As Gate Street Barn Wedding PhotographerI was really happy when Kristen and Tom asked me to be their wedding photographer. As a couple, they have style and elegance, and I knew theirs would be a beautiful wedding from start to finish. It’s safe to say, I wasn’t disappointed. In perfect harmony with this country venue, Kristen and Tom had gone for a rustic country feel for their decor. Vibrant bunches of wild flowers were used to decorate the barn for the ceremony, and simple glass jars were used as stylish and contemporary vases. The venue looked perfect, and it was great fun to photograph at such a gorgeous location. Close friends and family were charged with helping to decorate the venue on the morning of the wedding, and this is where I started documenting the day. From parents setting up a giant wicker heart in the garden, to friends creating picturesque bunches of wild flowers for decorations, my photos capture the preparation that went into making the day one to remember. Kristen and Tom asked me to take photographs that would tell the story of the day. They wanted to be able to sit down in years to come, and look through their wedding album for memories of the day they said ‘I do’. As Gate Street Barn wedding photographer I know telling the story isn’t just about the main events, it’s about the little moments in between too. Of course, the first kiss is an important part of the tale, but so is the look they share just before. I believe it is these private moments that really tell the story of a wedding day.
Using documentary style photography, I was able to capture the ambience of the day. From the loving embraces as friends and family gather at the venue, to the groom looking nervously at his watch, waiting for his bride. The bride, walking confidently towards her father, ready to walk down the aisle to face her future husband, and the look on her face as she says ‘I do’. As well as the reportage style photos, capturing the day from a fly-on-the-wall perspective, Kristen and Tom also asked for a number of posed shots of the two of them together. Using the beautiful barn as a backdrop, I was able to take some stunning photographs of the two of them sharing some quiet time as the hustle and bustle of the wedding went on around them. Later, as the barn filled up for dancing, I was able to capture some more shots of the newlyweds, and their guests, having fun and celebrating this momentous occasion. One of my favourite photos from this wedding, is of Kristen and Tom dancing their way through a line of guests, all of whom are clapping along. The barn is lit up by fairy lights, and Kristen and Tom both look so happy, I think it’s a beautiful shot.
Gate Street Barn Wedding Venue in Surrey
Gate Street Barn is a secluded wedding venue hidden in the depths of Surrey’s idyllic countryside. Surrounded by breath-taking landscaped gardens, and reached by winding country roads, Gate Street Barn is a beautiful location. The barn itself was born out of the 1997 hurricane, and constructed using wood from oak trees lost during that fateful storm. From the gardens, guests can enjoys the views of the expansive greenery stretching out in all directions. There is a herd of English Longhorn cattle grazing nearby, and this adds to the countryside feel of this picture perfect location. The barn itself is made of oak, and the visible beams give this venue a rustic and contemporary feel. The high ceilings, towering beams and natural setting make Gate Street Barn the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony.
Surrey Wedding Photography at Gate Street Barn
I love having Wedding Photography at Gate Street Barn as there is no shortage of beautiful scenery to frame the photographs, and the views are picturesque. If you are hoping to say ‘I do’ in this secluded paradise, and would like to find out more about my availability and photography, please do not hesitate to get in touch.