“Fire & Ice” Bridal Styled Shoot at Gate Street Barn

I’m sure you’ve heard of a certain fantasy TV series that features fire-breathing dragons, frozen zombie-like warriors from beyond a wall of ice, and a whole set of warring noble houses all vying for control of an Iron Throne?

Hair & make-up artist Natasha Wiggins and I thought it would be fun to take inspiration from this TV show (“Game of Thrones”, if you haven’t guessed) and bring it to life in a bridal fashion shoot.

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Gate Street Barn Surrey wedding venue

Gate Street Barn is a beautiful and traditional country barn set in the Surrey countryside, with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. The barn is built of oak reclaimed from trees that were felled by the infamous 1987 “hurricane”.

It’s located just south of Bramley, near Guildford in Surrey – it’s one of my favourite venues and also one of the closest!

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Gate Street Barn wedding photos – Caroline & James

Gate Street Barn wedding photos – Caroline & James

I don’t mind travelling to photograph weddings – but it is nice to cover one that’s local to me – and Gate Street Barn is just ten minutes drive away, in the Surrey countryside between Cranleigh and Godalming. So I was pleased to be asked to photograph Caroline and James’ Gate Street Barn wedding, especially as it’s a lovely venue, perfect for a relaxed event with everything in one location.

Caroline and James are huge Doctor Who fans, so there was definitely a Whovian theme to the wedding (check out the table name cards – and the cake) and the “guest of honour” was a life-size Tardis!

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