Aughton & Holmes DIY Barn Wedding Photography ~ Dan Barlow

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Helly & Andy

Helly & Andy won my competition last year and so received the top prize of having their wedding covered by me, all day long! As soon as they had emailed me, I knew this deserving, charity fund-raising, musical duo were having the type of wedding I love to cover with loads of interesting plans and an express wish that the wedding be covered simply as I saw fit all day long – this farm wedding was going to be superb.

On the day:

After bridal preparations, Helly took her tractor-drawn, converted carriage (built by dad) on it’s maiden journey to Christ Church Aughton followed by a reception in a barn which they, their family and friends had converted and decorated over the last month. Helly’s dad had stayed up until 3am putting the finishing touches to the barn and the level of detail was incredible with childhood mementos, verses from Corinthians (as featured in the service) and instruments for guests to play. But more amazingly, it never felt cramped, despite fitting in an entire wedding party, a fully staffed bar full of fridges and beer pumps and the entire Wigan Ukulele band! Outside on the farm, there was camping for guests, a bit like a festival except amongst the tents and caravans there was a monstrous 4×4 Soviet military vehicle which a guest rumbled in on to camp in…Helly & Andy know some cool folk.

It’s not often a bride and groom will play their own wedding but these talented musicians performed their wedding song written by themselves especially for this day – keep watching for the link to the video of it soon.

Congratulations Helly & Andy!

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Comments

  • Caz (Helly's sister/maid of honour)

    Fantasticly speachless! My jaw is aching from smiling! Boy….I’ve a lump in my throat again :-))

  • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dan, you are an amazing photographer and a truly wonderful person. It was hard work preparing the barn and a mammoth DIY wedding but it was well worth it. I didn’t know you got most of the pics but that just shows how professional you are, you blended into the background and got so many natural shots, I would recommend your services in a heartbeat thank you so much xx

  • Cecilia Cook

    These are wonderful photos which really capture the magical wedding day of Andy and Helly.

  • Karen Pate

    Fabulous. Two in particular. He’ll dancing with her dad snuggled into his shoulder. The expression on her face is beautiful. The couple dancing the dress and hair spinning round. Awesome

  • Jen

    Absolutely stunning photography for a beautiful wedding ❤

  • Chris - Andy & Helly 's mammy bear. x

    Fabulous photography Dan.magical photos,magical day and a magical couple so in love. X

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