You know when you meet someone and you just click, and you know you're going to get one really really well? Well, that's what happened when I first sat down with Tom and Gemma for their wedding photography consultation with me. Instantly, Gemma's enthusiasm for the day really shone though and was super infectious and it was evident how much they adore each other...constantly making each other laugh (something that was a BIG part of their wedding day which was so lovely).
The Mill Barns is certainly a gorgeous venue...this wedding was my second time shooting here and I'm looking forward to many more! Gemma got ready downstairs in the bespoke made-for-purpose bridal dressing room. The bridal party were greeted with a very sweet gift and poem Tom had made for Gemma, which set the positive vibes off right from the beginning, and it was such a fun morning getting to know all of the ladies.
Tom met me on his arrival a little later in the morning, and we spent a little time shooting some laid back groom prep, after which I attempted to remember all of his groomsmen's names - there were quite a few!
The venue was decorated beautifully...less is definitely more at this place and Gemma and Tom had got the perfect balance with their "Jam Jar Wedding" theme...all vintage pallets, ladders, chalk boards and bunting. The colours in the wedding breakfast room were fab and when the room came to life for the evening reception the fairy lights mixed with the bunting across the ceiling was so lovely!
Perhaps my favourite time of the day during Gemma and Tom's wedding was their couple shots. We had a couple of stints to break up the photographs and enable them to maximise their time with the guests, so an afternoon slot right after the group shots, and then a later session in the evening once the sun had dropped...I have never seen a couple laugh together like these guys do! It was almost like I wasn't there how comfortable they seemed (I take this as a huge compliment by the way - ensuring couples are at ease with me and in front of the camera is a huge part of how I work)!
Finish off with some sparklers...oh, and a quick bath in the bridal suite!
The photos really do speak for themselves as to how incredibly fun this day was, so I'll leave you with a few highlights of their wonderful day...