Photography at a Merriscourt Barn Wedding…
Well, firstly I apologise at the delay in blogging this one! Being new to the blogging, I wasn’t going start going too far back into previous years weddings, but this one from Merriscourt Barn, last year, is still one of my favourites, so it’s definitely worth a share! As far as I know, Merriscourt hadn’t long been open when Lisa-Marie and Michael got married there in August. It’s based on the fringes of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and is a pretty stunning venue with lovely adjoining barns, rolling lawns and a courtyard that could be mistaken in your pictures to be a destination wedding venue! (I’m not sure if this was helped by Lisa-Marie’s side being Italian and my need for a holiday!).
I’ll never forget meeting L&M for the first time, they live in London and made the journey down to a wedding fayre I was at, just to have a chat face to face and to try and decide who they were going to go for. I obviously didn’t know what they looked like and there were lots of couples coming through but I knew as soon as they walked into the room, that I would love to shoot their day. As a couple, they just have a lovely way about them, very smiley, obviously gorgeous and just very genuine. We didn’t chat long, couple of minutes and they had a quick chat by the door and came back and asked me if I’d be their photographer. I am ridiculous in the fact I tend to well up at most things and this was no exception! I hope I never get over that humbleness of being asked to shoot someones big day, it’s a truly wonderful feeling!
Anyway, I’ve totally digressed! So the bridal prep (and where I was first introduced to L’s Jimmy Choo’s!) was at The Wild Rabbit in Chipping Norton. Very very nice place. If you like your food, it’s definitely got to be on your ‘to go’ list. A lot of effort went into the small details for this day, and it would seem the father or the bride should be awarded some kind of prize for such a wonderful cake and decoration! But I was blown away by Lisa’s nan, who’d made the bridesmaids their own survival boxes and put hearts in their bath robes, so when they put their hands in their pockets, they’d find them! How bloody lovely. The day had plenty of weather drama. A 3pm hail storm made me nervous! but it cleared up beautifully and we had the most fabulous dropping sun to end off some ‘thank you’ card shots on the lawns overlooking the Cotswolds. Lovely memories.
If you’re thinking about getting married at Merriscourt Barn and you’re looking for a photographer, I’d love to hear more about your plans, so please do get in touch 🙂 xxx