I do enjoy a good winter wedding, especially at The Ashes Barns Country House in Endon, Staffordshire.  This time I was returning to document Emma & Jane’s wedding in November.

(You might want to look at Emma and Jane’s pre-wedding session at Kingsbury Water Park in Tamworth – click here for that blog post)

Emma & Jane planned a beautiful wedding. Their colour scheme, a subtle palette of green and blue hues, worked very well with the natural feel of The Ashes Barns wedding venue, accompanied by crisp skies and sunshine.  The table centrepieces – incorporating sliced tree trunks, tree cones and rustic hessian gift bags placed by individual wooden cut name tags for every guest – along with the overhead hessian bunting, finished off the reception room perfectly.

The things I loved about their wedding were the relaxed atmosphere, everyone truly enjoying each other’s company with laughter filling every corner of the barn, and the use of an Instax instant camera. These were all great fun, but the rainbow that fell perfectly for a portrait has to be the standout moment.  When I noticed it emerging I prompted E&J and we had to run to get into position as it vanished within seconds – our efforts were not as graceful as the final picture, ha ha.  Emma’s bridesmaid, Becky, also delivered one of the best speeches I’ve heard in 2017 (which is mentioned in my ‘Best of 2017’ blog).  It was a great mix of comical banter and affection which had everyone laughing.

The evening shots came out really well too, using The Ashes’ stunning fairy lights tree in the courtyard between the two barns – this set of photos is breath-taking with a full moon on show!

Emma and Jane are such lovely people and make a beautiful couple. A huge thank you to them both, their family and friends for making me feel included like a guest 🙂