Stone Barn Wedding Photography
Emma and Ian
This was one of my favourite venues of 2013 so I was really happy to be returning for Emma’s and Ian’s big day. It is a great location inside and out and provides a great canvas for some amazing photographs. The weather was looking good so always a good start, with the car packed it was off to meet Emma (and Ian) at the beautiful Cats Abbey. This is a stunning place and was housing both families before heading just a short distance down the road (about a mile) to Stone Barn. Cats Abbey is an incredible Barn conversion, a huge barn at that and has little lodges on site too for all the guests. It also has a very cool and stylish section/apartment at the end of the barn perfect for the bride and her party to get ready in.
With the hair and make-up artists in full swing, the mums and bridesmaids get ready and aid Emma in getting her to the venue in time… more on that later! As the dress is unveiled and the gorgeous Jimmy Choo shoes unboxed (He seems to be a popular choice this year, well most years!) it was apparent Emma was going to look a million dollars, and that she did. Whilst Emma and the bridal party were getting ready one end, the boys were getting ready the other, donning their very stylish Blue suits, yellow ties, socks and handkerchiefs and all finished off with brown brogue shoes.
As the clock ticked on it was time for trip number one for the ribboned up 1960’s VW Camper van ‘Bertie’. A beautiful split screen camper van that complimented to couple perfectly, but first it was the grooms turn to get to the venue, greet the guests and sweat a little as he waited for his wife-to-be. As everyone was seated it was just a case of waiting for the arrival of Emma, so with a laugh and a chuckle in the barn Ian waited, and waited, and waited, and sat back down. But as we all know every bride is entitled to be fashionably late on this day, (Ian blamed the bridesmaids!) with a nod from the registrar Ian took his place back up front with his best man and the big wooden doors opened revealing Emma and her father.
With the shaky ring exchange (best man nerves) the ‘I do’s’, the kiss to seal the deal and the certificate tucked away safely it was time to head out in to the beautiful sunshine and take centre stage. As Mr and Mrs Hill are congratulated, we grabbed Bertie and had a short period of time together to snap some shots. The sky and backdrop were perfect, as the VW and new Mr and Mrs Hill. With all the photographs captured it was time to head back in for speeches, food, laughs and tears. The heads of the table were treated to little surprise gift as they became the meat carvers and who was going to argue with them with those knives? Everyone content it only left the first dance, one that wasn’t planned at all but happened nonetheless. All in all it was an amazing day as with all weddings, again I met some amazing people and throughly enjoyed the day. I wish Ian and Emma all the happiness together… A huge congratulations.