I'd been looking forward to Leyanne and Barry's wedding for a while now, and when the day came around I was fit to burst! As I mentioned in their engagement shoot blog post, I have know Leyanne and her family for many years and I was so excited to see everyone again and spend this special day with them.
My second shooter for the day Mark spent the morning with Barry and the boys while I stayed with the girls. Unfortunately the weather wasn't playing ball that morning and there seemed to be no sign of it stopping for the wedding. We didn't let the weather dampen the spirits in the girls apartment as they laughed and smiled and took selfies all morning! Leyanne had chosen a stunning bright white wedding gown with cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline and cut out back! The bridesmaid dresses were asymmetric soft peach chiffon gowns with fabric flowers to the strap - I was in love! The flowers really complimented the gowns with ivory, peach and pink blooms and just a touch of navy ribbon to the stems.
The ceremony and reception was held at the gorgeous Eversholt Hall in Eversholt, very close to Milton Keynes and Bedford. A harpist played as Leyanne and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle to a waiting Barry, it was beautiful. After the ceremony, the rain looked like it was easing, and 15 minutes later it had stopped altogether! Perfect timing! I told Leyanne and Barry it was now or never for outdoor photos, and I took them off down the road for some bride and groom portraits. The road was littered with autumn leaves and made for a wonderful backdrop, even if we did have to keep making a dash back to the path every now and again when a car came along ;)
The room had been turned around in the meantime to host the wedding breakfast and it was looking beautiful. I loved the birdcage centrepieces filled with flowers and tea lights and the fairy lights dotted around the room created an intimate atmosphere. Once the guests had eaten, one of the staff noticed that a amazingly bright rainbow had formed outside! I dashed out the door and met Leyanne and Barry dashing towards me shouting RAINBOW! The ground was wet and it was beginning to rain softly but that didn't stop us. I managed to get some shots of the couple with the rainbow before spotting the sunset around the back of the building and opting to take some there too!
In the evening the couple had a fab photobooth which some hilarious props which kept all the guest busy for hours! Leyanne's Dad's band played a couple of sets which got everyone up and dancing before the first dance kicked in later on. It was an amazing day full of family, friends, fun and so much love for this couple. Thank you Leyanne and Barry for choosing me to photograph your day, I loved every second! (I even got in the photobooth, haha!)