A Rivington Barn Wedding

As busy Lancashire wedding photographers we always love returning to shoot Rivington Hall Barn wedding photography. This Grade II listed building is ideal for weddings. The barn has impressive original Saxon beams and lots of original features. Surrounded by fields and woodlands that give us endless opportunities for pretty backgrounds when photographing our brides and grooms.   Natalie and Stephen chose the perfect venue for their late summer wedding. But we’ll get back to all the reasons why we love shooting Rivington Hall Barn weddings in a minute. Let’s start at the beginning of Natalie and Stephen’s day.

On the day we woke up to sunshine which luckily stayed with us all day. We got ourselves over to Natalie who was getting ready in the nearby Kilhey Court Hotel along with her bridesmaids Danielle, Jess, Alisha and Maddison.

Natalie’s dad Lee arrived and once the bridal party were ready, he and Natalie travelled to Rivington Hall Barn in style in a fantastic white 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood ‘sixty special’ that they’d hired from American wedding cars.

Natalie looked stunning in her simple lace detail dress that she bought from Bliss Bridal Boutique, it gave her an amazing silhouette in all of our images of her. With hair by Chloe from Evissa Hairdressers and make up by Dee Hargraves Natalie looked every inch the gorgeous bride and was so relaxed and happy all day that photographing her was a pleasure (happy laid-back brides are a Lancashire wedding photographers dream!)

A Touch of Scottish to Rivington Barn

Now I must mention Stephen and his grooms party who all looked resplendent in full Scottish attire. The attention to detail was impressive right down to their underwear which was helpful in case any of them forgot their roles on the day! The grooms party was made up of Stephen, his dad David, best man Paul and groomsmen Simon and Matthew.

The ceremony was held in the beautiful barn and had been dressed by florists and venue dressers Qube Events with pretty lights, candles and hanging floral arrangements. It was a truly magical setting. As soon as the ceremony had taken place Natalie and Stephen danced back down the aisle and there was a lovely confetti moment. Here, take a look!

A drinks and canapes reception was held on the terrace overlooking Rivington Hall’s lawns and with great views across the gardens, fields and woodlands beyond. It was a great opportunity for us to get some fantastic images of Natalie, Stephen and their guests soaking up the sunshine and enjoying their pretty surroundings whilst they relaxed and mingled.

A Versatile Wedding Barn

With everybody catered for we also took our chance to quickly whisk Natalie and Stephen away to get some romantic portrait images of them around the lovely grounds of Rivington Hall Barn.   There was also time for some group shots and a fun image of everybody on the lawn taken from an upstairs window!

The wedding breakfast was held back in the barn which was dressed beautifully. One of the many things we like about Rivington Barn weddings is that the barn is a really versatile space and the team at Rivington Barn allow their couples to have any layout or style they like so it’s always lovely for us to see what couples have done with it.

Food on the day was provided by Rivington Barn’s in-house catering team from a menu that had been created by Natalie, Stephen and Rivington Barn’s talented chefs. Now we must mention the cake. We’ve seen some wedding cakes in our time but Natalie and Stephen’s cake was something to behold. Made by those clever people at Blackrod Cake Company it featured Marvel and Disney characters with an array of co-ordinating cupcakes adorned with lego batmen. They warranted an image of their own!

Stephen’s sister in Australia wasn’t able to make it to the wedding so sent a video message which was a lovely addition to the day.

Rivington Barn Wedding Confetti Bride and Groom
Stephen and Natalie at Rivington Barn being romantic
Romance at Rivington Barn Wedding Venue
Dress hanging on the stairs
Bridal earings
Button holes with a starwars theme
Bridal makeup in Lancashire
Father of the bride meet for the first time
Bridal veil at Rivington Barn
1970's classic wedding car
Storm Trooper button holes
star wars inspired button holes
groom looking dapper
groom and his hit flask
wedding cars with a difference
bride arriving at rivington barn in bolton
bride and father arriving
bestman and groom at rivington barn
grooms 1st look at rivington barn
grooms first look at his bride
walking down the aisle at rivington barn
rivington barn wedding ceremony
a cute moment at a rivington barn wedding
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mother of the groom speech
mother of the groom
bride and groom are now married
married at rivington barn
posing for photos at rivington barn
so happy to be married at rivington barn
celebrating by dancing down the asile
confetti at rivington barn
confetti overload at a wedding
wedding party hugs
photographer with bride at rivington barn
bride and groom with 1970's classic wedding car
bride and groom photo
canapes at rivington barn
family group photo at rivington barn
family photos at rivington barn
hugs from family at rivington barn
bridesmaids at rivington barn
group photo fun at rivington barn
bride and father-in-law at rivington barn
bride and groom moment
bride and groom portraits at rivington barn
bride and groom at rivington barn bolton
fun moment with bride and groom
bride and groom glasses
bride and groom cake topper
batman wedding cupcakes
father of the bride speech at rivington barn
wedding speech at rivington barn
groom speech at rivington barn
rivington barn wedding speech
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bestman speech at rivington barn
bride loving the speeches
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rivington barn party props
family moment at rivington barn
groom underpants
taking to gran on the phone
happy family group photo
groom having fun at rivington barn
party props at rivington barn
guest at rivington barn wedding
dancing at rivington barn
amazing wedding cakes
the best wedding cake ever
cutting the wedding cake at rivington barn
cutting the cake
first dance at rivington barn
first dance at rivington barn bolton
bride and groom dancing
bride and groom dancing at rivington barn
bride and groom kiss
guests dancing at rivington barn
groom having fun
guests having fun at rivington barn

The Evening Reception at Rivington Barn

The evening reception was magical. Rivington Barn is renowned for its party nights so has everything you need for the perfect celebration. The extensive bar and state of the art sound system made sure that Natalie, Stephen and their guests had everything they needed for an epic wedding party. DJ Adam Carr oversaw a romantic first dance for Natalie and Stephen before the party really started. And this lot looked like they were up for a party!

A gorgeous and fun wedding full of love and laughter. Congratulations to Natalie and Stephen for getting married and creating such an amazing day for yourselves and your family and friends to remember. We hope our images will enable you relive it again and again for many years to come.


Makeup Artist: Dee Hargreaves make-up artist
Website: https://www.deehargreaves.co.uk/
Instagram Handle: deeann_mua

Hair Stylist: Chloe – Evissa Hairdressers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evissashaw

Wedding Dress Supplier: Bliss Bridal Bolton
Website: http://www.blissbridalbolton.co.uk/ Instagram Handle: blissbridalbolton

Florist and Venue Dresser: Qube Events
Website: https://www.qubeevents.co.uk/ Instagram Handle: qubeevents

Transport: American Wedding Cars. Driver: Derek Honour
Website: https://american-weddingcars.co.uk/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanWeddingCars

Cake Makers: Blackrod cake company
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Theblackrodcakecompany/

Entertainment: Adam Carr – DJ
Website: https://www.adamcarr.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdamCarrDJ/

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