I was thrilled yesterday to be asked to photograph Michelle and Matt’s wedding at the lovely Lain’s Barn in Wantage and what an adventure it was! Starting for the bridal prep at a nearby venue I quickly bonded with the bridal party enjoying a few laughs that only they shall know of! After a bit of a dash to the finish line getting the bride ready we made our way to Lain’s Barn, from there the emotion flowed like water. I love emotion, especially when it comes from the groom and Matt did not disappoint. As the ceremony began Matt became overwhelmed with tears of joy. Michelle entered at the back of the room and poor Matt just lost it. Two young girls had a reading half way through the ceremony, they too found the emotion of it all so much that they struggled to read it through the crying. I myself even had to fight it back, fortunately I could hide behind the camera!
After the ceremony Michelle and Matt took a ride in the car, whilst they were away it became apparent that the bridesmaids car had a flat tire. Luckily I had a compressor to had so stood in the rain we managed to restore the cars tire enough to get it to a service station.
Despite the on/off rain and drizzle throughout the day we still got a ton of gobsmacking photos that you’d find hard to believe were taken around bad weather.
At the end of the meal ‘dad’ had organised a little surprise for Michelle & Matt, singing waiters! They really got the crowd going as they belted out one classic song after another, the whole room was waving their napkins!
The rest of the day went so smoothly, the atmosphere was relaxed, the guests were all lovely (I even bumped into a couple of old friends) and this turned out to be one hell of a wedding, so many moments, so many treasured memories. They will all live on with Michelle and Matt, aided only by the photos.
it was my honour to attend their service. Please congratulate note new Mr & Mrs Woodward!