Cripps Barn Photography – Nic and Matt
Back in June, we shot Nic and Matt’s amazing wedding at Cripps Barn. There are so many reasons why we loved shooting Cripps Barn Wedding photography. It’s an amazing venue. If we had to pick three words to describe it we’d go with relaxed, rustic and idyllic. Nicola and Matthew always wanted to get married in the Cotswolds and said they just fell in love with Cripps Barn the second the saw it. From the images, you can see why!
Guests arrived on a coach from a nearby hotel where they were staying whilst Nic arrived in her uncle’s car with her dad. Nic looked amazing in her wedding dress with hair and makeup provided by MACH management.
The good weather meant that they could have the outdoor ceremony they wanted and they took their vows standing underneath the beautiful oak ceremony canopy in the glade. Nic and Matt booked a brilliant singer (Abi Sings) who sang a selection of their favourite songs during the ceremony and throughout the reception drinks.
The wedding reception was held in one of the beautiful oak beamed barns with sweeping flagstone floors, timber frames and a large open fireplace, it really gives you a ‘wow’ moment when you walk into it for the first time. The barn also has an open terrace with views over the awesome Cotswold countryside.
Decorations and flowers were kept low key and simply to tie in with the ambience with Nic and Matt just adding rustic stationery that complimented the venue perfectly. We loved the colour scheme of light grey for bridesmaid’s dresses and groomsmen’s ties with flowers all white and green foliage. Flowers were the creation of Go Wild Flowers giving a clean and fresh look that really showed the barn at its best.
The food provided by Cripps Barn was amazing and was one of the things Nic and Matt’s guests raved about the most on the day.
We love to see what people have done with their wedding cakes and Nic and Matt’s three tiers (one carrot, one salted caramel and one lemon drizzle) was a work of art and made sure there really was something for everyone. It was made by the Vanilla Pod Bakery.
The favours were scratch cards on the tables which was a fun idea though unfortunately didn’t produce any big wins!
Now, Nic and Matt knew exactly what they wanted for their evening reception and hired the band ‘The Indie Killers’ who literally had everybody up on the dancefloor. When a dancefloor is full of everyone from work colleagues to grandparents you know the band is good! Pizzas were bought around on platters and guests were free to roam between the barn and the gardens where the fire pit was lit. This wedding party was epic!
This lot partied so hard that when the music had to stop in the barn the Indie Killers continued playing out in the garden beside the fire. Needless to say, the wedding party was Nic and Matt’s favourite part of the day.
At the end of the night, guests got back onto the coach to go back to the hotel and the party continued on the coach. Nic is still feeling sorry for the driver!
An epic wedding full of fun. We loved shooting Nic and Matt’s day. Congratulations you two and well done for arranging such an awesome wedding that your friends and family will never forget.
We’ll leave the last word to Nic and Matt – This is what they had to say about working with us.
“We would highly recommend Ash and Mick to anyone. We met them at a friend’s wedding and Mick got the best picture of me and Matt we’d ever seen so we had to have them for our own wedding. We enjoyed getting to know them whilst in Paris doing our pre-wedding shoot, thankfully we didn’t die while standing in the middle of the road by Arc de Triomphe, but was very funny! Even passers-by commented on how lovely it was to have pictures there. When you guys showed up at the house the morning of the wedding it was just lovely to see you both again and you made us feel at ease for our pictures! Thank you guys!!”
Venue: Cripps Barn www.crippsbarn.com
Hair and Makeup (bride and bridesmaids) MACH management www.machmanagement.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS www.asos.com
Flower: Go Wild Flowers www.gowildflowers.com
Singer Abi Sings www.warble-entertainment.com/abi-sings
Groom and Groomsmen suits: Anthony Formal Wear www.anthonyformalwear.co.uk
Cake: Vanilla Pod Bakery www.vanillapodbakery.com
Transport: Alex Cars www.alexcars.co.uk
Band: The Indie Killers www.theindiekillers.com/