Preparing for Lisa & Steve’s Kingston Barn wedding photographs we looked at the weather forecast and packed our waterproofs and umbrellas! The very moment we arrived at Kingston Country Courtyard stone barn wedding venue the heavens opened. We were in for a very wet wedding. Fortunately Lisa, Steve and their guests didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits. They enjoyed a fun filled day full love love and laughter.
Bridal Preparations At Kingston Barn Wedding Venue
We found Lisa in Kingston country courtyard bridal suite with her mother and bridesmaids. Despite the grey outside the happy group of ladies buzzed about he dark room. They nailed the matching silk dressing gown look in varied states of preparedness. Custom wedding morning slippers, custom converse dancing shoes and a pair of perfect bridal shoes were dotted about the room. Make up artist Cat Mutter was on hand to ensure that the ladies were calm, collected and looking their wedding best.
Pink and yellow rose laden bouquets arrived from Kabloom Florist, filling the room with floral scents.
It’s not often on a wedding morning that the bride isn’t the center of attention. However Lisa’s daughter (flower girl) was doing such a good job of being cute the ladies focus did stray. With hair and make up completed it was time for dresses. The bridesmaids wore dusky pink dresses with the bride and flower girl in white. As Lisa was helped into her dress the registrars arrived. They conducted her pre-wedding review before the room emptied into the rain outside.
Groom Preparation Photos At Family Home In Morning
Murray found Steve back from breakfast at the couple’s home with his best man and son. A last minute wedding speech was written under Archie’s watchful eye. The chaps were all dressed in matching blue suits with pink ties and pocket squares. They had chosen matching blue waistcoats and two tone brogue shoes.
With every one wedding ready they headed for the Scott Arms pub for the all important Dutch courage. After a quick drink it was time to make the short journey up the road to Kingston country courtyard.
Kingston Barn Wedding Photographs Of Civil Ceremony
The dark stone barn styled by Perfectly Pretty Wedding was awash with hundreds of yellow fairy lights. If that wasn’t enough two fairy light trees stood either side of the aisle. Wooden love letters sat in the rain outside alongside a hand written chalk board order of the day. Inside the corner of the barn the four tiered wedding cake was decorated with pale pink and white flowers.
After greeting some of the guests Steve took his place at the front with his best man and ring bearer Archie. After an emotional entrance Lisa walked down the aisle with her father. Facing each other, under the pervasive yellow glow of the fairy lights Lisa and Steve made their promises to each other and exchanged rings. From this moment on the happy couple could not stop smiling at each other. They look happy in these Kingston barn wedding photographs because they were, incredibly so! A shower of confetti was the final act before everyone could enjoy a drinks reception in the bar with some tasty canapés.
For those who don’t know Kingston Country Courtyard is in the hands of a new management team. They are incredibly refreshing. The improvement in service and professionalism was obvious from the moment we were cheerily greeted in the morning. Watch this space as the venue, service and particularly catering improves under their expert guidance!
We stole the happy couple away for a five minute dash in the rain under umbrellas. This gave the guests time to find their seats ready for wedding breakfast.
Speeches And Wedding Breakfast At Kingston Courtyard Wedding
Backlit by the daylight window contrasting the dark yellow interior the father of the bride gave a tear jerking speech. His words full of praise and pride of his new daughter. Next up was Archie, the couple’s son. He gave a short and humorous speech, much to the guests delight. Steve then said a few words (that he definitely didn’t write on the morning of his wedding!). The best man brought the speeches to a close presenting the groom with a Tina Turner photo self-portrait from his stag do. Speeches completed and ribs definitely tickled it was time for the wedding breakfast. One guest from each table found an apron under their chairs and carved the meat for the table.
Evening Entertainment Photographs In Dorset Barn Wedding Venue
Alan from Party Dexx had had been providing the soundtrack to the day so far. He was on hand to gather everyone around for the cutting of the wedding cake. This was immediately followed by the newly weds first dance. The disco lighting and wall uplighters made for some interesting colour casts for these following Kingston barn wedding photographs.
As well as award winning pork pies and a huge cheese board from Happily Ever Afters there was also a doughnut bar which proved very popular. When not dancing guests could entertain themselves, donning props in the photo booth supplied by Bloc photo booths.
We exited the barn into the night rain. Looking back multi coloured disco lighting shone through the windows accompanied by music. This mixed with the sounds of a happy wedding party dancing the night away.
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