Natural Wedding Photography at Cripps Barn, Cotswolds | Holly & Matt

Holly and Matt’s wedding took place in the picturesque Gloucestershire Cotswolds on a fairly nippy February weekend. It was a beautiful wedding planned to perfection. I have to say, the light in February and March can be spectacular. Many couples getting married in the winter often voice their concerns about light but that really needn’t be the case, the low wintery sun can give the subsequent wedding photography so much character and soul, often casting huge long shadows as well as highlighting the stunning spring colours. My advice… embrace the winter weather, it can really surprise you. And worst case scenario if it does rain, a lot, then rest assured that your guests will be in a warm and cosy environment, often in candle light, with champagne and canapés to hand - the atmosphere will unquestionably be fun and enjoyable in nature.

The ceremony and reception took place at the exquisite Cripps Barn on the outskirts of Bibury. I’ve been photographing on and off at Cripps Barn for the last six or seven years and I’ve seen it evolve into the charming barn-style wedding venue it is today and it has to be said, it is one of the best in the area. We’re fortunate enough to be recommended suppliers at the barn.

Holly and Matt’s attention to detail did not disappoint! Really helpful use of candles dotted around the venue gave me additional ‘pools’ of light to work in and the flowers were outstanding. For me though, I would say their best buy was the highly inappropriate aprons worn by a member of each table. Priceless.

Matt and Holly really embraced the reportage wedding photography style and I’m thrilled with their images.