July 25, 2023

Milling Barn styled shoot: romantic summer wedding inspiration

Milling Barn wedding venue

Milling Barn is a beautiful rustic barn venue in the Hertfordshire countryside near to Royston. It’s an incredible blank canvas if you’re looking for a great space to make your own. It a great winter or summer venue, but in summer the beautiful grounds are also amazing for photo opportunities as the 17th century barn is nestled among an old farmyard.

What is a styled shoot?

Well, us creatives are a funny lot and while we like to moan about how much work we have to do all the time, we also get antsy if we aren’t working all the time!

So, whenever there is a spare minute, we tend to dream up different shoots with fellow creatives and start putting together shoots, just for fun.

In this instance Amy at Lace and Lemons dreamt up a pretty candlelit ceremony as the sun dipped low in the sky and a romantic grazing table for two out in the Herts countryside.

Sophia at Sophia Rose Florals created a ruscus-rich floral installation as the ceremony backdrop.

Clifford Burr Bridal provided two stunning dresses for Jen to wear, the first a vintage-inspired strapless gown with weightless chiffon sleeves, made by Maggie Sottero. And the second a stunning, beaded 1920s inspired gown.

A vintage campervan, the lovely Penny, owned by Kate at Lucky Penny Weddings provided a cute backdrop for couple photos before the couple strolled over to enjoy their date below the huge oak tree on the Milling Barn grounds. The tree had been filled with tealights and glass ornaments, the table was full of tasty treats and bubbly. 

The couple then read their personalised vows to each other, beautifully written by Letters By Ange.

And the metaphorical icing on the cake was cutting the actual cake made by Kelly’s Cake Kitchen.

Of course, these shoots aren’t possible without the team that make everyone look so exquisite; makeup by All About You, hair by Leigh Irving and sparkles by Equinox Jewellery.

Wedding photography at Milling Barn

If you’re getting married at Milling Barn in the future and would like to chat about whether my style of happy, natural photography would fit into your day, I’d absolutely love to hear about your wedding. Just drop me a message or info more info about my wedding photography can be found on my main site.

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About Tori

Hi I’m Tori, welcome to the home of all things happy! Here I reckon you’ll find some of the happiest photos in Hertfordshire…I love being around love so I was made for photography. Your wedding, your family days, your passion projects; they all give me the grins. Anything you want to chat about, I’ve probably seen it so get in touch because I love a good natter. Plus, maybe we’re friends that just haven’t met yet, who knows?!