DEVON WEDDING VENUES
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Having been a professional wedding photographer for eighteen years now, it not very often I get to work at a venue I haven’t visited previously. So I was absolutely delighted to be able to make my first visit Tetbury to photograph Annie & Dan’s Great Tythe Barn Wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Andrea & Dan live in London but decided to head West for their wedding. I first met them on zoom back in 2019 after my friend Alex sent them my way. He couldn’t do their postponement date due to another wedding. We clicked immediately and I knew their day was going to be an incredible celebration.
On arrival my first encounter with any guests was with, who I later found out was, Uncle Brian, sitting sipping rum, at 9am, this is going to be a fun day I thought! Thankfully, the weather was good, meaning they were able to go ahead with their outdoor ceremony with a gospel quartet singing during both the entrance and exit of the couple.
Most of the day was spent outside enjoying the summer sunshine. The quartet changed tack for the cocktail hour and played lots of soul & R&B at which point the garden turned into a makeshift dance floor.
Now, those of you who know my work or have seen me at a wedding know I love to get in the mix and shoot some epic dance floor action. This was party for the ages! No cheesy disco here! DJ Ruf n Tuf spun the tunes and it was a full dance floor from the word go. It was non stop, a brilliant night.
As I knew it would be from the moment I met Annie & Dan, this was the most fantastic day. When its like this my job doesn’t really feel like work, its hard, but so rewarding.
Meeting With The Couple
I met up with Annie & Dan in London in November, a few months after thier wedding. I was in town for the NineDots Gathering, which is a conference with lots of wedding togs doing a ton of socialising and networking, a tiny bit of drinking and pizza eating and a little bit of education thrown in. We chatted about their day and I asked what their favourite photos were. They chose those with their family, not the party, not the couples portraits, but the ones with those they love most.
My job in a nutshell, I capture you two with those who mean the most to you, your loved ones, and give you those memories to look back on forever. Oh, and some really fun party pics too.
The Brilliant Suppliers
This epic Great Tythe Barn wedding wouldn’t have been possible without this team of talented suppliers
Venue – The Great Tythe Barn
Dress – Davids Bridal
Styling – Little Wedding Helper
Hair – Sandra Webb
Make Up – Sarah Hamilton
Flowers – Emma Petersson
Stationery – Papier
Cake – Waitrose
Catering – Fosters
Wedding Favours – Fiona Cairns
DJ – Ruf n Tuf
Gospel Choir – Big Gospel Choir
Neon Signage – Bag & Bones
Heartfelt thanks and massive hugs go to Annie & Dan for having me as their wedding photographer. You and your families made me feel so welcome from the moment I arrived – it was a genuine honour to be a part of the day.
2022 & 2023 Weddings
My diary for 2022 and 2023 wedding bookings is now open. Availability for 2022 is very limited, particularly dates in May through to August.
If you’re planning your big day and you don’t want boring wedding photos, please get in touch – I’d love to hear more about your plans.