I was so excited when Hannah and Jack asked me to photograph their beautiful winter wedding at Winters Barn in Kent! I really love to work at this venue, it’s such a gorgeous place with lots of photo ops, super cosy and rustic inside and the staff are so helpful and lovely as well. Hannah and Jack are were so welcoming and kind. I was really honoured that they entrusted me to capture their day.
Hair and make-up dream team
Hannah got ready at her parents house with her bridesmaids and family. It was a super chilled morning, with lots of hair and make-up being applied by the dream team that is Emilie Morrisey, Emma Morphett Make-Up Artistry, Kent Wedding Hair by Karlie and Hair by Megan King. I also loved Hannah’s hair and the “Bride” clip she had in! It was a really beautiful moment when Hannah came downstairs to see her Dad, with it being his first look at her in her wedding dress. He gave Hannah a massive hug and thankfully he had his handkerchief as someone must have been chopping some onions! Hannah looked absolutely beautiful. I loved her dress which was from Pantiles Bride – she looked so elegant.
Ready for church
I headed off slightly ahead of everyone to get to the church and capture a few photos of Jack waiting at the top of the aisle nervously! I was really quite excited for the ceremony too, as I knew it was going to be a really momentous and special part of the day for Hannah and Jack as Hannah sings in a choir called Vox Anima Chamber Choir, who are genuinely so, so incredible. There were lots of tears because the singing was beyond beautiful. I definitely teared up quite a lot too, it really was quite emotional!
All Saints Church in Whitstable was a really gorgeous space. There were lots of lovely angles to capture, especially when Hannah and Jack were exchanging rings and saying their vows. After signing the register, Hannah and Jack were about to walk back down the aisle when they had the best surprise. The choir and the rest of the guests started doing a flash mob! Everyone was singing “all you need is love” by The Beatles and wow, it was such a great way to end the ceremony. I loved Hannah and Jack’s reaction – they were completely surprised and got really choked up!
There was time for hugs and hellos outside the church and quick photos with family. The sun was shining too which made it perfect! Can you believe this was in February?! Everyone gave Hannah and Jack a loud send off at the church before venturing onto Winters Barns. The venue looked stunning, the decorations and tables looked so pretty. All of the flowers on the tables including all of the girls bouquets were by Jane at Graham Greener. Hannah and Jack had saved up a lot of gin bottles and used these alongside the flowers which looked lovely. The cake by Chelsea Bun also looked amazing and I loved those Lego cake toppers!
I also absolutely love the confetti photos, it was so much fun. Lots of confetti and Hannah and Jack came running right towards me – loved it! We also had some fun with smoke bombs, which is a really fun way to add colour to your day. It can be a fun thing to do with your bridesmaids and groomsmen which is what we did here.
Emotional Speeches and whisky on the dancefloor
Winters Barns looks so beautiful during the day but also so cosy and pretty in the evening too. After dinner it was time for some speeches. They were both really funny and quite emotional. We then headed to the other side of the barn for their first dance and continuing the party. It was brilliant! I loved that people were bringing their evening snacks (burgers and chips) onto the dancefloor and some cheeky shots of whisky. Thank you Hannah and Jack for asking me to capture your wedding at Winters Barns. It was so special and fun!
For more winter wedding inspiration, check out Sally and Stu’s wedding