Set in the Northumbria’s countryside Healey Barn is a beautiful place for a wedding. Rustic barn venues have soared in popularity as they create a charming space full of character. The stone-walled barn is the perfect place for wedding photography. Katie and Dave chose to host their wedding ceremony and reception at this beautiful venue. We have curated a selection of our favourite wedding photos from this Healey Barn wedding.
Colourful Bridal Preparation Photos
Our day began with bridal preparation. This is such a special part of the wedding day where many lovely moments are captured. One of our favourite images from this part of the day was of Katie having her make up done. Shot in Shane’s bright and colourful signature style the bride looked stunning. Read our tips on getting the best bridal preparation photos. One of the most special moments during the morning has to be the first look photo! Katie’s Dad had such a lovely reaction to seeing his daughter ready to walk the aisle. As a wedding photographer, it’s so rewarding to be able to put these memories into photos.
Their ceremony was held in the magnificent barn with double height oak beamed ceilings. It’s a dramatic space to say your wedding vows. Katie and Dave had the space decorated with candles and a beautiful floral centrepiece. Barn venues are perfect for adding decorative flourishes to make the space your own.
Once officially pronounced as a married couple the party moved to the courtyard at Healey Barn. The newlyweds were welcomed with a cascade of confetti from their guests. Getting the perfect confetti shot is harder than it looks! We have put together some tips and advice to help you decide if you want to have confetti at your wedding. It’s fair to say that we love a confetti moment. One of Shane’s confetti photographs from this gay wedding in Manchester recently won an award.
Portraits At Healey Barn
Afterwards, Shane was able to take portraits with the couple. Healey Barn has some fantastic countryside vistas which look amazing in wedding photos. With miles of undisturbed country to work with the portraits were simply stunning. Whilst Katie and Dave were absolute naturals in front of the camera some of our couples can be a bit camera shy. We have produced a list of our tips for getting the best portraits. Wedding photography at Healey Barn isn’t limited to the gardens, there are miles of fields surrounding the property. Large green open spaces create an idyllic backdrop for pictures.
The newlyweds had their wedding breakfast in the stunning Oak Room at Healey Barn. Capturing the speeches is always a highlight of the day. Katie and David added a touch of fun to proceedings with some games which got everyone involved. We love when couples mix up traditions and make their wedding their own. A favourite photo from the speeches has to be the beautiful flower girl sitting by the top table. Children at weddings are always getting into all kinds of mischief which can make for great photos.
Now the more formal parts of the wedding day had passed the mood switched to party! Shane captured a great photo of the bride and her bridesmaids carrying a tray of shots which captures the spirit of the evening. There was a beautiful golden light at this point in the day – perfect for photos. The bride and groom accompanied by all their friends took off to the fields for photos. It was so nice to capture moments of everyone letting loose and messing around. Not all wedding photos have to be well thought out and formal. These spontaneous fun moments are priceless. The party then carried on into the night and Shane took some fantastic candid photos of guests dancing. A few some may regret but all in the spirit of an amazing day!
Katie and David chose brilliant suppliers to help with their special day. Please find their details below.
Bride’s Dress (Designer): Stephanie Allin
Groom’s Suit (Designer): Harris and Howard Bespoke
Bride’s Jewellery: Christopher James
Hair & Make-Up: Mink Studios
Flowers: Healey Flowers
Transportation: Executive Taxi’s
Healey Barn Wedding Photography
Information about Healey Barn’s wedding packages can be found on their website. To see more wedding photography from Healey Barn and other amazing venues be sure to view our portfolio page. We regularly update with recent work from real weddings. Another fantastic place to keep up to date with us is our Instagram page with lots of wedding inspiration.