On Christmas week we made our way up to the Cotswolds to join Caroline and Matt for their wedding at The Kingscote Barn in Tetbury., Gloucestershire.
Christmas weddings are always really special. Everyone’s in the party mood, pleased to get out of the house and away from bad telly to see their friends and family.
Thankfully, the weather was a little kinder than their prep shoot a few weeks before. We stayed over in Tetbury the night before and the drive to the barn in the morning was really something special. The car was completely frozen shut but the frost on the hills and the sparkle of ice on such a beautiful sunny morning was what you’d hope for a wedding in the Cotswolds.
Being in a bit of a valley however, meant the venue was susceptible to freezing fog which rolled in later on in the day (we didn’t take a smoke machine). It went down to a bitter -3 degrees centigrade but Caroline and Matt were keen to get outside for photos and were real troopers. The mulled wine on offer was really just the ticket.
Doing things a little differently, Caroline and Matt wanted a more intimate ceremony with just close family and friends without sacrificing a bigger party later on in the day. So, after they exchanged vows and we’d taken some group shots and some foggy couple shoot photos a couple of coach loads arrived with the rest of the guests ready for the wedding breakfast and evening disco.
We just wanted to say a huge Thank You for all you did on the day – we had just the most perfect day, so Thank You for being part of it and putting up with the cold. Matt and I are so grateful that you were able to capture our day. You made us feel so comfortable, and helped me relax when I had my nervous half an hour when we were getting ready. We honestly cannot say Thank You enough – it doesn’t really feel like this cuts it, but I don’t know how else to put it into words.
The photos are so beautiful and we have had such a lovely time looking through them. They capture the day perfectly. We are both just over the moon with them. We weren’t expecting them so quickly, and it’s been the perfect remedy for January/wedding/honeymoon blues!
Caroline & Matt