Back at the start of April I made my first ever visit to Old Gore Barn at Fosse Cross, near Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds for Sarah and Freddie’s wonderful wedding. The newly renovated barn only opened in August last year but is already up running like a smoothly oiled machine. The venue which has been established by Yard Space Events, is being run by the duo behind the street food brand Baz & Fred. The venue aims to offer a more laid back wedding day with the emphasis on a street food inspired wedding breakfast cooked over their massive outdoor BBQs.
I met with Sarah and the rest of the bridal party at an Airbnb which the girls were using for their bridal prep. Hair and makeup was being handled by the amazing Anna White who made sure that the girls looked their beautiful best. As the ceremony approached Sarah slipped into her stunning vintage inspired wedding dress before heading off to meet her husband to be at Old Gore Barn.
The ceremony, which took place in the beautifully restored main barn, was a wonderful affair. The couple married under an arbour, built by Freddie, in front of their closest friends and family. Musical accompaniment for the proceedings was provided by Michael Godley who serenaded the happy couple and their guests with a some stunning virtuoso acoustic guitar playing. With the vows completed and rings exchanged everyone then headed outside to congratulate the bride and groom whist the drinks reception was served.
For the wedding breakfast a taste of Mexico was rustled up by the Old Gore Barn kitchen wizards as platters of terrific tacos were served. There was a halt in proceeding before the desert as it was Grand National weekend. The stakes were high for the guests as instead of being given a traditional wedding favour, each of them was given a bet on a horse in the big race. With the winner being the 50-1 Noble Yeats those lucky enough to have a winning ticket had an extra reason to celebrate this special day!
As the evening reception kicked off the band Jax and the Jukebox got the dancefloor rocking with a mix of pop, rock, soul, funk and indie tunes from the 60s to the present day. When the band took their mid set interval some of the guests (including the groom) jumped on the mics and treated everyone to a karaoke singalong before the sparklers were ignited outside.
I’m now going to sign off, but before I do, I must say a massive thank you to Sarah and Freddie for having me along to be their Old Gore Barn wedding photographer, it was a real pleasure to have been a part of such a great day. Here’s 50 photos to give you a sneak peek into their stunning Cotswolds wedding . . .