Hana and Alex’s Quintessential Surrey Gate Street Barn Wedding

Hana and Alex’s Gate Street Barn wedding was on a scorching bank holiday weekend. The morning of the wedding was spent getting ready in a little B’n’B. Spending the morning with Hana and her bridesmaids allowed me to capture the anticipation and excitement leading up to the ceremony. With gorgeous matching dressing gown robes, the girls had their hair and make up done. Alex had sent Hana a present on the morning of the wedding that had everyone welling up. Hana had thought about lots of beautiful details. She had personalised hangers to hold her gorgeous bridesmaids dresses from Coast and added a family heirloom to her bridal bouquet.

Before we knew it, the time had come to put the gorgeous Ronald Joyce dress. Despite a drama of a local street fair trying to stop the bride getting to the church in her car [something that could only happen in the Surrey countryside] the day was filled with so many laughs and love. The couple said ‘I Do’ at St. James Church in Shere, Surrey – which has been made famous by movies such as ‘The Wedding Date’ – a personal favourite of mine. It is beautiful and iconically British.

Flowers surrounded the entrance which were arranged by Hannah Martin Flowers, and with the baby blue hydrangeas and pink roses the flowers really captured the British summer vibe. After the ceremony, guests followed the newlyweds to Gate Street Barn where they were to have their reception.  After canapés and drinks, we set aside some time for the group photographs and followed the couple in for the wedding breakfast. Lots of Alex’s friends who attended the wedding he had known since school so there were some very funny moments during speeches.

The scorching day was met by a beautifully warm evening and we were able to slip away for some couples photographs at golden hour. Gate Street Barn has some beautiful areas to sneak away and spend some time alone together and we took great advantage of the gorgeous scenery. After roasting marshmallows on the fire and cutting the cake – which was made by one of the couples best friends – it was time for the first dance. Guests gathered in the main barn to witness the bride and groom re-creating the iconic Dirty Dancing routine as their routine. The evening entertainment Mowtown Gold bought everyone onto the dance floor and guests danced the night away.  I hope that you have have a lovely time perusing the images in my blog and I think it is safe to day that the couple had the time of their lives… sorry but a Dirty Dancing pun had to be done!

 

Bridal jewellery pre wedding photography

Coast bridesmaids dresses hanging

Close up bridal dress lace detail pre wedding photography

Ronald Joyce hanging bridal dress

Heirloom jewellery bridal prep

Bridesmaids wearing floral robes pre wedding photography

Elegant necklace pre wedding photography

Hannah Martin Flowers bridal bouquet

Hannah Martin Flowers

Bridesmaid with flower girl wearing floral robes pre wedding photography

Little girl plays hide and seek creative pre wedding photography

Lucy Alexander bridal make up pre wedding photography

Creative pre wedding photography

Navy blue bridesmaid pre wedding photography

Mum helping bride wedding morning prep

Lace bridal dress with buttons Ronald Joyce

Lace detailed Ronald Joyce dress with buttons

Elegant bridal hair by Lucy Alexander with flower detail

Coast bridesmaids with matching bracelets

Bride with bridesmaid pre wedding photography

Church wedding Surrey

Hannah Martin Flowers church wedding decor

Hannah Martin Flowers natural rustic wedding decor

Natural church wedding decor

Lilac Hannah Martin Flowers

Coast bridesmaids holding Hannah Martin Flowers

Elegant bride steps off vintage car

Coast bridesmaids walk with flower girl

Ronald Joyce bride walks with Father church wedding ceremony

Church wedding ceremony

Elegant church wedding portrait

Colourful confetti wedding portrait

Bridesmaid congratulates bride after wedding ceremony

Gate Street Barn wedding venue

Wedding sign Gate Street Barn

Rustic wedding table plan

Alice Michieli wedding cake

Mr and Mrs wedding cake decor by Alice Michieli

Elegant wedding cake with rose decor by Alice Michieli

Gate Street Barn wedding venue

Wedding table decor Gate Street Barn wedding

Elegant wedding table decor

Natural countryside wedding decor with bunting

Hannah Martin Flowers wedding table decor

Gate Street Barn outdoor wedding

Wedding guests enjoy sunshine

Wedding guests chat natural wedding photography

Just Jane Catering fish and chip cones

Ronald Joyce bride with pastel Coast bridesmaids

Bride with bridesmaids summer countryside wedding

Ronald Joyce bride with Coast bridesmaids holding bouquet

Fun wedding party line up

Groom with best man holding matching pocket watches

Countryside wedding with cows

Wedding guest smiling enjoying sunshine

Natural wedding photography

Natural countryside barn wedding with bunting

Natural bridesmaid listening during wedding speech Barn wedding

Fun wedding speech reactions

Coast bridesmaids raise champagne glass for toast

Surrey countryside garden with sunshine

Flowers close up nature photography

Signed surf board natural boho wedding

Elegant bride hugging flower girl countryside wedding

Intimate wedding portrait countryside barn wedding

Countryside wedding portrait

Ashworth & Bird groom with Ronald Joyce bride countryside portrait

Afternoon sunlight wedding portrait

Laughing natural bride wearing Mae Bridal Boutique Ronald Joyce

Ronald Joyce lace bride holding pastel Hannah Martin bouquet

Ronald Joyce bride with Hannah Martin bouquet with groom summer wedding

Bride holding Hannah Martin pastel bouquet

Natural wedding portrait with Ronald Joyce bride

Ashworth & Bird groom holding bridal dress

Wedding portrait Gate Street Barn

Groom kissing Ronald Joyce bride

Elegant Ronald Joyce bride with groom

Natural countryside wedding portrait

Elegant Ronald Joyce bride with Ashworth & Bird groom

Groom wearing navy blue suit with Ronald Joyce bride

Bride with groom cut wedding cake by Alice Michieli

Bride with groom take off shoes

Ronald Joyce bride with groom during first dance

Groom with bride hug after first dance

Wedding guests enjoy Motown Gold wedding entertainment

Coast pastel blue bridesmaids dancing

Natural wedding photography

Ronald Joyce bride with Coast bridesmaids fun dancing

Fun wedding dance floor with bunting

Summer wedding dance floor fun

 

Hana and Alex were fortunate enough to have their wedding on The English Wedding Blog

 

Check out the full wedding feature here!

 

 

If you want to check out more barn weddings, how about popping over to Aimee and Don’s gorgeous barn wedding at Spixworth Hall Cottages.

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