The Barn at Upcote Cotswold Wedding Photography – Sarah and Rich


The Barn at Upcote  – Sarah and Rich

Cotswold wedding photography at Upcote Barn, Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Sarah and Rich’s incredible outdoor wedding day at the stunning Barn at Upcote.

Sarah and Rich’s wedding at The Barn at Upcote in Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, stands out as a cherished memory—a celebration of love, laughter, and shared passions. The day unfolded like a dream, with every detail meticulously crafted to reflect the couple’s vibrant personalities and their love for fitness and the outdoors.

The journey began with bridal preparations in a beautiful Airbnb in Cheltenham, where Sarah and her bridesmaids adorned themselves in lilac pastel dresses, setting the tone for the day’s elegance. Meanwhile, Rich and his groomsmen donned tweed jackets, exuding rustic charm and sophistication.

The venue itself was transformed into a tropical paradise, with vibrant floristry adorning every corner—flowers, buttonholes, bouquets, and the very essence of the setting breathed life into the celebration.

As Sarah made her grand entrance down the magnificent steps into the courtyard, the air was filled with the haunting melody of bagpipes played by The Herefordshire Piper, lending an air of majesty and tradition to the occasion.

Against the backdrop of a picturesque Cotswold barn and blue skies, the ceremony unfolded with heartfelt vows exchanged amidst a playful breeze that teased Sarah’s veil. Quick hands from the best man ensured it remained tethered, a moment of spontaneity and laughter that perfectly captured the couple’s joyful spirit.

Adding to the magic, the couple’s beloved spaniel, adorned in a floral collar, made a charming appearance, symbolising the inclusion of their furry family member in their special day.

Throughout the festivities, Pat McIntyre’s acoustic tunes provided the soundtrack, infusing the day with soulful melodies and serenading the guests with musical magic.

After the heartfelt speeches, guests were treated to a surprise performance by secret ‘singing waiters,’ igniting the party spirit and leading everyone in a joyous conga around the courtyard, uniting friends and family in celebration.

As the warm, sunny evening unfolded, the courtyard became a haven of laughter and love, with guests basking in the glow of shared moments and the promise of new beginnings. And as the night drew to a close, the dance floor became a stage for uninhibited joy, a testament to the enduring love and happiness that Sarah and Rich shared on their unforgettable wedding day.

  1. Catering: The Beefy Boys
  2. Musican: Pat McIntyre
  3. Bagpipes: Simon Addison – Herefordshire Piper
  4. Singing Waiters: 1st Call Singing Waiters


The Barn at Upcote wedding photography – If you are getting married at Upcote Barn and would like me to capture your big day here or in the Cotswolds, drop me a message with a few details via my contact page. We can then discuss availability and further information about your photography/film requirements. I look forward to hearing from you and finding out more about your wedding plans!