Stone Barn Wedding Photography
Cripps Stone Barn is a combination of a stone barn with a Dutch barn attached to the front. The Dutch barn with it’s patina gives it a really unique, post industrial look. Stone Barn is beautifully set in glorious Cotswolds countryside near Aldsworth, Gloucestershire. Its isolated position means that your privacy is guaranteed. Cripps Stone Barn wedding photography is a gift. On a sunny day the countryside makes a beautiful backdrop and there are lanes and fields to spread out in. On a rainy day the barn is large enough and has plenty of interest and light to make amazing images indoors. In the evening the firebowls are lit outside and you can light sparklers and toast marshmallows or just chill out and relax after an incredible day. There is even camping available in in the field nearby.
It has separate spaces for the ceremony/dancing and bar/wedding breakfast. The split level Dutch barn contains the dining area and kitchen with its enormous and spectacular barbeque. The lower level dining area extends into a conservatory which makes the whole place very light and airy, unusual for a barn. Clearly for a venue centred around a large kitchen the food is something Cripps are justifiably proud of. There are whole barbequed lambs, steaks or rotisserie chicken, served in a the style of a feast direct to the tables.
We love Stone Barn, it’s one of our favourite venues as Cotswolds wedding photographers. We are often asked what our favourite venues are and the answer is always the same. It’s about the people. The staff here are very welcoming and will look after you all day. You can contact them on 01285 721909 or email email@example.com
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Greg & Rhian
Greg & Rhian were married at the Stone Barn on a beautiful September day. They had hired a vintage red double decker bus to pick up all their guests from nearby Burford and bring them to the venue. Rhian and her bridesmaids had started the day with the bridal preparations at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Northleach and she travelled the short distance to the Stone Barn in the car with her father.
The couple had chosen the stunning Stone Barn for it’s location, having family and friends coming from Yorkshire, Surrey and the South West. Greg & Rhian loved the fact that there was a distinct space for the ceremony in the main barn, along with the light and airy Dutch barn for the wedding breakfast. Flowers were the main choice of decoration on the day for Greg & Rhian. There were two huge hanging spheres in the stone barn where the ceremony took place and milk churns full of flowers either side of the registrar. In the Dutch barn there was a stack of vintage crates absolutely overflowing with flowers as well as filled crates on the tables and vintage birdcages full of flowers were hung from the ceiling. The light that floods into the barn with all the decorations and flowers is truly beautiful.
Late Summer wedding
Unusually for a wedding venue, the rose petal confetti was thrown inside – we’re not sure why, although given that it was quite a blustery day it seemed a really good idea. Greg & Rhian walked down a tunnel made by their wedding guests which meant we were able to get some great photos with the lights twinkling overhead in the Dutch barn. Before the wedding breakfast guests relaxed outside to the string quartet who had also played during the ceremony. This enabled us to get some wonderful photographs of the couple and their guests having a great time, while also capturing all the detail that had gone into the decorations, table plans, cake and table settings. Rhian’s sister (and bridesmaid) had made their cake in the same birdcage theme they had used throughout the day.
After the wedding breakfast came the speeches, we think the Best Man just about stole the show. We took Rhian & Greg off for some portraits before the sun set and the celebrations moved on into the evening. The Stone Barn looks as fantastic when it is lit up at night as it does during the day, and the first dance took place to the band ‘The Zuzu Men’ – with Greg sweeping his new wife around the dance floor.
For the evening, sparklers were placed outside next to the fire pits along with huge jars of marshmallows for guests to toast on the fire.
Rhian & Greg told us we were the perfect choice for them because of our relaxed documentary style and here are a few of our favourite moments.
Ged & Mel
Ged & Mel chose a gorgeous November day for their Cotswolds wedding. It was a great excuse to have an ultimate weekend with family and friends. Stone Barn was the 3rd venue that they looked at and they loved it so much they cancelled all the other viewings and booked it there and then.
Being big fans of Midsomer Murders they loved the rustic charm of the Cotswolds when choosing their wedding venue. Ged got ready at the New Inn while Mel and the boys had one of the beautiful cottages for their prep. It was a short walk from the cottage to the pub for a quick pint before everyone headed off to the barn for the ceremony.
Ged & Mel had a very unusual cake made of 218 Krispy Kreme doughnuts. It was more popular than the bride with guests asking Ged to stand aside while they took pictures with it. The food was one of the reasons that they chose Stone Barn. Each table had a carver kitted out with an apron and a chef’s hat. It was a great ice breaker for people who didn’t know each other. Being November the weather closed in during the evening. The party was uninterrupted by the storms outside and the Electric Soul Club carried the party into the night.
Lauren & Mike
Lauren & Mike were married at Stone Barn on a glorious May day. A spring wedding at Stone Barn is perfect when everything is bursting into life. It seems that the summer of 2018 is never ending and we’ve been so lucky this year with all the incredible couples that we’ve photographed. Everyone can be outside for the day – which is a bummer for the band who have to play to an empty barn – and on into the warm evening. As we left Lauren and Mike were outside taking a few minutes to themselves. Taking a few minutes away from everyone is something that every couple advises. It helps to remember your day and to spend some time together. Of course it didn’t last with guests soon finding them and wanting to congratulate them but we got a beautiful shot as we left with the sun going down.