Saturday 23 May
- Monks Barn Hurley
Unusually for a May bank holiday weekend,
Rebecca and Michael's big day was dry and bright. This meant
that their plans for a rustic barn wedding at Monks Barn,
with outdoor drinks and games actually came to pass. I started
the day at the bride's parents house in Windsor where dusky
pink details made it all very girly.
Michael and the boys were already at
The Monks Barn in Hurley, posing and strutting like peacocks.
I particularly enjoyed the quality 'blue steel' looks and
pouts I got from all of them. I knew straight away that they
were going to be fun to work with.
The barn and gardens were set up with
so many personal touches I didn't stop snapping away! From
the pom poms in the rafters and trees, to painted pebbles
and decorated jam jars. The chalkboard explaing the timings
for the day was a great addition as everyone knew what was
The ceremony was beautiful in the far
end of the barn, but I must admit that, with no natural light,
it was a challenge to photograph. Mind you, that's part of
what makes my job so exciting.
A huge amount of confetti was on standby
to greet the couple as they exited as husband and wife before
everyone got busy with the Pimms, garden games and posing
with the giant polaroid frame.
The gardens were a great backdrop for
the group photos, although I did try to avoid the tree pom
poms from looking like they were growing out of people's heads!
Rather than a formal sit down meal, Rebecca
and Michael chose to have an afternoon tea instead. The tables
were decorated with vintage crockery, decorated pebbles and
every guest received a jar filled with sweets. The vast quantity
of sandwiches, cakes and scones kept everyone happy for hours.
After tea there was time for me to whisk
the bride and groom off for some time alone. From Monks Barn
It's only a short walk down to the river which is perfect
for a breath of fresh air and to escape the guests for a while!
I could show hundreds of photos from
the evening party as I stayed right until the end. Be assured
there was plenty of moves being thrown on the dancefloor,
devouring of the hog roast, some interesting cocktails being
drunk and dressing up with the photobooth.