Lapstone Barn Wedding Photography

Jo & Tom

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Our first wedding for 2020 took us down into the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.  Jo and Tom’s wedding was held at the rather lovely Lapstone Barn near Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.  It’s a converted barn which has seen many purposes during its history, but has been a dedicated weddings and event venue for a couple of years now.

Jo and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in Lapstone’s dedicated ‘getting ready’ area named The Hayloft.  To keep travelling to a minimum, Tom and the fellas opted to get ready a short drive away at the Eight Bells Inn in nearby Chipping Campden.  A wise choice, especially for a winter wedding when daylight hours are more limited!

Lapstone Barn is less than an hour away from us and we had a really lovely morning drive to Jo and Tom’s wedding.  The Cotswolds is a particularly lovely part of the country so on this day, travelling to work was really quite enjoyable!  This was a bitingly cold, but beautifully sunny winter’s day –  and it was also really quite windy!  Like with wet wearther, strong winds mean that we need to keep indoors a little more than usual.  So with that in mind, we did group photos inside the barn and had Jo and Tom out just long enough to get their couple photos done in the venue surroundings.  Jo’s veil put up a valiant effort against the Cotswold winds, but eventually gave up the struggle and wafted away across the car park just before we got back inside the venue 🙂

Lapstone Barn Wedding Photographers

All venues have their plus and minus points from a photographic perspective, but as a wedding photographer this is something that you just deal with. You seek out the good and ignore the bits that don’t work so well.  However our main impression of a wedding venue doesn’t come from the building or the surroundings – it’s from the staff –  and the team at Lapstone were simply terrific.  Friendly, efficient and flexible when needed – everyone knew what they were doing and did so really well.  We came away feeling like this was a place we would look forward to returning to.  And the food!  The food was absolutely lovely 🙂

A really big thank to you Jo and Tom for asking us to photograph their wedding.  We loved it and it was a great first wedding of the year for us. Enjoy the pictures…

Venue: Lapstone Barn, Cotswolds
Florals: Cotswold Blooms
Cake: Vanilla Pod Bakery
Jo’s dress: Justin Alexander from The Bridal Room, Broadway
Make-up: Christine Cara Make-Up
Men’s suits: Slaters

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Lapstone Barn wedding photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie.

Husband and wife photographers based in Worcestershire, creating natural and documentary images along with beautiful portraiture.

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