Barn wedding, Chelvey North Somerset

North Somerset Bristol candid natural wedding photographer

Lizzie & Marcus’ day was really special. They tied the knot at their family church in Chelvey near Nailsea and had their reception at home framed by the beautiful countryside of the family farm. Surrounded by the green beauty of the North Somerset countryside and the family farm’s animals, the barn served as a perfectly rustic wedding space.

After the ceremony, we made a stop at Nailsea court for some photos of the bride and groom walking in the grounds. Although now a private residence, we were very lucky to be able to visit Nailsea court thanks to a family connection. 


I love a good barn wedding and even better when it’s on the family farm. You can feel that connection means so much more to the bride and groom. Marcus being a keen cyclist meant that bikes took centre stage in the wedding décor alongside Lizzie’s love of classic books. With beautiful florals from The Floral Potager, Lizzie’s books made up the centre pieces. The bride’s brother created the table plan with original drawings from Lizzie’s favourite books.


Lizzie & Marcus had a traditional service in St Bridget’s Anglican church in Chelvey. The couple opted for very few photos of the ceremony preferring to experience it fully in the moment. This was the first time I’ve had this request and it definitely took a moment to register with my trigger-happy finger! However it was wonderful to enjoy the ceremony with my own eyes instead through the lens (just this one time).

This was a conversation we had prior to the wedding day. Knowing this going into the wedding meant I was prepared and knew what Lizzie & Marcus wanted. This is why it’s important to communicate your wants fully prior to the big day and to add all the details to my questionnaire. This means I can be where you want me to be on the day. I can prioritise what you want me to prioritise. Your priorities are my priorities! I may offer my suggestions and back the corner of the wedding day’s most emotive parts. But at the end of the day, it’s your day so make sure to share what’s important to you. We settled on a few photos of Lizzie coming down the aisle, signing the register and the newlyweds leaving the church. I am literally your cheerleader and will celebrate whatever bits you want me to!


The sunny day made for absolutely glorious photo opportunities. Natural moments of Lizzie & Marcus’ little guests running around enjoying the table and lawn games. And great light in the day means I got the thing all photographer’s covert; golden hour! We took a walk at sunset to get the dreamy portraits the newlyweds were after. 

Always ALWAYS schedule time on your day to come on a wander with me at golden hour. Its my absolute favourite point of the day once the pressure is off you both and you can take a little moment together. That being said, the impact of green space is not lost on me either. I really love the effect taking a walk in nature has on my couples. It really does inspire calm and natural moments that allows me to capture some really candid photos between you two. Seek it out as a priority!

The newlyweds finished off the party with karaoke & a silent disco in the barn. A perfect day! Congratulations Lizzie & Marcus✨

North Somerset Bristol candid natural wedding photographer

North Somerset Bristol candid natural wedding photographer


Flowers (bouquets, buttonholes & in the church): Verbena Floral Styling by Stephanie Eastwood Verbena Floral Styling | Wedding Flowers | Somerset, Bristol, Bath & Cotswolds.

Barn table flowers: arranged by bridal party from the flower farm – The Floral Potager Home | The Floral Potager | Somerset Florist & Flower Farm Wick Saint Lawrence.

Cake: Bride.

Caterer: Elaine’s Kitchen Caterer based in Blagdon near Bristol | Elaine’s Kitchen (

Dress: The White Collection The White Collection Bridal UK | Clevedon, UK Wedding Dress Shop.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos.

Makeup:Jade – South West Bridal Hair Make up HOME | South West Bridal (

Hair: Simone Bradley.

Shoes: Clarkes.

Jewellery: John Titchcome Titcombe Bespoke – John Titcombe Bespoke Jewellery.

Groom’s & groomsmen suits: M&S.

Stationary: Bride.

Planner: Bride and Groom.

Rentals (Ceremony/reception chairs, Tents, Furniture, etc): South West Events Wedding, Party, Catering Equipment & Furniture Hire in the South West (

Videographer: Jamie Foreman.

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