Marie & Ed – Kingscote Barn

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On Monday 30th June 2016 Marie & Ed tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the stunning surroundings of the Cotswold countryside.  Surrounded by their nearest & dearest it truly was a wonderful day.

Please scroll down to see a small selection of  photographs taken on their very special day.

Marie & Ed met 6 years ago on line.  They both literally ‘Clicked’ with each other, it turns out they had very similar interests and even some mutual friends.  After chatting for a while they decided to go on a date.  They went to ‘The Speckled Hen’ and spent the whole night chatting, they’ve been chatting ever since.  It didn’t take them long to realise they really were a good match and the rest, as they say, is history.  A few years ago Marie & Ed had bought their first home together and they both have a passion for their garden.  It was the 22nd May 2015 and they had both been working so hard, planting new plants etc.  They sat down on the steps to admire their hard work when Ed proposed.  Marie was over the moon, she’d been dreaming of this moment forever and finally it was here.   I have known Marie for the last 10 years, we met when my own daughter went to nursery and Marie & Sharon (Chief Bridesmaid)  were 2 of her favourite nursery teachers.  We became friends and it was an absolute honour to be asked to photograph Marie & Ed’s wedding…. Personally, I couldn’t wait 🙂

The day of the wedding arrived and being a Bank Holiday Monday I was concerned it would be typically wet, but this year the weather did not let us down.  Although a little windy, once the sun started to burn through the clouds it turned into a beautiful late spring day.   When I arrived at Tuppence Barn Marie was having the finishing touches to her make-up and hair.  Chief Bridesmaid Sharon and Marie’s Mum Helen were busily running around making sure everything was perfect for Marie.  Little Bridesmaid Caitlin (8yrs) and one of the pageboys Oliver (5yrs) were also there enjoying the build up to the big day.  Upstairs Marie’s gorgeous dress hung in the bedroom.   It was designed by San Patrick and was a beautiful Mermaid style wedding dress made of tulle and floral lace detail, with a v neckline and an illusion back Marie was going to look gorgeous.  She wore bright pink shoes, a fitting tribute to her dear Nan who loved the colour pink, and a 3/4 length veil.  I couldn’t wait to see her in it.  After photographing the ladies jumping on the beds and Don’s (Step Dad) first glimpse of our beautiful Bride it was time for us to make our way over to the Barn to meet with the boys.   Ed looked super smart and was accompanied by Bestman Alex aka ‘Windy’ , Ushers: Dylan (12yrs) and Lewis (9yrs) Pageboys: Oliver (5yrs), Billy (3yrs) and Elliot (2yrs)  They all looked so cute and did a great job of keeping Ed busy and distracted while we waited for his Bride.  Our Bridesmaids and Helen were next to arrive shortly followed by Marie and her very proud Step dad Don.  Her step brother Jake very kindly drove her in one of the last Landrover Defender’s produced and she looked amazing as she emerged from the car into the sunshine.  The string quartet started to play and the ceremony was finally beginning.  It really was perfect with sheep and lambs happily baa-ing away in the fields next to the Barn.  Marie and Don walked the aisle to Ed.  Both beaming from ear to ear.  The vows and declarations were made, rings exchanged and the new Mr & Mrs Darby shared a cheeky little kiss.  We had a great readings from Dylan & Lewis as well as both Mum’s Helen & Sue.  It was extremely cute when whilst the registers were being signed Elliot and Billy decided to take to the floor and pretend to do a reading themselves 🙂  Ed’s sister Helen and Marie’s Brother Dave were witnesses to the signing of the register and at last the newlyweds took their first steps as Man & Wife back down the aisle to start the celebrations.   We took some amazing photographs around the grounds of Kingscote, on the picket fences, in the rape seed oil fields…. I was having far too much fun 😉  However the time soon came around for the wedding breakfast to begin.  We took the traditonal cutting of the cake picture, cake made by Aunty Sue, well done it looked amazing 😉   The speeches took place before the meal and Marie & Ed asked if we could capture those moments for them too.  There were lots of tears of love and laughter as well as a few moments when everyone remembered those dear to them who are no longer with us to share in the celebrations. The champagne was flowing quite nicely by then and finally we said our goodbyes and left everyone to continue enjoying themselves, way into the wee hours I would imagine.  It really had been a wonderful day.  Thank you Mr & Mrs Darby for asking us to photograph your very very special day.

Marie & Ed had a surprise mini-moon in the few days after their wedding before taking their honeymoon in Lake Guarda –  Italy.  Have a wonderful time

A big thank you to everyone at Kingscote Barn for all their hard work at this beautiful wedding.

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Suppliers:  Dress: San Patrick – Serine from Crystal Brides in Bath, Bridesmaids: Monsoon & John Rocha, Suits: Slaters & M&S, Flowers: Sentiments, Car: Jakes 🙂 Quartet: Mantura, Cake: Aunty Sue, Hair & Make-Up: Harmony