This beautiful Real Wedding has been shared by the very talented Strike A Pose Photography, a reportage wedding photographer who loves to tell the story of your wedding day in a truthful and un-posed way.
Read on to hear more about Jess and Dan's lovely rustic themed wedding in the Cotswolds Valley.
Jess and Dan were married at Kingscote Barn in Tetbury. This beautiful 17th century Cotswold stone barn is nestled in the Cotswold Hills and makes the perfect setting for your wedding day, especially for a rustic themed wedding like this one. Hosting up to 150 guests in its many acres of countryside, there really is plenty of space to explore and enjoy over the course of the day.
Kingscote Barn has two adjoining spaces for the wedding. The Stone Barn for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception, and the Gallery for the drinks reception after the ceremony.
I started my day in the Oak and Beech suites where the bride, her mother and the bridesmaids were getting ready with hair and makeup. I started by taking creative shots of the dress, shoes, jewellery and flowers before proceeding to capture the more natural shots you'd expect with bridal preparation photographs, such as the bride and her bridesmaids giggling, and enjoying themselves whilst being pampered. Before heading down for the ceremony, I managed to capture the moment the bride's father saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time; a priceless moment and photograph.
Kingscote's stone barn is beautifully lit with big windows all around, which meant I didn't need to worry that the couple would be back lit. It also gave such a lovely ambience to the ceremony with the sun shining through. At the end of the ceremony Jess and Dan were showered in confetti as they walked back up the aisle as the new Mr and Mrs Carey!
Speeches took place after the meal with the father of the bride going first, sharing stories of his daughter growing up. This was followed by the Groom's speech who thanked everyone for attending and addressed his new wife, and how beautiful she looked. Last but not least was the best man and his speech, which gave everyone a few laughs!
After the speeches, I was able to borrow the bride and groom for a few more posed photos in the rose garden and valley, which looked stunning. Once we'd captured the shots, they made their way back to cut the cake, shortly followed by the first dance and then a very beautiful father and daughter dance.
Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Carey - what a beautiful day!