Well this was very exciting for me – a brand new wedding venue literally ten minutes from my house so when Kirsty & Keith first got in touch with me I was very keen to capture their wedding. I started the day off closeby in Rangemore, capturing bridal prep. There was a real family feel with Kirsty there with her Mum, Dad, brother, two sons and nephew. It was fairly busy but I just love the atmosphere before the wedding day really gets started – yes it can have an edge of stress and bsutle to it, but there is always so much sense of anticipation and excitement!
Heading over to the venue, the weather wasn’t great but with plenty of opportunities for beautiful photography both inside and out I knew there was nothing to worry about. The rustic and relaxed venue was already filling up with Kirsty & Keith’s family and friends and the groom was greeting everyone excitedly.
When Kirsty walked down the aisle she looked absolutely stunning and both Kirsty & Keith looked so happy. The ceremony was beautiful and romantic, it is always such a privilege to witness couples making their vows to one another. Following on, their guests were able to congratulate the newlyweds during the drinks reception before we managed to pop outside for group shots, avoiding the rain, luckily!
With the barn looking beautiful for the wedding breakfast it was time for the speeches which, as ever, were a good mix of humour, love and embarrassment! Kirsty & Keith had given a lot of thought into making their wedding day special for all, and had hired a fantastic children’s entertainer who really came into her own during the speeches, entertaining all the children so their parents could enjoy the speeches uninterrupted (apart from the odd comedy noise coming from the other room!!) But seriously, her balloon models were AMAZING – I was gutted I didn’t come away with a full on ghostbusters backpack myself!!
After the wedding breakfast Kirsty & Keith were brave enough to head outside for some couple shots, with the owner and wedding coordinator Adrian providing much needed umbrellas for us all – and he even lent Kirsty (and me!) his jacket to keep dry and warm throughout the shoot. Adrian and his team were fantastic throughout, for the couple, guests and myself – a good sign that this cracking little venue is going to be a success!
As the party started, predictably with the children taking to the dancefloor before any adults, it was a fantastic celebration for the new Mr & Mrs Robinson. Kirsty & Keith, your wedding day was absolutely fantastic from start to finish, thank you for asking me to capture it for you, and for giving me the opportinity to visit this lovely new wedding venue so close to home – I sincerely hope that I will be returning soon!
Venue – Hanbury Wedding Barn
Florist – The Florist Gate
Hanbury Wedding Barn Photography – Gareth Newstead Photography