Yay, a Kingscote Barn Wedding for me …
I’ve been wanting to shoot a Kingscote Barn wedding since seeing images online of the venue. It’s gorgeous and a totally iconic Cotswold Barn wedding venue. You can read a really captivating description of the Kingscote Barn here: http://kingscotebarn.co.uk/weddings My wedding package includes a complimentary pre-wedding shoot, so I get to meet and shoot all my lovely couples before the big day. I find this is a real advantage and the results always speak for themselves as my couples are always so relaxed with me on their wedding day. Louise and Simon, are a stunning couple very much in love and their pre-wedding shoot was fabulous.
KINGSCOTE BARN WEDDING BIG DAY ARRIVES …
Kingscote Barn is quite breathtaking on arrival, with its long sweeping drive flanked by fields of grazing sheep and views over the rolling hills below. I especially loved seeing bits of sheep fleece stuck on the fence blowing in the wind. The sheep really are so gorgeous and look at you as if to say, ‘Say what…..!!!!, another wedding photographer, like we haven’t seen enough of you lot yet!’. Ha ha LOL…too cute! I arrived early to photograph bridal prep and got stuck in right away. Bridal prep is a lovely part of the wedding day and it’s so nice to be a part of the ‘buzz’ and the ‘getting ready’ preparations :) Always enjoyable. Even more so enjoyable on a sunny day knowing that you have a lovely outdoor ceremony to look forward to.
A SUNNY OUTDOOR KINGSCOTE BARN WEDDING CEREMONY …
Wow, sunny days like this in England really need to be cherished and they do bring a life of their own to a ceremony. It was truly lovely watching these two getting married in the gorgeous sunshine, surrounded by beautiful flowers and buzzing bees (Literally, not kidding, there were lots of bees) with views of the sheep and rolling hills below. A beautiful and really memorable wedding day in the sunshine.
THE BRIDE HAS THE LAST WORD …
After guests had mingled with their drinks and canapes in the lovely sunshine, and the group shots and couple portraits shots had been done, it was time for everyone to move to the reception room. As always (i’ve shot a few more weddings at Kingscote since this one) the room was exquisitely decorated and every couple puts their own unique stamp on the decorating of the room. The speeches were all brilliant, but were also unique in that Louise did a speech too! Ah, I wish more brides spoke on their wedding day. Louise’s speech was so funny and heartwarming and touching and it was an honour to be a part of this fantastic gathering of friends and family who clearly loved this couple very much.
DRINKS ON THE LAWN AND EPIC FIRST DANCES …
Once the reception dinner was over, guest mingled on the lawn in the lovely early evening sunshine, played games in the ‘games paddock’ and I took Simon and Louise away for a few couple portrait pics. On our return, it was time for cake cutting and the first dance. Whoa……….the first dance was epic!! Simon and Louise had put together a little choreographed number that blew us all away….they have some serious moves and I must be honest, it was a total surprise and I was not expecting it. I sat there clicking away with a big grin on my face.
AND A MENTION TO ALL THE SUPPLIERS THAT MADE THE DAY ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS:
- venue: Kingscote Barn http://kingscotebarn.co.uk/
- catering: http://www.mcbaile.co.uk/
- bridal gown: Dress was a Willowby by Watters dress – Arie, in almond http://www.watters.com/willowby/products/arie bought from the lovely girls at Emma Elizabeth bridal in Twickenham http://www.emmaelizabethbridal.co.uk/
- makeup: http://www.facebook.com/MakeUpByJodiCroft/
- DJ: http://www.djgems.com/
- Flowers from Jacaranda: http://www.jacarandanailsworth.co.uk
- Shoes by Rachel Simpson: http://www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk/shop/hermione/
- Bridal belt from: http://www.bhldn.com/
- Daytime musician/singer was Claire Ji: http://www.poptop.uk.com/supplier/claireji/
- All stationery / website etc. was by Louise: http://simonandlouise.co.uk/