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Combe Manor Barns wedding – Hannah and Phil

As a Berkshire wedding photographer, I love nothing more than sharing with you the beautiful weddings and happy memories that I have had the pleasure of capturing over the years.

So, I wanted to start off 2020 by bringing you one of my favourite weddings from last year – Hannah and Phil’s springtime Combe Manor Barns wedding!


Berkshire barn wedding in beautiful countryside

Hannah and Phil had their big day at Combe Manor Barns, which is on the outskirts of Hungerford, on 20th April. Being a Newbury wedding photographer, I am lucky to have captured a few weddings at this venue, but this day was particularly fun to shoot!

I don’t know about you, but I think there is something special about a spring wedding, especially when the sun is shining. And boy, did the sun shine bright on their day! You would be forgiven for thinking it was the middle of summer, it was that glorious.

I started the day at Hannah’s mum’s house where the bride was getting ready with her gaggle of bridesmaids. I say gaggle, because this lucky girl had no less than 13 bridesmaids and flower girls by her side as she walked down the aisle!

Once the bridal party were ready, we hot-footed it over to Combe Manor Barns and were fortunate enough to be able to take some stunning shots inside the manor house itself before the ceremony. Hannah looked incredible in her (designer?) long sleeved lace gown, and these particular photos are testament to how fabulous she looked.


A quaint church ceremony

Hannah and Phil weren’t actually getting hitched at Combe Manor Barns, but instead at the very quaint 12th century St Swithun Church Combe, which was a mere 50 yards away – perfect! This gorgeous little church looked fantastic decked out in their yellow colour scheme and even in such a small chapel, it felt like they had brought the sunshine inside.

After a heartfelt ceremony, guests were welcomed back to Combe Manor Barns with canapés on the lawn and treated to a champagne wall, no less! As you can imagine, that went down a storm.

Fast forward to a delicious wedding breakfast and some brilliant speeches including some particularly sweet words from Phil, the party truly got started later in the evening and you could tell the guests were having the time of their lives – all thanks to the happy couple!


It’s all in the detail

Can we talk about all the gorgeous details? From the wood stump and floral table centrepieces and daffodil plant pot table plan, to the floral bar and hay bales everywhere, Hannah and Phil absolutely nailed the spring theme and included so many sweet touches.

They even had an Easter cake and a table full of chocolate treats for their guests to enjoy!



Fun filled, family wedding

Tucked away in picturesque, rolling countryside, the location of Combe Manor Barn is just made for stunning couples shots. I snuck Hannah and Phil away from their guests for a little shoot against the many perfect backdrops the venue has to offer, and I must say the pictures turned out beautifully.

Hannah and Phil are such a lovely couple – they didn’t stop smiling and their day was filled with pure love and laughter. You can just tell how much they love each other which was so enjoyable to capture.  They also have three gorgeous children who truly stole the show. Just look at the some of the family shots below and you’ll see what I mean! *heart eyes*


Don’t I know you from somewhere?

As you browse the happy couple’s gallery, some of you might be thinking that you recognise the lovely Hannah. She has a pretty cool claim to fame – can you guess what it is?

Hannah and Phil’s Combe Manor Barns wedding was just fantastic, and I was so honoured to be chosen as their Newbury wedding photographer for their big day. If you are looking for a Combe Manor Barns wedding photographer or Berkshire wedding photography then get in touch!

Want to see more of this beautiful wedding day? Sure you do! Keep scrolling to see Hannah and Phil’s Combe Manor Barns wedding gallery.







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