Launcells Barton Wedding Photography
Lucia & Mark
Earlier this year was the wonderful wedding of Lucia & Mark, at Launcells Barton. This was my first visit for some Launcells Barton wedding photography, and knowing what Lucia and Mark had planned I drove up to north Cornwall very exited for the day ahead. Lucia and her bridesmaids were getting ready in the beautiful house. It was a lovely relaxed morning, and we could see people arriving for the ceremony, which would be held at the beautiful church just a short walk across the gardens.
One of the things I love about photographing weddings is documenting the personalities on the day, and the vicar for the service had that and then some! I couldn't help but smile when it came to walking down the aisle and he's singing (bellowing?) the words to 'here come's the bride'! It was a wonderful service and I was spoilt for choice with the big glass windows and space within the church to roam for photos.
Wedding Photographer at Launcells Barton
The sun was with us all day. With guests enjoying their canapés in the courtyard we slipped away and captured some portraits in the tree lined driveway before heading back inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches.
A wedding first for me was sitting on the back of a tractor trailer heading up to a nearby field for some photos at sunset, bouncing around the county lanes trying to get a steady shot of our journey was a lot of fun! We were blessed with some amazing light and Lucia and Mark made it so easy by just being themselves and smiling throughout. The sun dipped below the horizon and we headed back to the dance floor. It was a fantastic wedding day with some wonderful people. Thank you to Lara and Matthew, the owners of Launcells Barton, for being so helpful on the day. So here we are, some of my favourites from Lucia & Mark's Launcells Barton wedding...
"We are absolutely thrilled with the photos, you captured our special day perfectly."
- Lucia & Mark, wedding testimonial
Launcells Barton About the Wedding Venue
Found in the north of Cornwall, near Bude, Launcells Barton is a beautiful venue of carefully converted barns making for a secluded venue available for exclusive hire. You can start your bridal preparations in the gorgeous manor house, where from the big windows you can see the Mill Barn where you can hold your ceremony. Just down a short path you'll find the parish Church of St Swithin’s if you opt for a church wedding. The reception barn is a blank canvas for couples to input their own style into the day.
Tips for a Launcells Barton Wedding
From a photography perspective there are plenty of great locations for photos, and like Lucia & Mark the option to head up the hill for sunset shots makes for fantastic portraits. My favourite photo of the day may be in the spot of trees nearby the main barn. With later evening light diffused by the leaves it makes for a great portrait location. I've also written an entire guide about how to get the best wedding photos here.