Following Jemma and Jamie’s Kingston Country Courtyard wedding ceremony they had their wedding reception in the stone barn. I love barn weddings, they have a wonderful rustic vibe and so much charm, setting a lovely atmosphere for a county wedding.
The couple, their friends and family had all put in allot of hard work to prepare the wedding reception, making DIY wedding decorations and all the wonderful food. The scrumptiously looking chocolate wedding cake was made by Rachel from Blissfully Vintage. The wedding speeches had an ideal mix of good humour and sentiment with some fantastic reactions from the newlyweds and guests. Late afternoon everyone was able to enjoy the sunshine and Purbeck ice cream.
Although this was of course a wedding reception, it actually felt more like a mini folk festival. The groom, bestman, the groom’s father and many other guests are all musicians. So there was lots of live acoustic music, a musical extravaganza! The couples first dance was a mixture of music genres, the first track was “Made up love song #43” by the Guillemots which was mixed into “Out of Space” by the Prodigy. Near the end of the first track the couple waved to their guests to come and join in. If you know or listen to those two tracks, you can get a sense of the reaction and how everyone danced.
Jamie and his bestman were first up to perform after the first dance. The celebration and dancing continued late into the night. I left as Jemma and her mom were having lots of fun on the dance floor.
This entire wedding was beautifully relaxed, informal and fun, just like the couple. A wonderful musical extravaganza, a very unique wedding and fabulous barn dance. Perfect day!
Documentary wedding photography in Dorset
Here’s my favourite documentary wedding photography and portraits from this wonderful barn wedding:
Documentary wedding photography by Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill.