It’s been a while since I’ve blogged a Bury Court Wedding so I’m super excited to share with you some images from Nikki and Marks beautiful outdoor ceremony on a crazy warm day in May.
Bury Court is a lovely barn in Farnham, surrounded by fields with unbridled views across the Surrey countryside. The gardens are simply stunning with so many variations on style and feel.
The courtyard garden was designed by Piet Oudolf, an esteemed expert in perennial designs. The front garden has a chic minimalist design created by Christopher Bradley-Hole.
Bury Court barn can accommodate 160 guests for your ceremony and reception and is licensed for indoor and alfresco ceremonies. The indoor ceremony takes place in the barn which has a warm ambient feel. Alfresco ceremonies take place in the beautiful pergola set in one of the many gardens.
You can make your Bury Court wedding an overnight stay too, with 14 double bedrooms and a unique bridal suite available to hire.
Nikki and her bridesmaids prepared for her big day at Bury Court in their beautiful bridal suite. It’s super quirky in style which makes it all the more special. There is also lot’s of space in the conservatory areas which are a haven of natural light, ideal for hair and make up.
Nikki’s dress was simply stunning, slim fitting with gorgeous lace panelling, she looked incredible and Mark was sure to be emotional. Nikki’s Dad was overwhelmed with pride and emotion when he saw his daughter in her wedding dress. I truly never tire of these moments.
Mark and his groomsmen didn’t fail to impress. Wearing smart navy suits and twill waistcoats, with the addition of sun glasses too – which were much needed! We headed to the wood log storage area for pictures. In part because it was super shaded but it also provided the perfect backdrop for their suit colours.
Nikki and Mark choose to take their vows in the outdoor pergola. I’ve not photographed an outdoor wedding a Bury Court and was in for a pleasant surprise especially given the beautiful weather. A number of guests had come fully prepared for the mini heatwave, lots of fans and umbrellas.
Mark looked so proud watching Nikki walk up the aisle, these are beautiful moments to document. The ceremony was simple with a wonderful reading from Nikki’s maid of honour before the exchange of rings. Mark is quite reserved and not one for big public displays of affection so there first kiss and cute snuggle was definitely a moment to capture.
The afternoon reception was very chilled with guests taking shade from the sun. We decided not to do many of the family and couples pictures until a little later in the day allowing Nikki and Mark to bask in the sunshine but also the love from their family and friends.
Speeches were warm and heartfelt with some great stories from the best man of how much he disliked Mark when they met. This always makes me laugh and isn’t as uncommon as you think, and always gets a giggle.
With the sun moving around we took advantage of the cool patches for family pictures and couples portraits. The light at this time of day is just gorgeous and my absolute favourite.
After the cake cutting and first dance, the party moved outside for sparklers and some serious partying to Rudimental “Can you feel the Love” the perfect ending to a wonderful day.