Ashes Barns Country House Wedding Photography
Now this was a fine way to spend a Saturday! I joined Joanna & David on a rather gorgeously sunny day at the stunning Ashes Barns Country House in Endon.
Joanna and her family spent the morning at the Dove Farm Barns in Carverswall. Bacon sandwiches were made, champaign was popped, golf was watched and everyone got ready in a nice relaxed atmosphere before heading to church.
St Edwards Church In Leek
I zoomed ahead to meet with David who was at St Edwards Church in the centre of historical Leek town. He was with his best man, greeting the couples family and friends as they entered church for their ceremony. Joanna arrived in true style in her VW camper van and walked down the aisle accompanied by her very proud dad. After their ceremony and completing the formal part of their wedding day, the couple exited the church into the glorious sunshine and spent a little time hugging their wedding guests.
Sunshine, Gin And Brewdog Beers
Arriving at The Ashes, Joanna & David enjoyed their drinks reception in the gardens of the country house, a fantastic gin bar was set up and refreshing Brewdog beers were handed out. We paused for some family groups before taking the couple around the grounds of the house some portraits and a little alone time. We were really spoilt with the gardens, the lake and the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Once everyone was convened in the main barn, the couple were welcomed into their wedding breakfast and the ‘Host Your Own Roast’ could begin. Large delicious joints of beef were brought to each table and carvers were given chef hats and aprons to wear as they served the rest of the table. A fantastic ice breaker for the tables and always great fun to photograph.
After dinner and a round of excellent speeches, the guests relaxed into the evening celebrations. Joanna & David greeted more of their friends who were just in time to witness the cutting of their amazing (and intricately designed) wedding cake and the first dance.
So what a wonderful day! Massive Congratulations to Joanna & David, I had an amazing day with you, your family and friends, thanks so much for having me with your as your wedding photographer!