Scarlett and Gareth's Rivington Hall Barn Wedding
I'd only ever heard good things about Rivington Hall Barn so was obviously made up when I finally got the chance to work there and capture Scarlett and Gareth's wedding photography.
The barn is a grade II listed building which is beautifully surrounded by open fields and woodland. The interior of the barn itself is packed with character and original features including Saxon beams.
Rainy English Wedding
Scarlett and Gareth got married in the beautiful English summertime, which here in the North West usually includes the odd downpour. Well we were certainly in for a treat from Mother Nature as she threw plenty of rain at us for the most part of the day. I tell all of my couples that they shouldn't worry about the weather on their wedding day. It is the one element they have literally no control over. If you plan for it (and maybe even expect it a little) then this can avoid disappointment if and when it happens.
If I was going to shoot a rainy wedding I'm glad it was that of Gareth and Scarlett as their relaxed and chilled attitudes and approach to everything made the fact hat it rained no problem at all. They rocked the brollies, Scarlett threw on her Converse and everyone just cracked on and had an awesome day. After the initial downpour after the church service there were plenty of breaks in the rain which allowed us to get out and enjoy the stunning grounds at Rivington Hall Barn. Our patience also paid off and gifted us with a sunset late on the day. Scarlett didn't complain once that her dress got a bit wet.
Summer Wedding at St. Chads Church and Rivington Hall Barn
The morning of the wedding, for me, was spent hanging out with Scarlett and her Bridesmaids while they got themselves ready for the day ahead. After leaving them I shot off to meet Gareth, his Groomsmen and some of their guests at the Old Town Hall in Poulton, just outside St. Chads Church. It was a quick dash, under brollies to the church for their wedding ceremony.
After a beautiful ceremony and a quick visit from their soaking dogs we all head off to Rivington Hall Barn to get started with the celebrations. Gareth and Scarlett arrived ahead of their guests so we nipped off for a quick 10 minutes to get a few portraits while their guests arrived and the rain had stopped.
The rest of the day was packed with drinking, garden games, brilliant speeches and serious amounts of dancing thanks to the brilliant Twenty Somethings party band! I loved being Gareth and Scarlett's Rivington Hall Barn wedding photographer and cannot wait to be back there soon.