Wick Bottom Barn is a well kept secret, a little gem of a venue tucked away in the rolling Wiltshire countryside. It’s a text book example of the quintessential English wedding – beautiful stone buildings, warm comforting spaces and stunning outdoor areas with views over the Marlborough Downs.
And…it’s dark! It’s a bit of a black hole in there and whilst this is perfect for creating that intimate atmosphere, it’s not so good for the photography! Thankfully for me at least, this sort of low light environment is where I thrive.
Emma and Ben’s wedding at Wick Bottom Barn was a small and intimate affair set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Our children go to the same school and so Ben and Emma have become good friends over the last couple of years, it was a real privilege to be asked to document the day.
Rather than hold the ceremony at the barn, Emma and Ben were married at St Nicholas’ Church in Lower Fyfield. Unfortunately, and this seems to happen a lot in Wiltshire and not that often elsewhere, the vicar was one of the most anti-photographer sorts I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. There’s no arguing with some people who are ‘lords’ of their domain, so unfortunately for Emma and Ben there were absolutely no ceremony photographs recorded for them to enjoy in years to come.
Ben and Emma had gone to considerable effort with quite a lot of very late nights setting up the venue, not to mention plenty of wedding DIY’ing! I’ve picked a few of my favourite photographs from the wedding to share with you below…