“Where do we even start? From the very start you have been so incredibly friendly and put us at ease when we felt so awkward before our engagement shoot. Everybody at the wedding said how friendly you were and it shows in the photos with how relaxed everyone is. Your photos are so beautiful and we’ve only had a sneak peek! We absolutely cannot wait to see the rest of the photos as we have no doubt they’ll be equally as beautiful. You have been an absolute star and we’ve been thinking about what party we can have next so we can have you be the photographer. Thank you so much!
Jenny and Tom got married in April at the rustic Cowshed at Woodhall Farm, which is an old barn in Codsall. It was a beautiful day and even the rain didn’t dampen the day!
The excitement before the wedding
Jenny got ready at The Old Farm House in Bonningale with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so calm. Sarah Russell was the make up artist for the day. I’ve worked with her a few times and she always does an amazing job! The girls then took the short trip to get to the ceremony. When Jenny and her bridesmaids arrived at The Cowshed all their guests were waiting in the ceremony room so they couldn’t see them arrive. It was very windy outside so Jenny quickly ran from the car into the shelter of the barn to have a quick chat with the registrars.
The ceremony was a legal ceremony in the main barn at The Cowshed. I love shooting weddings in this barn as although it’s quite dark in there, there’s always some gorgeous soft lighting right in front of the couple which looks beautiful. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was such a personal service and really fun.
The reception was in the main room at the venue. They chose Cowshed at Woodhall Farm because they could have the place for the whole weekend and this meant they could spend more time decorating it. It was a woodland themed wedding, which really suited the time of year and was really meaningful to the couple due to Jenny’s job. I love shooting Cowshed weddings because the grounds are incredible. There are lots of different areas to use for couple portraits and they’re all quite hidden away which is perfect. Jenny and Tom’s day was very windy and very rainy, they were still totally up for doing their couple portraits outside so we still got to use lots of the grounds. We also took shelter in one of the outbuildings for a few portraits. The photographs we took in there were some of my favourites of the day, the light in the outbuilding was beautiful and I’m definitely going to be using it again for future weddings there!
They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and burrito bar in the evening. The burrito bar was my absolute favourite. I see a lot of pizza trucks but this is the first burrito truck I’ve seen and it went down an absolute storm. I can confirm that it was delicious! They decorated the venue with ivy and animals, because they wanted their wedding to reflect the outside. I thought this worked really well and was really meaningful with Jenny’s career.
For dinner they had a slap up meal, which was gobbled down in seconds by everyone. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with burritos.
The most memorable part of the day was the first dance, because Tom lifted Jenny up towards the end of it and it was like something out of a film.
Jenny wore Maggie Sottero Ettia dress and Tom wore Duncan James Salt and Pepper Donegal Tweed suit and they looked so gorgeous. Jenny’s flowers were quite unusual, she had a dried flower bouquet from the English Flower Farmer on Etsy.
Jenny and Tom’s wedding was so laid back and such a laugh. Here’s their amazing Cowshed wedding!
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