The Ashes Wedding Photographer

Highlights from Heather & Rob’s brilliant wedding at this exclusive no-corkage wedding venue

Exclusive Use No-Corkage Wedding Venue

Heather & Rob booked me as their ‘The Ashes Wedding Photographer’ around a year ago. The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue is an exclusive, no-corkage wedding venue, set in Staffordshire. A very popular and unique wedding venue, The Ashes provides a fantastic wedding experience, with the wedding ceremony taking place in the West Barn, and the wedding reception opposite in the East Barn. I arrived nice and early for Heather and Rob’s wedding, and met Heather and the girls getting ready in The Old Dairy – now a converted cottage.

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Summer Weddings at The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue

It was late July, and the weather was proving to be hot, though with a potentially troublesome storm forecast. Fingers crossed we would beat any bad weather. And we did. 🙂 This was going to be a perfect Summer wedding at The Ashes Barns; Rob duly arrived on time with his groomsmen. Time for a couple of informal shots of the boys while I darted back and forth to The Old Dairy to see how the preparations were progressing.

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Wedding guests arrive by coach

As the ceremony time approached – along with a large coach filled with wedding guests, things were ‘warming up’ nicely. A very chilled Rob was greeting family & friends as they arrived, whilst a slightly nervous Heather putting her wedding dress on. All going to plan so far. Bliss.

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Wedding photos at The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue

The grounds at The Ashes are stunning too. A large pond sits to the side of the main house, with a larger man-made lake just down the drive towards the main road. Luckily for us, all the Canada Geese live here and not giving us too much grief as we photographed some lovely natural and stylish wedding photos….you know – the ones that look all staged, but really they’re not 😉

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Ice cream at a summer wedding

As the reception gathered momentum, plenty of ice cream and Pimms was consumed by the guests. I was offered both several times, but I resisted, keeping focused on my job. The weather was holding, lovely blue skies with a touch of cloud cover. Perfect for a few family group photos before the main wedding breakfast in the East Barn, which, incidentally looked stunning in it’s unique rustic style. With the speeches after the meal, I had time to re-arrange some of my kit and grab a bite to eat myself. Still no ice cream for me though…or Pimms 😉

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Wedding speeches at The Ashes

After the speeches, we had a few minutes to grab some fresh air and a few more relaxed, natural portraits of the happy couple….before the volume went up to 11 for the first dance and subsequent evening party! But…before that….shhh, all calm and quiet at The Ashes as we unobtrusively went our own way and got some great images from the Nikons (and me!)

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