Marlborough Wedding Photography – Nic & Jono, A Sneak Peek

The other Saturday I found myself heading to Wick Bottom Barn near Marlborough for a wedding. It’s a little way out of my ‘normal’ area but as Mrs Lord is from the area its my home from home. We met there 11 years ago now when I was working at a photographic studio in Savernake Forest & Becky was a picture framer. I worked with a great team there & one of the team I trained was Nicola. We stayed in touch over the years, mainly thanks to Facebook & Instagram & have seen her family grow with her boyfriend Jono & their gorgeous girls Willow & Lottie. I was really thrilled when Nic & Jono got in touch & asked me to photograph their wedding.nja-mlp35637-201They did the legal part of getting married on the Thursday in Marlborough & the day on Saturday included a humanist ceremony in front of their friends & family. Kiti & I both started at the barn & we captured some images of Jono finishing off getting ready & with his Best Man & Ushers before welcoming the guests.nja-mlp26693-36
nja-mlp35253-53 nja-mlp35228-45nja-mlp35314-88nja-mlp35320-91nja-mlp35347-101As their friends & families waited with an expectant groom, Nicola arrived in convoy with Willow, Lottie & the rest of the Bridal party. They gathered themselves together & made their way into the barn, with Nicola being given away by her very proud brother.nja-mlp35374-113 nja-mlp35381-115 nja-mlp35388-121It was a lovely service conducted by Jono’s step-brother John & Nicola & Jono made their way out to the congratulations of their loved ones.nja-mlp35416-147 nja-mlp35422-151 nja-mlp35426-154 nja-mlp35429-155 nja-mlp35433-158They had a really relaxed day & they mingled with their guests whilst drinking fabulous cocktails mixed by The Rovin’ Bar. Their younger guests (& some of the older guests!) had great fun on the bouncy castle & huge slide.nja-mlp35443-163 nja-mlp35463-170 nja-mlp35826-271 nja-mlp36006-322 nja-mlp35958-1 nja-mlp35994-319We took Nic & Jono off into the countryside to do some shots of the two of them before coming back to get the girls to do some shots of the four of them. I love the shots of the girls looking back over Mum & Dad’s shoulders.nja-mlp35677-217 nja-mlp35717-227 nja-mlp35764-240 nja-mlp36029-328 nja-mlp36067-340 nja-mlp36074-341 nja-mlp36053-334Before too long we brought Nicola & Jono back to their guests for the informal wedding breakfast in the barn. The guests were sat banquet-style at long trestle tables as they enjoyed delicious hog roast & slow roast brisket. After the gorgeous meal it was time for some great speeches with lots of laughter & tears.nja-mlp36128-354 nja-mlp36131-356 nja-mlp36140-363 nja-mlp36190-394 nja-mlp36160-376 nja-mlp36200-404Nicola & Jono were surrounded by their friends & families as they enjoyed their first dance before everyone joined them for a dance or two!

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Caroline & Phil, A Tythe Barn Wedding – Sneak Peek

Last week Kiti & I returned to one of our favourite venues The Tythe Barn, Launton to photograph the wedding of Caroline & Phil.005-CPM-MLP22179-5 006-CPM-MLP22181-6 007-CPM-MLP22183-7The sun was shining brightly as I made my way to The Nook, which is the Tythe Barn’s dedicated bridal preparation area. No need to get ready in a hotel room with not enough room or mirrors before then squishing you & your dress into the back of the car for the journey to the venue. The Nook is a beautiful space full of style & elegance & is a wonderful place for bridal preparations. It must also be a favourite of many a wedding photographer as it certainly adds to the getting ready shots with some fantastic backdrops & great lighting.011-CPM-MLP35330-11 035-CPM-MLP35393-35 041-CPM-MLP35418-41 048-CPM-MLP35442-48 052-CPM-MLP35458-52 054-CPM-MLP35466-54Whilst I was with the bride, Kiti was photographing the groom & guests arriving & all the details in the barn. Before long the guests were all seated & all were expectantly awaiting the arrival of the Bride.058-CPM-MLP22307-58 071-CPM-MLP22358-71 101-CPM-MLP35628-101After getting ready in the peace & calm of The Nook Caroline & her Dad made the short walk across the garden under the pergola to meet her groom in the barn.098-CPM-MLP35604-98 100-CPM-MLP35624-100 104-CPM-MLP35633-104 The ceremony was lovely & Caroline & Phil made their way out into the sunshine where they were soon joined by their friends & families.119-CPM-MLP22488-119 124-CPM-MLP35662-124 126-CPM-MLP35664-126 127-CPM-MLP35666-127 136-CPM-MLP35691-136As the guests mingled they enjoyed a beautiful trio of ice creams that certainly made the mouth water!

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We tore the guests away from their chatting & ice cream so we could do some group shots against the beautiful sandstone walls of the barns.

162-CPM-MLP35805-162 164-CPM-MLP35825-164 166-CPM-MLP35846-166We then took the opportunity to go out into the grounds of the barn to do some stylish bride & groom shots. It really is an honour to share the couples first few minutes of wedded life. We think it is a lovely to time for the bride & groom to take a few moments out of the craziness of the day. I am really pleased with the images we got of Caroline & Phil, the lovely summer sun added a certain je ne sais quoi to shots.186-CPM-MLP22650-186 197-CPM-MLP36004-196 205-CPM-MLP22712-205 212-CPM-MLP22777-213 217-CPM-MLP22823-218 222-CPM-MLP22874-223We made our way back to the barn & stopped off for a few more shots with Phil’s Dad’s VW Camper before Caroline & Phil joined their guests for a delicious afternoon tea.

234-CPM-MLP22946-235After some great speeches everyone mingled in garden playing giant jenga & croquet.

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341-CPM-MLP23266-342 343-CPM-MLP23273-344 345-CPM-MLP36552-346Soon they were joined on the dancefloor by some keen guests who were having great fun. There was a brief break in the dancing for some sparklers but then everyone got back to the dancing & we left them dancing the night away!352-CPM-MLP36598-353 362-CPM-MLP36642-363 363-CPM-MLP36644-364 368-CPM-MLP36719-369 377-CPM-MLP36799-378 380-CPM-MLP36818-381Congratulations, Caroline & Phil – Wishing you every happiness! We hope you enjoy your sneak peek


A Wedding at Notley Tythe Barn, Joanne & Geoff A Sneak Peek

You can plan every detail of your wedding but the one thing you have no control over is the weather. Just because you book a wedding in June doesn’t mean that you can guarantee back to back sunshine…..but when can we with the British weather?! Joanne & Geoff’s day was still full of sunny smiles & happiness despite the weather!JGF-ML-MLP15355-203We photographed their wedding at the lovely Notley Tythe Barn near Long Crendon. We captured images of the Groom, Best Man & guests mingling in the barn before they took their seats & awaited the arrival of the bride.JGF-ML-MLP14872-6 JGF-ML-MLP14883-13 JGF-ML-MLP14905-24 JGF-ML-MLP14906-25 JGF-ML-MLP14966-51We always take images of the rings before the service but Joanne & Geoff’s were beautifully made by our very talented friend Lisa Marie who is Designer Goldsmith. We love her work so much she made our engagement & wedding rings!JGF-ML-MLP26444-4Joanne looked beautiful when she arrived & there was barely a dry eye in the house as she walked down the aisle.JGF-ML-MLP14932-42 JGF-ML-MLP14946-45 JGF-ML-MLP14970-53 JGF-ML-MLP14976-56 JGF-ML-MLP14987-65The buttonholes, Brides & Bridesmaids bouquets & flowers were grown & arranged by the wonderful Rachel from Green & Gorgeous. They really were a wonderful mix of everything ‘June’ Love in the Mist, Poppies & Peonies.JGF-ML-MLP14901-20 JGF-ML-MLP14950-47 JGF-ML-MLP26462-12Mark has been doing some photography for Green & Gorgeous so we visited on the day before the wedding & captured some images of Rachel picking & arranging the beautiful flowers.GG-ML-MLP14431-1 GG-ML-MLP14538-2 GG-ML-MLP14631-3 GG-ML-MLP14677-4 GG-ML-MLP14748-5After a lovely service in the barn we photographed the group shots during the drinks reception before Joanne, Geoff & their guests were seated in the main barn for the wedding breakfast.JGF-ML-MLP14999-69 JGF-ML-MLP15006-75 JGF-ML-MLP26565-78 JGF-ML-MLP26569-80 JGF-ML-MLP15113-117 JGF-ML-MLP15143-122JGF-ML-MLP15197-151Due to the inclement weather meaning we couldn’t go outside for the shots of the Bride & Groom I returned the barn in the early evening. As I got back they were doing the speeches so I whipped the camera out & took a few of the laughs & emotions. I then took Joanne & Geoff outside for some shots of the two of them. We couldn’t go to far afield as the ground was so wet but I am really pleased with the images I took of them in the wonderful rural setting of the barn.JGF-ML-MLP15327-197 JGF-ML-MLP15344-201 JGF-ML-MLP15357-204 JGF-ML-MLP15406-212 JGF-ML-MLP15412-214 JGF-ML-MLP15472-223I left the couple enjoying the rest of their wedding day. We hope you enjoy your sneak peek Joanne & Geoff. Wishing you every happiness!

A Wedding at The Tythe Barn, Tegwen & Tim A Sneak Peek

So pleased as a wedding photographer when the summer finally arrives & the sun comes out. Kiti & I wound our way to the The Tythe Barn with sunglasses as well as smiles on our faces.TTS-KS-MLP23540-10We were there to photograph the wedding of Tegwen & Tim. Kiti started at the barn capturing the flowers, the outside space where the ceremony was to be held & the guests arriving.TTS-KS-MLP23516-7 TTS-KS-MLP23589-14 TTS-KS-MLP23610-18TTS-KS-MLP23617-19I made my way to The Nook where Tegwen, her family & bridesmaids were getting ready. The Nook is a wonderful secluded spot where the bridal party can get ready together in comfort & close proximity to the barn.TTS-ML-MLP35657-11 TTS-ML-MLP35725-27 TTS-ML-MLP35696-19The Nook is divided in to two main rooms – one side caters solely for the bride whilst the other room has been created to offer a large space for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, flower girl, page boy and so on.  Both rooms have been carefully thought out and the needs of the bride and her attendants have been considered at every stage.

TTS-ML-MLP35743-31Emotions on a wedding day run high & I love the moment when the Father of the Bride sees his daughter for the first time. It’s a really touching moment & I love the images I captured of Tegwen & her Dad.TTS-ML-MLP35773-36 TTS-ML-MLP35814-42By now the guests had gathered in front of the large oak doors in the sunshine & the expectant groom stood with his best man awaiting the arrival of his bride.TTS-ML-MLP35858-56Preceded by her bridesmaids Tegwen & Her Dad made their way through the wisteria arbour to meet her groom.TTS-KS-MLP23732-37
An outside ceremony is lovely, when the weather allows & added to the celebratory, relaxed feel of Tegwen & Tim’s wedding.TTS-ML-MLP35876-61 TTS-KS-MLP23765-41 TTS-ML-MLP35892-67 TTS-ML-MLP35932-83 TTS-KS-MLP23837-55After the lovely service the Bride & Groom made their way back through the arbour to a flurry of lavender & then joined their guests for a drinks reception in the garden. We did the group shots there with the barn as a backdrop before taking Tim & Tegwen away to do some shots of the two of them.TTS-KS-MLP24002-71 TTS-KS-MLP24163-78 TTS-KS-MLP24244-88 TTS-KS-MLP24329-98 TTS-ML-MLP36385-149There are some great places around the barn for shots, the folly, shepherds hut & tree lined driveway to name but a few. They even have this new vintage landcover that can be used as a drink station but is also a fab backdrop for your photos!TTS-ML-MLP36459-160We then made our way back to the barn to join their guests for the wedding breakfast in the wonderful vaulted space. TTS-ML-MLP36683-200 TTS-ML-MLP36691-203 TTS-ML-MLP36724-214 TTS-ML-MLP36745-221 TTS-ML-MLP36793-236 TTS-ML-MLP36834-247 TTS-ML-MLP36836-248 TTS-ML-MLP36867-257 TTS-ML-MLP36898-263After the speeches & cake cutting the guests spilled out onto the lawns with tea & coffee before they made their way inside to the dance floor. TTS-KS-MLP24813-141After Tegwen & Tim had their dance everyone joined them on the dance floor & they boogied the night away……TTS-KS-MLP24834-142 TTS-KS-MLP24895-144 TTS-KS-MLP24904-146 TTS-ML-MLP37078-293 TTS-ML-MLP37088-294Wishing you all the best Tegwen & Tim, we hope you enjoy your sneak peek!TTS-ML-MLP36480-164

Helen & Pete – A Sneak Peek

Recently Kiti & I were at the ‘Happily Ever After’ party for Helen & Pete.HPH-ML-LORD6093-18Helen & Pete were married earlier in the year in Florida & this evening was their chance to celebrate with their friends & family who weren’t at the wedding.


They held their party at one of our favourite venues The Tythe Barn, Launton. The Tythe Barn is a fabulous wedding venue but is also great for all sorts of other celebrations.

HPH-ML-LORD6745-176We started late afternoon by taking a Helen & Pete off for a few shots before their guests      arrived. The Tythe Barn has lovely grounds & we used the folly, shepherds hut & a lovely bench for some romantic shots of the two of them.HPH-ML-LORD6158-36 HPH-ML-LORD6171-38 HPH-ML-LORD6223-53 HPH-ML-LORD6249-60 Before long it was time for them to return to the barn to greet their guests.

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After a drinks reception & group shots in the garden it was time for everyone to take their seats to enjoy an English/American afternoon tea including American-style slider burgers & delicious scones with jam & clotted cream.


HPH-KS-IMG_5524-59It was now time for everyone to hit the dancefloor starting with the bride & groom & then they were joined by their guests.

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HPH-KS-IMG_5629-29 HPH-KS-IMG_5667-45 HPH-KS-IMG_5652-39 HPH-KS-IMG_5635-31When time came for Helen & Pete to leave their guests lined up & with a wave of sparklers the bride & groom made their way home.HPH-ML-LORD7189-274 HPH-ML-LORD7198-278We hope you enjoy your sneak peek Helen & Pete. Wishing you every happiness!