Glorious weather adorned the day, it was not really hot but then again, really hot weather on a wedding day is a nightmare for the lads, because it makes them sweat in their suits. I arrived at this rather new venue and was instantly impressed. It was essentially a barn/farmhouse conversion and these are among my favourite types of wedding venue. I guess it is the mixture of the rustic original charm of the buildings, mixed with the modern style of refurbishment that works so well.
I entered the bridal suite, to see that the girls were in great spirits, as they got on with getting ready for the day ahead. Katie was sat by the window getting her make up done and the photographer, Rob Freeman, whom I have worked with before was stood on a stool photographing her from above. There were plenty of laughs in the room, and this is always a great sign for the day ahead.
Katie was essentially on time for the ceremony, and the ceremony got under way and went smoothly through out. Some very nice readings from some of the guests added a little extra meaning and deepness to the occasion. Before we knew it, it was time for them to sign the register and get ready to walk back the isle as husband and wife. The confetti was actually thrown at them, as they walked up the isle, and this added a little bit of magic to the occasion.
After the ceremony, we proceeded with the group shots and these were completed pretty quickly as the guests showed their respect for the occasion, by being attentive to the photographer. We then went and did the posed romantic shots in the shed across the farm road, where Rob the photographer was in his element, as he just loves industrial settings.
We then proceeded with the speeches, which were fairly short, but that did not mean there were not plenty of laughs to be heard.
The cutting of the cake was bang on time, and was instantly followed by the first dance, where they danced to Ed Shearan's "Thinking out loud". This was however, played by the band and their lead singer who had a voice more similar to David Bowie.
In conclusion, I would say this was a fabulous wedding day, and a day that they will never forget. A lovely venue, with staff that really cared ensured that the day ran smoothly, and they both got the day they deserved. Best of luck to them.