The Great Barn – Ayhno


I have found memories of Leah and Joe’s beautiful wedding day in August .  As one of the was The Great Barn’s recommended wedding photographers.  I was delighted to return to this  privately owned venue in Aynho, Oxfordshire, which is comprised of two interconnecting 18th-century barns and set in 250 acres of stunning farmland, with three lakes and a woodland.

With its quintessentially English, golden-stone buildings and rolling farmland, the cosy setting at the Great Barn was the perfect backdrop for the intimate gathering.

I remember arriving at Leah’s and being surprised by the relaxed atmosphere in the house. While make-up artist and hairdresser, Tanya Westley, concentrated on getting the girls ready.

Wedding Double Decker Red Bus

A true English wedding is not complete without the classic red double decker bus. Leah and Joe not only had one to take their guests from the church to the barn, but also used it as a fun backdrop for the wedding photographs.

Their florist Sam the Flowerman had done an impeccable job with the floral arrangements and bouquets. Cream and pale pink roses mixed with eucalyptus and pretty pastel shades wildflowers dressed the round tables, giving the room a laid-back, country wedding feel.

During the afternoon, the wedding party lingered and mingled in the private Patio Garden and large terrace where they indulged in some cold drinks, while enjoying the summer sunshine, music and a large number of garden games. This was the perfect time to take the most natural shots, when guests were immersed in conversations and activities, watching, smiling or laughing heartily, and completely oblivious to the woman behind the big camera, who, once more, had snapped that precious moment of intimacy and connection.

Bride and Groom Photos

In the evening, I walked with Leah and Joe down to the lakes, where bathed by the golden hour sunshine, I captured some of the most intimate moments of the day, with the bride and groom together before ending the wonderful day with a good frolic and dance back at the Barn.


Venue – The Great Barn Ayhno

Make Up Artist – Tanya Westley

Catering – Kearnings Catering UK

DJ and evening entertainment – Smooth Move Events

Lighting  – Deans Chair Covers

Transport – The Vintage Red Bus Company

Flowers – Sam the Flower Man