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Sunday 31 July - The Barns Hotel Bedford

Jo and Andrew

When Rachel approached me at Knebworth wedding fair and told me her wedding was going to be non traditional, I got quite excited. I'm all for doing things your own way and style so a black and red theme in including her dress sounded amazing. Mainly though because it meant I could raid one of my old goth outfits from my university days!

botts, boouquet and perfume

hair details

laceup dress

With a wedding at noon, I did some quick getting ready photos with Rachel at home before heading to the venue. Well I couldn't let those New Rock boots get away without a photoshoot of their own.

venue sign

venue

Thankfully the boys were ready and waiting at the venue so other than attaching their buttonholes they were good to go.

groom

buttonhole and groomsmen

groom and sons

The barn must have appealed to the couple (who love a bit of medieval reenactment) given the pitchforks hanging all around the walls. Rachel arrived in style in a huge limo ... actually she was there quite early so lucky the vehicle has blacked out windows so no one could see her inside.

ceremony setup

bride arrives

bride and daughter

ceremony

ceremony

vows

exchange rings and kiss

Before everyone headed to the bar and riverside terrace it was a good chance to grab a shot of them all together and then for the bride and groom to spend some time getting used to their new just married status.

all guests

bridal party

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom walking

kiss

Guests were treated to a selection of ice creams by Gelato John's with all manner of toppings and sprinkles. I think a lot of people sampled all four flavours.

ice creams

ice creams

ice creams

ice creams

With the barn now set up for the wedding breakfast you can see that the couple chose to have a top table just for two. They also had two flavours of cupcake and a top tier of a giant bakewell tart. Just be careful when handing Tony a knife as he tends to wield it like a sword

wedding breakfast

table flower and wedding cake

cutting the cake

After a first dance (obviously to a non slushy number) the party got going but before I headed home I got the couple outside for a night time shot.

cutting the cake

 
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