I had the pleasure of photographing Kathy and Lisa's wedding which was the first to be hosted at Hanbury Wedding Barn.
The team decided to host the first wedding only 7 months after the work had started and they nailed it on so many levels!
Even though there are a few things to tickle up such as outside landscaping, the team plan to have everything in place for the next wedding this month.
I started the day at the Hilton Hotel, only 5 minutes away, situated in St George's park which is the home of the England football team for the two bridal preparations (separate rooms!)
Kathy made her way to Hanbury to get dressed and add the final touches while Lisa stayed at the hotel.
The humanist ceremony was conducted by Kathy's sister who confessed on the day that she didn't realise what she had to do before agreeing to do it. She had never done one before!
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Inside Hanbury Wedding Barn
At the time of the wedding, the venue's construction was nearly finished with a few details to tickle up. Despite this, the inside is simply gorgeous. Classy with a touch of rustic and plenty of natural light.
The Bridal Prep Room
The Bridal prep room is spacious, filled with natural light (which will definitely please your make up artist and photographer).
On one side there are 4 high chairs with mirrors and lights for make up and hair plus a bathroom with a shower. There is also a sitting area with a coffee and tea station or if you prefer, there is a fridge to keep your fizz chilled.
The Ceremony Room
The ceremony room is just stunning. The mix of exposed bricks, oak beams and stones on the floor is a perfect combination of materials for a classy rustic look. The end of the room has an elevated floor to make sure every guest gets a good view on the happy couple. Natural light enters from both sides of the room as well as the ceiling.
The Breakfast Room
The breakfast room is built and decorated in the same style as the ceremony room with exposed brickwork and oak beams.
At a later date, a bigger breakfast room will be added and this will only be used for the evening do.