Stokes Farm Barn Wedding
Pip + Sam
I first met Pip & Sam on a cold Winters day in a cosy pub. They are two of the most unique and hilarious people I have met. They wanted a humble wedding, with a rustic feel, nothing too over the top, with family and freinds at the centre of the planning and creation. Their wedding photography was to capture the reality of their journey and the day, the guests, the laughs, some little details, most importantly the fun. To begin the journey we shot an ‘Engagement Shoot’ earlier in the year.
Pip and Sam decided on the humble venue of Stokes Farm. Stokes Farm is a family run rustic wedding venue in Berkshire, near Wokingham. It is a fully working farm, which is something I love, this sort of thing adds authenticity to a wedding venue, like a working vine yard or country house still lived in by the family. The centre piece of Stokes farm is the rustic Victorian barn with beatiful oak beams, and a neutral starting point/blank canvas for anyone to create something that suits them.
The Wedding Day
The warm late Summer sun blessed us all on the day. Pip decided to get ready at her family home. Her squad of bridesmaids were busy creating the flower arrangements and other little bits for the day. While the cat wasn’t showing off for the camera, I shot the fun, and slight nervousness in the air. After getting ready, it was time to head to Stokes Farm Barn for the all the important parts of the day. Sam & Pip said their vows with their friends & family, while the warm dry breeze gently blew through the barn.
After cold hand made cocktails and other treats to cool us all down, I joined Pip & Sam for a quiet walk around the area. It was the perfect evening for a walk, the air was warm, still & dry, the sound of crickets somewhere in the long grass. As we walked I shot the first moments Pip & Sam were together alone as Husband & wife.
Later that evening I was treated to some wicked dance moves from Pip. And a lesson in the right of passage for every dad at a wedding! Ties around the head. Legend!
A few of the resident animal freinds who live on Stokes Farm.
This is the main barn at Stokes Farm. It was made in the Victorian era from local Oak beams. The lower part of the barn in this picture is a great reception and cereomny area. The barn has an upper balacony area too, there is a bar up there so you can have a drink and watch over the party going on down on the lower floor.
I don’t like to steal couples from their guests on their day for long. Sam & Pip wanted a moment to spend some time by them selves (and with me haha!), so we went for a short walk around the local area and had a little explore.
It was a glorious Summer evening. Stokes Farm is located not too far from a nice tucked away location where we could take a stroll, the warm breeze blew through the leaves on the trees and the sound of crickets came out of the long grass.
I loved Pip & Sams chilled approach to the day. I love to shoot the genuine interaction between people.
Small rustic details create the vibe on your wedding day.Stokes Farm, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG405PR
Stokes Farm Barn is a lovely cosy and intimate veune. Great place to cut your wedding cake so all your guests can share the moment with you.
Sam & Pips day was a beautiful intiamte day, at the gorgous Stokes Farm Barn venue in Berkshire.
If there is something about Pip & Sams wedding photos that speaks to you, then I really wanna hear from you. You can use the link at the botto of this post to take you to the contact page and get in touch. I can’t wait to hear about your plans!
IF MY WORK CONNECTS WITH YOU & GIVES YOU THAT WARM FEELING
i wanna hear from you