Greetings barn wedding lovers and welcome to the Gibbons wedding blog. It's actually pretty easy for me sum up this wedding in very few words. It was just so incredibly PRETTY!
The venue, Herons Farm has many attractive aspects to it. If you are a fan of horses and riding then this is a place for you. Opposite the barn where the wedding took place lay paddocks leading to a stunning valley and views of the countryside and on a warm, sunny spring day like this one there could have been no better back drop for Stacie and Brian's photos.
I arrived at the farm to greet my bride (for the first time EVER) on the morning of the wedding. This is not such un unusal occurance, in fact it happened to me twice in one weekend. You just never know what you're going to get when you turn up anyway so I am never phased by such circumstances.
Lucky for Moi, Stacie is just as lovely as her venue. A true testament of my first impression was the number of bridesmaids she had with her in her room. There were women EVERYWHERE. Seven bridemaids, two flower girls, one Mother of the Bride and of course the all important hair and make up artists all made up the sufficient amount of chaos all weddings need to start a good day (and of course a glass OR TWO of bubbles).
The prosecco was flowing there was some evidence that a breakfast had been consumed and the morning seemed relatively calm dispite the hive of activity that buzzed about the place.
Whilst I was finding corners of the bride's room to squeeze in to and getting amoungst the females, Sarah was hanging out with the boys.
Best Man Gary and Groom Brian also appear to be taking the whole wedding thing in their stride. Perhaps due to the fact that the girls had it all in hand and had organised the whole thing? I'm pretty sure that's what Brian had said during his speech anyway (right Brian?).
Decorated in bunting and fairy lights the wedding ceremony took place in this beauitful old barn. Witnessed by good friends and loving family. It was simply beautiful.
It was soon time for Mr and Mrs Gibbons to exit the barn with huge smiles on their faces, greeted by their delighted and very excitable guests.
The vintage details of the Gibbons wedding were simply stunning and the afternoon tea went down an absolute treat with the everyone (including the photographers).
Always a good time for a cheeky glass of bubbles and a cow boy hat I say! Ching.
We snuck off down to the valley for the an important couple shoot. All of a sudden everything seemed VERY quiet. I don't think couples realise just how little time they actually get to spend together on the day of their wedding so this is an important thing to factor in to. ESPECIALLY when you have a back drop like this to make the most of. Apparently we also got lucky with the long grass as it was due to be cut down to be made in to hay and so I wasted no time and got rolling around immediately.
Stacie and Brian were a great couple to work with and their friends and family were up for a good old fasioned knees up! ESPECIALLY Brian's Mum who (if there had been one) would hands down have won any dance competition on that day!
MASSIVE congratulaitons to you Mr and Mrs Gibbons. Your wedding was absolutely STUNNING and I loved being part of it.