I was very excited to be the Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding Photographer for the wedding of E & J. It was a new venue for me. I enjoy the places that I discover through wedding photography. The day slightly blustery and windy but luckily no rain. Everything was taking at the place, from getting ready to the end of the party. The venue also offers on-site accommodation for the bride and groom and close family. I had spoken with E & J on a few occasions before the wedding. They came across as a relaxed, down to earth and friendly couple.
My day started with capturing a few pictures of the bride getting ready and the groom waiting for guests. I enjoy these moments before the ceremony were I get to capture some of the emotions from the couple and guests. Everyone was very relaxed and in good spirits. There were a couple of nice moments when the groom was reading a card from the bride. It was also very emotional when dad saw E ready in her wedding dress. Those moments are very important and meaningful to me, and hopefully for my couples too. Those images will stand the test of time and a reminder of the love that they have for each other.
It was a civil ceremony that included two reading and some piano music. The entrance of the bride was also emotional, with the groom showing how much this moment meant to him. The ceremony was simple yet lovely and full of nice moments.
The weather was a tad windy and cold for the guest to have drinks outside. It was however not raining so we were able to do some confetti before heading in the barn. The venue is beautiful and welcoming so it not matter much that guests were inside. I enjoy capturing little moments during this time, guests having a good time. During the drinks reception I will also capture a few family shots if desired and then some portrait of the bride and groom as guests find their seats for the wedding breakfast.
A tradition that I see more and more frequently, is for the bride and groom to have the speeches before the meal. This is also what E & J chose to do. I find it good as then everyone is relaxed during the wedding breakfast. The speeches were good and meaningful, which is very important. Speeches are that moment where you get publicly to say thank you to your family and friends, as well as sharing some personal words with your bride and groom and parents.
After the speeches followed a lovely meal and then there was some time between the end of the meal and the first dance for guest to chat and walk around the venue.
Below are some of my favourite wedding images from their wedding day, I really hope that you like them! It was a real pleasure to document their wedding day and meet their friends and family. If you are looking for a Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding Photographer, or any other venue for that matter, I would love to chat with you. Thanks so much for visiting my website and reading!