WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER COTSWOLDS
I love being a wedding photographer in the Cotswolds. There are so many beautiful venues to get married at and a wide variety to suit all tastes and budget.
The Cotswolds are an area of outstanding natural beauty situated on the borders of South Warwickshire, Worcestershire, West Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. They comprise of many beautiful villages and are famous for their honey coloured buildings made from limestone. The villages are quintessentially British with a mix of chocolate box cottages, beautiful country pubs, barns and and manor houses. No wonder they are a popular destination for weddings.
Bibury Wedding Venues
The Swan Hotel in Bibury is set right on the river. The views overlooking the plain are beautiful and it has it’s own private garden for photographs. Bibury is also home to the National Trust cottages – Arlington Row which were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. It is an architectural conservation area and very popular with visitors throughout the year.
Near to Bibury is another beautiful venue, Cripps Barn. This is a stone barn set right in the heart of the Cotswolds. It’s equally beautiful in Summer and Winter.
The Cotswolds are not only popular with weddings for local couples but also those from further afield, many travelling up from London to enjoy the glorious countryside only a couple of hours away. Having explored a few villages in the Cotswolds I can understand their popularity for a wedding. The warm, neutral, honey colours of the buildings contrasted against the green of the countryside make for a stunning backdrop to any Cotswold wedding. The Cotswolds even have their own romantic road – a tour of some of the more popular villages stretching from Cheltenham, up to Chipping Campden and back down through Stow on the Wold and Lower Slaughter. What a fantastic idea for a honeymoon, travelling through the beautiful countryside in a vintage car whilst stopping off at some fabulous places to stay.
Cotswold Barn Wedding
Personally I adore barn venues – I love the atmosphere they provide, I love that they are a blank canvas and need minimal transformation to look stunning. I also love the whole countryside surroundings that they are usually set in, that can be used for your photographs. Some of my favourites include Cripps Stone Barn, Hyde Barn and Oxleaze Barn.
The Slaughters Wedding Venues
Upper Slaughter is a beautiful little village set on the River Eye. Although small it houses an incredible wedding venue. The Lords of the Manor is a luxury hotel with a Michelin star Restaurant. It is intimate, beautiful and the service is exceptional.
A short way away is another incredible wedding venue, The Slaughters Manor House. A beautiful house set in it’s own stunning grounds, it’s also next door to St. Peter’s Church should you require a church ceremony.
Other venues include private houses such as Honeystone Manor or the impressive Sezincote.
As you can probably tell my heart really does belong to the countryside and to live so close to the Cotswolds is an absolute dream as a wedding photographer. If you are getting married in the Cotswolds and are looking for a photographer, please contact me for availability.