Jess and Jake held their Bridge House Barn wedding in the height of summer in the south Leicestershire countryside. The day started in the barn itself, which houses the bridal suite. The gang of bridesmaids were decked out in matching flowery robes, and the bride had her own contrasting one. Jess’ family were present too, including her niece and very new nephew. There were tears all round as the dress was revealed, and then it was time to head to the nearby village of Kibworth Harcourt for the ceremony at the village church.
Bridge House Barn Wedding in Leicestershire
Five mins down the road from Bridge House Barn, the wedding ceremony was taking place at St Wilfrid’s Church. The groom and his party were sporting floral face masks to match the groom’s bow tie. With everyone in place the bride arrived in a vintage Jaguar. She then made her way into church on her father’s arm, passing a gaggle of well-wishers on the way. I had to remain at the back of the church at the request of the vicar, however the light was lovely and I managed a few long-distance shots. Upon leaving the church, there was time for a meet and greet. Then the couple enjoyed a glass of cold fizz in the very hot Jag from VP Princess Wedding Cars. Air-conditioning not included in 1960’s cars!
Tipi wedding in the East Midlands
On their return to Bridge House Barn, myself and the lovely videographers from Relive-It Productions took a few shots of the couple on their own in the neighbouring field. The guests meanwhile formed an orderly line for confetti throwing. Drinks and canapés followed, and then everyone headed into the large tipi-style tent for the wedding breakfast. The table plan, and all of the place names, were illustrated by MK Caricatures with caricatures of the guests. Speeches followed dinner, then the clash of cutlery that signalled the surprise singing waiters from Secret Singers. This was a surprise to almost everybody but the groom and the suppliers, but as usual they went down a storm. There was much rejoicing.
Outdoor wedding in Leicestershire
As the sun started to head toward the horizon, the cake was cut, and the wedding headed back outside. What followed was the rare union of first dance and golden hour. Not many outdoor first dances in this country, and the performance by Captain Atlantic was one of the first live bands I had seen at a wedding for many months. I left the guests posing for pictures in a giant picture frame, and on a convenient tractor!