Gate Street Barn is one of my favourite wedding venues. When I met with Liz and Rich they explained that they fell in love with Gate Street instantly and it’s easy to see why. It was the perfect place to host a wedding full to the brim of creativity and kindness.
Liz & Rich thought about everything. They chose their wedding date for a beautifully sentimental reason, which only highlights just how considerate and caring they are as a couple.
After having so much fun with Liz & Rich during their Newlands Corner engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be wonderful and wonderful it was!
As forecast the day started off a little rainy but the ceremony approached the sun shone brightly.
For yet more sentimental reason the theme was rabbits, birds and bright flowers. In every nook and cranny you could see little hits of the theme. Even the basket which held the rings was a handmade bird basket.
Oliver the very smartly dressed and well-behaved page boy, proudly showed off his basket which will contain the rings.
The soft vibrant colours of the flowers echoed Liz and Rich’s outgoing personalities.
Rabbits, birds and flowers were place all around the stunning ceremony room.
Liz looked a picture of happiness as she walked down the isle towards her man.
Introducing Mr & Mrs Jackson
The entire wedding party looked amazing. Liz’s little flowers girls loved throwing the confetti.
As the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés, I took Liz and Rich away for their first portraits and Mr & Mrs!
They couldn’t stop smiling.
We enjoyed some beautiful sunshine in the garden.
Everyone helped to make this day as beautiful as it could be. Kasia, one of Liz’s talented bridesmaids did her makeup.
Liz’s beautiful dress was designed by Bijou Bridal and her lovely bridesmaid Sarah and Sarah’s mum made the flowers.
Clipped onto the flowers was a vintage broach that belonged to Liz’s grandmother.
Rich was rocking his outfit.
As the little guests enjoyed the farmyard animas outside the Gate Street tea were busy finishing the final preparations for the wedding breakfast on the inside.
Just like with the ceremony the theme shone through.
The flowers almost lit up the room.
Gwen, Liz’s talented mum made the bunting that was decorated both inside and outside.
Welcome Mr & Mrs Jackson.
As I explored outside I could see spot more little birds hidden around.
Not only did Gwen make the bunting, but together with Liz, they made the yummy wedding cake. What a talented pair they are!
The smiles were as bright as the flowers during the wedding speeches.
Rich read out a very touching poem that he wrote for Liz, I have to admit I had a tear in my eye as her read it out loud.
There were cheers and tears.
As the evening sun shone I took Liz & Rich away to another section of Gate Street Barn for a few more photos.
As all of the guests enjoyed the evening sunshine…
Liz snuck away to give Rich a little surprise. Liz & Rich are keen dancers. In order to dance the night away to the fullest, Liz brought a secret wedding dress perfect for their beloved swing dancing. Before the wedding Liz & I made a second ‘secret’ wedding timeline, where we planned Liz’s outfit change and the big reveal to Rich!
They were both so happy!
The guests were wowed with the dancing skills.
And so was I… amazing!
This wedding was full of love and laughter.
This gorgeous couple deserved the best day and wow, did they have it!
To Mr & Mrs Jackson: You both were the picture of happiness the entire day. It is not hard to see why your family and friends adore you so. Everyone was made to feel welcome and party of the family, it was such a jot to be a part of your day!
Thank you to all of the wonderful wedding suppliers:
A special thanks goes out to my amazing assistant Lexy xXx.