"Hi Dasha! The photographs are so beautiful and so us! I feel like I could look at them over and over again. You did such a beautiful job, so thank you so much. I wish we could get married again so we could hire you all over again too! I will continue to enjoy your work on instagram :)" ~ Jenna & Ross

bride and groom wedding portrait in Bibury, Cotswolds

Winter wedding at Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds, UK.

Jenna and Ross got married and had their reception at Cripps Barn - beautiful barn wedding venue located in the heart of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. Cripps Barn is a lovely old Cotswold stone barn set in the countryside near picturesque village of Bibury. Jenna is American and the couple really wanted all the American guests to get a true taste of English countryside, which is why they chose Cripps Barn for their wedding. 

Jenna and Ross wanted to create a cosy atmosphere and rustic but modern decor to match the setting of an old barn. Honeysuckle Flower Co. created gorgeous bridal bouquets and arrangements for the venue including marsala ranunculus, white roses and lots of green foliage. The couple's humanist ceremony took place inside the barn in front of the big fire, and there were large bonfires lit in the evening for guests to toast marshmallows over and make S'mores. The bride and groom made Piccallili as wedding favours, which is not something you find easily in the US. It was a big labour of love and added another personal touch to the wedding. 

Jenna and Ross wrote their ceremony together and incorporated religious and cultural aspects of Judaism as well as non-religious readings they both loved. By getting legally married in advance it also meant the couple could have someone they know officiate the wedding. They involved a good family friend and had various friends participate throughout the ceremony culminating in the Jewish tradition of the smashing of the glass, which the groom was particularly keen to break from the first time! The ceremony was unique and perfectly represented Jenna and Ross as a couple. There were a few happy tears and lots of laughter too. 

I really enjoyed photographing Ross and Jenna's winter Cripps Barn wedding. They were such a great company and really made my job super easy during portrait time getting excited about the beautiful golden light we had on the day, beautiful clouds and gorgeous sunset. To my wonderful couple - it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your very special wedding! Wishing you all the happiness for many years to come :) x

Cripps Barn wedding photos in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.