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An Upton Barn Wedding with Flower Power and Cocktails

The bride and groom walking arms around each other  at Upton Barn wedding

There’s no wedding like an Upton Barn Wedding. Which is why I was so thrilled to photograph this gorgeous wedding. Upton Barn & Walled Garden is a stunning, award-winning venue nestled amidst the beautiful Devon countryside, in Cullompton. Upton Barn has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It consists of two barns, the walled garden and a beautiful lake. If you’re looking for a venue that feels like home with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Then look no further. As the owners say, Upton is not just a venue it’s a feeling.

Upton Barn and walled Garden the building
The bride arriving in silver Mercedes as the horses look on in fields

The beautiful bride arrived at her Upton Barn wedding in silver Mercedes. Her bridesmaids greeted her, looking beautiful in matching peach dresses. The bride wore a stunning slinky, backless satin dress from Made with Love Bridal. Poppys Florist created the amazing colour floral displays. They consisted of pink and white peonies, David Austin roses, white dahlia, blush astilbe, fuchsia pink spray roses, white stocks and plenty of eucalypti. They hung around the gazebo and were on all the tables, as well as the bouquets.

Te bride holding her pink and white bouquet at Upton barn wedding
The gazebo at Upton Barn decoreated with pink, white and green flowers
The groom and his two bestmen waiting at the gazebo aisle for Bride
Groomsmen and bridesmaids walking down the aisle together
The bridesmaids being excoted down the aisle by groomsmen

The ceremony was an outdoor ceremony in the walled garden. The aisle consisted of a pathway, lined with lavender down to the gazebo, with the bride and bridesmaids walked down. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony with plenty of smiles all round. After the bride and Groom had said their ‘I do’s’, they walked back up the aisle to an abundance of confetti.

The bride and her father walking down the aisle at Upton Barn wedding
The bride and groom exhanging rings during ceremony at wedding

A Florabundant Ceremony

The Bride and Groom stood holding hands during ceremony in the gazebo of Upton Barn wedding
The groom gives a thumps up during exchange of rings at Upton Barn wedding
The bride and groom having first kiss in the gazebo at Upton Barn Wedding
The Bride and Groom coming up aisle to shower of confetti at Upton Barn Wedding
The Bridesmaids and groomsmen stood for a formal photo together at Upton Barn wedding

After the ceremony, the Bride and Groom snuck away for a few portraits. The Cocktail Kings served up some delicious fruity cocktails. Whilst their guests enjoyed the glorious May sunshine at a wonderful Upton Barn wedding.

The Bride and Groom walking down driveway arms around each other and kissing at Upton barn wedding
The bride and groom stood together and having a hug and a kiss
The bride and groom from waist down, walking together. The groom is holding his jacket and bouquet
Bride and groom stood in the gazebo in the walled garden, holding hands together at Upton Barn Wedding
The Cocktail kings making drinks in their camper van at Upton Barn Wedding

Belly Laughing Speeches

Father of the bride on the steps of Upton Barn doing his speech
Bride and groom in the walled garden of Upton Barn listening to speeches with drinks in their hands
The groom on the steps of Upton barn doing his speech
guests standing around the fountain at Upton barn listening to speeches
bestmen on steps of cider barn doing speeches
guests in walled garden of Upton Barn listening to speeches

The Wedding Breakfast was in the new Stable Barn. Tables and chairs ran the length of the room. Gold Hurricane lamps and floral runners decorated the tables. Peter Mundy Catering served an amazing meal, which guests enjoyed as they chatted with each other. In the evening the guests enjoyed bespoke Gin and Tonics. And relaxed toasting marshmallows over the brazier.

The Stable barn at Upton barn set out for wedding breakfast
Floral decorations on the tables and wedding signage for table plan
Bride and Groom entering Stable barn for wedding breakfast at Upton Barn wedding
guest toasting marshmallow on brazier
Guests relaxing in the sunny walled garden at Upton Barn Wedding

Evening Festivities at an Upton Barn Wedding

A beautiful pink and white ombre buttercream cake with real flowers decorataing the edges
Bride and Groom cutting the cake in the cider barn at Upton Barn Wedding
D&S initial lights with gold hurricane lamp at Upton Barn Wedding
Bride and groom dancing to first dance at Upton barn Wedding

To start the evening festivities off, the bride and groom cut the cake. The groom’s mother Lyn made the amazing sponge and buttercream cake. It looked amazing with the ombre style pink and cream icing. Real flowers decorated the sides of the cake. Then the Bride and Groom had their first dance. Before ‘Those Amazing DJ’s’ kicked off the music and got the dancefloor going into the night.

sillhoutte of bride and groom standing against window at Upton Barn wedding




Devon, England