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Michael & Jessica’s wedding at the ashes barns

I’ve been aware of the Ashes Barns near Leek in the peak district since Kate and I tied the knot nearby. It’s a gorgeous venue so I was really excited that Jessica and Michael asked me to photograph their wedding there this July.

Wedding photography is a mixed bag you know. Sometimes there are weather or time issues, people getting lost, not being interested in getting group photos done, kids not happy, things taking a bit too long to get ready. None of that today. This wedding was just a joy. Could not have gone better. It was a treat.

Jessica got ready upstairs with her girls and came down the aisle to a very lucky groom who was playing it cool in an awesome suit. They both work in fashion, see.

After dinner we strolled down to the fields and talked about the nature of true love. It’s rare you meet young people as wise and thoughtful as them. Then back up to their first dance in the evening played by the amazing Ashmore brothers, who are just such great guys as well as entertaining musicians. If you’re in the market, give them a call and say hi for me.

Can’t wait to go back to the Ashes Barns asap, so if you’re planning a wedding there, please do get in touch!

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