The Ashes Wedding Photos | Ceris & David

Weddings at The Ashes, Endon near Stoke | Ceris & David

A bride and groom walking with a beautiful Staffordshire view at The Ashes

The perfect barn wedding venue

Goodness where to start with The Ashes, it’s the best of both worlds, a lovely old house makes a lovely backdrop for photos while the converted barns are a fab setting for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, there is the courtyard for the drinks reception and then the gardens and grounds with great views across the surrounding Staffordshire countryside.

The morning bridal preparations & ceremony

We found Ceris getting ready in The Old Dairy (aka “the poo shed”, dubbed by Ceris’ dad) at The Ashes surrounded by all her bridesmaids, drinking champagne and munching on sandwiches to settle their nerves before David and all the guests arrived on the bus. It was a beautiful ceremony – Ceris had perfectly timed her entrance with an amazing version of “All You Need Is Love” by Jim Sturgess, and this had everyone anticipating a great day ahead, and they weren’t disappointed.

Group photos on the lawns

We all headed outside after ceremony, desperately hoping it wasn’t going to rain while doing the group photos on the lawns – Well, it rained, but only a little bit so we managed to brave it outside and all the girls got umbrellas to shelter under while we carried on with the photos. Typical British summer, right?!

Speeches and Bake-Off

After a beautiful and some hilarious speeches, we headed outside to do some cool photos around the grounds before it was time for some dancing and the bake-off judging in the evening. For the record, the ‘Rich Chocolate Tray Bake’  got my vote! 

It’s weddings like this that really make us love our job. Ceris and David are two of the loveliest people and all their friends and family we so happy and bubbly on the day, we had such a great time with them all! Anyway, here are a few of our favourites from the day.

A view of The Ashes from the road the bride getting ready and her flowers the groom and best man waiting at the front of the ceremony the bride and groom covered in confetti he highland cows and bridesmaids the bridal party with red umbrellas the bride laughing with an umbrella the bride and groom outisde the main house the bride and groom with a view of the lake the inside of the barns with the food the groom feeding the bride champagne a dramatic shot of the bride and groom with grey skies the groom kissing the bride  DRAMATIC PHOTO OF THE BRIDE the bride and groom hiding their faces with big pink flowers the bride in her red wellies the bride and grooms first dance all the wedding guests dancing at the evening reception