Bashall Barn Wedding – Clitheroe Wedding Photographer

Relaxed Farm Wedding Venue in the Ribble Valley

If you fancy getting married in an informal, unique wedding venue, then Bashall Barn could be the one for you! There’s always a really nice, relaxed atmosphere here. The (recently extended) terrace, is perfect for taking in the stunning views over the Ribble Valley, as well as playing a few outdoor games!

Bashall Barn is an exclusive use wedding venue and last orders aren’t until 12:30 – I really like here! Oh, the food is really good and there’s an ice cream bar too 😉

Natural Documentary Wedding Photography

I’m passionate about capturing the atmosphere of your day and creating images that reflect that. This means that I rarely use flash anywhere other than the dance-floor. As soon as that flash goes off everyone knows you’re taking a photo. And once you add an additional light source, it changes the mood and atmosphere of the photo.

Therefore if you get married in a dramatic industrial venue like Victoria Warehouse, then your images should reflect that. Likewise, if you choose somewhere like Bashall Barn, with their floor-to-ceiling glass doors, flooding the rooms with natural light then that’s how your photos should look. Working with available, ambient light is really important for my wedding photography.

Kelly & Noel’s Lancashire Wedding

It was an absolute pleasure to be part of Kelly & Noel’s wedding. They involved their friends, family, and crammed a lot of their personalities into their day. There were so many little touches that all added up to create a down-to-earth, incredibly personal and welcoming atmosphere.

We’d spoken briefly on the phone before they decided I was the one for them, but as I’m based in North Wales, we didn’t get to meet until a little while later. We arranged a day for me to come up and meet them at the venue for a chat and a bit of a walkthrough of their plans. I remember leaving Bashall Barn that day and knowing they were going to be a great laugh!

Getting Ready at Sparth House Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors

I got such a warm welcome when I arrived in the morning. Kelly and her bridesmaids were all doing their own make-up, and Kelly had organised a close friend to do their hair. So everyone already knew each other well – the atmosphere in the room was electric! Everyone was so excited!

That doesn’t mean that there weren’t tears though… Because there were plenty! I’m sure Kelly’s Mum was crying before she even got into the room. And well after that, it was a bit of a chain reaction! Fortunately, they got it out of their system before they had finished their make-up.

Great Harwood, Church Wedding Ceremony

Kelly & Noel got married at Our Lady and Saint Hubert’s Catholic Church – which is one beautiful church. I arrived and met Noel, who was within the normal levels of anxiousness and excitement. The sun was shining and it was set to be a beautiful day.

They had a lovely ceremony and afterwards, they left in a shower of bubbles to avoid the church’s confetti clean up fee 😉

Bashall Barn Wedding Reception

Once all the guests were inside Bashall Barn, we snuck off through the car park to get a couple of photos just Kelly, Noel and Pendle Hill.
It was then time for the celebrations to begin! Sunshine, welcome drinks, canapés and mini skittles on the terrace, while one of their friends played the piano. It was perfect. Once the congratulations had died down a bit, we nipped around the corner for a few photos in the cowshed.

When it was time for the wedding breakfast, one guest per table discovered a personalised apron and a message waiting for them. They were responsible for playing host and dishing out the main course – a great big pie!

After the speeches, everyone moved through to the front bar for ice cream and disco dancing!

Munch Rock Bashall Barn Wedding Party!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I’m a big fan of live music. In my opinion, you can’t beat a band for getting the energy levels up in an evening. And Munch sure kicked out the jams! They provided the perfect soundtrack for an evening of shots, cigar smoking, motorboating, and epic drunken dance moves. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun!

Bashall Barn Silent Wedding Movie

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Venue & Catering: Bashall Barn | Make-Up: DIY | Hair: Family Friend | Flowers: DIY | Dress: Wed2B | Shoes: Betsey Johnson ‘Blue’ | Suits: Moss Bros |Videography: Pete Johnson Films | Band: Munch


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