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Herons Farm Barn Wedding in Pangbourne, Berkshire and Bridal Prep at the Elephant Hotel – Michael & Ceri
Last Summer we photographed Ceri and Michael’s wonderful wedding at Herons Farm in Pangbourne, Berkshire. We started the day at the Elephant Hotel in Pangbourne where I photographed Ceri’s bridal prep whilst Dom met up with Michael and his ushers for the groom prep.
We then drove the short distance to Herons Farm, a venue that we were starting to get pretty familiar with having shot 3 weddings previously (one of them being Dom’s own wedding a few years prior).
The ceremony took place in the beautifully decorated barn. A harpist played whilst Michael and the guests awaited the arrival of the bride and bridesmaids. After a beautiful ceremony we took Ceri and Michael to the woodland area of Herons Farm for a few romantic shots in nature before heading back to the barn for the wedding feast.
After the wedding dinner, guests signed up to take part in the rodeo whilst a cartoonist created caricatures.
In the evening a fantastic band got everyone to the dance floor, including Ceri’s 90 year old grandmother! Michael really cranked it up a gear, pulling some of the slickest dance moves Pangbourne had seen.
Alastair and Laura had their wedding ceremony in Bradfield College in Berkshire. Laura arrived at the Bradfield College in a vintage Triumph Gloria which looked great in the backdrop of the historic college grounds. After a beautiful ceremony the newly weds sped off in their vintage motor carriage having enjoyed greeting their guests and family before hand. The next stop was the rustic Herons Farm for the wedding reception, the exact same venue Dom Rosko had got married just 2 weeks before. Both myself and Rosko were able to make the most of the familiarity of the venue, allowing for some great shots of both Alastair and Laura and their guests. The rustic barn at Herons Farm was wonderfully decorated and after the guests had enjoyed their meals and the speeches the live band began to play whilst Laura and Alastair had their first dance as a married couple. To compliment the feel of the day Alastair and Laura asked us to edit the photos in a vintage style, a highly popular trend in wedding photography. We took a subtle approach to this as to not date the photos in years to come which both suited the photography and the overall tone of the day.