The Great Tythe Barn Wedding Photography, Tetbury

Richard and Helen

This was the first time for me at the very beautiful Great Tythe Barn, however I am here a further 5 times this year so will be well accustomed with its charms for your wedding photography. It’s a special day, not only was this my first day at a new venue which is always exciting for a photographer but it was the wedding day of Richard and Helen and… the birth of the new Royal Princess. Like all couples, Richard and Helen had exceeded themselves with the detail and effort they went to for the decorations in the barn, the pictures say it all.

As Helen and her bridal party prepared for the aisle it would be rude for them to not have a few glasses of bubbles, a bite to eat and a firmly ordered glass of water from the Maid of Honour. As the celebrations began the Royals gained an addition to the Palace, Princess Charlotte, but for today Helen was the Princess, as well as the young bridesmaids of course. Helen looked incredible in her dress, a calm bride and ready to join her husband-to-be. Richard was also looking sharp in his blue suit, as well as his large family of brothers, so with the button holes pinned and the ties tightened with the help of dad it was only left to take place at the end of the aisle.

The barn is a fantastic space and allows me as a photographer to get a range of different pictures unlike many other venues. The mezzanine floor offers you different views and keeps me out of the way of the registrars. I love the draping twinkle lights adding that fairy-tale-ness if such a word. With the ceremony completed it was time to head outside in the sunshine and fresh air!

The confetti part is one of my favourite parts to photograph, animated people throwing dried flowers, happy and laughing newly weds dodging the bombardments and all with a lot of excitement and colour. When the formal photos are taken, I tend to take the individual shots, allowing the bride and groom a little time together and to of course capture those romantic moments. The Great Tythe Barn has beautiful grounds, and fields surrounding it, a little surprise for us was the lane with two very cute donkeys in. It was a very apt moment as Helen’s mum had brought a large ‘Eeyore’ donkey teddy for Helen for the day. With the clock ticking away and being able to hear the chef tapping his watch it was time to head back in for the food and speeches.

The speeches as predicted create laughs, tears and embarrassed head drops, but all the norm for great for candid, natural photographs. After the food (fantastic food) cleared, it was left for the night to runs its course… drinks, drinks, cake cutting, throwing of the bouquet and the first dance. The Cake looked amazing and had nine lives, with its position on the dance floor it fought off the band members setting up, the children running around as well as the hula hoops that made an entry and finally the bouquet scramble. So with its nine lives coming to an end its fate was the silver knife gripped by the married hands! Finally it was time to hit the dance floor, literally, and with the new Mr and Mrs Berry dance done it was time to beckon the family and friends on too. As the guests cut some shapes, and take plenty of selfies with the selfie stick, it was time for me to stop and them to carry on!

I would like to wish Richard and Helen a huge congratulations on their fantastic day and wish them all the best for their future together.