It was my first wedding at The BarnYard and what a wedding. After being recommended to Louise and Steve by a photography colleague who was already booked for their date, I knew as soon as we met that it would be fun. A twilight wedding with a ceremony at 5.30pm … and we chatted over tea and cakes and swopped stories about life experiences … but I did not expect edible confetti … [read to the end to find out why].
And on Saturday, they were married. Whilst chatting with Steve before the guests arrived, he was nervous but excited. His wife-to-be had already made him cry that morning with a thoughtful gift. Family were setting up the venue decorations to a strict plan. And it looked stunning.
I have never seen a bride and groom smile so much. All day. Indeed Louise said that she was having to stop herself from running up the aisle to Steve so that she could be married to him more quickly. She sparkled and radiated happiness. It was palpable. It was intoxicating. And it was honest.
Arriving in a 1937 Rolls Royce (gifted as a surprise), Louise and her bridal party, including both her and Steve’s daughters and Louise’s mum, were excited. So excited. And early. So we had time to take a few portraits before Louise had to speak to the registrars.
But words can’t really describe how fabulous it was …
Check out this group shot. There are some fabulous faces and reactions …
We had time to take a quick stroll into the orchards where the apples are just starting to swell … beautiful light for this lovely couple. Genuinely in love.
It all passed by in a flash. Meeting so many wonderful people who came to celebrate this lovely couple’s special day was just fantastic. I enjoyed every minute. And the smiles and laughter that I’ve captured are testament to that. Two families, now joined and may the celebrations and laughter continue for many, many years.
Congratulations Louise and Steve on an amazing day xxx
P.S. And the reference to edible confetti came up when I checked with the bride and groom if they wanted a confetti shot. “Only if the confetti is edible, we’ve been told by the venue” piped up newlywed Louise. And her husband just fell about laughing. “That’s why I love her so much [shaking his head] edible confetti!!!”