It was my first time as a Tudor Barn wedding photographer for the wedding of Sarah and Lewis. I was very much looking forward to their winter wedding. Sarah was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Sarah and Sean a couple of years ago. It is always great to be referred by previous couples and to see friendly and known faces at a wedding. This was my last wedding before Christmas. It was a grey and foggy day but luckily not too cold and it stayed dry for the whole day. I had met both Sarah and Lewis a few weeks before the wedding at my studio and it was a great way to know each other a bit better and discussed the details of the wedding.
The wedding ceremony was at their local church in Harefield. it was a special service with Christmas carols sung by a lovely choir. We then headed fairly swiftly on to Tudor Barn for the wedding reception. Tudor Barn is a charming venue and with very friendly staff. Debbie looked after everyone and it was a really well managed day. The photography was mainly candid except for a few portraits and few group photos at the church. I really love working this way as I can spend time focusing on capturing the moment, the essence, the spirit of the day. I enjoy seeing people having fun, chatting and catching up and generally having a good time. The speeches took place after a delicious three course meal and they were all fairly short but lovely and meaningful. The groom had two best men who gave emotional speeches. It was beautiful to see the strength of their friendship.
After the first dance, there was lively Irish dancing performed by the bride and some of the guests as well as some professional dancers. It was really impressive and captivating to watch and everyone enjoyed it. I had not documented Irish dancing before, so it was a new experience for me.
Sarah and Lewis were a delight to work with. They were easy going, relaxed and full of smiles for everyone. In their profession of paramedics they care after people in difficult situations and it is obvious to see that they have those qualities and soft skills to make everyone comfortable and a natural interest and care for other people
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day. I hope that you like them and I would love to hear your comments in the section below. If you are looking for a Tudor Barn wedding photographer (or for any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you. Thank you reading and visiting!