Mr & Mrs Smith at the Tithe Barn, Symondsbury / by Daniel Bristow

This post has been a long time coming! I shot Heather and Chris's wedding at the beginning of July at the wonderful Tithe barn on Symondsbury Estate. 

Some of you will recognize this couple if you have read my blog recently as I shot their pre wedding shoot at the barn a couple of months ago. I touched on the fact that they have just opened a new restaurant, moved house and now have gotten married. So Well done on achieving three massively difficult tasks. There is a link to their new business at the bottom of the page, so if your near Bridport do go and check it out! 

Weather wasn't amazing on the day, it was just warm and hazy, with no real effort seen from the sun all day. None the less it made for a great day, and meant everyone remained comfortable through the day. 

We started with the bridal prep in a cottage next to the barn. With Kirsten Sare providing the make up for the day. She was great to work with and the finished makeup looked flawless and certainly lasted all day! 

Flowers for the day supplied by Alison Davies flowers. 

What started off as a chilled morning soon turned a little chaotic as time went on and we ended up being some time later than planned at the ceremony. With the Bridal party walking through the stunning gardens of the barn and then into the barn itself, down the Isle and then the ceremony began. Once this was done we headed back outside for everyone to grab a quick drink and greet the new couple. We then set up a great confetti shot leading up the path from the barn. Then onto the formalities of the group shots. By this point we were well behind schedule, so the brilliant guys at Dorset fine Dining agreed to push the food back a little, this allowed Heather, Chris and I time to go off for a little 15 minute walk and capture some shots in and around the grounds of the barn. Unfortunately not quite the same weather as the engagement shoot, but we still got some stunning images, with Colmers Hill and the wild flower beds providing some great focal points.  We then got back and everyone was ready seated for the speeches, which were fantastic, lots of great moments, and its always a pleasure to be part of these and get a real insight to the people I'm with. Food was amazing, My steak and ale pie went down incredibly well! 

Desert by 2 Chideok bakers, which looked great!

Then the remainder of the day took a very chilled out approach to it, with everyone just having a good time. Ryan one of the guests who's a great entertainer made a couple of games up for the late afternoon, which were a lot of fun to shoot with some really great candid moments. Then up to the cake cutting and first dance.  The cake made by the multi talented Amy Day, who is the Wedding coordinator for the barn weddings. She was at the wedding as a bridesmaid that day so it must have been nice to see the barn from the other side of the scale. I believe when I left she was dressed as a carrot, so must have had fun. And don't worry I'll keep those images under wraps..... For now. 

Now enough rambling on and time to show off this wonderful day!