Chris and Aimi’s DIY vintage wedding in Smeetham Hall Barn part 2.

If you haven't yet read part 1, make sure you do to check out the beautiful bridal prep shots with Aimi's Jenny Packham Eden dress, shoes and hairclip. Part 2 picks up from Aimi's entrance, being walked in by her brother who also gave Chelsea away last year. smeethamhallbarn_0068 Readings were given by Aimi's mum and Chris' dad, Aimi spent the whole ceremony either crying or giggling like crazy bless her! smeethamhallbarn_0069 smeethamhallbarn_0070 smeethamhallbarn_0071 smeethamhallbarn_0072 smeethamhallbarn_0073 smeethamhallbarn_0074   After the ceremony there were reception drinks in the marquee, including pink lemonade with cool pink paper straws! When you book Smeetham Hall Barn you get use of the grounds, and luckily for Chris and Aimi it was a glorious sunny day so everyone was able to have their drinks outside on the lawn! smeethamhallbarn_0075 smeethamhallbarn_0076 smeethamhallbarn_0079 smeethamhallbarn_0080 I feel I owe the decor Aimi DIY'd a whole entire blog post to be honest! Here's a sample of the amazing receptions decorations she made and organised! There was a cake table with cakes donated by guests... smeethamhallbarn_0085 smeethamhallbarn_0089 smeethamhallbarn_0077smeethamhallbarn_0093 A cool time capsule jar where people dropped in little notes from a wicker basket... smeethamhallbarn_0078smeethamhallbarn_0092 smeethamhallbarn_0086   A sweetie table with pink paper pom poms... smeethamhallbarn_0081 Back in the dining room the tables had lace table cloths, kitsch napkins, glass centrepieces with jute string wrapped around them and name cards of embarrassing guest photos! smeethamhallbarn_0082 smeethamhallbarn_0083 smeethamhallbarn_0084   After the drinks we did a belated confetti throw before everyone filed in the dining area for Chris and Aimi's entrance smeethamhallbarn_0087 smeethamhallbarn_0088 The wedding favours were beer coolers for the men and chutney for the ladies smeethamhallbarn_0090 Chris and Aimi had also hired an ice cream cart in case there wasn't enough cake for dessert (it was one massive sugar high day!) smeethamhallbarn_0091 The dinner was nice and relaxed, I generally tend not to shoot whilst people are eating but I got a few nice shots in whilst setting up the lighting for the evening. smeethamhallbarn_0094 We also skulked away to take a few couples shots during magic hour. If you have outdoorsy space and can afford to be flexible with timings, always try and get your couple shoot done during the 30 mins before sunset, it really is called magic hour for a reason!! smeethamhallbarn_0095 smeethamhallbarn_0096 The speeches were epic, which could only be expected from three best men and an emotional family. smeethamhallbarn_0097 smeethamhallbarn_0098 smeethamhallbarn_0099 smeethamhallbarn_0100 smeethamhallbarn_0101 smeethamhallbarn_0103 smeethamhallbarn_0104 smeethamhallbarn_0105 Oops, I didn't realise how many speeches shots I've picked out to blog, this is the point in the post where I realise I should've included more in the first half, always happens! After the speeches the dancefloor was cleared for the DJ... no wait, band... no wait.. the JUKEBOX!! Haha! Chris and Aimi hired a Jukebox where they collected song requests for all the wedding guests so that everyone's favourite songs could it played, how cool is that?! It was my first time shooting a wedding with a juke box and I was pretty impressed with the idea. smeethamhallbarn_0106 smeethamhallbarn_0107 smeethamhallbarn_0108 Supplier roll call || Hair- Jade Jones || Outfits: Jenny Packham/Moss Bros || Cake: Guests || Florist: Lucy Bowman/Buds Bows and Balloons || Entertainment: Jukebox 45's || Bridesmaids: Phase Eight || Groomsmen: Austin Reed

12 Comments

  • Posted March 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Magic hour perfection! And the rest of the day looks just as beautiful.

  • Rachael Gifford
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    It looks like you all had a fabulous day, Kathy you looked as beautiful as I remember and your daughter is the spit of you. Congratulations to the happy couple lots of love to you all xx xx

  • Posted March 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Great photos Marianne, love the golden light from the sunset!

  • Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Stunning venue – and what a great idea for the favours! Lovely pictures!

  • Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Great set of images, really capturing their wedding day and love for each other

  • Posted March 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous Marianne, especially those sunset portraits, they’re lovely.

  • Posted March 31, 2014 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Beautiful pictures Marianne! They also made me crave cake quite a lot…

  • Posted March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Love these. The time capsule is a great idea too.

  • Sarah
    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Oh MC these are BEAUT!! When you wrote pom poms I thought you’d written nom noms hahaha!! Really lovely photographs 🙂

  • Posted April 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Love this, M. Awesome party shots especially.

  • Posted April 4, 2014 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Marianne, your images are pure gorgeous, I love your use of light and processing just gorgeous!!!!

  • Posted April 6, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    what a beautiful wedding! Love the golden hour shots, beautiful!

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