Barnsley House Wedding Photography – Kim and Amy

Back to the weddings, and back to the gorgeous Barnsley House in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Kim and Amy’s wedding was an international affair with a chunk of guests from Kim’s native Tennessee and another chunk from Amy’s native Guernsey. Each of the brides had their own compound within the grounds for them and their armies of bridesmaids to prepare, and each got their own grand entrance into the tree-covered (and unfortunately tent-covered thanks to fears about the weather) ceremony area.

There was a performance from Amy’s singing sisters before the ceremony came to a close and the party got started properly. After the usual drinks and nibbles everyone headed up to the teepee (provided by the lovely people at Papakata) for the meal and speeches. Due to allergies and preferences the ‘Cake of Cheese’ was joined by the lesser-known ‘Milk and Cookies’. The day ended back in the house with a very full dance floor, stick on moustaches and cocktails.

Barnsley House Wedding Photography – Emma and Steve

I find myself in the Cotswolds quite a lot, mainly because there are loads of really good wedding venues there. Barnsley House is a new one for me, but it didn’t disappoint, and Emma and Steve even managed a rare outdoor ceremony! Obviously it started raining about 20 mins after the ceremony finished, so the year of the wet wedding continued.

New things spotted: Succulents in the bouquets and for buttonholes and table flowers, shirt cuffs embroidered with the wedding date, a Polaroid table plan, vodka shots for the toast by the (Polish) father of the bride, the gift of a window hinge by the groom, and a jigsaw guestbook! Always something new…