As I arrived at Caswell House the morning of the wedding I knew it was going to be a wonderful spring day. As a Cotswolds wedding photographer I’m so lucky to be able to work at venues like this. The sun was already shining and the countryside barn venue looked spectacular as the bride and her bridesmaids sipped champagne and giggled while getting ready. The best man arrived with a gift for the bride, from her groom. Her smile lit up the room as she opened the little blue box to reveal an elegant silver Tiffany bracelet.

As the bride stepped into her gorgeous long sleeved lace wedding dress, surrounded by her mother and bridesmaids there was laughter all around as a pair of scissors appeared in order to deal with the hanging loops which were getting in the way. Great care was taken not to cut any part that was needed!

The bride slipped on her silver jewel encrusted Manolo Blahnik’s and her mother shed a tear as she placed the veil onto her daughter’s shiny blond hair, the same veil she had worn on her own wedding day.

The bride looked relaxed and confident as she made the short walk across the court yard to the main barn, where the groom and their family and friends were waiting. A string quartet played as the bride and her father walked slowly down the aisle, all eyes were on the stunning bride. When the registrar announced the new husband and wife the room erupted in to applause.

After the drinks reception in the pristine court yard I was lucky enough to borrow the happy couple for some bride and groom portraits, the relaxed countryside location made for some gorgeously natural backdrops. A pretty bridge over a river made a particularly lovely location, made perfect by 4 white ducks swimming under the bridge at the perfect moment.

The new happy couple and their guests danced their way into the night, such a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and romance. Congratulations to a fantastic couple on a fantastic day.

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