ecstatic bride and groom holding hands against a backdrop of green leaves

 Cripps Barn, Bibury, UK

Caroline and Marcel were married at Cripps Barn, a Cotswold stone barn set on its own in beautiful countryside near Bibury in Gloucestershire. It is most definitely one of my favourite barn wedding venues,  plus it’s local to where I live too which is always a bonus. In addition to the barn space there are outdoor fire pits, perfect for toasting marshmallows and lighting sparklers late into the evening.

Marcel is Swiss and they both now reside in Switzerland, but Caroline has strong family connections to the Cotswolds as it’d where she grew up. When I met up with them before the wedding in London for an engagement shoot it was evident these guys have an incredibly hectic work life. Caroline’s job takes her all over the world and she’s rarely in one country for any length of time! When we met up she had not long got off a flight and was staying in London for the day before her next travels took her onward to Thailand. I knew the little time she got to spend with family was really precious. That’s exactly what their wedding day was about- bringing family and friends together to celebrate with them. Here’s a selection of their images..

bright red roses against Cotswolds stone building

black and white wedding preparations list detail

busy bridal prep scene on morning of wedding

black and white softly lit wedding day image of bride in make up prep

creative and artistic wedding image taken during bridal prep stages

touching black and white portrait of bride laughing with mother

artistic and candid image of bride having her wedding dress laced up

naturally lit portait of happy bride in her wedding dress with window reflection

wedding detail photo of goodie bag on stone floor

groom and bride share moment outside in the Cotswold woodlands

bride and groom laugh with each other holding hands in front of stacked log pile

relaxed naturally lit portrait of bride and groom laughing in a forest of green

black and white portrait of a reading at the wedding ceremony

emotional bride wiping away tears at a heartfelt reading during wedding ceremony

the bride and groom being congratulated by relative at Cripps Barn Wedding

 bridesmaid and flower girl walking down the Cotswold stone paved aisle

celebratory moment of the first kiss at beautifully decorated Cripps Barn Wedding

outside view of Cripps Barn wedding venue in the Cotswolds

bride laughs hysterically outside with guests as they have a glass of champagne

black and white candid portrait of wedding guests enjoying the wedding champagne

portrait of young flower girl in pink dress playing outside with a bubble gun

fun natural portrait of wedding guests chatting at drinks reception

touching embrace between groom and best man

wedding guests enjoying playing classic garden games on lawn

fun images of wedding guest taking a photo on his mobile phone

full length portrait of bride enjoying solitude the garden picking flowers

bride and groom share a glass of champagne during their summers day wedding

bride and groom stood by old corrugated barns in the Cotswolds

fun portrait of four wedding chefs cheekily looking outside the windows

guests play fun party games at wedding during food service

candid image of wedding guests outside sharing a cigarette and a cup of tea

bride and groom playfully cut the wedding cake at Cripps Barn

full length view of back of the brides and bridesmaids wedding dress

bride and groom kiss on the driveway at Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire

romantic portrait of the bride and groom gazing into each others eyes playfully in a field

 romantic portrait of bride and groom embracing in fields at a Cripps Barn Wedding

flowergirl looks shocked at mesmerising lights at the wedding party

guests at the bar enjoying a drink

bride and groom kiss as the guests celebrate with sparklers at their Cripps Barn Wedding

guests and married couple celebrate with sparklers at Cripps Barn



Thinking of getting married at Cripps Barn in Bibury?  If you like the look of these Cripps Barn wedding photos I’d love to hear more about you, your wedding day plans and what you want from your Gloucestershire wedding photographer.