It may have started with rain and a dash to church under the cover of an army of brollies, but Charlie & Ben’s day ended in an afternoon of glorious sunshine, laughter and love. As soon as I met with Charlie & Ben on their engagement session I knew their wedding was going to be beautiful, and beautiful it was! From Charlie’s ethereal gown, the stunning array of florals, to the pretty homemade cake everything was just lovely.
Charlie surpassed it all however in her stunning gown and as she walked down the aisle with her father to see Ben for the first time, she took his breath away. I think even Ben would admit he had tears in his eyes as he watched her walk towards him, and even if he doesn’t I have photo evidence to prove it 😉
As we arrived at their reception venue Shustoke Barn, the clouds parted and we were treated to an afternoon of amazing sunshine. I even had the opportunity to whip the gorgeous couple away in between courses for some photographs in the delicious evening sun, and boy was it worth it. These two know how to rock the camera, they look so completely in love and my camera completely loved them!
The night continued with fun and dancing to the sounds of Ashmore Acoustics, and as I stole away I looked back at Charlie & Ben surrounded by their friends and family and felt wonderfully privileged to have helped capture those special memories for them to look back on for years and years to come.
I loved shooting at Shustoke Farm Barns and I can’t wait to photographing my first wedding at Hazel Gap the newest venue in Cripps’ amazing portfolio. If you are thinking of choosing a Cripps venue for your wedding I’d love to hear from you. Shustoke Farm Barns in Warwickshire is the newest wedding venue run by the successful cripps barn outfit. I really loved this venue. It had the perfect combination of rustic charm and elegance, with a light modern touch that makes it perfect for bright summer weddings and my fine art wedding photography style. Charlie & ben decorated the space beautifully with loads of fresh summer flowers in old milk and medicine jars and handmade menus and place settings. Shooting here was a dream, and the amazing evening light helped create some dreamy portraits shots of the gorgeous couple later in the day.
A few days after their wedding I received this lovely email from Charlie & Ben;
‘Hi Helen, Charlie and I thought it was only right to drop you an email and say what a fantastic job you did on our big day. It was just as described with that relaxed and informal feel that you promised. At times I forgot you were even there! We’re sure the pictures will be amazing and cannot wait to see them. We will be sure to recommend you to any of our friends that tie the knot in the future. Once again many thanks, Mr & Mrs Reyner :-)’
Thank you to the other amazing wedding suppliers who helped Charlie & Ben bring their wedding dream to life.
Venue: Shustoke Farm Barns
Florals: Bloom Fleuriste
Video: Blue Ridge Weddings
Cake: family friend Becca Yates
Band: Ashmore Acoustics