Andy and Ellen’s wedding was our last visit to Upwaltham Barns of the year and one we had been looking forward to for an awful long time. We had been keeping up to date with Ellen’s plans for the day and were very excited to see how it was all going to come together. Planning a wedding is like a bit like conducting an orchestra, with lots of individual parts all coming together to create great music. Well they certainly pulled it off and Upwaltham Barns is just the perfect place for all that this fab couple had planned. Ellen is an Environmentalist and this was at the heart of this wedding. None of the flowers were flown in, check out the leaves and the hand made paper flowers and you will see just how this ethos is carried out and with amazing style. Andy and Ellen had a vision about how their photography would look too and it was great working with them to get the finished images you see here. We see every wedding as a collaboration and it’s great when a couple has a real artistic vision for the photography too. Even down to them wanting us to shoot part of their wedding on film, yes we had to wait a week to get the photos back, how old school is that.
Ellen’s dress is not what you would call your traditional wedding dress either. Ellen designed this herself (with the help of Love Couture)and it was made to covert into the dress you see her dancing with at night, how clever is that. The dresses of the flower girls were so pretty too – as were they. They were so cute in their flower-decked dresses and with their butterfly wings! The more eagle eyed would have also spotted cameo brooches of the couple at teh centre of the wings.
Upwaltham Barns is such a beautiful place for a wedding, there’s always an abundance of flowers and the autumnal colours really did look picture postcard perfect. It was raining quite hard whilst the preparations were taking place, even as the guests were arriving it didn’t look like the weather was going to be kind to us. However, it did clear up slightly during our 30 minute couples portrait session around the grounds of the Barns.
One great touch just before the ceremony was that Andy and Ellen decided to hold hands through an open window of Jasmine Cottage. It was a lovely moment as Andy stood outside looking very dapper in his military uniform with Ellen excitedly hiding inside the Jasmine Cottage.
Throughout the day it was clear to see the love and respect Andy and Ellen had for each other it was also evident that their friends and family felt the same way it was so lovely to be part of this atmosphere.
The day went off without a hitch, the dancing was fantastic and we even got to use our new light painting wand, whats not to like.
Our heart felt best wishes go out to you both, we hope our paths cross again one day and we will never forget the time we spent with you both.