Bridge House Barn Wedding Photography in Leicestershire
Tipi weddings are becoming a big trend within the UK wedding industry especially for couples who want to escape from formalities and are planning their wedding in a very laid back relaxed natural way,
Sam and Jake’s wedding was exactly like this.
Their Bridge House Barn Wedding venue is simply amazing, down-to-earth, laid-back day full of fun and laughter! Sam and Jake didn’t want to go with a formal conventional day with a standard three-course wedding breakfast and cutting the wedding cake. Instead of that, they had afternoon tea, pizzas, pancakes, limoncello shots (Jake comes from an Italian family), roasted marshmallows, and loads of lovely with their wedding guests. I really loved how they decorated Bridge house barn and replaced their standard table plan with a shot of limoncello on the entry for every one of their guests with a name and table number tag sitting on the top. What a great start to the wedding reception, especially if it’s a laid-back wedding in a Tipi at Bridge house barn. The whole day had a very relaxed feel almost like a big family party with people scattered all around the lovely surroundings of Bridge House Barn’s Tipi’s, celebrating Sam and Jake’s big day. My documentary wedding photography style allows me to get all those precious natural moments in a very uninvaded relaxed way.
How do I approach wedding photography at Bridge House Barn?
As you may know, as a wedding photographer I am fond of simplicity and love to put capture my couples within a large landscape. Bridge House Barn is surrounded by loads of lovely fields that are full of potential for creating some striking wedding photos. Early morning, on the way to meet the bride with her bridesmaids, I have noticed a freshly harvested wheat field with some lovely hay bails still left over which gave me an idea for some after sunset couples portraits photographs. Although we missed the sunset, there was still plenty of lovely colours in the sky to create some lovely images. Sam and Jake really appreciated a bit of time on their own away from their wedding guests, absorbing all the precious moments of their amazing wedding day.
Evening Tipi wedding reception, pizzas, pancakes, marshmallows, and lots of action on the dancefloor
Once we returned back to Bridge House Barn, they joined their wedding guests who were all gathered outside enjoying delicious al-fresco handmade pizzas and pancakes. It was such an amazing evening where everybody found their perfect place. It was like a magic triangle; pizza oven – pancake trailer – and Tipi with a cosy fire pit inside. All of this, sitting right next to the canal lit by lovely festoon lights … simply perfect wedding setup! After a while guests started to trickle away finding their cozy place inside the Bridge House Barn tipi’s, gathering around the fire and roasting marshmallows. It was the time for Sam and Jake’s first dance as a husband and wife. I can honestly say that they got their party started in a big style with an elegant first dance initially turning into a crazy party afterward. Needless to say Sam and Jake with wedding guests really know how to party !!! And that’s the way I like it, my wedding photography doesn’t only captures all the romantic moments during the wedding day, through my images I am telling the story of the entire day. From the bride and bridesmaids’ preparations all the way to the crazy boogie on the dancefloor.
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The story of Sam and Jake at one of loveliest, Leicestershire Tipi Wedding venues
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Could you give 1 or 2 most important pieces of advice for all the brides and grooms who are planning their wedding at Bridge House Barn?
If you are struggling with your guest list there is a one really simple way to decide. Ask yourselves ‘is this person really happy for us as a couple’ if the answer is no, it’s simple they don’t make the invite list!
Don’t feel the need to follow traditions if they don’t reflect you as a couple. We didn’t want to cut the cake so we didn’t (we had macaroon tower instead, so no cutting required!) I didn’t want a floral bouquet so there was no throwing of the bouquet (If I had thrown my bouquet I would have knocked somebody out haha), we didn’t want wine on the tables as we don’t drink wine so we had teapot cocktails instead. Every detail in our day reflected us.
Guests remember the food!! The one thing that gets mentioned time and time again about our wedding is how much the guests enjoyed the food, so make sure you attend tastings and that your food is good. But only choose a menu of food you like, not what your guests like!