Tania & Pete’s Wedding at Shustoke Barn
Tania & Pete were married at the stunning Shustoke Barn wedding venue in Warwickshire. The days started with Tania getting ready with all her Bridesmaids at her local hair salon, just around the corner from her parent’s house. Bucks Fizz was poured out to celebrate the day ahead and perhaps to calm the nerves! The Rolls Royce awaited outside while Tania got into her Wedding dress in her old bedroom – The room was a little too small for me to get the photographs I had wanted, which was a shame, as Tania was looking so beautiful… Fortunately, there were many more opportunities throughout the day!
I rushed ahead of the wedding cars to the Shustoke Barn where Pete and his best man were waiting anxiously… Of course, his Bride was running a little late, but spirits were high, and the ceremony was lovely. I managed to get some wonderful portraits using the Leica M9 and the vintage Summilux 75mm lens, I always try for these shots as they’re taken from an angle that the guests would never normally see.
Once married Tania and Pete went off for a little drive in the Rolls’, while the guests mingled with drinks and canapés. On their return, we all went outside for confetti and a group photograph in the main yard area. Lots of effort had gone into the breakfast room, the tables we covered in little cups and saucers filled with wildflowers, and every guest had a National Lottery scratchcard – the guests had lots of fun with these!! The food was delicious, and there was plenty of it.
After dinner we went out to catch the last of the sun, and to capture some photographs of just the two of them – the light was golden and we got some beautiful shots with the light behind them in the trees. The band has set up while we were out, and were all ready for the 1st dance. The music was lively and everyone got involved – such a fun party!!
Thanks guys for making me feel so welcome, you’re amazing and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!