By Paul Rogers
This Hampshire wedding venue is the perfect find if you're looking for a beautiful country barn setting with everything in one location. Set on the banks of the River Blackwater in Yateley, the barn is perfect for bridal preparations, a civil ceremony and then a fabulous party in the barn. There's also a great courtyard for those long Summer afternoons as well as some extensive gardens for a few portraits.
I've been lucky enough to be able to provide Rivervale Barn wedding photography to a few couples now, and no matter what the weather, there's always some great documentary wedding photography to capture at this versatile venue.
If you're planning on getting ready at Rivervale Barn, the Cornerstone Cottage is a perfect setting for a Bride and her Bridesmaids. The Bridal Suite is over 450 years old and just oozes character and charm. The open plan bedroom has some fantastic light which allows me to make the kind of stunning photography you can see below. If your ceremony is also at Rivervale Barn in the Ceremony Barn, then you'll be just a few steps away from getting married once you're ready. The Ceremony Barn looks out onto the stunning gardens, and has a light and airy feel thanks to it's high ceilings and beautifully large windows.
Couples book me to be their wedding photographer because they want genuine, honest documentary photography of their wedding day. It's the 17 years experience as a photojournalist at The Times newspaper in London that gives the weddings I photograph a unique look. Have a look at the results of my photographing Andrea and Rob's wedding at Rivervale Barn just before Christmas in the slideshow above. Here's what Andrea said about why they booked me in the first place:
"The reason we chose you was because of the documentary style you so perfectly achieve. With that in mind, we're very much looking forward to you capturing moments between us and our friends and family in this manner."
And this is her reaction to seeing her wedding pictures:
"Thank you so much again Paul, we are over the moon with our pictures from our Rivervale Barn wedding. We haven't stopped recommending you! You really captured the special moments, telling the story of the day"
Have a look at some more of my wedding photography from Rivervale Barn with some of these blog posts.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing some documentary wedding photography from Rivervale Barn. Please have a look round the rest of this site - you'll quickly see that where ever the venue, whatever the light, I consistently deliver this standard of photography. If you're interested in booking me for your wedding, please head over to the Contact Form to check your date and receive full information including prices.
In the meantime, here's a selection of my favourite images from Kristy and Iain's wedding at Rivervale Barn.