Barlow Woodseats Hall Barn Derbyshire Wedding

14th November 2022

Stop here for photos of Ruth and Matt’s relaxed, outdoor, Wedding reception at the STUNNING Barlow Woodseats Hall Barn in Derbyshire. A sweltering ceremony held at St Lawrence Village Church, Barlow, Derbyshire and Matt’s breakfast prep, also in Barlow at The Peacock (What a lovely pub, I’ve since stayed there for a walking weekend and can confirm the food is lush)! Ruth and family got ready at the sympathetically renovated holiday cottages on site at Woodseats Hall. So I was able to catching some lovely emotional moments at both.

I help couples feel comfortable enough to lean into themselves and their love. This is where, I feel, the magical photos happen. R+M’s Wedding is a perfect example. I mean, just look at the LOVE! Not only between Ruth and Matt. Their closeness with parents, siblings, friends and wider family was inspiring and heartwarming. I think love oozes from these photos. I am ALL for showing emotion unapologetically and will ALWAYS take the shot when I see it!!

This turned out to be the HOTTEST DAY of 2019. So hot, that Matt’s glasses steamed up in church. The order of service’s doubled up as fans on full speed. A tweed suit for the groom and groomsmen was a particularly cozy choice. Also the sharer shepherds pies for Wedding breakfast. (I sat in my car, air con on full after eating mine)! SO hot after the beautiful speeches and deserts outside, I could not manage the G&T kindly gifted by Lee.

After church Ruth and Matt left for a short drive and quiet time with champagne in their Blue Pumpkin VW camper. The guests, many travelling a long way from Australia, Switzerland and Bermuda! Brother from Spain. (It seemed so easy back then, sigh) Were mini-bussed a short drive to the barn and prompted on arrival to grab a Pimms and create one of the best confetti tunnels ever.  R+M arrived to huge cheers and an absolute avalanche of fresh rose petals making a huge impact in the photos. (This is a reminder to always go big and colourful for your confetti!! Bio degradable doesn’t have to mean tiny  petals) (Confetti tips available in my new planning welcome brochure). We grabbed a few shots with the camper before he left, then photographed the congratulatory hugs and atmosphere (my fav) before organising a few group photos in the gardens.

After desert Ruth, Matt and I wandered off for a few moments to catch that golden light before Jagermeistser shots all round in memory of Ruth’s Grandad. The heat seemed to intensify and the dance floor was a hot drippy MESS!! Such a memorable day. I’ve loved creating this post, I’m smiling all over again.

Venue: Barlow Woodseats Hall Barn Dress: Stella York, Brides of Bakewell Flowers: JJ’s Flowers Transport: Bluepumpkin VW Wedding Hire  Band: The Manytones Hair: Hair by Hannah Taylor (stylist Carly Turner) MUA: Jenn Edwards Co

If you would like to chat to me about your Barlow Woodseats Hall Barn Derbyshire Wedding please do get in touch here! I absolute loved my time at the barn and would love to shoot there again!