Bina and David’s wedding was my first time of being a Blackwell Grange wedding photographer. It’s a wonderful converted barn venue located near Shipston-on-Stour, on the edge of the Cotswolds and Warwickshire. I had been really looking forward to this wedding and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Right from the start of the day, there was a lovely family feel to it with lots of cute children grabbing all the attention. Bina and David were blessed with the weather as it was a lovely warm and sunny day throughout.
Blackwell Grange Wedding
My day started with Bina and the girls getting ready in the Potting Shed which is a beautifully designed room specifically for brides to get ready before the wedding. It was quite busy in there with various family members popping in and out through the morning – the more the merrier! With the ceremony being just around the corner in the Thatch Barn it was only a short walk away. The ceremony was lovely and filled with plenty of smiles and laughter.
Cotswolds Wedding Photography
Drinks reception was held outside in the Cotswolds fresh air. There was plenty of room for the children to run around and play games whilst the adults enjoyed a drink or two in the sunshine. When the guests were starting to be called in for the wedding breakfast, we went off for ten minutes of couple portraits in the gardens around the Thatch Barn before returning for the speeches.
Barn Wedding Venue
At the end of the meal, with the sun setting, we took Bina and David out for a few more photos – golden hour is definitely my favourite time for photos of the bride and groom! Then, after a few more drinks on the terrace, they had their first dance in the Orchard Barn. This was followed by the amazing wedding band, The CoverUps starting their set. What a lovely wedding full of lovely people!