Cripps Barn Cotswold Wedding Photography | Angharad & Dan

Rain & rainbows, Japanese tourists and Christmas-tree-gate!!

Bride & Groom in Bibury after their Cripps Barn wedding

Your house burning down whilst you're away getting engaged isn't the best omen for plain sailing when it comes to wedding planning!

Then having to use your third choice of property for bridal prep - grrrrrr

Rain on the morning of your wedding, a December wedding, with the shortest days of the year - ARGGHHHHH

But did it matter??


This wedding was awesome, a day packed full of love, joy, a few tears and much much frivolity, we even had a rainbow!!

Cripps Barn is an awesome Cotswold wedding venue, tucked away in the Gloucestershire countryside

An 18th century stone barn, oozing charm and warmth, simply ace!!


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I am actually good

Can't help it if we're tilted

I am actually good

Can't help it if we're tilted

Laid-back Cotswolds Wedding Photography

If you want to cut straight to the chase, then here's a video slideshow, turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy

Candid, unposed, documentary wedding photographer

Or if you prefer to pour over the individual images then here you go!

So, Angharad had to find not, not two but three different places to get ready in the morning of her wedding at Cripps Barn. With others being taken off the rental market or refurbished it proved trickier thank you might have though! But all was well in the end with MANY bridesmaids, parents, brother, a Bride (of course!), hairdresser, makeup artist and a few other people all packed in to the cottage

It's lovely with different members of the wedding party get involved and this was a particularly musical bunch.

The partner of one of the bridesmaids was playing keyboards for the ceremony and arrival but OH NO, calamity, he got the venue and realised that a vital power cable had been left behind in Worcester, a two hour round trip


I found out about this when his partner was tracking is progress on her iPhone, nervously confident that he's make it it time but reluctant to tell the bride until was on the return leg, cable safely retrieved

(For the record, it was all fine, phew!!)

Bridesmaid having a drink during wedding prep at Cripps barn

Bride greeting one of bridesmaids during prep at Cotswolds wedding

Bridesmaids getting ready before Cripps Barn wedding

I mentioned there were showers in the morning, not ideal for a winter wedding where daylight is limited. But, the rain stopped and as the sun came out, whilst I made the short drive to the venue, we had a rainbow!!!

Looking around the corner at bridesmaids waiting to make the entrance at Cripps barn December wedding

I can't say I remember a wedding where the Groom was walked down the aisle as well as the Bride (by his Mum), but I think it's a lovely addition to the day.

More please!!

Bride laughing as she walks down the aisle at Cripps Barn for her winter wedding

After the ceremony, Angharad & Dan wanted to make the short drive to Bibury. Even if you've never heard the name you'll probably recognise it, in particular Arlington Row. It's been used in movies and TV including Bridget Jones's Diary. It is the quintessential English picture postcard scene, so perhaps not surprising that it's popular with tourists!!

They'd been warned by the venue that it can be overrun with tourists, lots of coach parties all keen to see this little corner of the Cotswolds

Maybe because it was December, perhaps because it was a weekday or it could have been because of the weather in the morning, but when we got there it was remarkably quiet. Perfect for the newlyweds to have a wander around this idyllic hamlet we were heading back to the car...what should arrive in the car park......but two coach loads of Japanese tourists!!

I think it made their day, getting to see a bona fide British couple in such a pretty place!!

And Christmas-tree-gate?!

Well, it was a December wedding...and no Christmas tree :-(

But fortunately the venue called in a favour and made sure there was a perfectly decorated tree there for the day!!

Here are some of the fab suppliers and vendors that Angharad & Dan used for their wedding

Dress from Wedding World in Shropshire and by Justin Alexander

Hair & Make up by Sarah Russell Hair & Makeup Artist

Florals by AQUA wedding flowers and events

Band Tritts and the Numbers Band and booked through Alive Network

Catering by Cripps & Co

Of course, if you'd like to have a chat about your wedding photography then please get in touch!!

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