Vanessa & Alan – Wedding Day, Compass Inn, Tormarton, Badminton

Vanessa & Alan had decided to have a small and intimate wedding for just their closest family & friends. They had chosen the Compass Inn near Badminton in South Gloucestershire.

The Compass Inn has an all weather orangery in its centre. Which proved worth its weight in gold. It was the Middle of June. And typically of an English summer, it totally poured down during and just after the ceremony.

But when the sun did come out, it was beautiful. Blue skies. Cotton wool clouds. And a need to get the photos outside taken ASAP as the forecast predicted yet more of the soggy stuff.

The full galleries can be seen by clicking HERE and you’ll be asked for a password which you’ll know if you were at the wedding.

South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography
South Gloucestershire wedding photography

Sue & Mike – Stanton House Hotel, Stanton Fitzwarren, Wiltshire

Stanton House Hotel.

Darcy the OwlSue and Mike appeared unconvinced by the need to have a photographer for their wedding day when we first met them in Bristol last year. It seemed that, like many couples, they were simply bowing to expectation.

And like most couples, they were also convinced that neither of them were ‘photogenic’.

So it was something of an accolade to be commissioned to shoot their wedding at the lovely Stanton House Hotel, and an even greater compliment when Sue told us that we had made them feel like movie stars for the whole day.

In reality, Sue and Mike had been a delight to photograph – Sue was absolutely radiant from the instant we arrived. We love it when a bride has a smile as genuine as Sue’s. Mike would no doubt agree that she simply sparkled as she enjoyed everything about such a special day.

Photogenic they most certainly are!

Talking of special, one of the surprise guests was Darcy, the barn owl, who had the job of ring bearer.

Darcy managed to weave her appearance and activities into every speech and pretty much every conversation at some point.

Here are a few images from the day. Once the bride & groom are back from honeymoon, the full galleries will be available HERE and you’ll need the password given you on the photo-card at the reception or ask Sue or Mike.

Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel wedding
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House
Stanton House Hotel wedding
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding
Stanton House wedding

 

Wedding – Caroline & Tom – Wellington Barn, Wiltshire

Caroline and Tom were made for each other. They have infectious smiles. Tom has an infectious laugh too. This was a very memorable wedding. From the glorious blue skies. The fantastic 1931 Lagonda. The historic 11th century Norman church. The amazing Wiltshire countryside. Wellington Barn in Calstone. And the most perfect sunset.
Throw in an unexpected visitor to the ceremony. Then a combine harvester or two. What you have are all the ingredients for a day not to be forgotten quickly.
Although Caroline and Tom have been together for 11 years, we only knew about 6 weeks ago that we were going to shoot their wedding day.
We’d met them back in August in Bath for their pre-wedding shoot and instantly knew we were going to enjoy their wedding.
We weren’t disappointed.
Caroline arrived at her mums house, just a mile or two from the church with her hair and makeup completed, but still to change into her dress – a stunning and understated creation which she duly modified whilst coming down the stairs.
Once at the church, Caroline, Tom, the Vicar and all the guests were treated to something extraordinary. A bat flew into the ceremony. Now, bats aren’t normally interested in weddings. At least in my experience. This one was the exception to the rule. Although he must have had another appointment, since he left just before the first kiss…
From the church, A 1931 Lagonda driven by Tim took the couple to Wellington Barn and the rolling open countryside of Wiltshire.
Towards the end of the wedding breakfast, we managed to get Caroline and Tom away from the guests. It was the last 20 minutes before sunset.
How we wish we had shots like that from our wedding day…

The full set of photos can be seen by clicking HERE. You will need the password supplied on the card you received at the reception, or contact the Bride & Groom if you have lost it.

Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography
Wellington Barn Wedding by Miranda Stuart Photography

Wellington Barn Wedding Photography

Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda StuartThe Wiltshire countryside hides a beautiful wedding venue secret.

Wellington Barn.

Now barns come in two flavours: Olde-worlde and modern.

Wellington Barn is externally modern. But inside is a completely different look.

The main wedding reception area is a large open room with huge picture windows looking out upon gorgeous rolling countryside. The ceiling is hung with draped fabric. And hanging from it are several large ornate chandeliers.

Rustic timber beams abound. Most obviously these were salvaged from a much older barn. They’re integrated into the design very effectively. You walk through an opening in the rear wall of the reception room and find yourself in the reconstruction of the old barn, complete with more heavy oak timbers than you could shake a heavy oak pencil at.

Off to the side is the cosy but well stocked bar. And hidden somewhere else is the kitchen creating wonderful wedding breakfasts.

Outside, there is a large flag-stone paved area with tables and seats and patio umbrellas. Next to this is a modest lawned area with some trees and an arbor and the whole lot is surrounded by rustic timber fencing.

Beyond the fencing is the countryside. This is agricultural land. So there are wide, open, undulating fields as far as the eye can see. When we visited, a combine harvester was busy throwing wheat and chaff high into the air on a nearby hillside.

Just a stones throw from the barn is a wonderful wild-flower meadow. Someone has thoughtfully cut through the long grass and tall stemmed flowerscreating a mowed path through the glade.

I could have laid down in the field chewing the best wheat stalk money could buy.

And then it became night. Rarely in this country will you see such vast uninterupted fields of stars. Magical.

You just want to come back to places as idyllic as Wellington Barn.

Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart

Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
Wellington Barn wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
wedding photography by Miranda Stuart

wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
wedding photography by Miranda Stuart
wedding photography by Miranda Stuart