A glorious wedding at the Chilli Barn…


What a beautiful wedding day this was! Not only are these guys just amazing, not only was it one of my absolute favourite wedding venues, but we were so blessed with the weather too. Sunshine from start to finish, and the most gorgeous golden hour to finish off the day.

I arrived on the morning of the wedding to a rather gorgeous house near Otley where Sophie and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Everyone was so excited for the wedding day ahead! We all had a super chilled out morning which was fab. We were joined by the lovely hair and make up artists Laura, Jess and Rhiann who did an amazing job.

It was pretty emotional when Sophie’s parents arrived at the house! She was a little tearful bless her! I just love little moments like this on a wedding day.

Before we knew it, it was time for Sophie to get into her dress! Maid of honour Maria was in charge of dress duties. After trying numerous different tools to do the buttons up, it wasn’t long before the beautiful Sophie was ready! After an awesome reveal to her parents and bridesmaids, we hopped in the car and headed for the Chilli Barn.

I JUST LOVE THIS WEDDING VENUE! It’s so great for an intimate wedding. As this was one of my last weddings with a 30 person limit it was absolutely perfect.

Chris was ready and waiting for his lovely bride. Chris really made me laugh by always looking straight at my camera when I was trying to take candid photos of him! But the photos are cute so I can’t complain haha! Bless him.

Sophie walked down the aisle with the biggest smile on her face which was so lovely to see! She was just absolutely buzzing and it was such a nice moment to photograph!

After the ceremony we all headed outside the Chilli Barn for some confetti, some fizz and lots of canapes. The weather was just beautiful, and it’s safe to say a few of the guests caught the sun throughout the day (including me!!).

Sophie & Chris decided to do their speeches outside which was just FAB! I absolutely love speeches outside, it looks absolutely amazing on the photos! We did a few photos of Sophie & Chris, but decided to wait until the light was a little less harsh to do the rest.

All the guests headed inside for a jolly good feed, and once the sun was a little lower we headed across the road to the Chevin for some portraits. That’s another thing that’s amazing about the Chilli Barn – not only are there so many nice spots for photos, but you’re just 30 seconds away from the woods and fab views over Otley!

The evening reception was such a lot of fun. Some of the guests started playing some drinking games, and the photos are some of my absolute favourites! I particularly enjoyed Sophie’s competitive side, and when it was a face-off between her and her brother, her face when she won was absolutely priceless.

Sophie & Chris rounded off the wedding with their first dance outside which, again, I absolutely LOVED! More outdoor first dances please!!! And of course, we couldn’t ignore that stunning sunset, so we did a few more cheeky portraits in the field next door. It would have been rude not to!

This was absolutely my kind of wedding, and I already can’t wait for the next time I’m back the Chilli Barn! Thank you to Chris, Sophie and all your friends and family for being awesome.

Venue – The Chilli Barn, Otley

Photography – Me!

Florist – Cocoa & Bloom 

Hair & Make up – FACES (Laura & Jess), & Rhiann

Cake – Heidi’s Cakery

Venue dressing – Oakleaf Weddings