Upton Barn Wedding Photography / Gemma & Jason

What can I say about this brilliant wedding day? Let me summarise...

  • Gemma & Jason, two wonderful people, check!
  • Upton Barn & Walled Garden, a super wedding venue, check!
  • A great set of guests and party atmosphere, check!
  • Amazing weather, check, almost!

Gemma and Jason travelled to Devon to hold their wedding at Upton Barn. Gemma, an event planner by trade, pieced together a brilliant day. I knew I was onto a winner when the preparations, held at the nearby lodges, had hip hop music vibes playing throughout.

The forecast was playing tricks with the ceremony plans. Plan A was to hold the ceremony in the lovely outside grounds, and a last minute call was made to keep the chairs outside. I made my way to the garden to capture arrivals, and all was looking well. Then of course, the heavens opened for Gemma's entrance. The ceremony was almost moved inside, but the guests made their support clear, outside we stood, in the rain. The look on Gemma's face said it all, despite the downpour, she was beaming smiles to see Jason at the end of the aisle.

The day continued in such spirit. So much laughter throughout. Not even a spilt drink on the wedding dress dampened the mood. Funny speeches, surprise musical numbers and great dancing, this wedding had it all, an absolute honour to photograph!


Lee Maxwell is a Devon wedding photographer available for weddings across the UK and abroad. Get in contact, say hello, and check availability. It would be great to hear from you.