I’m always excited about shooting a Southend Barns Wedding, it’s such a gorgeous venue – a rustic barn with gorgeous vintage features, yet with a clean, elegant modern twist to it!
Sam and Fiona kept the look quite minimal with cute arrangements of blue hydrangeas to match their blue theme. Their two bridemaids – both heavily pregnant, wore classy blue lace dresses, now normally when I see a pregnant bridesmaid she is wearing a long flowing maxi dress, but not these lovely ladies, they looked absolutely glowing in these tight midi dresses.
Of course though, all eyes were on Fiona, what a beautiful bride, and I must say, such a lovely relaxed one too! I felt so comfortable around the girls on the morning, it just felt like being in a room with friends. Fi’s friends styled her hair with a classy up-style and a dainty slide. Fiona wore a stunning ivory gown which flattered her tiny frame perfectly.
Now….Sam is from Australia and so this wedding had lots of friends and family traveling from a far. A fantastic crowd, and I must say a superb atmosphere, although I have to admit I’ve never seen anything less at Southend Barns. Despite the rain showers, we still managed to get outside for some photos and luckily when the sun appeared for a short while later in the day it brought a rainbow with it, which I just had to steal Sam and Fiona from their wedding breakfast out for some rare rainbow shots!
I loved the ceremony, Fiona looked so excited, and when Sam’s sister sang for them, you could just see the pride in Sam’s face, it was really emotional. The food was of course by Field & Fork, was delicious and it was even Phil at Southend Barns birthday so well done Phil for working the whole day!
Nicci joined me for this wedding, Sam and Fiona were lucky enough to have the both of us there being crazy, having lots of giggles and of course making use of our talent to capture the day the best way we know how!
The whole day was such a giggle and I can’t write this without saying a huge thank you to Sam and Fiona for hiring us to capture your perfect day. You are truly such a lovely couple, you both looked gorgeous and I sincerely wish you both the very best for the future as husband and wife.
So again, Thanks so so much for booking me guys – I genuinely had the best time ever and look forward to showing you the rest of your photos!