I have been documenting weddings at Shustoke Farm Barns literally since it opened in August 2013. It is a beautiful secluded and self sufficient wedding barn. The food is always gorgeous and the set up is practical with enough areas for guest to wonder in, whatever the whether. This was the venue chosen By Stephanie and George for their wedding. I really enjoy Shustoke Farm barn weddings and their wedding was no exception!
I started the day documenting some getting ready images of the brides and bridesmaids before heading to the venue to see the groom and the guests. Everyone was in a good mood. It was a very relaxed morning. Upon arrival at the venue, I could sense the excitement, those last few minutes before something big is about to happen. I enjoy one of the images below of George’s mum holding her son’s hand. I really strive to look and capture those fleeting moments, that say a lot about the people and their relationships. It was a civil ceremony that included some readings from those close to the bride and groom. The ceremony was short and beautiful.
There were some spells of rain on the day, but they dod not affect the moods of their guests. Some ventured inside during these moments, some just enjoyed being outside and using umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain. The usual canapés and drinks took place. I enjoy observing this time of the day which is when the bride and groom get to chat to their guests. After a while, it was time for the wedding breakfast followed by some lovely speeches. They were funny, relevant, original and not too long, which is often very difficult to judge. The evenign proceeded with some drinks outside before going back into the barn for the first dance.
I really enjoy Shustoke farm barn weddings because of the location and the team that run the day. There are some many moving parts during a wedding and it takes good coordination to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Below are some of my favourite images from Stephanie and George’s wedding day, I hope that you like them! I would love to hear your thoughts at the end of the blog post. If you stumbled upon this website whilst looking for this venue or any other for that matter, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading!