring loving into each other’s eyes. Everyone who attended could see how much this couple love each other. With readings from two close friends, a signing of the register and an impromptu throwing of confetti they then walked down the aisle. It was next time to enjoy some delicious canapés and have a little bit of bubbly.

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Stockbridge Farm Barn Wedding Reception Photographs

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Not to waste such a magnificent vintage Jaguar, Octavia and Simon took some ‘alone time’ with a little drive around the local countryside. This gave all the guests plenty of time to take their seats. They loudly welcomed the newly married couple into the wedding breakfast.

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Documentary Photographs of Wedding Breakfast

The lively guests seemed to be having lots of fun as regular shouts and toasts were made during the meal. They played a drinking game set to make you fail. More toasts were soon to come as the speeches began. Simon surprised everyone by playing the guitar and singing (with the vintage microphone) with backing during his speech.

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Wedding Evening Reception Photographs

As the sun dipped we took the happy couple for a ten-minute “chill out” in a nearby grass field. The guests enjoyed a fully stocked sweet barrel, posed for the Polaroid camera and signed the guest book. With the soft evening light, we couldn’t resist utilising the wonderful stone and wooden textures of the barn as a wedding photography backdrop.

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Next, came one of our personal highlights of this Stockbridge Farm Barn wedding day. As Simon and Octavia swept about the dance floor surrounded by their family and friends The Sweet and Lowdown played the first dance. As a wedding band, we would highly recommend The Sweet and Lowdown. Not only do they look and sound amazing but they kept the dance floor filled with happy guests for the rest of the evening.

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You can see what Octavia and Simon think of our wedding photography services in their Stockbridge Farm Barn Photographers review.


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