Amy & headed back to one our favourite venues, our home from home, The Tythe Barn at Launton the other day for the wedding of Amy & Ricky.
Amy started off in Kidlington near to the church where she captured images of Ricky gathering with his best man & ushers in the pub! They then made their way into the church just around the corner. There everyone gathered in the sunshine before making his or her way into the church.
I made my way to straight to The Barn & The Nook where Amy, her Mum & her sister who was also a bridesmaid were getting ready. The Nook is a wonderful secluded spot where the bridal party can get ready together in comfort & close proximity to the barn. The Nook is divided in to two main rooms – one side caters solely for the bride whilst the other room has been created to offer a large space for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, make up artists & hairdressers. Both rooms have been carefully thought out and the needs of the bride and her attendants have been considered at every stage.
Amy’s dress was just stunning, a confection of taffeta & beautiful beading & she made a beautiful bride. Emotions on a wedding day run high & I love the moment when the Father of the Bride sees his daughter for the first time. It’s a really touching moment & I love the images I captured of Amy & her Dad when he arrived & saw her for the first time.
It was now time for Amy to get to the church to meet her groom. As we arrived at the church Amy’s sister was waiting with the four little bridesmaids. They made their way into the church to a smiling groom.
It was a lovely service with smiles & tears & a very happy couple made their way back down the aisle.
As the guests gathered outside we did some group shots by the entrance to the church before Amy & Ricky left to a flurry of confetti.
Once they arrived at the barn we did some shots with the Bentley before Amy & Ricky joined their guests for a drinks reception in the garden. We did the group shots there with the garden as a backdrop before taking Amy & Ricky away to do some shots of the two of them.
There are some great places around the barn for shots, the folly, garden & shepherds hut to name but a few. It was soon time to go back to the barn, beautiful self-carve roast beef waits for no man or photographer. We made a date to get back out to do a few more shots after dinner.
We then made our way back to the barn to join their guests for the wedding breakfast in the wonderful vaulted space. After the speeches & a delicious meal the guests spilled out onto the lawns with tea & coffee. We borrowed the happy couple & got some fabulous shots of them on the tree lined drive way. I particularly love the shots of Amy with her veil.
After Amy & Ricky had their first dance everyone joined them on the dance floor & they boogied the night away……