The American Dream wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns
The American Dream at Shustoke Farm Barns
We were living the American Dream at Shustoke Farm Barn this month as Michelle & Taylor had their English wedding ceremony – it was AWESOME!
Ben started the day with Michelle at her family home just a few miles from the venue, while I joined Taylor and his men at a local golf club for their preparations. After some difficulty & laughs with their ‘suspenders’ (?? braces to you & me 😀) we all jumped onto the Routemaster bus and headed to the venue!
The celebrant ceremony
Because Taylor and Michelle had already had their ‘official’ wedding in the USA, they opted for a celebrant ceremony here in the UK and it was lovely, complete with a candle lighting. Now officially married in front of their family and friends, it was time to head out into the sunshine for drinks, canapés and some family photos before the British weather lived up to it’s reputation and chucked it down!! 😂 But to fair, it held off pretty well with only one very small shower while the couple went for a little drive.
The wedding breakfast & speeches
As always, Shustoke looked great, with lots of accents of colour from the flowers, all subtly brought together with lots of candlelight. The speeches were great, the best man did a lovely job though, funny, but touching too! Everyone had been invited to the whole day so there was no need to wait for extra evening guests, so Taylor & Michelle got straight on with cutting their cake, followed by a bouquet toss from the balcony. I get the feeling that Michelle’s mum was very keen to get her son married off by the way she pushed his girlfriend into the mix to catch it!!
A choreographed dance
After a couple of photos upstairs, it was time for their first dance and what a great job they did too. They’d been taking dancing lessons and it was complete with dips, swirls and bows! After a bride & father and groom & mother dance, everyone hit the dance floor to dance the night away! We had a great day with you all and really enjoyed the mixture of the two cultures! Here’s just a few of our favourites from the day, but be sure to click to the Full Gallery at the bottom of the page!
Shustoke Farm Barns wedding photos in Warwickshire. Ben and Hannah are multi-award winning, husband and wife Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. Ben loves travelling throughout the UK for weddings and abroad for destination weddings. Meeting new people every day as we go is awesome! If you’ve seen us at a recent wedding and have a friend that’s getting married, we’d love you to recommend us! 🙂
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