For the second year running my final outing of the year took me to the Ash Barton Estate, this time for Kayleigh and Simon's wedding. I really enjoy photographing winter weddings. I love the atmosphere of them and the challenge due to darkness, the short daylight hours, the rain and the cold.
Kayleigh & Simon invited their friends and family to Ash Barton Estate in North Devon for their wedding in December last year but not for Christmas wedding just a winter one. The rain lingered for most of the day and at one point during the speeches the PA had to be turned up to 11 because the rain was so hard on the barn roof no one could hear a thing!
When I first go there everyone was buzzing about doing the final little jobs, mistletoe to hang, candles to be lit, confetti bombs to prep and lots of other bits. I spent my time going between the bride and her ladies and the gents doing their final self prep. After the ceremony in the old chapel, everyone piled into the party barn for a glass or two of bubbles and a canape and to avoid the oncoming rain. When the newlyweds entered they got a bit of a fright when some guests let of huge confetti bombs. I kept one eye on the weather and much to mine and Kayleigh and Simon's delight the clouds broke and we actually saw the sun! During this brief respite I got all the family formals done in the cobbled courtyard and some beautiful winter sun images of the happy couple.
The day finished with a Salsa lesson from a friend and a fun filled dance floor together with blow up flamingos, guitars and saxaphones! A wonderful winter wedding and I think everyone enjoyed the day as much as I enjoyed shooting it. Congratulations on your amazing day, Mike
Scroll down to see a selection of photography from this winter wedding at the Ash Barton Estate, get in touch if you are having your own winter wedding here at Ash Barton or elsewhere!