Kate and Jesper wrote on their couple's questionnaire that they wanted to ride fake cows outside The Red Barn and that they'd brought their own Western fancy dress... that's always a good start to a photographer-client relationship! Kate got ready with her bridesmaids at a hotel down the road, she wore an amazing black sequin dress from Macy's whilst her bridesmaids wore dresses from Maids to Measure, with her bridesmen wearing their own suits. Jesper got ready in the same hotel, which I love because it gives me that rare chance to shoot the groom prep alongside the bridal prep, telling a much fuller story of the day!
Their ceremony was full of tears and emotion from all parents and Kate's mum gave a short reading. As Jesper is Swedish, they themed their tables at The Red Barn after various Ikea ranges! The Red Barn itself is a great little venue as it's already well decorated with vintage airplanes hanging from the ceiling, an entire wall of old school books, shelves of vintage quirky nic-nacks... it's ideal for those who want a low key wedding as it doesn't need much decor added.
After the ceremony the guests all had drinks in the sunshine whilst Kate, Jesper and I took some group shots and as per requested, we took some photos atop the fake cows!
Kate and Jesper gave their guests favour boxes which included flavoured vodka and giant lollipops!
Instead of a wedding cake they had a Krispy Kreme doughnut cake!
During the speeches the guests raised vodka toasts as per Swedish tradition!
The sweetie table was supplied by Jesper's family, a whole range of traditional Swedish favourites like Plopp and (AWFUL) salt covered liquorice. Quite a few of the the guests and one unlucky photographer got tricked into eating the liquorice. Don't do it people!
As soon as the music started everyone hit the dancefloor and the photobooth which was stocked with lots of fancy dress hats