Here are a selection of photographs from the Almonry Barn wedding of Sarah and Adam from 5th September 2014. Located in the medieval village of Muchelney surround by the Somerset Levels, this 800 year old barn has been lovingly converted by a family run business to provide a rustic yet elegant venue. I am informed it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (the same historical league as Stonehenge) and believed to be the oldest wedding barn in England. Almonry was also once part of a beautiful abbey, the ruins of which still stand opposite, and was used by the monks to give ‘alms’ to passing travellers and pilgrims.
I started the day by photographing some of the bridal preparations at the Devonshire Arms in the nearby village of Langport before making my way to Almonry Barn for the wedding ceremony. The barn’s hayloft provided a charming candle lit location for the nuptials before guests were led to the garden for refreshments.
During the afternoon the sun shined strongly and it was hard to imagine that in the winter the area suffers from flooding, The venue is closed for part of the year, which is just as well becuase in 2013 the area suffered quite badly, Prince Charles took a boat ride up one the local roads. However flooding is a natural and expected part of the levels and important measures have now been undertaken to ensure that any future flooding does not affect the village and Almonry Barn.
The speeches took place before the meal was served, back in the barn beautifully lit by twinkle lights. They featured two best men and the bride said a few words too which I think is always nice.
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I really enjoyed my first time photographing at Almonry Barn, if you are considering getting married here please do contact me to discuss your requirements as I would love to return.