Great Barn weddings: a Devon celebration for Louise and Lee


It feels like a long time ago now, but back in May this year, Louise and Lee got married at the fabulous Great Barn at Higher Ashton in Devon.  The Great Barn is a converted 15th century barn near Exeter, and a really beautiful place for wedding celebrations.  We were lucky with the weather as well, with the most glorious early summer sunshine all day long.  It was a lovely, laid back day, with the ceremony and reception all at the same venue, giving the wedding guests plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.  The boys all arrived at the venue on the back of a tractor, then later on, Louise and Lee surprised the guests by doing the same!

Louise and Lee's wedding was one of the most fun celebrations I've photographed - not only did they have the wonderful Elfic the Jester there to entertain the children (and adults) during the drinks reception, and the incredible magician Dan Brazier in the evening, but all the guests took part in creating a 'marryoke' video during the day.  For the uninitiated (like myself), this involves the bride and groom choosing a song, then at various points throughout the day, the guests are filmed miming along to the words.  This is then edited together afterwards to create a somewhat hilarious music video style film from the day.  Yes, I did feature in it and no, I am not posting the link here..!  It was a really fun experience to photograph though, with some wonderful expressions and reactions from the people involved.

I've just ordered a beautiful fine art wedding album for Louise and Lee, so they have something a little bit special to look forward to!  I thought that they might like to see their wedding blogged here in the meantime, so here are some of the photos from their lovely day: