Summer is back on track, or was for one day in Gloucestershire at least! It’s time for a selection of Kingscote Barn wedding photographs from Ben & Laura’s day in August 2012. It wasn’t many months ago I met Ben & Laura for an Engagement Session here in Cheltenham, so it was great to catch up again, this time for their actual wedding. I guess they knew what to expect in terms of wedding photography, having been in front of the camera for our engagement shoot, so it was straight in and rolling for me.
Watching the weather on the run up to any wedding day is par for the course, not only for the bride & groom but also myself. Thankfully we hit a warm spell in mid August, which I was super pleased about, having eyed up a few cracking locations around Kingscote Barn for some summer evening wedding photographs. Let’s be honest, even my most adventurous of brides wouldn’t want to go wading through a corn filed if it’s too wet and muddy.
Once the morning haze had burnt away it turned out to be a scoarcher of a day, warm enough to be comfortable, yet not too hot – perfect! And with golden evening light, what more could a wedding photographer ask for?
The whole wedding was held at Kingscote Barn and the bride and bridesmaids used the accommodation on site for their morning preps. If only they’d known how to tie the wedding dress up first time around I could have said the day ran without a hitch! ;-)
Here are a few wedding photographs from the day.
Yikes, I’m not too sure the make-up lady should be pulling that face……isn’t she meant to be reassuring?
“These are the VERY IMPORTANT WEDDING RNGS, you must treasure these and not loose them”
The Jnr. bridesmaid getting make-up tips early on in life.
‘Snap’ I got a photo of the wedding dress too! (There was no pun intended there, but wow, what a comedy line from a photographer if ever there was one)
Ahh my favourite bridesmaid(S).
It was all smiles until no-one knew how to finish off tying the wedding dress properly! ;-) Panic soon set in, but with my great suggestions and the handy work of Rachel from Kingscote Barn all was sorted in the end.
“What are they doing?”
Dad was a character…..more so evident in the speeches, but I love this moment between father of the bride & Laura.
“ahh you’ve been waiting for me right”?
Laura: “Umm yes, I’d like to Marrry him please”
Ben: “Wow, she’s hot hot hot”.
At least that’s what I like to presume they’re thinking.
Is the kissy bit at weddings everyones favourite?
I assume that hand coming from the bouquet of flowers belongs to someone?
We had plenty of time for wedding photos as the weather was forecast to be great all day. I chose to get a few before dinner, hopefully followed by some crackers later as the sun began to set – fingers crossed….you never can be too sure!
Laura’s dad had the most hand gestures I’ve ever see someone use during wedding speeches. Not only this, he also brought along a healthy collection of props, mostly family bit’s and pieces from Laura’s past. Fab work, a really fun speech and well balanced with laughter & genuine niceties!
Even Gran thought the best man was funny – clearly he pitched it at the right level!
Tears of laughter or slight embarrassment over the truth about how few previous conquests Ben has had!?
Guests had loosened up a little after dinner…..it was time for a few couple portraits before things got out of hand.
We generally had a ‘corn field’ theme going on when it came to the evenings photo shoot! It’s not often a crop is perfectly ripe, the light golden and the timings all work out. It was super therefore to have the opportunity to use the fields at the entrance to Kingscote Barn for these stunning wedding photographs.
As the sun set, the sky gave me just what I was after. Just time for a first dance before I took my weary self home for some well earnt rest (yes, 10 hours of taking photos is a long time!)….especially as I had another wedding right on the horizon.
If you have been searching for Kingscote Barn wedding photographs and need a wedding photographer for your special day, drop me line, I’d love to hear from you.