Hannah and Shaun held their wedding at The Olde Bell, Hurley, a picturesque village in Berkshire. The Olde Bell Hotel is a Grade II listed Coaching Inn steeped in history and character. The wedding ceremony and reception were held in the historic Tithe Barn with drinks in the Victorian Malthouse opposite, full of rooms oozing with character, a wedding photographer’s dream location.
Hannah and Shaun had been guests at one of my previous weddings at Danesfield House and had liked my relaxed style and how I naturally mixed with all the guests, so I was happy they had asked me to capture their wedding at this beautiful venue, so close to where I live in Henley on Thames.
I joined Hannah on the morning of the wedding at The Olde Bell, looking relaxed with her bridesmaids. Hannah’s creative background and attention to detail were evident throughout the day and she had designed all her wedding stationery, table plan and cake which added the extra personal touch to the day. I just loved her dress from Pure Couture bridal salon in Beaconsfield and her sparkly wedding shoes from Rainbow Club Wedding Shoes and she looked simply stunning as we headed downstairs from the Bridal Suite to the ceremony in the 16th Century Tithe Barn opposite the Inn.
I love flowers and was particularly impressed with the flowers at Hannah and Shaun’s wedding provided by Petals and Confetti , perfect rustic arrangements to suit a barn venue.
Shaun had made a grand entrance in a Lamborgini with his Best Man, and we had fun doing some informal shots with Shaun and his groomsmen in the street in front of the hotel.
After an emotional ceremony, we returned to the hotel for drinks and canapes in the Malt House and gardens. With so many photo spots around the gardens and inside the Library, Music Room and Oak Room we were spoilt for choice in their couple photographs. So much character inside the hotel, makes this a photographer’s dream location even if the sun is not shining on your wedding. If you are considering a Berkshire Barn wedding at The Olde Bell Hotel in Hurley, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I would love to return.