You’d think that small weddings would be a lot easier to photograph than large ones. Whilst that can be the case, the thought of spending 10+ hours with only a very small wedding party can leave you stressing that you won’t be able to find enough to take photos of, that there won’t be a great deal happening and that you’ll struggle to blend in to get all those candid shots that the couple have booked you for.
Steph and Adele had just 19 people at their wedding party at Greenbank Barns, but I need not have worried at all. Whilst they had chosen to only invite those very close to them, they certainly hadn’t cut back on anything when it came to the care they put in to every tiny detail. It was one of the most beautiful, stylish and intimate weddings I’ve ever photographed, and I loved everything about it.
Steph and Adele both work in graphic design and their creative talent was evident everywhere you looked. It sounds wrong - too corporate perhaps - to describe their wedding as “on brand” – but it really was - in the most beautiful and pleasing way. A gentle, scandi-inspired palette was given the odd pop of colour here and there, minimalist fonts thoughtfully pointed the way to every activity and the whole venue seemed to smile with gratitude that it had been filled with such perfectly balanced beauty.
The day itself was everything they hoped for. The pace was laid back and informal, yet with plenty to do. The rain soon cleared off and the lawn games came out. Later in the day gifts were opened, the dancing began and the children were treated to the big reveal of the secret cinema room. Ghostbusters on the big screen was the perfect way to take the edge off the sugar fuelled craziness!
Thank you Steph and Adele for letting me be a part of your amazing day, and for trusting me play round with my creativity too J
Venue: Greenbank Barns
Hair and Make Up: Jenn Edwards & Co.
Florist: Ivy, Pip & Rose
Stylist: Nina Marika
Cake: Sadie May Cakes
Celebrant: Heather Brown at The Ceremony Company
Catering: Sage & Honey