July 2, 2019
When I first met Jo and jack in Cheltenham for their engagement shoot (and for what was supposed to be a short walk that turned into a 2 hour VERY steep hike) I knew they were up for an adventure and we’d get on just fine!! I loved every minute of it you guys… don’t even worry. ;)
Jo and Jack are funny and kind and all about being practical and zero-fuss. My kind of people! Even on the wedding day when timings got tight, we managed to get a lovely set of bride and groom photos and we made up a phrase “efficient AND romantic!!” that became our motto. Haha!
Jo and Jack were wed in their village church in Cheltenham. It was a perfect, quiet and quaint location where only locals and a few scarce hikers would pass by. Imagine sun trickling in through the trees and birds singing, so, so lovely.
As Jo walked down the aisle, The Oriel Singers created the most heavenly and triumphant sound you can imagine. It literally gave me chills… don’t underestimate the power of an amazing choir during your wedding service. Seriously!
After a whirlwind of confetti and congratulating the newlyweds, guests made their way to The Barn at Upcote, one of my all-time favorite barn wedding venues in Gloucestershire. This wedding barn is picturesque everywhere you look and located in the rural countryside. White stone and plenty of natural light and gardens make a photographers DREAM.
All in all, Jo and Jack had the perfect English countryside barn wedding. Beautiful and elegant yet natural and relaxed. The kind where you could feel fancy sipping a glass of champagne in the sun one minute and kicking off your heels off and dancing a ceilidh the next (scroll down to see for yourself)!
Thank you so so much, Jo and Jack, for letting me join you on your wedding adventure and for inviting me into your day. What a perfect wedding to kick off wedding season 2019! All the biggest congrats to you both!!!
Choir: The Oriel Singers
Church: St Peter’s, Leckhampton
Reception: The Barn at Upcote
Wedding Dress: JC Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Jess from HC Brides
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Groom’s Suit: Ede and Ravenscroft
Groomsmen Suits: Moss Bros
Wedding Rings: Barbara Tipple
Flowers: Saltbox & Co
Cake: Confetti Cakes
Catering: Ross and Ross
Evening Food: Cotswold Pizza Co
Afternoon Music: Swing from Paris
Evening Music: Moonloungers
Photographer: Hannah K. Photography