I first met Lauren and Aaron last year in the De Vere Hotel Starbucks where we sipped on milky lattes and talked about their wedding plans. When they told me they were planning to hold their special day at The Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury, I got a little bit excited.

I actually shot a wedding at The great Tythe Barn a few years back and what I love most about this gorgeous venue is that everything is all in one place. Brides, Grooms and all family members can get ready here and really make an amazing day of it from start to finish. Other appealing factors about this venue is that it’s a barn and that always goes down well with me as a photographer! The grounds are picture perfect and there’s even two beautiful donkeys grazing in the paddocks next to the barn.

rustic countryside wedding at the great tythe barn

When I arrived on the day, it was like stepping into a dream. After finding Lauren to let her know I’d arrived, I had a little sneak peek into the barn where friends and family members were busily pulling together to create the vision Lauren had been planning for months. It was utterly gorgeous! Lauren did an amazing job at creating a wedding with a rustic, countryside feel to it–  think white and blue hydrangeas spilling out of glass jars and wooden crates, an elegant lace-backed dress from All About Eve Bridal, mismatched pastel blue bridesmaids gowns, delicious macaroon favours made by Lauren and her sister Beth and a beautiful 3 tier white wedding cake. Lauren and her bridesmaids all wore flats, which fitted in perfectly with this relaxed yet elegant themed wedding.

I think my favourite and most memorable part of this very special day were listening and capturing the speeches. Lauren’s Dad delivered such a beautiful speech about his daughter and the emotion could be felt all through room. It really was one of the loveliest speeches I’m yet to hear.

I was very lucky to be able to work alongside Katrina Bartlam from Captured by Katrina as Lauren and Aaron opted for a second shooter to capture Aaron and his groomsmen getting ready in the house opposite the barn. Katrina’s work is beautiful and I hope to get the chance to work with her some more next year!

Here are a few images from Lauren and Aaron’s rustic countryside wedding.

hydrangea flower pin holes lying on a tree stump the brides bouquet propped up in the corner of the bridal suite at the great tythe barnballet wedding shoes sitting on a window sill at the great tythe barnAll about Eve bridal lace back dress hanging up outside the bridal suite at the great tythe barna bridesmaid looking out the window whilst waiting for the bride to get readybridesmaid helping bride into her dress bride looking out the window whilst her bridesmaids help do up her dressbride in her wedding dress looking down at her bouquetbridesmaids wearing pastel blue mismatched long dressesflatlay image of the grooms shoes and accessories groom doing up his cufflinks wedding guests having fun before the ceremonygroomsmen sitting on bed in a row showing their socksformal portrait of the Groom and groomsmen on the driveway outside the great the barnwhite hydrangea buttonhole

the back of the great tythe barn leading onto the gravel courtyard the groom waiting for his bride to walk down the isle at the great tythe barnbride and groom exchanging rings at the great tythe barnthe bride and groom signing the registerhandmade rustic confetti cones

confetti shots at the great tythe barn

IMAGE IN THE MIDDLE BY KATRINA BARTLAM.

rustic style table seat planner with white and blue hydrangeas rustic style table seat planner with white and blue hydrangeas wedding reception tables with white chair covers and homemade macaroon favoursrustic wooden crates filled with flowers in glass jarsold tin bucket filled with champagne bottles guests drinking champagne and listening to acoustic guitar outside at a wedding receptionsausage canapes and mustard dipformal group photos at the great tythe barnportrait of bride the and groom on a gravel driveway bride and groom walking in the garden at the great tythe barnbride looking at the camera whilst the groom looks awaybride linking arms with her groom bride and groom walking through a woodland areaguests making a toast to the father of the bride during the wedding speeches natural photography of wedding guests during the speechesDocumentary wedding photographybride throwing her bouquet outside on a gravelled courtyard bride throwing her bouquet to her guestsdocumentary photography of guests having fun at a weddingnatural photography of bride and bridesmaids bridesmaids dressed in pale blue mismatched dresses with white and blue bouquets bride and groom portraits during sunset white wedding cake in a dimly lit barn the bride and groom cutting their cake in a barn with guests watchingbride and grooms first danceblack and white image of bride and grooms first dance


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Venue: The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury
Dress: All About Eve Bridal
Suits: Cookham Formal
Flowers: Pam O’Reilly (family friend)
Cake: Beth Jackson (Sister)
Accessories: Liberty in Love
Hair: Georgia Weston, Halo Hair (facebook)
Make up: Powder and Paint
Catering: Fosters Event Catering
Musician: Mike Newfield – Eight Ray Music
Band: The Revue – Eight Ray Music
Second photographer: Captured By Katrina