My first wedding of 2018 took me deep into the Cambridgeshire countryside to Cambourne and Childerly Long Barn for Steve and Ali’s wedding.
Childerly Long Barn is a new venue for me, and Steve and Ali chose it specially because it would somewhere “new” to celebrate their wedding. The Long Barn certainly lives up to its name being the longest barn in England, and having so much space allowed the barn to be partitioned into different sections for the wedding ceremony, the Reception, the bar and with plenty of space left for the dance floor and the band who’d be playing later in the evening. Childerly itself is more that just a barn, with a fantastic Tudor manor house, beautiful gardens with a lake and Elizabethan chapel giving lots of space and plenty of photographic opportunities.
The Easter bank holiday often promises a real sign of spring, however dire weather warnings of rain and cold, lead me pack not only something warm to wear, but also studio lights just in case we needed to do group shots indoors, however despite a cold and wet start the day brightened up allowing the formal portraits to be taken in the gardens and the main group shots to be taken in the court yard outside the barn.
Steve and Ali opted for a simple service which matched the relaxed feel of the day beautify and since everything was in one location there was plenty of time for the guests to mix and mingle and for me to take different shots of the guests, the venue and of course the couple.
After the wedding breakfast, the evening guests arrived ready for the cake cutting and first dance, which lead into a disco and then of course the live band.
Steve and Ali’s wedding was a great day with everything coming together and flowing seamlessly in a calm laid back manner which, according to the best man’s speech, sums up Steve and Ali exactly.
You’ll find some of my favourite shots from the day here, but keep checking back as I’ll be uploading new pictures over the next few days.