• Plegdon Barn Wedding, Bishops Stortford

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

Plegdon Barn wedding

Plegdon Barn is a historic Tudor barn located in the Bishops Stortford countryside, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border.

The barn offers exclusive hire to couples for their wedding day. It hosts only one wedding per weekend, therefore allowing time for the barn to be customized and decorated the day before the wedding.

Plegdon Barn is surrounded by countryside, and is thereby a great choice for those wanting a bespoke, rural wedding away from the masses.

Emma & James chose St James’ Church, in High Wych for their wedding ceremony. Their families have a long-standing  history with the Church going back generations.  It was therefore the obvious choice for them to carry on family tradition and marry here.

The Day

To begin with, I spent the morning talking all things hair, make up, and also the pitfalls of wedding planning, with Emma, and her Bride Squad at Emma’s home.

I met up with James later in the morning, who was keeping warm and taking care of the pre-wedding nerves with a pint in The Rising Sun pub, conveniently located just a stones’ throw from St James’ Church.

The intimate Church was soon packed with family and friends, waiting for Emma to make her entrance.

After the confetti throw, guests headed to their cars, for the journey to Plegdon Barn. The drinks reception was held inside the barn, which had been decorated by the couple and their families the day before. The Flower Wall was a particular hit with guests taking selfies.

Emma & James braved the cold once more just before their wedding breakfast for some very speedy photos of just the two of them in the barn grounds overlooking the surrounding fields.

I was certain I was in for some great dance-floor action from the guests, having spent the day with the wedding party. And in short, they did not disappoint! The evening reception alone could have taken up all of the pictures of James & Emma’s gallery.

The Details

Emma’s hair & Makeup: Olivia Ferrer https://www.oliviaferrer.com

Wedding Ceremony held at:
St James Church, High Wych Road, High Wych. https://www.stjameshighwych.org.uk

Wedding reception held at:
Plegdon Barn, Plegdon Hall, Bishops Stortford. https://barnevents.co.uk

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