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Saturday 17 October - The Milling Barn

Sharon and Jason

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.

Milling Barn

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!

dress and embroidery



button up dress and veil

lace gloves

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.

barn set up for ceremony


groom and bestmen


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.


bride and dad

bride entrance

bride entrance



exchange rings

hold hands



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.


bridal party

bride and groom

mulled wine

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!

in gardens

walking along the road


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!

tableplan and meal setup

lego figure

table details and cake

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 night.

first dance

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