The Barn at Bury Court
Naomi & Chris
The Barn at Bury Court – Naomi and Chris’s Summertime Wedding
For regular readers of the blog you may recognize Naomi as one of the bridesmaids at Jennifer and Stevens wedding at Nonsuch Mansion last year. It’s a great compliment to be asked to photograph their wedding too!
Naomi and Chris’s wedding was mid May, just as the yellow fields were blooming and the heatwave was about to hit us with such force. Naomi and the girls chose Greywell House Hotel Dorking to get ready in. It’s a wonderful place to stay with lovely grounds and decor. It’s full of personal touches everywhere.
During prep Becky Sargeant from Beauty Call was the make up artist and did a fine job, with Naomi’s dress being from Alfred Angelo.
Chris also had a surprise for Naomi in the form of a necklace from Tiffany and Co!
Once we were finished I headed off to St Pauls Church in Dorking, (10 minutes away) which is a relatively new church with some features at the back which suggest it’s much older than it really is!
Naomi walked down the aisle to a piece of music her brother composed and it was the most beautiful, personal piece I’ve ever heard for this type of setting.
The ceremony was lovely and after the photos / confetti outside we made out way to The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham.
The Barn at Bury Court is easy to find with a Sat Nav and at this time of year involved driving through some LOVELY yellow fields of which I made a note for later on.
Now, a little warning about the photos in the yellow fields. This is Rapeseed and the yellow pollen comes off easily. If you want to have some shots in somewhere like this find the tractor tracks and stand amongst them.
Please don’t turn into Julie Andrews and go running into them as in the Sound of Music style because your dress will be ruined. You’ve been warned! x
The grounds in which the barn is situated are spectacular with well tended gardens and great views. The weather was a little spotty so umbrellas were handy to have nearby but hardly used other than in photos!
I had no problems at all working in there and I had lots of space to move around.
During the reception Naomi and Chris chose to have Bob Hooper, a Spanish Guitarist play via an amp for background music and we then vanished off with Owen from Vantastic who kindly offered to stay a little over time to drive us to those yellow fields in his VW Camper…. and I’m so glad we did.
Afterwards I freelanced, there were the speeches and first dance. The band that Naomi and Chris chose were called Rollercoaster who did an excellent job.
Then I left the Barn at Bury Court and made my way home! A lovely day.
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