“These are so beautiful! Captured the day perfectly and we were so relaxed with you. Can’t thank you enough for the wonderful memories. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for making our day so special.”
Gate Street Barn Wedding
Just under one year ago (yes I am slapping myself on the wrist for not getting round to it sooner!) I was part of an amazing wedding. A special one, as it was my first same sex wedding, and the very next day I shot my second. Two wonderful couples, two incredible experiences and a WHOLE LOT OF TEARS. (Mainly from myself) ;) So to the couple at hand, who’s first wedding anniversary is tomorrow, the very lovely Gem and Emma. These ladies. Just wow, they are 100% made for each-other. I arrived shortly before the ceremony with just enough time to capture some reactions from Gem’s family, who was first to walk down the aisle with her father. Emma was accompanied by her brother, and before things even started I could tell I was in a room full of so much love. It was going to be a wonderful day indeed.
We had that beautiful September sunshine, and we had all the friends and laughs you could ever wish for, it was a total dream to photograph. Everywhere I turned were smiles, hugs and lovely moments between friends, knowing just how much it meant to Emma and Gem to have everyone there to celebrate with them. I adore weddings held at Gate Street Barn, it’s the perfect mix of rustic countryside with a warm and cosy atmosphere, and a recently obtained modern conversion with stunning light and airy walkways. It’s definitely on my top venues list! I also know that the barn attracts some of the very best couples, I always feel at home here, and I always leave full of emotion. This wedding was no exception! After a few drinks and a great confetti run, Gem, Emma and I headed off to have some quiet time to enjoy the surrounding countryside, and let them take it all in. The portraits of these guys are some of my favourites, so at ease with each-other, despite learning they were super nervous a few weeks before. Well, all I can say is they SMASHED IT!
Speeches were a total emosh-fest, with me probably crying the most, but yet again, all I could see was family and friends beaming with pride at the two lovebirds. Chris Haslam at Chess Disco kicked off the first dance and we parted ways after a few short hours together. It was simply a wonderful day. And I feel so lucky to have had Emma and Gem put their faith in me to capture such an important day in their lives. So thank you, E&G, once again for letting me re-live such lovely memories, I hope you both have the best anniversary and the best of lives together. All my love, xxx