I’d not photographed a wedding at The Great Tythe Barn for a few years now, but was back last weekend for Joe & Kristine’s big day, closely followed by a few ominous looking rain clouds! When the weather forecast is for heavy showers, you know it’s going to be a tricky day ahead (or as I like to refer to it….more dramatic). Making the right decisions for when to take the group photos or shoot a few couple portraits, is pretty much anyone’s guess. In reality, what you’re mainly after is a dry spell during the drinks reception, when all the action happens. So about 1hr 30mins of dry weather please.
Did that happen? Of course not. Did it matter. Of course not. Every wedding day is unique, in so many ways, with the weather making up only a small part of the event itself. You’ll hear it said a million times over from couples who are married, “it’s not the weather that makes the day, it’s the people around you”. Joe & Kristine had a great set of friends, even happy to throw off their jackets when the rain shower struck, and lay them down for the bride (well, wrap them over her shoulders anyhow!).
Despite the menacing weather forecast the day turned out great, and delivered perfect evening light that only a photographer dreams of. If you’re a weather worrier therefore, check out this collection of Great Tythe Barn wedding photos and see if it makes a jot of difference. After all, a day is, what a day is.
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Peek a boo – got ya!
Late minute adjustments to the table plan ;-)
Does drinking help to steady the nerves?
It looks fantastic inside the Great Tythe Barn with the addition of these fairy lights overhead.
Can you tell Kristine is a teacher?
Love this photo – these girls were amazing….if only my kids were 10% as well behaved I’d be in parent heaven.
First tears and we’d not even got underway with the ceremony.
Perfectly executed flower petal placement by these two.
Joe had his 2nd love in life (his Mini) for company on the wedding day too.
Yeah, I don’t advise you drink that now.
You may wonder what this is, as did I. Well, it’s ‘splat the rat’. Is this a game originating from Essex, as I’d certainly not heard of it before.
With a few dark clouds on the horizon I suggested we took a couple of speedy couple shots, to ensure we had at least a few in the bag should it suddenly rain.
And oh boy, did it suddenly rain……(within about 6 seconds of taking the photo above)
Someone clearly had ‘good luck’.
The best mans speech got a little tough when he got onto the subject of grandparents, who were sadly no longer with us. Downing a pint can help in these situations!
As with many wet wedding days, there is usually a sliver lining to every cloud, and Joe & Kristine’s day was no different.
Beautiful golden evening light makes for wonderful wedding photos at The Great Tythe Barn.
More players for ‘Splat the Rat’
Goodnight Great Tythe Barn, see you soon, and don’t leave it so long next time.
If you’ve been looking for Great Tythe Barn wedding photos and are having your own wedding here, then please contact me for a chat, I’d love to hear from you.