Saturday 17 October
- The Milling Barn
After an amazing few weeks of October
weather it typically changed for the wedding of Sharon and
Jason to suddendly feeling rather chilly. As the Milling Barn
is in pretty remote countryside this didn't help, but the
couple didn't let the windy weather deter them from getting
the photos they wanted outside.
The venue has a room where brides can
get ready and, as it's just across from the main barn, you
can keep an eye on everything that's going on - even getting
a sneaky look at the groom arriving. I liked that Sharon's
outfit and accessories showed her style and personality -
actually I'm quite jealous of her boots!
The couple used the main barn for both
ceremony and reception and added a hint of the colourscheme
by using red uplighters. This was the second wedding in a
row where the chair covers and bows were a really interesting
design - it makes such a nice change to see variations! I
met the boys outside for a few photos - checking that buttonholes
and ties were all sorted.
Running through the day was a rose theme,
and even the rings got in on the act with Warwick carrying
them down the aisle before Sharon made her big entrance. With
several readings during the ceremony I was able to relocate
to the mezzaine for an aerial shot or two.
Braving the chill, the guests graciously
stepped outside to cover the couple in confetti. They were
rewarded with mulled wine - so it was worth it.
In order for the bride and groom to spend
a bit of time alone, I took them to the gardens behind the
main house which has a lovely pagoda. Obvoiously the walking
along the road was purely to keep them warm!
With the barn now ready for the wedding
breakfast the rose theme continued. Each guest was given a
lego minifigure to put together and a selection of lego bricks
were placed in the centre of each table. This certainly kept
all the guests entertained ... and not just the kids!
The couple chose not to have a formal
disco however hired lighting and a sound system so that they
could put together their own playlist. They'd also hired brollies,
which in the end were only required right at the end of the