Barnsley House, Gloucestershire
Barnsley House is such a very special spot. It’s gardens are so well looked after yet still retain that magical secret garden feel with soft natural lines that look as if the plants are growing wild to their natural form. I was delighted when the then wedding coordinator at Barnsley House, Natalie, recommended me to her sister to document her marriage there.
Katrina & Stephen wanted a relaxed, beautiful day amongst their very nearest and dearest, to celebrate their union with their two boys, and to have fun. Their Barnsley House wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. Katrina got ready at Home Farm Cottage with her family a few steps down the road, while Stephen and his friends and family got ready at the house itself. Their ceremony was held in the Temple, sunlight glittering off the water, their guests in the shade of a magnolia tree. Champagne on the lawn, breakfast in the pale green dining room with the doors wide open to the summer breeze and birdsong.
There was conversation and laughter as Richard Parsons and his magic delighted the guests at their tables, and the children played giant wooden lawn games and ran around the secret paths in the gardens. Barnsley House really is the perfect place for a personal, laid back celebration with all the prettiness of nature as your backdrop.
Katrina & Stephen, thank you for letting me share in your special afternoon. It was a privilege to capture these moments for you.
Katrina & Stephen’s Barnsley House Wedding Team:
Venue: Barnsley House
Katrina’s dress: Essense, style 1562
Katrina’s Shoes: Rainbow Club
Hair and Makeup: Di McDonald
The Bridesmaids dresses and details: Twobirds in Putty
The bouquets and buttonholes: Made by family
Groom’s suit: Ted Baker
The cake: Made by Mother of the Bride
Magician: Richard Parsons