Georgia and Liam will remain in my memories as a wedding photographer, I think for the rest of my career. Their Ashes Barns Summer wedding was the epitome of the perfect wedding, in my opinion anyway.
Their wedding day was so beautifully unique to them, they had little nods to Harry Potter thrown in throughout (note Liam’s pin on his braces), Georgia was wearing vans rather than the usual heeled wedding shoes, she had her mum’s leather jacket that she had worn on her own wedding day. It was all of these little touches and the pure elation that everyone felt to be there to share Georgia and Liam’s Wedding day that made it so special. I felt and still do feel honored to have captured their wedding.
Now over to Georgia for the story of their wedding day at Ashes Barns in her own words.
How did you and Liam meet?
Liam and I met whilst at college when we were 16. I met him as he was considering getting his nipple pierced in a piercing shop! He was friends with my school friend Justin (one of the best men) so I went in to meet him and ran into the topless Liam. Who obviously made an impression.
Tell us about the proposal
Liam proposed at the Harry Potter studio tours. Just as we walked through the famous doors into Hogwarts school, He bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him. All I remember is the magical music playing and him saying ” well put it on then” regarding the ring as I was obviously in shock after saying yes. It was the most magical and exciting moment of my life so far. He knew it would mean the world to me to do it there, and I love him for that.
How did you find the wedding planning process?
Wedding planning was actually very fun and only stressful in the last month or so due to me wanting everything to be perfect. And having all the odds and ends tied up nicely. I only got stressed when something was out of my control. Ie the weather and handing my ideas to somebody else to create something.
What was your theme for the wedding?
We didn’t have a theme. I just had more of a vision for the day as a whole and I wanted to create everything I could myself. I didn’t want it to look like something out of a magazine. I wanted it to feel like us. Everything pretty much had a reason for its creation. From the table names being our favorite movies on flags, made out of my old sketchbook paper, to the ivy from the bottom of our garden hung over my table setting on a crate from our favorite garden center. Our wedding was definitely a ‘homemade’ wedding.
Why did you choose your venue?
The Ashes Barns was the second place we viewed and I knew straight away it was the one. From the moment you drove down the long entrance road we had a wow feeling. Everything was in one place. Which I recommend. From the ceremony room to accommodation all on one plot made it very easy to plan. The girls there were amazing and very friendly, and it was a beautiful setting. Much more beautiful than I saw online. It was rustic and had greenery surrounding it. Even the stone walls were beautiful. I couldn’t recommend the Ashes Barns enough.
What is your advice for future brides?
My advice for brides is to plan and get organised as early as you can. Get everything done so you leave a good few weeks before your big day free.
The worst thing you can do is be stressed up until your nuptials. Leave a few days free with your partner to just enjoy each other before you get married.
It honestly does go so quickly so enjoy the day with all your loved ones and remember it’s about the love between the two of you, not about everybody else!!