Owen House Wedding Barn Photography | Katey and Mat


Katey & Mat


Owen House Wedding Barn Photography

Recently I joined Katey and Mat on their special day at the incredible Owen House Wedding Barn in Mobberley, which turned out to be a photographer’s dream venue. This quirky, rustic wedding shack has been dressed to seriously impress with its specifically converted outbuildings for bridal preparation, ceremony and wedding breakfast afterwards.

It was the bridal suite where I met up with Katey and her bride tribe in the morning, all duly getting ready in the luxury pampering suite. The 90s hits were playing and prosecco was being poured as the girls had fun in their matching wedding gowns. There was a lovely touching moment when gifts for the bridesmaids were presented to the girls and we had the first appearance of tears (there would be a couple more moments to follow during the day!).

I then headed over to meet up with Mat and his groomsmen who were all busy getting ready in the aptly named “Barber shed”. The boys were in high spirits with laughs and jokes ringing around the styled den. The boys preparation digs is stylishly dressed with rustic decor to give a classy country barn appearance.

A rustic styled ceremony at Owen House Barn

The austere delicacy of Katey and Mat’s ceremony completely added to the occasion. The idea of stripping back to achieve more definitely worked for their wedding ceremony as balloons lined the aisle making the venue look simply picturesque and also homey. I absolutely loved the design of Katey and Mat’s dressed ceremony room and can see why this is so on trend at the moment.
At the top of the aisle, after a few laughs and tears, Katey and Mat read their vows and exchanged their wedding rings as the nuptial formalities were then concluded. The love they have for one another was clearly on show as I’m sure you’ll see in the photographs!
Dancing back up the aisle whilst being cheered on by their wedding party, the newlyweds were congratulated with a glass of champagne and hugs from their closest friends and family.

Delicious catering by Vanilla in AllSeasons

Owen House Wedding Barn has been able to deliver a luxury experience to all of the venue’s guests and visitors. The wedding breakfast barn was dressed in splendour which was charmingly finished with an elegant LOVE lettering provided by The Word is Love. A lavish spread of food was provided by the ever brilliant Vanilla in AllSeasons who threw on an arrangement of fine foods for everybody to enjoy.

It wasn’t long until the speeches began with some great anecdotes being recalled causing quite a few belly laughs throughout the party! Afterwards, we headed for a couple of quick portraits. In keeping with the theme, the barn has a dedicated portrait box area where group photos can be taken on the hay bales. A really nice touch is the fact that the portrait outbuilding is open which allows for gorgeous pockets of light to enter for some moody killer couple portraits!

First dance and part-ay!

Before you could say “condominium”! it was time for the newly wedded couple to have their first dance! It was a special moment for the two of them as they took to the dance floor. It wasn’t long until they were then joined by their nearest and dearest to see out the night at Owen House Wedding Barn.

I spent an incredible day with Katey and Mat, it was truly a privilege to be a part of their wedding day. The entire day panned out so naturally in a relaxed manner, and all families and friends were so welcoming!

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Owen House Wedding Barn weddings photographed by Stephen McGowan. If you are getting married and looking for a natural wedding photographer then please get in touch to discuss more.



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Photography Information

Photographs were taken using a Canon 5D Mkiii camera, a Canon 6D camera and a selection of lenses (mainly the 24mm-70mm series ii 2.8L, 70-200 F4.0, a wide angle lens 17mm-40mm F4.0) and two Canon 600EX-RT flashes to maintain consistant exposure in light and dark conditions and also for night time flash photography for images with contrast. A Canon 100mm F2.8 macro lens was used for close up details for the wedding photography.