Small Cotswolds Wedding

Why I Love This Wedding Photo

Being a wedding photographer sometimes means that I have to shoot huge weddings with hundreds of guests. It also means I shoot weddings with a relatively average number of guests of anywhere between 100-150 guests. Sometimes it’s just an elopement with two people and some witnesses. I think I’ve found the sweet spot though. As Paul and Cecile’s Cotswolds Wedding Photographer I captured their intimate wedding at Barnsley House. The wedding venue is gorgeous and it subtly limits couples getting married to lower numbers. The maximum you can have for the ceremony is 100. Then for the indoor wedding reception the limit is 70 for wedding guests. They have an option to have an outdoor wedding marquee for up to a maximum of 120. SO these are Maximum numbers.

Having a limited wedding venue such as Barnsley House automatically creates a much more intimate atmosphere. One of the reasons I chose this photo for a “Why I Love This Photo” series entry. This particular Cotswolds Wedding Venue is one i’m really keen to go back to shoot at again. I have a couple of weddings booked in here over the next 12 months and I’m super excited. The grounds here on the boarders of the Cotswolds in Cirencester are just the perfect place for an English summer wedding.¬†You can find out more about how much I love being a Barnsley House Wedding Photographer on plenty of other pages on my website.

Moving onto the photo itself! I love this photo because it really represents the closeness and intimacy of the wedding venue. You cant see the venue, the atmosphere or anything else in the shot for sure. Though thats the point. Out on the grounds on one of the best outdoor wedding venues in the cotswolds. Everyone was surrounding each other in the English sun. People were hugging, telling each other stories, catching up and just generally enjoying each others company. Everywhere you look there are people just having a great time.