“Amazing! Incredible! Maybe a few tears!”
23rd June 2016. Referendum day. Everyone in the UK was talking about the potential split with Europe. Everyone, that is, apart from all of us at The Ashes in Staffordshire. Here it was all about the union of Thea and Liam!
A truly homemade affair, the dressing of the venue had been expertly executed by Thea, Liam and their helpers. When Thea arrived in the morning, she was busy preparing the flowers, in the meantime here talented sister was assembling the homemade wedding cake (delicious, I later discovered). Thea had even made all the bridesmaids dresses, truly impressive!
After capturing Thea and the girls getting ready on-site at The Ashes, I headed down the road where Liam and the boys were getting ready at a small cottage. It was next to a pub, not sure if thats why Liam was so keen to get ready here 😉 and I documented their preparations before following them next door. A swift pint put them in good stead for the rest of the day. Thea and Liam are big Ale fans (each table had their own brew) and the beer theme flowed through the day.
This was my first wedding at the Ashes, and what a beautiful setting it was. With highland cattle roaming the fields and sweeping views of then the Staffordshire countryside, it looked perfect on this lovely summers day. A beautiful ceremony took place in the aptly named ceremony barn, before drinks, canapés, games and laughter filled the afternoon in the courtyard. Speeches with beer flowing proceeded the live music and free flowing dance moves.
It was a pleasure to capture the day for two people so much in love, a huge thanks to Liam and Thea for letting me document their wedding at The Ashes. Some of my favourite images below…